Teaching with AppleTV

AppleTVs and where to find them

AppleTVs are available in most large classroom spaces in Noyes Lab (161, 162, 163, 164 and 165) the 367 Noyes conference room, one General Chemistry discussion room (Chem Annex 2012), all Chem Annex Labs (006, 007, 1006, 1007, 2006, 2007, 3006, 3007 and 3026 Chem Annex), the Chem Annex auditorium (1024 Chem Annex), the Chem Annex Seminar Room (1025 Chem Annex), and two Merit Classrooms (152 Chem Annex and 300A Noyes Lab).*

AppleTVs enable wireless sharing of content from MacOS and iOS devices (Mac laptops after mid 2011, iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches). Windows computers running AirParrot can also display wirelessly via AppleTV and the Department is able to provide licenses for AirParrot to Teaching Assistants teaching chemistry sections in classrooms with AppleTVs.


Selecting the AppleTV for the Room Display

These AppleTVs are in “Conference Room Mode,” which means that to connect to them, you must first select them on the room display or projector to enter the code displayed there on your device.

  • The AV control panel in most of these spaces will have a button labeled “AppleTV” or “Wireless.”
  • In 19 Noyes and 152 Chem Annex, use the projector remote to find and display the AppleTV if it is not already displayed by scrolling through available input sources.


Connecting to the AppleTV on your Device

  • Your Mac laptop, iOS Device or Windows laptop running AirParrot must be connected to IllinoisNet or ChemNet in order to see the available AppleTVs.
  • On your Mac laptop, select “Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available” from the Displays preferences to add a drop-down menu of AppleTVs to your menubar from which you can choose an AppleTV.
  • On your iOS device, swiping up from the bottom of the screen will give you an “AirPlay Mirroring” button which will then give you a list of available AppleTVs.
  • On your Windows laptop running AirParrot, once you have launched AirParrot select the AppleTV for your room from the list that will appear.
  • Selecting an AppleTV will cause it to display a 4-digit passcode on the screen for you to enter on your device in order to connect.
  • When you have finished, you should again select AirPlay on your Apple device or AirParrot on your Windows laptop in order to disconnect from the AppleTV.

* You can check availability of AppleTVs in other TechServices-supported classrooms elsewhere on campus at http://go.illinois.edu/TechEnhancedClassrooms