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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.

Projecting: Multiple presentations in one class period

March 2, 2010 by Chad Shorter

If multiple students will give presentations on the same day, there are a couple of options, each with its own advantages and disadvantages, for techincal set up.

Option 1 -- One computer + many thumb drives

Students put their presentations (and media files) on thumb drives.  The instructor reserves an AV Pool laptop and projector (if there isn't one permanentely in the room). Read more »

Document camera: Set up in a Van Hise Mediated Classroom

February 22, 2010 by Doug Worsham

Essential Information

Set up

Plug in the power supply for the Document Camera. Read more »

H2 Handy Recorder: Start to finish

February 4, 2010 by Doug Worsham

H2 Handy Recorder


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 »

What's Popular in the Pool this semester?

January 26, 2010 by Doug Worsham

Every semester, things just get busier and busier in the L&S AV Pool, and we expect that trend to continue this semester as instructors continue making audio, video, and Internet resources essential elements of classroom instruction. Read more »

Kodak Zx1: Start to finish

December 28, 2009 by Doug Worsham

Kodak Zx1

Essential Information

  • Capture in VGA mode: We highly recommend capturing video in VGA mode (also called "Standard Definition" mode). Recording in VGA creates files that are smaller in size and easier to use with editing software.

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 »

Windows or Mac? In the AV Pool, you have a choice!

September 21, 2009 by Doug Worsham

On an AV Pool Computer, you can use the arrow keys on the keyboard to select you

All of the computers available for checkout in the L&S AV Pool now run both Windows XP and Mac OS X.

With these laptops, you choose the operating system you prefer right after turning on the computer. Just use the arrow keys on the keyboard to select Windows XP or Mac OSX. Then hit enter, and you're ready to go.

Using either Windows or Mac OS, you'll have access to several commonly used programs: Read more »

How to turn your iPod into a boombox

July 29, 2009 by LSS Labbies

Connecting your iPod to a speaker from the AV Pool is easy

While most people use portable media players (like the iPod) for solitary listening, these players work just as well when playing back audio files to a small or large group. All you need is a powered speaker and the right audio cables.

If you have a portable media player, you'll find everything else you need in the L&S LSS AV Pool. You can reserve the speaker (and cables) online, by calling 262-1678 or dropping by 275 Van Hise. Read more »

Finals Week Hours

May 8, 2009 by Lisa Jansen

The Learning Lab and InfoLab will be open May 11-15 during the following hours:

Learning Lab (259 Van Hise)

  • Monday, May 11: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Tuesday, May 12: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Wednesday, May 13: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Thursday, May 14: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Friday, May 15: 10 am to 12 noon

InfoLab (464 Van Hise)

  • Monday, May 11: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Tuesday, May 12: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Wednesday, May 13: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Thursday, May 14: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Friday, May 15: 10 am to 12 noon

Both labs will be closed May 16-June 15.

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