WOU Faculty: What can the DMC do for you?
The Digital Media Center (HL 219) is a support lab located within the Hamersly Library aimed at helping WOU’s students, faculty, and staff create their own digital media. Have you taken advantage of some of the ways the DMC can help you?
Here are just a few:
Need to convert an old VHS to DVD or a digital video for Moodle? How about scanning a text document and using OCR to create a Word file? Or perhaps you have an image too large for a conventional scanner and need to use our large format scanner in HL 222? Whatever your digitization needs, we have lots of specialized equipment on hand. Plus as long as your material is related to your teaching or research, we’re glad to do the work for you.
Turn Narrated PowerPoints into Videos using Camtasia in HL 221
Join some of your colleagues who’ve turned their PowerPoint lectures into dynamic narrated videos for use in Moodle or elsewhere. We’ll teach you how to use Camtasia, a program for creating video tutorials and presentations directly via screencast — meaning whatever you put on your screen (PowerPoints or anything else) you can easily record and turn into a video. You can also schedule HL 221 and use the program and the high quality microphones anytime the library is open. Here’s a brief video we created explaining more.
Create Video Lectures in HL 222
The DMC has a small “DIY” video production room with new and improved backdrops and several different cameras for recording lectures, interviews, or other things, as well as a variety of video editing software on both a PC and a Mac. We can teach you how to use the equipment or work with you from start to finish, whatever you prefer.
Website & Publishing Services
Self-publishing ebooks and print-on-demand, uploading videos to YouTube, recording music and uploading songs directly to iTunes—for today’s creator, the options are nearly unlimited. The Digital Media Center provides individual (non-departmental) website support and instruction (WordPress, Dreamweaver, etc.) as well as help with all manner of independent publishing. Are you thinking about publishing your academic research, creative work, teaching material, or other projects without the use of a traditional publisher, perhaps released on your own website, the library’s Digital Commons, or even via traditional retailers (Amazon, B&N, etc)? Drop me a line to schedule a consultation to see how we might help.
Learn with Lynda.com
Lynda.com, an online education resource available to WOU faculty and staff, offers thousands of video courses in software, creative, and business skills. Make arrangements with the DMC for short-term use of Lynda.com that must be done within the DMC, usually by booking one of the two digital production rooms (HL 221 or HL 222). DMC staff can log you into Lynda.com, giving you access to the entire training library for your session, as well as help you locate appropriate courses.
For a complete list of services for faculty, visit http://www.wou.edu/library/dmc
Have something else in mind? Drop me a line! We’re here to help.