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AV Pool Opens September 2

September 2, 2011 by Doug Worsham

The LSS AV Pool in room 275 Van Hise Hall provides audio, video, and computer equipment to faculty, staff, and graduate teaching assistants teaching in Van Hise. Some portable equipment is also available to L&S instructors and staff for use in other campus buildings. Equipment is available for short-term, on-campus, instructional use only.

All borrowers, including faculty, must be registered with us and present a valid UW ID to use AV Pool Equipment. Read more »

Van Hise Hall Instructor Guide Available

September 2, 2011 by Lisa Jansen

L&S Learning Support Services has created a guide for instructors teaching in Van Hise Hall. Van Hise Hall is one of the largest classroom buildings on campus and hosts instructors from every UW-Madison school and college. The one-page guide is intended to provide a quick overview of the facilities and services available in the building, including: Read more »

Workshop Take 2: Ideas for Teaching in Computer Classrooms

April 20, 2011 by Margaret Merrill

Due to continued interest in this topic, we will be hosting another iteration of our brown bag workshop on ideas for teaching in networked computer classrooms, like those on the second floor of Van Hise. All faculty, TAs, and instructors are invited.

Friday April 22
2-3pm
250 Van Hise
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New Tool Helps Instructors and Students Create Case Scenarios and Critical Readers

April 5, 2011 by Doug Worsham

CSBCR Builder Icon

Several of us here at LSS have been trying out a new tool called Case Scenario Critical Reader Builder (CSCR Builder), that was developed by the Engage program in conjunction with the UW-Madison Writing Center, College of Letters and Science and the School of Pharmacy. Read more »

Don't be an April Fool! Beware of FakeAV!

April 1, 2011 by Sara Nagreen

We've been seeing a large increase in the number of fake AV infections on PC computers here at the university.  If you don't know what this is, don't be fooled! 

If you are clicking away on the internet, and suddenly a virus warning pops up, be suspicious! Read more »

Saving and Moving iMovie ‘09 Projects

March 21, 2011 by David Macasaet

iconIn today’s world, the concept and practice of saving and moving digital documents is commonplace and simple. For many, “Save” is second nature. However, when it comes to working with video, the notion of portability is not as simple, and quite the contrary, it’s complexities can sidetrack or hobble video assignments. Read more »

5 Tips for Planning a Successful Digital Media Assignment

March 2, 2011 by Doug Worsham

Invitation to the Biology 151 Digital Media Assignments Showcase

Last semester, LSS consultants worked with instructors across the College of L&S to plan student produced Digital Media Assignments, from science tutorials and mini-documentaries, to digital stories and film critiques.

In this article, we'll walk through a few of our most important take-aways, focusing on Kerry Martin's Biology 151 Honors section. In this course, students created a diverse set of cellular biology and genetics tutorials, and then published their work on their own YouTube channel. We'll also illustrate each of these tips with a video - some of which were used in the planning process, and others that were produced by students in the class.

Ready for the tips? Here's the first five: Read more »

Teaching Media Literacy in Times of Protest: A Conversation with Professor Greg Downey

February 24, 2011 by Doug Worsham

Last week, while scanning through updates by UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students on Twitter, our social media team noticed a particularly compelling update from Professor Greg Downey:

Twitter Status update by Greg Downey @gjdowney: "Threw out my video games lecture; instead used J201 this morning to talk about critical media literacy in times of protest. #wiunion"

Not able to attend this Journalism 201 class ourselves, we interviewed Professor Downey to find out how the discussion went, and to get his tips on critical media literacy at a crucial time in Wisconsin history. Read more »

Audio and Video Transcription Available

February 24, 2011 by Jonathan Klein

Having a transcript of your instructional audio and video files can improve and enrich your student's learning experience. Read more »

Infolab: Flip Cameras and H2 Audio Recorders!

February 8, 2011 by Lauren Kruse

Grab a Flip Camera for easy movie-making
Need to record audio? Use an H2!

With a seemingly constant flow of people in and out of the room, the Van Hise Infolab, room 464, has become a “go-to” spot for many of UW’s students and faculty. Whether printing an assignment for class, checking the latest news updates, or simply avoiding the cold temperatures outside, the Infolab has a lot to offer its customers. In addition to housing 45 dual boot computers, equipment is available for checkout. Awesome!

A complete list of all equipment available can be found at the Infolab’s website, however, two great pieces of equipment need a little more attention and rental-lovin’ from our customers. Read more »

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