Multimedia PC and Mac workstations are available for UCSF-affiliated users in the Tech Commons (CL-240) and eLearning Studio (CL-245) at the UCSF Parnassus Library.
Using the Multimedia Workstations, users can:
- Edit and compress video or audio using Final Cut Pro, iMove, or Audacity
- Create interactive eLearning content with Articulate Studio and Storyline
- Create multi-touch books with iBooks Author
- Create screencasts similar to those seen on the Khan Academy using Camtasia
- Digitize analog content from a variety of sources including VHS, DVD, or miniDV
- Scan slides or film in high resolution
- Watch course lectures on a treadmill walkstation
Check out the Getting Started Guide for more information about what software is available on what workstations.
The Multimedia Support Center features how-to documents and best practices on the using the equipment and software.
Need in-depth multimedia support? Attend a Multimedia Clinic held monthly at the UCSF Library.
eLearning Studio (CL-245)
If you are looking for a quiet place to record and build learning modules, check out the eLearning Studio (CL-245). This room is appropriate for projects that cannot be completed in the main Technology Commons space, such as recording narration, working with protected health information, or collaborating with a group on a video or audio project.
The eLearning Studio also has Wacom Interactive Pen Display, a Mac and PC workstation and a television monitor for practicing UCSF presentations. Reserve the eLearning Studio today as the room is in high demand!
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Support from the Learning Technologies Group
Staff can be available to provide assistance with the Multimedia Workstations during business hours (8:30am - 5pm, M-F). To ensure staff availability for in-depth consultations or support lasting longer than 30 minutes, users should contact Learning Technologies Group (LTG) staff in advance to schedule an appointment or attend a Multimedia Clinic.
Quick List of Policies & Procedures for the Tech Commons
For a full list of policies and procedures, visit the Tech Commons Multimedia Workstation Policies webpage.