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Upcoming WICShops

  • Mind-Mapping: Notability
    Date: Monday, June 15, 2015Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pmPresenter: Rashmi Kumar Location: WIC Seminar Room, Rm 124, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    Notability is a powerful app for taking notes, drawing, audio recording and more. It has won awards for...

  • Video in Teaching: VideoANT
    Date: Monday, July 20, 2015Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pmPresenter: Rashmi Kumar Location: WIC Seminar Room, Rm 124, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    VideoANT is a free tool for annotating video. You can mark notable moments, add text in the timeline...

  • Mind-Mapping: Coggle
    Date: Monday, June 15, 2015Time: 10:00am - 11:00amPresenter: Rashmi Kumar Location: WIC Seminar Room, Rm 124, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    Coggle helps clarify thinking especially with processes found in biological and physical sciences....

  • Mind-Mapping: Simple Mind
    Date: Monday, June 15, 2015Time: 11:00am - 12:00pmPresenter: Rashmi Kumar Location: WIC Seminar Room, Rm 124, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    Simple Mind is an app and desktop software that helps facilitate brainstorming and group discussion....

Technology resources and tutorials

Vitale Digital Media Lab

Vitale Digital Media Lab

The Vitale Digital Media Lab in the Weigle Information Commons provides walk-in assistance with video creation, animation, graphic design, poster design and borrowing equipment such as video cameras.

Vitale Digital Media Lab

Lynda.com Access

You can borrow a Lynda license for one day from the Weigle Information Commons for use from any location.
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Online Tutorials

Our online tutorials are a great way to get started with a variety of technologies. They supplement our in-person and online workshops.
Online Tutorials

Recent Blog Posts

  • Upcoming Mapping Tools WICshop
    May 27, 2015 | Deborah Bishov
    Want to look at how city demographics have changed over decades? Interested in putting data about health, housing, or quality of life indicators on a map? Want to make a neighborhood or regional policy or marketing proposal based on conditions or needs? The Penn Libraries subscribes to Social Explorer, PolicyMap, and SimplyMap, online mapping...
  • Fear and Safety at Penn: A Collaborative Student Research Exhibit
    May 27, 2015 | Catrice Barrett
    Dr. Rosemary Frasso, Allison Golinkoff (TA) and graduate student research team – Qualitative Research Methods for Social Work (SW 781) Research seldom happens in silos.  Be it through the literature review, data collection, or publication, group collaboration is the ingredient that brings new ideas and perspectives to the research process.  ...
  • SketchUp in Theatre Design
    May 26, 2015 | suneet
    This semester, I’ve had a chance to work more closely with 3D part modeling tools, as I’ve been assisting Eric Barratta’s Introduction to Theater Design class. Although I am well-versed with tools such as SolidWorks and PTC Creo, which allow you to control fine    details in manufacturing drawings, I find that building larger systems often present...