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February Calendar

February WICshops calendar

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Upcoming WICShops

  • Audio and Video in PowerPoint
    Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015Time: 10:00am - 11:30amPresenter: Vickie Karasic Location: Goldstein Electronic Classroom, Rm 114, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    PowerPoint offers a simple yet powerful platform for incorporating audio and...

  • Audio and Video in PowerPoint
    Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pmPresenter: Vickie Karasic Location: Goldstein Electronic Classroom, Rm 114, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    PowerPoint offers a simple yet powerful platform for incorporating audio and video...

  • Editing Audio for Videos with Adobe Audition
    Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015Time: 10:00am - 12:00pmPresenter: William Hodgson, Christopher Vandegrift Location: WIC Seminar Room, Rm 124, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    Adobe Audition CC is an audio editing application particularly...

  • Intro to SketchUp
    Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pmPresenter: Suneet Sharma Location: WIC Seminar Room, Rm 124, VPDLC Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

    SketchUp is a great way to create 3D interactive landscapes. It's free software - check...

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.

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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

  • March 4 – Spring 2015 Majors Dinner
    February 27, 2015 | Anu Vedantham
    We welcome undergraduate students to join our March 4 Majors Dinner (register now!) here at the Weigle Information Commons. The Commons thrives on student voices. We learn from your experiences, your ideas and your comments. So please share! We’ll be talking about the Hoesley Digital Literacy Fellows Program (open to current sophomores and...
  • Fair Use and Vampires
    February 25, 2015 | Shawn Martin
    In honor of Fair Use week, this week, I wanted to respond to a blog that quoted one of my posts recently. In the article, the author, Anthony Hogg, discusses some takedown notices he received and the ensuing legal battles. He also makes an important point: “Fair use is an invaluable safeguard against over-protective and malicious complainants. It’...
  • 3D Printing at the Education Commons!
    February 13, 2015 | Eric Janec
    The Education Commons has just acquired a few 3D printers! We have one 5th generation Makerbot, and 2 Makerbot Minis. We’ve been testing the printers and our procedures over the past week, and the printers will open for the entire campus to use this coming Monday, February 16. We’re very excited about offering the printers for everyone...