Multimedia laboratory - mLab

The Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) provides lecturers and students of the University of Koblenz-Landau at the Campus Koblenz with the multimedia laboratory, " mLab" for short, as a seminar room.

The equipment includes the following devices:

  • 2 SMART Displays
  • 1 plasma screen
  • 1 beamer
  • 20 convertibles (laptops that can be converted to tablets)
  • sound system

 mLab Logo

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The computers and laptops are connected to the Internet via an mLab-internal, fast WLAN (N standard). All display devices (except the beamer) can be operated with special pens and/or fingers.
One of the advantages that the mLab can offer you as a seminar room is that it can be used as a seminar room:

  • the use of up-to-date equipment, such as can be found in teaching in schools. In this way, (teaching) students can prepare themselves optimally for classroom situations,
  • the acquisition of a high degree of flexibility in dealing with teaching and presentation media due to the diversity of the devices and the diverse operating concepts,
  • The installed classroom software allows you and your students to flexibly switch between lecture and interactive (group) work,
  • The flexible room concept and the two interactive displays allow working in small groups with the convertibles as well as in larger groups at the displays,
  • the possibility to use the Convertibles as an ordinary laptop as well as a tablet.

The mLab can only be booked via the room booking system of the IWM.

Central resources of the IWM to the mLab

In this section you will find a FAQ and quick guides to help you use mLabs.

If you do not find relevant information for your request in either of the two areas, please feel free to contact us personally.

mLab-FAQ

Please book the mLab under the following link: iwm.uni-koblenz.de/mrbs

  1. Log in to the room booking system (via Shibboleth) with your university ID and the corresponding password.
  2. Select the mLab from the header line of the table - click on the link.
  3. Use the calendar to select the day on which you want to use the mLab.
  4. Check whether the mLab is free at the given time.
  5. Then click on the cell that references the start time of your desired date. You will be redirected to the application form for booking the room.
  6. Fill in the form.
  7. Send the form. You will receive an e-mail from the administration informing you whether the room could be booked or not.

The mLab is located in the C building of the University of Koblenz (behind the library), room 005. In order not to disturb the operation of the library, access should be via the southern side entrance and the staircase.

There are two ways to enter the mLab:

  • Students (without transponders):
    Ring the bell and wait until your lecturer opens the door for you.
  • Teachers (with transponder):
    If you have booked the mLab, you will receive a transponder from the secretary's office (C 117). Use this as follows:
    • Connecting door in the stairwell to the library copy room: hold the transponder in front of the white area to the right of the entrance door.
    • Access door (solid) to the mLab in the library: Hold the transponder in front of the door knob.
    • Technical room in the mLab: Hold the transponder in front of the door knob.
    • Access door (glass) to the library: Hold the transponder in front of the door knob.

Be sure to lock all doors when leaving the mLabs.

The mLab is located in the C building of the University of Koblenz (behind the library), room 005. In order not to disturb the operation of the library, access should be via the southern side entrance and the staircase.

There are two ways to enter the mLab:

  • Students (without transponders):
    Ring the bell and wait until your lecturer opens the door for you.
  • Teachers (with transponder):
    If you have booked the mLab, you will receive a transponder from the secretary's office (C 117). Use this as follows:
    • Connecting door in the stairwell to the library copy room: hold the transponder in front of the white area to the right of the entrance door.
    • Access door (solid) to the mLab in the library: Hold the transponder in front of the door knob.
    • Technical room in the mLab: Hold the transponder in front of the door knob.
    • Access door (glass) to the library: Hold the transponder in front of the door knob.

Be sure to lock all doors when leaving the mLabs.

Smart Interactive Display 4084 (center)


  1. Turn on the computer located to the left of the display on the table.
  2. Turn on the display by pressing the standby button (lowest button) on the right side of the display frame.
  3. Control the display using the wireless keypad (don't forget to turn it on) or with your fingers.
  4. To shut down the computer, select "Start" in the Windows menu → "Switch off".
  5. To turn off the display, press the standby button on the right side of the display frame again.

Smart Interactive Display 8070i (Left)Turn on the computer located to the left of the display on the table.
  1. Turn on the display using the standby button on the left side of the display frame.
  2. Control the display using the wireless keyboard (don't forget to turn it on) or with your fingers.
  3. To shut down the computer, select "Start" in the Windows menu → "Switch off".
  4. To turn off the display, press the standby button on the left side of the display again.
  1. Make sure that the screen has been lowered.
  2. Connect your laptop (you will find the connection to the left of the screen) or start up the computer (the computer is in the technical room and is labeled).
  3. Switch on the beamer with the button at the top right of the beamer remote control. Make sure that you point the remote control at the beamer.
  4. If you are using the computer, you will find the corresponding wireless keyboard near the screen.
  5. To switch off the beamer, press the button on the top right of the beamer remote control again.
  6. Please do not forget to shut down the computer again!
  1. To switch on the plasma screen, the computer in the technical room marked "Plasma right" must be started.
  2. Switch on the screen on the right side by pressing the top button "Standby/on".
  3. Use the switch at the top to select whether you want to operate the plasma screen using the pen (upper position) or the keyboard (lower position).
  4. To shut down the computer, select Start → from the Windows menu.

Note that you must have a DVI port on your laptop, or a suitable adapter, to connect it directly to the SMART display.

In this case, you can also borrow an adapter case with the key collection in the secretary's office. The following adapters are available:
  • HDMI (male) to DVI (male) as cable
  • Mini Display Port (male) to VGA (female)
  • Mini Diplay Port (male) to DVI (female)
  • Display port (male) to Mini Display port (female)
  • HDMI (male) to DVI (female)
  • HDMI (female) to DVi (male)
  • Mini HDMI (male) to HDMI (female)
  • VGA to DVI (active converter)

To get an overview about the setup of the mLab, this (rough and not to scale) sketch of the mLabs is helpful.

 mLab Plan

Location map

The mLab is located in room 005 in the C building of the University of Koblenz (behind the library). The access is via the side entrance facing the F building. Use the right staircase leading down to the mLab entrance.
Campus map with marked routes to the mLab
In the basement you will find a glass door. You can find out how to enter the mLab in the FAQ.

Contact

We will be glad to help you. Contact the IWM team by e-mail at iwm@uni-koblenz.de.
Or make an appointment for a personal consultation:

Koblenz