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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.

New mini video cameras in the L&S AV Pool: Kodak Zi6

March 30, 2009 by Doug Worsham

Kodak Zi6The Kodak Zi6, a highly portable, easy to use video camera, is now available for checkout in the L&S AV Pool. We're excited to see the many ways instructors will use these cameras to support teaching and learning. Read more »

Spring Break Hours

March 10, 2009 by Lisa Jansen

Redbud tree in blossom.The LSS Info Lab and Learning Lab will close Friday, March 13, at 3:30 pm.
The AV Pool will close Friday, March 13 at 4:00 pm.
All will reopen Monday, March 23 at 8:30 am.

LSS offices will remain open during spring break. Read more »

Kodak Zi6: Start to finish

February 24, 2009 by Barbara Bird

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. Recording in VGA also allows you to record more video on the included memory card:
    • Recording in VGA mode (SD): more than 90 minutes of recording time
    • Recording in High Definition (HD): less than 45 minutes of recording time.

Job Openings at LSS

January 23, 2009 by Lisa Jansen

LSS is now accepting applications for a Media Production Program Assistant .

All Student Lab Attendant positions have been filled.

Applications for the Media Production Program Assistant must be submitted on or before February 2, 2009 to ensure consideration. However, applications will continue to be accepted until the position has been filled.

Projecting from a laptop

January 15, 2009 by Doug Worsham

AV Pool Help Chat - Get Help Now!Setting up

  1. Start with the computer off
  2. Plug in all the cables
  3. Turn on the projector.
  4. Once the projector fan starts running, turn on your computer.

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LSS Welcomes Barbara Bird

January 8, 2009 by David Macasaet

Barbara is a PhD student in the SLA (Second Language Acquisition) http://sla.wisc.edu/ program, and has an MA in Italian literature. Barbara has taught Italian for several years here at UW- Madison. Read more »

Audacity: Record and edit audio

December 17, 2008 by Doug Worsham

Audacity is a powerful and free audio recording and editing application. It is a great tool for producing your own instructional audio and podcasts and for helping your students produce audio recordings for class projects. Read more »

AV Pool, At Your Service!

October 31, 2008 by Barbara Bird

Want to make an online equipment reservation? Set up a document camera in Van Hise? Play audio from your portable mp3 player? The L&S AV Pool is here to help. Read more »

Fall Hours at Learning Support Services

August 28, 2008 by Lisa Jansen

The LSS Office (279 Van Hise) is open 7:45 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

The AV Pool (275 Van Hise) will open on Tuesday, September 2. Hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 4 pm.

The Learning Lab (259 Van Hise) will open Wednesday, September 3. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am to 8:30 pm, and Friday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Read more »

New Van Hise Instructor Guide Available

August 28, 2008 by Lisa Jansen

A new guide for instructors teaching in Van Hise Hall is now available from L&S Learning Support Services.

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 »

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