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Print duplex... save a tree!

January 23, 2009 by Sue Weier

The InfoLab now has DUPLEX printing.   You do end up paying for each side, so it doesn't cost less, but you are saving resources.

By default, the printing will be single-sided.

To print on both sides, follow these easy instructions:

On the Windows side:
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Summer at Learning Support Services

June 4, 2012 by Lisa Jansen

L&S Learning Support Services is open all summer long!

Not only are LSS staff available to assist with summer and fall courses, but also items from the AV Pool and media collection are available for reservation and checkout (even when the AV Pool and Learning Lab are closed.) Summer hours are listed below.

To contact a specific LSS staff member, see our staff directory. Have a great summer!


  • LSS Main Office (279 Van Hise) 262-1408
    Open all summer, Monday-Friday, 8 am-12 noon and 1-4:30 pm.
  • LSS AV Pool (Note summer location: 259 Van Hise) 262-1678
    Open June 18-August 10, Monday-Friday, 8 am-4 pm.
  • LSS Learning Lab (259 Van Hise) 262-1678 / 262-7759
    Open June 18-August 10, Monday-Friday, 8 am-4 pm.
  • LSS InfoLab (464 Van Hise) 262-4575
    Open June 18-August 10, Monday-Friday, 11 am-4 pm

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 »

Learning Lab and InfoLab open September 6

September 2, 2011 by Lisa Jansen

The Learning Lab and InfoLab will be open on Tuesday, September 6, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Regular hours will begin on Wednesday, September 7. See for schedule.

Both labs underwent remodeling this summer and we're excited to show them off! An unveling is planned later this fall. Watch for details at

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 »

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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Formatting the external LaCie hard drives

November 23, 2010 by Sue Weier

Your LaCie drive should be formatted as FAT32 when you check it out from the InfoLab.   See the table below for information about each type of format.  Below the table are instructions for formatting the drive from a Mac or Windows computer.

Note that when you use the drive in Windows, you should use both of the USB cables.  One USB cable transfers the files, the other provides power to the device.

Pro: Mac OS & Windows can read and save on the drive
Con: Files must be smaller than 4 GB in size. Read more »

Canon FS 31: Start to finish

August 31, 2010 by Antonella Caloro

You’ve checked out a Canon FS 31 video camera.  For complete instructions, see the PDF posted at the bottom of this page.

The case contains the following items, needed for using the camera: Read more »

FlipCamera UltraHD: Start to finish

August 31, 2010 by Antonella Caloro

You’ve checked out a Flip Camera Ultra HD. See the pdf posted below for complete instructions.

The case contains the following items, needed for using the camera: Read more » For learners of Southeast Asian Languages

January 27, 2010 by Sue Weier

Students of Southeast Asian languagues will want to visit the The Southeast Asian Languages Library
at  It is highly recommended as an excellent set of online dictionaries for mainland Southeast Asian languages.  This website provides "bilingual and monolingual dictionaries, monolingual text corpora, aligned bitext corpora, and a variety of tools for manipulating, searching, and displaying complex scripts." Read more »

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