Michigan Ross iMpact

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Study Rooms

Small study and group-work rooms are available for use throughout the Ross and Wyly buildings. Each room contains a large wall-mounted flat screen monitor, to which you may connect a laptop or use the in-room PC with the wireless mouse and keyboard. Rooms also feature white boards and ample power outlets.


Reserving a Room

Rooms may be reserved using iMpact's room reservation wizard, where you can also choose from a list of available rooms.


Checking In

Upon arriving in your reserved room, you must check-in!

If you do not check-in to the room within 10 minutes of the reservation's start time, the room will be made available to others. This policy is in response to student requests for a better study room management system that encourages efficient use so that study rooms don't sit empty.

To check in to the room after your arrival:

  1. If the monitor is not already displaying the in-room PC desktop, press the "On" or "PC" button on the control panel.
  2. Using the wireless mouse, double-click the “Room Check-In” icon near the top-left corner of the monitor (seen at right). A new window will appear.
  3. Enter the uniqname of the person who made the reservation or any named attendee, and then click the “Check-In” button.

If you do not check-in within 10 minutes of your reservation start time:

  • The room check-in process works on a "three-strike" policy. Anyone who fails to check-in to a room reserved under their name 3 times in a single semester is prevented from reserving study rooms for the remainder of that semester.
  • Faults with the in-room technology that prevent check-in are exceedingly rare. If you do encounter a technical problem that prevents you from checking in on time, please make Ross Classroom Support aware of the problem so that they can correct it. Classroom Support has no ability to remove strikes.
  • There is no appeal process to remove strikes. Having 3 to work with has proven sufficient to account for the occasional tech problem or late start. The strikes do not affect your academic standing in any way or carry any other significance beyond the ability to reserve study rooms at Ross.


Using the Monitor

  • The monitor is controlled using the wall-mounted control panel, pictured at right. You can tell which buttons are currently "active" because they will be illuminated.

Connecting a Laptop

  • Connect the VGA cable to your laptop. (You must supply your own adapter if your computer does not have a VGA output. If you have a Mac, these can be purchased at the U-M Computer Showcase.)
  • Press the "Laptop" button on the wall mounted control panel.
  • If the laptop does not display and the monitor is set to the correct input, try:
    • Windows: Press ‘Fn’ + ‘F5’ or ‘F8’ (on most laptops).
    • Mac: Open ‘System Preferences’ and go to ‘Displays’. Set it to “mirror.”

Using the Built-In Computer

  • Press the "PC" button on the wall mounted control panel.
  • Move the mouse or tap the keyboard to wake the computer and display.
  • When finished, be sure to log out of any active windows (such as email). Simply closing the window may not log you out.
  • In some cases the PC may have been powered off by the last user. This will be evident if you cannot get the PC to display even after following the steps above. Simply press the Power button on the bottom of the PC to power it back on.

  • USB ports are found on the front of the mounted PC, seen above.


Finding Help

If you need technology assistance, please contact Ross Classroom Support at 734-615-7274 (5-7274 from the in-room phone). Please note that Classroom Support cannot remove "strikes" on your account if you miss your check-in time.