New Classroom Technologies

This Knowledge Base article explains how to display your laptop in a classroom or meeting room using a USB connection. Currently, only the Tomson building is setup with USB connections. If you are using a classroom or meeting room in another building, please connect your laptop via the HDMI cable. 

Windows and Chromebooks

Windows laptops and Chromebooks do NOT require special software to install. This is true for both St. Olaf and personal laptops. Simply plug the USB connection into your laptop. 

MacOS

Apple MacOS laptops require the installation of the DisplayLink driver (software application). Please follow the instructions below, depending on your version of MacOS. 

If you are running Mojave (10.14), scroll down or click here

Catalina (10.15) or Big Sur (11)

Step #1 - Install the Software

Please choose one of the following methods:

St. Olaf issued laptop Any laptop Any laptop

Some campus laptops have the software already installed. Look for "DisplayLink Manager" in your list of Applications. If found, open the application and proceed to Step #2. 

1) Click on the ‘Spotlight search’  in the top-right corner of your screen: 

2) Type "Self Service" and press Return.

3) Find DisplayLink and click the Install button (or Reinstall button). 

1) Download the installer using this link: DisplayLink-BigSur-Catalina.pkg or via the attachments section (to the right or scroll to the bottom).

2) Open the pkg file that you downloaded and follow the prompts to install the software.

1) Visit https://www.displaylink.com/downloads

2) Select MacOS.

3) Under "DisplayLink Manager", click Download.

4) Open the pkg file that you downloaded and follow the prompts to install the software.

Step #2 - Launch Driver (Catalina or Big Sur)

  1. From a Finder window   and open the Applications folder.
  2. Double click on DisplayLink Manager to launch driver.

 

Step #3: Set Driver to Launch Automatically (Catalina or Big Sur)

  1. Click the DisplayLink icon  in the top-right corner of your screen: 
     
  2. Check the box  “Launch app automatically after logging-in”. 

 

Step #4: Install Log-In Screen Extension (Catalina or Big Sur)

  1. Again, under the DisplayLink icon in the top-right corner of your screen: 
     
  2. For Login screen extension status, the download link. Allow the download.
  3. Open the file you downloaded, either through your browser (if it popped up) or via Finder   > Downloads folder. 
  4. Double-click the DisplayLinkLoginScreenExtension.pkg file and follow the prompts to install.

 

Step #5 - Allow in Security Settings (Catalina or Big Sur)

Visit a classroom or Helpdesk and connect the USB-C cable to your Mac laptop.

The first time you connect to a classroom, you will be prompted to grant access to DisplayLink Manager:  

Please follow these steps to allow access:

  1. Click Open System Preferences
  2. Open Security & Privacy (if it isn't already there)
  3. Make sure you are on the Privacy tab > then select Screen Recording from the list (if it isn't already selected)
  4. In the lower-left corner, click the padlock “Click the lock to make changes”:

     
  5. Enter your credentials, if prompted
  6. Select the “Displaylink Manager” box
  7. Click “Quit Now”

 

To Connect to the Classroom Technologies

Once you've completed Steps 1-3 listed above, you can simply connect your computer via USB and it will display. If you have issues, please contact the Helpdesk at 507-786-3830 or fill out this form
 

To Uninstall DisplayLink Manager

If the DisplayLink icon  in showing in top-right corner of your screen: 

Click on it and then click the Quit button. Or just restart your computer (if the application doesn't launch on startup). 
Next, open Finder > Applications. Right-click on DisplayLink Manager and select Move to Trash. 

 

Mojave (10.14)

The steps to install and run the software depends if you are using a St. Olaf issued computer or a personal device. 

St. Olaf Issued Laptop running Mojave

Before you can connect to a classroom, you must first install software. It is recommended that you install the software before you need to present. 

Please follow these steps: 

  1. Click on the ‘Spotlight search’  in the top-right corner of your screen: 
  2. Type "Self Service" and press Return.
  3. Find DisplayLink and click the Install button (or Reinstall button). 
  4. After the installation is complete, restart your laptop

Once the software is installed, to connect your laptop in the classroom, simply connect the USB cable to your laptop.

 

Any Laptop running Mojave

Before you can connect to a classroom, you must first install software. It is recommended that you install the software before you need to present.

Download the Installer from this page Download the Installer directly from DisplayLink
  1. Download the installer using this link: DisplayLink-Mojave.dmg or via the attachments section (to the right or scroll to the bottom).
     
  2. Open the dmg file that you downloaded and follow the prompts to install the software.
  1. Visit https://www.displaylink.com/downloads
  2. Select MacOS.
  3. Expand the "Legacy Releases" section by clicking the '+' sign
  4. Scroll down and find the version named DisplayLink USB Graphics Software for macOS` for Catalina 10.15, Mojave 10.14 (Release 5.2.5).
  5. Read and accept the following Software License Agreement. When you click Accept the file will download. 
  6. Open the dmg file that you downloaded.
  7. Double-click the DisplayLinkLogin Software Installer.pkg and follow the prompts to install.

Once the software is installed, to connect your laptop in the classroom, simply connect the USB cable to your laptop.

 

To Uninstall DisplayLink Manager (Mojave OS)

Open Finder   > Applications. Expand the "DisplayLink" folder and double-click on the DisplayLink Software Uninstaller. 

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Article ID: 134307
Created
Wed 7/21/21 10:37 AM
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Tue 8/24/21 12:07 PM