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H2 Recorders: Using them as USB microphones

February 27, 2012 by Janelle Peifer

The H2 recorder available in the AV Pool and Infolab not only works as a stand alone recorder, but also as a USB microphone for programs like Audacity. This can save time and trouble in transferring the files and dealing with space limitations on the H2 itself. There are however a few quick steps you need to follow to use the H2 in this mode. 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 »

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 »

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 »

Engage Awards: Excellent Opportunity to Innovate with your Students

April 14, 2010 by Doug Worsham

The Engage Awards are back with another excellent opportunity for you and your students to innovate together.

Engage offers funding and support for instructors to explore new ground with their teaching. Then, based on instructor and student surveys, Engage evaluates the results and disseminates findings to campus.

The theme for 2010-2011 is timely - Digital Media Assignments:

In a digital media assignment students demonstrate their learning of course content through the creation of multimedia learning objects using video, audio, still images and text. Examples of digital media assignments might involve students creating
short video documentaries, digital stories, audio and enhanced podcasts,
"digital essays", and other types of multimedia presentations. (adapted from the Engage website)

Recording audio with a Snowball or Snowflake microphone

March 24, 2010 by Chad Shorter

Snowball microphone image
Snowflake microphone image

The Snowball and Snowflake microphones connect to a computer through the USB port.  We recommend using Audacity as the audio recording software. Read more »

H2 Handy Recorder: Start to finish

February 4, 2010 by Doug Worsham

H2 Handy Recorder

Overview

The H2 is a versatile and popular recording device that allows
instructors to quickly and easily record digital audio. It has four
internal microphones that make it a great choice for recording
interviews. Read more »

H2 Audio Recorders: Start to finish

January 25, 2010 by Sue Weier

You’ve checked out an H2 audio recorder. The case contains the following items, needed for using the recorder: Read more »

LSS Consulting Supports CREECA Digital Stories

October 15, 2009 by David Macasaet

CREECA Logo

LSS recently provided production support to CREECA (Center for
Russia, East Europe & Central Asia)
  for a series of audio lectures
and "digital stories". The audio content is part of Inside Islam: Dialogues and Debates, a
new-media initiative that seeks to challenge misconceptions and
stereotypical perceptions about Islam and Muslims worldwide. Read more »

Instructor Training for Audacity Audio Software

September 28, 2009 by Chad Shorter

LSS will provide a training workshop for instructors on Audacity, an audio recording and editing software, Friday 2 October at 10 a.m. in Van Hise 259A.

10:00-10:30 -- Basic technical training on how to record and edit.
10:30-11:00 -- Discussion about effective usage for instruction. Read more »

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