Equipment and Software


Equipment

42" Video Monitor
Use this large display to augment your laptop, view instructional videos or online lectures, practice a presentation for class, test your media project for class, or connect live with your study group.
Headphones and Earbuds
Students that need to turn up the volume can check out headphones or purchase earbuds at the circulation desk. The Koss headphones offer great sound quality and are only available for use in the library, while the earbuds can be purchased for $1 and are yours to keep.
Laptops
Lenovo ThinkPad T520 with Windows 7
MacBook Pro with Mac OS X Lion
Microphones
External microphones are available to improve the sound quality of the audio for your course media production.
Snowball Mic
This tabletop USB microphone is ideal for capturing conversations in a group setting.
Support
Lavalier
This news-caster style microphone clips to clothing, and its low-profile design assures minimum visibility. It can be plugged into a video camera or a computer.
SMART Board
SMART Boards provide the opportunity for a more visual and engaging experience. Unlike a normal SMART Board, this is an overlay on the 42" Video Monitor that provides touchscreen capabilities.
SMART Board Basics
SMART Board Tools
Webcam
This high definition camera with built-in microphone and autofocus is a great tool for presentation recording or video conferencing.
LogicPro 9000
Support
Whiteboard
WolfCam
WolfCams are Kodak PlayTouch video cameras that have a simple touchscreen interface. The WolfCams easily connect to a computer with a built-in USB arm for transferring and saving your videos and pictures.
Support

Software

Storing your work
Don't forget to plan for where you are going to store your personal project outside of the library laptops.  Files are cleared from the loaner laptops upon their return to the  library.  If you do not store your work externally, it will be lost.
Adobe Acrobat Pro
Adobe Acrobat Pro brings users the ability to create and edit PDF files.
Support
Adobe Captivate
Captivate allows users to create interactive e-learning content, which may include screencasts, quizzes, and other features, brought together for a more well-rounded learning experience.
Captivate Basics
Captivate Support
Adobe Premiere Elements
Adobe Premiere Elements is powerful and user-friendly video editing software.
Getting Started
Articulate Studio (PC)
This course-authoring suite includes Presenter '09, Quizmaker '09, Engage '09, and Video Encoder '09. These tools allow users to create courses, quizzes, and interactive content.
Support
GarageBand (Mac)
This music studio software enables user to learn how to play an instrument, write music, or record their own songs.
Support
iMovie (Mac)
This video editing software makes it easy to create, edit, and enhance movies.
Support
Skype
This video calling and messaging software is installed on study room laptops. You must have a Skype account to use this program.
Start Skype
Windows Live Movie Maker (PC)
Windows Live Movie Maker is a simplified video editing tool. Start here if you're new to media production.
Support