Interactive Display Technology in the Classroom

ITSS Academic Technology Team has installed interactive display technologies in the followin classrooms.

  • Samsung Flip Display: A digital interactive monitor that can serve as an interactive whiteboard and touch-screen. These have been installed in , BOH 90, BOH 108, HUM 470, HUM 484, KPLZ 166, KPLZ 312, LSCI 175, LSCI 185, MWAH 191, & SCC 120.
  • Epson Interactive Display: An interactive projection and whiteboard system has been installed in HH 306, VKH 201, and SSB 115.

Those curious about this technology can set up an appointment with an Academic Technologist for a quick demonstration or consultation.

Samsung Interactive Display Demonstration

Samsung Flip 2

Drawing and Erasing

  • A stylus is required to operate the Samsung Display drawing functions.  These are stored on the side of the displays. 

Samsung writing stylus feature a thinner point pen side and thicker wide highlight tip

  • Each side of the stylus can be customized to a specific width and color. In the image below, the highlighter side is set to turquoise, and the width is set to wide.
Samsung Interactive Color Palette for stylus
  • You can also use a wooden dowel as a writing device or your own stylus.
  • Erase the screen by using your hand or finger. You can wipe away some or all of your drawing.
  • If a stylus is missing, please contact [email protected] to order a replacement.

Display Operation

Interactive Display Screen Menus to import/export & Draw
  1. Import and Export Menus: Click on the arrow to open the "Import and Export" Tab.
  2. Drawing Tools and Settings: Add Layers, choose highlighters, pens, brushes, backgrounds, cropping tools.
  3. Roll Slider: Similar to a film roll, users can slide left and right to have additional space to write and annotate.


Users can either touch the screen or the power button on the lower right hand corner of the scren.

 When the device is on, it will be highlighted in white.

Samsung Display Power Button

User can connect to their laptop to interactive display in either of two methods:

1. HDMI & USB Cable 

  • Connect the HDMI Video & Audio Cable and the USB Control Cable labeled "Interactive".( This is optional and only works with Windows Devices.)
  • Select HDMI on the classroom podium.

2. Wireless Presentation: 

  • Select Wireless on the classroom podium.
  • Open your AirTame App. Visit
  • Connect to the Classroom Wireless

Display your laptop on the interactive display

  1. Turn on the interactive display by touching the screen or the power button.
  2. Click on the Import/Export Tabs on either side of the display. Tab display for Samsung Import menu
  3. Use the Import Menu. Select PC.Import Menu for Samsung Display - users should click on PC to import their device
  4. Select "HDMI 1". A live connection is indicated by a Green Check box. 
Select HDM1 to import your laptop Screen









Below is an example of a laptop being presented on the interactive display. In this mode, you can write on the white portions of the display but are unable to write on the imported laptop screen.

Interactive Display with Laptop on screen

The Samsung Flip can be viewed on other larger screens around the classroom by the following operation.

  • Click on the tabs on either side of the display to open "Import/Export" Menu 
  • Select Export then Screen Share  
    Export Menu - Screenshare on the far left
  • Select  Wired
Select Wired!
  • Select Interactive on the podium control panel.
Podium Console - eight button control system with lower right hand column labeled "Interactive"
  • The displays will appear after a short delay.
  • The interactive display is mirrored to the larger projection screen
  1. Insert your USB Thumb Drive into the middle port on the front panel.

USB Drive inserted into center USB port

  1. Select the IMPORT Tab located on the far left side of the Screen.
  2. Select USB
  3. Find the Appropriate file to import/view. 

 You can write over your laptop screen with the following steps.

  • Complete the Connect your laptop display Instructions found above.
  • Select the Maximize Icon, located in the lower right-hand corner of the laptop screen on the display).
  • Click on the maximize button, located on the lower left side of laptop window on the interactive display
  • In Maximized Mode, the laptop display will take up the entirety of the screen. A tool menu is at the bottom of the screen. 
  • Full screen mode for laptop import. Note the drawing menu near the bottom
  • Below is a Magnified image of the
  • Full screen drawing tools menu_.jpg
  • To draw on the screen, select Note On feature (located on the far left.)  A blue layer will appear on the screen and allow you to draw and highlight the screen.  Erasing the screen can be done with your hand.
Annotated Laptop Screen .jpg
  • To exit this mode: 
    • Select Close
    • Touch the Power Button on the display.
    • Select Restore

Sharing Interactive Display with Zoom

This feature is only available to Windows users.

When using Zoom to share a screen, you can use Zoom's Whiteboard to will allow you to write and draw for in-person and virtual audiences.  

  1. Connect the HDMI Cable and Interactive Display USB.
  2. Open a Zoom Session on your laptop
  3. In Zoom, select "Share Screen";
  4. Select the "Whiteboard feature.Whiteboard Option in the Zoom Share Menu

Epson Interactive Display

Epson Brightlink Components


The projection system uses a proprietary whiteboard that serves as the boundary of the screen and provides a stable surface to draw and annotate on.

Touch Interface Pens

The Epson Interactive Display can be operated by a finger. You can also take advantage of two interactive pens in the classroom.

Diagram of Pen showing: Tip, Battery light, Function button, attahment for strap

Pens can be found in the convenient holder located on the white board adjacent to the projector.

Photo: Pen holder with 2 pens in it.

The Epson Brightlink Interactive Display enables users to:

  • Write on a digital whiteboard
  • Control a computer from the white board
  • Annotate on a laptop screen 
Epson Interactive Screen

Connecting your laptop

The Classroom Podium will feature two cables needed to operate the Epson Display

  1. USB labeled "Inter" (short for interactive)
  2. HDMI (Video and Audio Cable)

Photo: USB and HDMI cables that plug into your device

Photo: 1. USB Interactive cable

Drawing and Interacting

​​To switch to PC Interactive mode:

  • Connect your laptop with the HDMI Cable and Interactive USB Cable.
  • Click on the PC Interactivity icon on the toolbar.  
  • Interactive Control mode on

When Interactive Mode is enabled, it is not possible to annotate and write on the displayed computer visual.

  1. Project an image from a connected device by connecting the HDMI Cable and Interactive USB to your device.
  2. Turn off the Computer Control Mode.
Laptop Interactive Control in Off Mode

You will see the drawing toolbar on the bottom of the projected image.

Epson Interactive Screen with Toolbar on bottom portion of screen

You can move the toolbar to the right, left, top, or bottom of the screen, use the pen or your finger to drag it to the desired location.

For best performance, hold the pen perpendicular to the board, as shown below. Do not cover the black section near the tip of the pen.

Hold Epson Interactive Pen perpendicular to the screen

To write or draw on the projection surface in built-in Annotation mode or built-in Whiteboard mode, do the following:

  • To select a projected item, such as an icon, tap the projection surface with the pen tip.
  • To draw on the projected screen, tap the projection surface with the pen and drag it as necessary.
  • To move the pointer, hover over the surface without touching it.
  • To switch the pen from drawing tool to eraser or a different function, press the button on the side.