Do you need a Dongle?

A laptop dongle is a small adaptor used to connect a video cable or computer device (mouse, hard drive, tablet, etc) to your computer. This is particularly common with Apple Laptops which typically have only one type of port on the side.

Dongles are inexpensive, often $10-30 and can be ordered online (for best prices) or purchased locally in a store such as Microcenter, Staples, or Best Buy.

Faculty and students should plan on bringing the correct dongles for laptops in able to use the classroom AV systems. In an emergency, COM’s IT office (Room 205) may be able to provide a loaner dongle for the duration of the class. However, it’s best to have your own so you do not need to depend on this service.