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Airserver – setup and using

To start Airserver on your Windows PC, click on the Caret icon on the bottom right area of your toolbar.

Then click on the Airserver icon:

You should be able to start Airserver if it isn’t running and set some options. Options to note:

  • Let Airserver startup automatically when you login to your machine
  • Require a passcode before anyone can broadcast to your machine
  • Show a passcode onscreen – which someone would have to enter before they can project.


TRY IT OUT before using in class. You just never know what technical glitches you might encounter!

How do I mirror my iOS device over to a computer running AirServer?

On your iPad running iOS 10 or later: follow these steps to connect to AirServer from your iOS device:
  1. Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to access Control Center.
  2. The Control Center should show an option called “AirPlay Mirroring”, tap the “AirPlay Mirroring” window.
    If the option “AirPlay Mirroring” is not available, then swipe the control center to the left and the option “AirPlay Mirroring” should be visible.
  3. Now you should have a list of AirPlay receivers on your network from the menu that appeared.
  4. Select the AirPlay destination that has your computer name and the Mirroring should start on your screen.
If you are using iOS 9 or earlier you can connect to AirServer from your iOS device by following these steps:
  1. Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to access Control Center
  2. Tap the AirPlay icon. You should now see a list of AirPlay enabled receivers available on your network.
  3. Tap the name of your AirPlay receiver you wish to AirPlay to. This would be the name of your computer if you are streaming to.
  4. To begin mirroring, toggle the mirroring switch.

CLICK HERE to see a visual picture tour of the process.

You CAN have multiple iPads on your screen at the same time. CLICK HERE for details.


General help: https://support.airserver.com/

Sources for the above information:




Keynote: How to present student keynotes in classroom

Some ideas and possibilities for showing student created Keynote in class:

Option 1:

Use dongle to connect iPad to projector.

Option 2:

  • Students export their Keynote as a Powerpoint
  • They either email them to you OR stash them on Drive and share the file with you
  • You open the file in Powerpoint and hit play OR
  • You also MIGHT be able to just open it by clicking on the file while in Google Drive – it just might play in the browser window.

Option 3:

  • Kids export their Keynote to iCloud.
  • On your laptop, open a new web browser window, and surf to icloud.com.
  • They login with their AppleID and password [should be their Moodle password, some might have 1871 added to the end].
  • They can play their Keynote presentation inside the web browser window.

Option 4:

If there is not a need for animation:

  • Students export the keynote as a PDF.
  • They email it to you OR stash in Google Drive.
  • You open it up on the laptop, and just display the PDF file.

Laptop settings: Screen sleeping, HDMI audio/sound

If your screen is going dark/blank too often – and if you are in Cuddy and having trouble getting your audio to go through the projector [and you are using the HDMI cables], here are the fixes:
The screen going dark is in Control Panel –> Power Options. Select “Balanced”, then “Change Plan Settings”.


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Change it, and then Click the Save Changes button. Feel free to tweak, and even check the advanced power settings – the worst that can happen is you pick something that you don’t like and can change.

As far as the sound – Plug in the HDMI [projector] cable. Open up Control Panels –> sound.
You should see two icons – one refers to the internal speakers [it might say “realtek”]. the other refers to the HDMI cable [I think it says “high definition”].
Click the HDMI one, then click the “Set Default” button, then the “Apply” button.
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Other things to check soundwise:
  • Volume on the wall plate
  • Audio mute on the wall plate
  • Laptop audio not muted
  • Laptop audio volume up