Classroom Doc Cam Controls

Many classrooms at UW-Parkside are equipped with document cameras. This page illustrates what the controls do on these doc cam devices.

Classrooms equipped with doc cam units can use them to broadcast on the classroom's projector and/or over a Yuja livestream. In order to switch to the doc cam, you will need to press the Doc Cam button on the touchscreen attached to the classroom's podium computer. The doc cam unit should be located right next to the podium computer. A majority of the classroom doc cams on campus will be the same model as shown in the illustrations below, but some classrooms have alternate models.


The touchscreen control system and the doc cam both need to be powered on in order to use the doc cam. To learn more about the touchscreen controller, visit this Knowledgebase page.

 Camera Light On/Off Camera Light On/Off Turns the camera light on or off. The light is located in the underside of the adjustable camera arm.
 Flip or Mirror Image  Flip/Mirror Video  Horizontally flips the video/image.
 Freeze/Unfreeze Image Freeze/Unfreeze Image  Freezes the current frame on the screen once the button in pressed.
Pressing the button a second time will switch back to the live doc cam video.
 Power On/Off  Power On/Off  Turns the doc cam unit on and off. Powering the unit on or off will take a few seconds. 
 Increase image brightness Increase Video Brightness  Brightens the doc cam video.
 Decrease image brightness  Decrease Video Brightness Darkens the doc cam video.  
 Zoom In  Zoom In Zooms the camera in closer to the object on-camera. 
 Zoom Out Zoom Out   Zooms the camera back out away from the object on-camera.
 Auto Focus Auto Focus  Makes the doc cam refocus on the the object in its view.
Tap this button to fix the video if the feed looks blurry.

The full layout of button controls on a classroom document camera

The adjustable arm that cotains the camera for the doc cam unit.