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Upcoming WICShops

  • STATA Basics
    Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015Time: 10:00am - 11:30amPresenter: Anu Vedantham Location: Goldstein Electronic Classroom, Rm 114, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    Join us for a overview of STATA. We will explore basic functionality using examples...

  • R Basics
    Date: Friday, July 17, 2015Time: 10:00am - 11:30amPresenter: Katie Rawson Location: WIC Seminar Room, Rm 124, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    Join us for a overview of R. We will explore basic functionality using examples from public policy...

  • Infographics: Using Data to Narrate and Inform
    Date: Monday, July 13, 2015Time: 9:30am - 11:30amPresenter: William Hodgson & Rashmi Kumar Location: Collab. Classroom, Rm 113, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    Infographics can help you tell a powerful story with your data. Join us for an...

  • Video in Teaching: ScreenFlow
    Date: Monday, July 20, 2015Time: 10:00am - 11:00amPresenter: William Hodgson Location: WIC Seminar Room, Rm 124, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    Screenflow creates powerful videos of your computer screen with your narration. It can help your...

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...