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Lens on the collection: Religon in Film

November 2, 2012 by Emily Schneider

Our new Lens on the Collection board delves into the topic of religion.  As such, the Learning Lab invites you to contemplate upon matters of faith by checking out our collection of some of the world's best foreign films on religion. Read more »

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

Lens on the Collection: Tremendous Trilogies

February 1, 2012 by Theresa Pesavento

Ease back into school and start the spring semester with a triliogy (or two) during a study break! January's Lens on the Collection theme is trilogies. Our "Tremendous Trilogies" selections feature 21 must-see films. See the attached list for the titles and descriptions of our recommended picks. We've also chosen some great songs, books, and websites for you, so check these out on the bulletin board outside of the Learning Lab 259 VH! Read more »

Lens on the Collection: November is Mystery Mania!

November 22, 2011 by Theresa Pesavento

Have some extra time over the Thanksgiving break and want to settle in with a good, scary movie? You're in luck! November's Lens on the Collection theme is mysteries. Our "Mystery Mania" selections feature 12 must-see mysteries and thrillers. See the attached list for the titles and descriptions of our recommended mystery picks. We've also chosen some great mystery songs, books, and websites for you, so check these out, too! Read more »

Lens on the Collection: Food

September 15, 2011 by Theresa Pesavento

LSS and the Learning Lab bring you new and exciting films from our library collection for personal, professional, or instructional use! Each month, Lens on the Collection features a different theme and also offers book, music, and website suggestions that compliment films from that month’s selection.

September's Lens on the Collection theme is food. Our "Cinema Delicious" selections feature 13 must-see films that focus on cuisine or food culture. 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

New DVDs available for checkout from the Media Collection

November 5, 2009 by Mary Prochniak

LSS has recently acquired DVDs in the following languages and topics:

Arabic, South Asia, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Tamil, and General Interest (see Interdepartmental category).

The new DVDs are available for checkout in the the LSS Media Collection, 259 Van Hise Hall. Here is a list: Read more »

How-to guides from L&S LSS

October 30, 2009 by Doug Worsham

Since the launch of our new website in early 2009, L&S Learning Support Services has greatly expanded our collection of online how-to guides. Read more »

Streaming video: Troubleshooting

October 16, 2009 by Karen Tusack

Most of LSS streamed video is in the QuickTime streaming format.  If you cannot successfully view a streamed video, try these steps:

  1. Did you give it the correct ID and password if one is needed?  If not, you will probably be prompted for it again and again until you get them right.
  2. Make sure you have a wired connection and you are on campus.  Wireless internet connections probably will not work, nor will any computer that

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 »

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