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The L&S AV Pool provides a wide range of audio, video, and computer equipment to all faculty, staff, and graduate teaching assistants teaching in Van Hise Hall.

This page lists news, how-to guides, and other recent information about the AV Pool.

Facilities improvements: AV Pool and 286 classroom

August 27, 2014 by Theresa Pesavento

Welcome back to campus, and we have some LSS facilities improvements in store for you. Here on 2nd floor Van Hise, we've had a busy summer of construction making updates to our AV Pool and instructional spaces. These updates are part of a planned 3-year, multi-phase remodel project designed to better serve our patrons. Read more »

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 »

New in the L&S AV Pool: Manage Your Equipment Reservations Online

October 11, 2011 by Doug Worsham

Need to make an equipment reservation after hours? Want to check to see what you have reserved? Need to cancel a reservation?

No problem!

L&S Learning Support Services recently launched a new online reservation system for the L&S AV Pool. It is now easier than ever to create, view, and cancel your equipment reservations.

How does it work? Read more »

5th floor cart: Storage and troubleshooting

September 9, 2011 by Theresa Pesavento

Setting up/shutting down

  1. Unlock the cart
  2. Plug in the cart
  3. The projector should automatically turn on once the cart is plugged in, but if not, turn on the projector
  4. Once the projector fan starts running, turn on the computer
  5. Please shut down the computer and unplug the cart when finished
  6. Make sure to lock the cart!

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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 »

Adapters: Choosing one to project from your laptop

December 1, 2010 by Doug Worsham

All Macintosh laptops, as well as some PC and netbook computers require video adapters to work with projection equipment. How do you know which mac adapter is right for you?

Consult our laptop adapter guide, with information on the laptop models we see most often in Van Hise. This PDF also shows where students and instructors can go to borrow video adapters.


Download the Video Adapter Guide (PDF).

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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 »

Summer session AV Equipment now in Van Hise 259

June 15, 2010 by Chad Shorter

L&S Learning Support Services provides Audio-Visual equipment for instructional purposes to all Van Hise and L&S instructors.  During the 2010 Summer Session, that equipment is available in Van Hise 259. 

Van Hise 259
June 14 - August 6

Available equipment: Read more »

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 »

A Path to Smoother Class Presentations

March 5, 2010 by Chad Shorter

How many times have you seen students put so much work into a
presentation, only to have trouble projecting, or a compatabilty problem
with their Power Point file?  Even if completely ready to present
their information, they probably weren't prepared to deal with
technical difficulties.

Presentation day can be a learning
opportunity for students on multiple levels if they are also responsible
for the technical aspects of the delivery of their presentations. 
However, there are some measures the instructor can take to help smooth
the way.  Here are three tips for helping students prepare for in-class
presentations: Read more »

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