Changing the Display Format
on a Classroom Viewsonic IFP
By now most classrooms throughout the district have had a Viewsonic IFP (Interactive Flat Panel) installed to replace outdated or broken SmartBoards. These IFPs, as they will be referred to by your building techs, are essentially a 75 inch second monitor. This monitor can be configured in two different ways:
- Mirrored Display - what is displayed on your desktop's monitor will also be displayed on the IFP
- Extended Display - Allows the IFP to become an extension of the desktop monitor making one display split into two parts.
To configure your desktop to utilize these two configurations do the following:
- Press the Windows Logo key (on the bottom left between CTRL and ALT keys) on your keyboard and the letter 'P' at the same time. This will bring up a menu like the one shown:
- If you wish to utilize the Mirrored Display you would choose "Duplicate" from the menu:
Again, this will display the same thing on both the desktop monitor and the IFP.
- If you wish to utilize the Extended Display you would choose "Extend" from the menu:
Again, this will make your IFP display an "extension" of your desktop monitor. You could open a window on your desktop and "drag" that window to the left or right (depending on how the display is set up) so that the window appears on the IFP and your desktop monitor has something different.
- This could be useful if you have an activity you want your students to view and you want to continue to work on something else at the same time (i.e. Lesson Plan, grades, activity prep for the lesson, etc.)