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Upcoming WICShops

  • Prezi
    Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015Time: 9:00am - 1:00pmPresenter: Eric Janec Location: WIC Seminar Room, Rm 124, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    Prezi is a web-based tool that outshines PowerPoint in many ways. It allows you to create and...

  • Mind mapping Tools for Active Learning
    Date: Monday, August 17, 2015Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm Location: WIC Seminar Room, Rm 124, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    Join us to explore four tools for mind mapping: Coggle it, Simple Mind, Evernote and Notability. Presented by Rashmi Kumar from the...

  • Canvas for Student Success
    Date: Monday, August 31, 2015Time: 10:00am - 12:00pmPresenter: Several staff from Penn Libraries and CTL Location: Goldstein Electronic Classroom, Rm 114, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    We will explore techniques for engaging your students...

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

  • Task your 3D mind to win these 3D challenges
    July 24, 2015 | lahariu
    As you might have noticed, the last couple of posts of mine have been about 3D printing and obviously this one is too. I just cannot stop my fascination with the subject. This morning, I found this page about 3D challenges. The news is too good to keep to myself, although sharing it could potentially put me at a disadvantage by decreasing the odds...
  • No More #nofilter?
    July 23, 2015 | samanthack
     My name is Samantha Kannegiser and I am a new intern at the Weigle Information Commons. When my colleague Jaime suggested I write a post about photo filters I was unsure how interesting a topic it would be. However, after reading a new study conducted by Yahoo! Labs I was intrigued. The study finds that the ways in which we use filters on the...
  • Brainstorm 2015: We need you!
    July 08, 2015 | Anu Vedantham
    Help design the 2015  Engaging Students Through Technology Symposium! We will identify broad themes as well as new technologies to feature. Click on a date below to register for one of three brainstorming sessions or email us: Wed. July 15, 3 to 4 pm Tues. July 28, 2 to 3 pm Thurs. July 30, 10 to 11 am Our annual symposium is designed for...