Using Docking Stations (On Library Computer Labs) - MacOS

This article covers how to use the docks on campus with a MacOS device

Connecting Your Device

You may need to download a driver to use the dock, you can download and install the driver by following the instruction here: DisplayLink Driver.

1. Make sure your device is powered on and near the dock

Laptop on but not plugged in to dock, monitor is off

2. Plug in the dock's Type-C cord into your device or through a Type-C compatible adapter

Plugging in Dock

3. The device is now plugged in and ready to be used with the dock

Laptop plugged in to dock, monitor showing image
Troubleshooting: No Image on Monitor

Go to the Display Settings

1. Open the System Preferences

2. Select Displays

System Prefrenses open and "Displays" selected

Check all Display settings are correct

1. Make sure the device detects the external monitor. You should see 2 rectangles in the display settings

2. Select "Display Settings"

Displays Settings window, Display Settings selected

3. Make sure the display type is changed. Select the second "Dell" display.

4. Select the "Use as" drop down menu.

Display Settings window open, 3 options for how to use the second display shown

Here is what each option means:

 - Main display = This will only show the laptops display, the dock monitor will be blank and off

 - Extended display = This shows two different images on the laptop and the dock monitor

 - Mirror for Built-in Retina Display =  This shows the same image on both the laptop and the dock monitor

Need additional assistance?

Visit the Student Genius Center on the first floor of the Pollak Library North.
Go to the SGC website for walk-in hours:

The Student Genius Center can assist with:

  • Issues connecting and using the dock