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  • 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

  • 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...
  • Vote Healthy!
    May 22, 2015 | WIC
    What does Healthy look like? We received great entries for our What Does Healthy Look Like? video contest. We welcome all to vote for their favorite video entry from our seven contenders; voting closes on May 28. Thank you for supporting our student video creators! Award winners selected by our judging committee (which includes faculty, students,...
  • Controlling Scholarship: Elsevier or Universities
    May 21, 2015 | Shawn Martin
    Scholarship is the fuel on which modern universities rely. Without it, researchers cannot build upon the discoveries of their colleagues; students cannot learn from the expertise of others, and the progress of knowledge stagnates. Currently, that fuel is largely controlled by a small group of publishers, and with that control comes a great deal of...