This sounds like the solution we need for our building. Can you supply me with more details, photos, whatever, of what you did and would recommend now?davesudweeks wrote: ↑Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:43 am We do not use Chromecast. The 3 wards in our building went together and purchased an assortment of cables/adapters to allow almost any device to be plugged in to each TV. We secured them to each TV cart with a cable so they must stay with the cart/TV. This takes the WiFi and the device brand out of the equation.
Right now, my stake is in a bad place. I'm just a ward technology specialist. We have only two Stake Technology Specialists (1 at least is inactive.) After Zoom meetings ended I shifted my efforts to determining why no one seems able to use the televisions and media we have in lessons or presentations. Nearly everyone has gone back to chalk boards because they can't get anything to work.
I went into the resource center in our stake center one Saturday and tried to evaluate everything I could. It would seem that our technology is old. I was able to play some pre-recorded audio and images from a flash drive by plugging the flash drive into the USB drive on at least one television. It wouldn't work on the other two. I couldn't play anything from my phone (Moto G7 Android). It didn't recognize the device.
The Sunday School President was able to purchase an adapter so one brother was able to present a slide show from his iPhone one Sunday. I'm not certain where that adapter went and if the Church purchased it.
One other teacher, who has since been released, used her own adapters with her laptop and was able to play some videos she needed in real time. (I know, not ideal).
These technology problems are plaguing the stake and no one seems to know what to do about it, including me.
Purchasing adapters and attaching them to the carts seems the most reasonable solution. However, I'm not quite certain how to go about that or who in my ward or the stake to even pitch it to. Who has direct authority over these issues? I ask and no one seems to know.
I would appreciate whatever guidance and counsel any one of you can give me. I'm floundering.