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Upcoming WICShops

  • Tableau for Data Visualization
    Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015Time: 11:00am - 12:00pmPresenter: Xuanyao Cindy Jiang Location: WIC Seminar Room, Rm 124, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    Join us for an exploration of Tableau Online desktop software. This award-winning product...

  • Faculty Active Learning Showcase: Increasing Student Engagement Across the Disciplines
    Date: Friday, May 1, 2015Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pmPresenter: Catrice Barrett Location: VP Collaborative Classroom Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center


    *Lunch provided - co-sponsored by Penn Libraries and The Center for Teaching and Learning...

  • NVivo Advanced Queries
    Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pmPresenter: Cynthia Jacobs Location: Goldstein Electronic Classroom, Rm 114, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    NVivo is software that supports qualitative and mixed methods research. Join our guest...

  • Introduction to APIs: Flickr and Tumblr
    Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015Time: All Day Event Presenter: Molly Des Jardin Location: Goldstein Electronic Classroom, Rm 114, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center Come learn about using APIs on popular social media platforms to retrieve data for...

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

  • Congrats to Taylor McLendon
    April 27, 2015 | David Toccafondi
    Congratulations to the Vitale Digital Media Lab‘s own Taylor McLendon for being in the inaugural class of the DP’s PennTen.  Taylor was nominated by the Penn community as one of the most impressive ungraduates at the University–someone who makes an impact to the local or global community and will continue to do so after...
  • Our bots print in 3D!
    April 23, 2015 | lahariu
    I am getting increasingly fascinated by the work our 3D printers at Education Commons have been contributing to. 3D printing is a truly disruptive and a revolutionary technology. They break down complex pieces of art into a fascinating assembly of simple units. Elements that have been beyond the reach of a good manufacturing process, 3D printing...
  • Making Comics in the Vitale Digital Media Lab
    April 21, 2015 | David Toccafondi
    Catie Carberry  is using an 11×17 lightbox we have available to use here in the Vitale Digital Media Lab to trace the lettering onto the final layout for her comic book. In her class, ENGL 122 — Making Comics, taught in the Library’s Collaborative Classroom , Penn English Professor JC Cloutier and cartoonist Rob Berry “expose students...