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L&S Learning Support Services News

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 »

Server Outage Corrected

February 7, 2011 by Bruno Browning

The servers outage we experienced last week has been rectified, and services should again be functioning normally. We apologize for the inconvenience.

We will still need to do some follow-up with certain account-holders, who will be contacted directly.

Addresses which were affected by the outage but which should now be working correctly are: Read more »

Workshop: Language, Culture, and Community - Online and Face-to-Face

February 3, 2011 by Doug Worsham

Margaret Merrill, our Learning Technology Teaching Assistant, recently facilitated a lively and stimulating conversation with Italian 102-204 instructors on best practices for integrating online communication in their face-to-face language classes. Read more »

LSS Closed Until February 3

February 1, 2011 by Lisa Jansen

snowflakeAll LSS offices, labs and facilities are closed until Thursday, February 3, 2011.

Equipment, DVDs, tapes, and other items due on February 2 may be returned February 3. No fines will be assessed.

LSS Labs Open January 19

January 16, 2011 by Lisa Jansen

Please note new closing times for the Infolab and Learning Lab (denoted with asterisks).

LEARNING LAB (Rm. 259) Open Close
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. *6:00 p.m.*
Friday 8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
AV EQUIPMENT POOL (Rm. 275) Open Close
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
INFOLAB (Rm. 464) Open Close
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. *7:30 p.m.*
Friday 8:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.

Meet the LSS Social Media Interns!

November 11, 2010 by Doug Worsham

The LSS Social Media Interns making great stuff happen online at UW Madison

Have you ever wondered who is behind the snappy updates and useful links we send out through the LSS Twitter account and Facebook page?
Wonder no more! It's Lauren Kruse and Meena Zia, our creative and prolific Social Media Interns. Read more »

Encrypting your online conversations

November 8, 2010 by Sara Nagreen


Working in Van Hise, I hear many different languages.  They are cryptic sounds of beautiful words rolling about, making me imagine exotic and far flung places.

Computers talk languages like this too.  Network traffic is a conversation on a wire, or in the case of the UWNet wireless network, over radio waves.  If you are listening to an unencrypted conversation, you can understand what is being said.  If you are listening on an encrypted conversation, it's like a foreign language to the listener.  The traffic is still there, but it makes no sense.  Read more »

LSS welcomes Margaret Merrill

September 14, 2010 by Jonathan Klein

Margaret Merrill

L&S Learning Support Services is pleased to welcome Margaret Merrill as our new Learning Technology Teaching Assistant!  As the LSS Learning Technology Assistant, Margaret will help manage the L&S AV Pool and work with our team to develop, support, and evaluate various LSS learning technology projects, such as collaborative sites.
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AV Pool: One touch digital audio recording

September 13, 2010 by Doug Worsham

Phillips audio recorder

Be sure to check out our new super-simple digital audio recorders. They sound great, are easy to use, and provide a convenient solution for recording simple audio interviews, student evaluations, lectures, and other voice recordings.

Just drop by the AV Pool, and ask for a Phillips audio recorder (QFR.907).

You can arrange for a short demo with the AV Pool lab attendant, or use the included how-to guide to record MP3 audio files and transfer them to your computer via USB.

Want to know what they sound like? Of course! Here's a sample recording: Read more »

12 L&S instructors receive Engage DMA Awards

August 23, 2010 by Doug Worsham

12 L&S instructors recently received DoIT Engage Awards to explore Digital Media Assignments (DMA) in their classes. These instructors will work closely with consulting staff and campus librarians to plan innovative multimedia assignments, from short documentaries and digital stories, to scientific tutorials and digital research proposals. Read more »

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