Document Camera Operation

Open the “Flex …” application on the desktop to show the document camera.

In Collaborate you can share camera or share screen/application to show the document camera in a window.

The document camera can be projected by using the application on the Desktop called Flex 11 (note, 11 is the version number and the current icon is green).  It’s pointed to by the red arrow in the picture below.

When recording with Panopto (pointed to by green arrow) you want to use the above application and record the screen and do not select the doc camera as a primary source.

With Collaborate you may select the document camera in the Share Camera option (select Hover… as the source) or use the application/screen with the document camera Flex app open.

The document camera has zoom, auto-focus, and flip image controls.   


Flip image – middle button on the camera.

Autofocus Lock – bottom left button on the camera.






  • Image Display - If the image is displayed with an incorrect orientation see the “Flip Image” button above.
  • Focus – if the focus continuously shifts then try the Autofocus lock above.








Software Tools

Collaborate – use this tool to bring students and guests in synchronously to your classroom.  You may also record your session.

Panopto – use this tool to record your class for asynchronous viewing later meaning no one is joining the class during the class period or you are recording a flipped or online lesson.

VLC – use this tool to show your DVD’s.

Flex – use this tool to open up the Hover document camera app.

How to’s on several of these tools and how to use them can be found in Harvey in the FRC-Technology Teaching and Learning org. 

Contact the Faculty Resource Center (, 918-631-2056) for training with Collaborate and Panopto.

For self-help documents go to

Checklist for the end of class

  1. Power off the system unless someone is coming in after you.
  2. Power off the lapel and hand-held mic’s.
  3. Make sure your Panopto recording is in the “processing” stage.
  4. Sign-off the computer.

Need help?

Classroom Support (classroom technology help) – 918-631-3500 then press 1

General Tech Support – 918-631-3500

Faculty Resource Center (help for Faculty) – 918-631-2056

Self-help –

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