Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Video Training and Tips for the Manda Pro All-in-One Desktop
"I don't get the big screen with all the circles. Could you explain it to me?"
"How do I add applications to the touch screen menu?"
"Can I group the apps in the EXOPC interface in folders?"
"My computer is plugged into the network. Should I turn off the wireless connection?"
Yes, you really must do that. http://austinschools.org/it/tutorial/exo_disable_wireless.swf
"I want my Manda Pro to startup to a regular Windows desktop and not the XOPC interface."
"I like the XOPC interface (the cute circle icons), but I don't want my slimy student hands touching the glass. Can I turn off the touch action on this computer?"
"I wish I could make my own cute circle icons for website shortcuts. Is that possible?"
http://www.screencast.com/t/mtg4tFc6 (This is a more advanced tweak that any teacher can do, but it is a longer video with fairly specific steps.)
"I'm so proud of myself. I made some pretty EXOPC circular shortcuts! How can I get them to another Manda Pro's XOPC's interface?"
"My students keep trashing my pretty arrangement and XOPC app selections. How can I quickly reset those on the computer?"
http://www.screencast.com/t/ENhx4j9Q5f7M (Yes, it is the same video as the previous question. But it's also a nice way to back up your hard work so you only have to do it one time.)
"Can I setup my own printer?"
"I want to have all my kids view the Manda's screen. Can I plug into a projector?"
Not without a USB video adapter. There are many varieties, but the large screen of the Manda Pro makes some adapters not very functional. AISD Technology suggests an adapter that has the same specs as this one: