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Digital Learning Lab: Setting a live bookmark to keep up with your videos

August 7, 2009 by Chad Shorter

Live bookmarks let you skip a few steps when you want to access your Digital Learning Lab audio files.  Instead of navigating to the DLL page and selecting the media you want to play, you can access the media directly through your bookmarks.  The live bookmark will maintain an up-to-date list of all the media files posted on that page, which you can click on to play directly.  This is particularly beneficial if you're on a cell phone.

Setting a Firefox live bookmark: Read more »

Digital Learning Lab: Putting files on your iPod

August 6, 2009 by Chad Shorter

The image indicates Digital Language Lab files that can be put easily on your iPod. 

Here is how to do it: Read more »

Digital Learning Lab: Downloading media files

August 6, 2009 by Chad Shorter

Downloading media files:

The Digital Learning Lab contains many media files.  Some are password protected, so you may need to enter your username and password (for the "streaming server"), provided by your instructor, somewhere in the process.  Once in, follow these steps if you would prefer to download the files (instead of just playing them): Read more »

Digital Learning Lab: Streaming media files

August 6, 2009 by Chad Shorter

Playing your media:

The Digital Learning Lab provides many links to media files for L&S courses.  Follow these steps to play a file: Read more »

LSS Foreign Film Collection Continues to Grow

July 3, 2009 by Mary Prochniak

Each year the UW-Madison campus and Van Hise Hall host several summer language learning programs. L&S Learning Support Services has received a grant from the Friends of UW-Madison Libraries to purchase contemporary films in support of these programs:

•    Arabic and Persian Immersion Program
•    BALSSI (Baltic Studies Summer Institute, including Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian)
•    SASLI (South Asian Summer Language Institute)
•    SEASSI (Southeast Asian Summer Studies Institute)

The films are in DVD format and can be checked out for three days to anyone with a UW-Madison ID. The collection is located in the Learning Lab, 259 Van Hise Hall. Summer hours are Monday-Friday, 10 am to 4 pm through August 7. See the Hours page for more hours.

See the Library Collection webpage for more information, or stop by and browse!

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.

ARTstor: a million images for education and scholarship

April 3, 2009 by Karen Tusack

African maskIf a single picture is worth a thousand words, how many words might one million high-quality images you can use in PowerPoint presentations, online or printed course materials, or even scholarly publications be worth?

Fortunately, you don't have to do the math, because the UW General Library System has purchased the license for ARTstor, a "digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes", available free to UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students. 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 »

Students Check Out Foreign Language Films, Thanks to a Little Help from Some Friends

March 26, 2008 by Mary Prochniak

Thanks to a series of grants from Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries, the LSS Learning Lab in 259 Van Hise offers a growing collection of world language DVDs for check-out by students. Read more »

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