Faculty Production Lab

faculty production lab

IS provides the following Hardware and Software for faculty and staff in a lab housed in each of the three main campus libraries (Sylvania, Rock Creek, and Cascade) and in the Faculty Room of Southeast Center. There are also student multimedia labs available at Sylvania and Rock Creek. IS also has digital cameras, digital video cameras and laptops for checkout by faculty, staff and students.

Locations

There are four Faculty Production Labs:

  • Sylvania LIB 208 (New Location): 4 PCs and 1 Mac
  • Rock Creek 9/Library 206: 3 PCs and 1 Mac
  • Cascade SC Library 121: 3 PC and 1 Mac
  • SE Center Mount Tabor Faculty Room 122: 2 PC and 1 Mac

Hardware

Internet-connected Windows and Mac computers, b/w and color laser printers, flatbed and slide-film scanners, DVD/DVD±RW drives, firewire card and more. Here is a detailed list of the hardware in the Faculty Labs:

  • Dell PC's
  • Macintosh Computers
  • Flatbed Scanner: scans printed images into digital form.  It looks at the image pixel by pixel and records what it sees. Different scanners record different amounts of information about each pixel.
  • Black/White and Color Laser Printer: a fast, high quality, efficient laser printer, which can do duplex (one that prints on both sides of the paper).
  • CD/DVD Burner: burn and share anything on CD - your data files, create powerful slide shows and video presentations to enhance your classroom participation.
  • 6 USB connectors: 2 on the left-side of monitor and 4 on the front of the computer.

Software

  • Operating System
    • MAC OS X v10.6 Leopard
    • Windows 7
  • Internet Browser
    • Internet Explorer
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari (Mac)
  • Microsoft Office 2010 (PC):Handouts
    • Word: Word processing program
    • Excel: Spreadsheet program
    • PowerPoint: Presentation program
    • Publisher: Publication software to create advertisements, certificates, banners, brochures, business cards, flyers, etc.
    • OneNote: Gather your information in one place, find what you need fast, and share your notes and information. Get started with the new OneNote.
    • InfoPath: An information-gathering program allows you to create and deploy electronic forms to gather information efficiently and reliably.
    • Groove: a collaboration software program that helps teams work together dynamically and effectively, even if team members work for different organizations, work remotely, or work offline..
  • Microsoft Office 2011 (Mac)
    • Word: word processing program
    • Excel: spreadsheet program
    • PowerPoint: presentation program
    • Entourage: setting your own schedules, tasks, and priorities in one clear, stand-alone interface.
  • iWork '08 (Mac)
    • Pages: word processing program
    • Numbers: spreadsheet program
    • Keynote: presentation program
  • CD/DVD Burning Software
    • iDVD (Mac): Turn your home movies and slideshows into gorgeous Hollywood-style DVDs, part of iLife ’08 package.
  • Editing Images and Drawing
    • Photoshop Elements 5.0: has most of the power of the full Photoshop without the complex learning curve.  Perform image editing tasks quickly and easily.
    • Photoshop CS6: allows unequaled creative freedom in image editing. Graphics professionals in all media rely on Photoshop for outstanding results in their work. From Web graphics to visual effects to print illustration.
    • Illustrator CS6: Create vector graphics with the full array of powerful features that enable greater creative productivity.
    • iPhoto (Mac): Organize. Enhance. Share. Turn pictures into a photo book, calendar, and personal MobileMe Gallery, part of iLife ’08 package.
  • FTP (File Transfer Protocol) Software
    • FileZilla: FileZilla is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.
  • Multimedia Software/ Players
    • DivX Codec/Player: also known as DivX media format (DMF), is an MPEG-4 video stream to support DVD-Video and VOB files.
    • Flash Player: Over 414 million Web users can now use Macromedia Flash Player to seamlessly view content created with Macromedia Flash, the professional standard for producing high-impact, vector-based Web experiences. The default file format is swf.
    • iTunes: a free digital media player application by Apple for playing and organizing digital music and video files on your computer. It works with iPod player and iPhone, can connect to iTunes Store to download purchased music, videos, TV shows, iPod games, audiobooks, etc. The default file format is mp3.
    • QuickTime: a media play back of high-quality audio and video, commonly used by Macintosh. Turn your display into a theater and enjoy the full cinematic experience. The default file format is mov.
    • Real Player: currently names RealOne. A cross-platform media player that plays multimedia formats, such as mp3, mpeg4, QuickTime, Windows Media and Real media files. The default format is: RealAudio (.ra, .rm), RealVideo (.rv, .rm, .rmvb), RealPix (*.rp), RealText (*.rt), RealMedia Shortcut (.ram, .rmm)
    • VLC Player: is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.
    • Windows Media Player: a digital media player and media library application to play audio, video in Windows. The default file format is wmv (video) and wma (audio).
  • PDF (Portable Document Format) Converter
    • Acrobat Professional X: lets you convert any document to an Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) file. Anyone can open your document across a broad range of hardware and software, and it will look exactly as you intended — with layout, fonts, links, and images intact using Acrobat Reader (free).
  • Quiz & Activity Development Software
    • Respondus: a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Desire2Learn.
  • Scanning Software
    • For Text:
      • Omni Page Pro: Optical Character Recognition (OCR) program that allows to scan a document and turn it into editable text/images for editing, can be saved as pdf or word files.
      • More info at Scanning and OCR in the Faculty Lab
    • For Images:
      • Photoshop Elements 5.0: has most of the power of the full Photoshop without the complex learning curve.  Perform image editing tasks quickly and easily.
      • Photoshop CS6: allows unequaled creative freedom in image editing. Graphics professionals in all media rely on Photoshop for outstanding results in their work. From Web graphics to visual effects to print illustration.
  • Screen-capture Software:
    • PrintKey 2000: a free screen capturing software to save as an image to print.
  • Sound Editing Software
    • Audacity: free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows and other operating systems.
    • Sony Sound Forge: digital audio editing software includes a powerful set of audio processes, tools, and effects for manipulating audio. Sound Forge software allows you to edit, record, encode, and master nearly any form of digital audio including WAV, AIFF, and MP3.
    • GarageBand (Mac): Create and record music, make podcasts, and play with your own virtual band, part of iLife ’08 package.
  • Video Production/Conversion Software
    • Camtasia 7.0: a screen capturing program that lets you easily create compelling training and presentations for Web and CD-ROM delivery.  It is the only product versatile enough to record live PowerPoint presentations, personalized technical training sessions, and software demonstrations.
    • Windows Movie Maker: is a video creating/editing program bundled with Windows. You can add effects, transitions, titles/credits, audio track, and timeline narration to the existing video.
    • iMovie (Mac): is a video creating/editing program. You can add effects, transitions, titles/credits, audio track, and timeline narration to the existing video, part of iLife ’08 package.
    • QuickTime Pro (Mac): a media play back of high-quality audio and video, commonly used by Macintosh. Turn your display into a theater and enjoy the full cinematic experience. The default file format is mov. The Pro version is used to convert movie into mov format.
  • Web page Development Software
    • Contribute CS6: allows a wide variety of people within an organization to update web pages by reducing the amount of web design skills necessary for the process. The administrator has a full control of the style, code, and permissions for users.
    • Dreamweaver CS6: is a web development program with WYSIWYG tools, allows users to connect to databases to filter and display content using scripting technologies.
    • Flash CS6: multimedia authoring program to create content for web applications, games, and movies. The Flash Player (free) required having to view flash files (swf).
    • iWeb (Mac): Quickly create a stunning website, complete with photos, movies, and live web widgets, part of iLife ’08 package.
  • Other Software
    • KBox: Systems Management Software to complete computer inventory, distribute software, perform patch management, run compliance reports, enforce security settings, deploy new operating systems and more.
    • Sophos: PCC official anti-virus software.
    • Zip Central: free and easy to use zip file manager with all the utilities you need to manage your zip file.