The Digital Media Studio is a resource room located in Room 105 at the Jim Dan Hill Library that allows instructors to record video/audio course content in a basic production studio environment. The Digital Media Studio is equipped with a laptop docking station, High Definition webcam, broadcast quality microphone, video production lighting, secondary monitor, and the use of an optional green screen. The studio is setup to facilitate laptop docking for the common laptops issued by UW-Superior Technology Services and provides ethernet access to the campus local area network (LAN) for speedy uploads to your MyMedia or OneDrive accounts.
If you are planning on developing digital media for use in instruction, flipped classroom content (for course modules), supplemental instruction, hybrid courses, online courses or just to augment your in-class lectures – consider reserving the CLIC@JDHL Digital Media Studio as a professional development resource where you can work with limited distractions and disruptions of working in your office or at home.
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The Digital Media Studio is available by reservation (at the Public Service Desk or Online) and the room will be available during our regular posted library hours. Online reservations are made using the same system setup for reserving study rooms – this has a 2-hour limit per booking.
Please note the following policies regarding study room booking reservations:
The digital studio docking station provides connectivity for most common laptops distributed by UW-Superior Technology services. You may have been supplied with special adaptors/cables if you are using a MacBook; however, a few are available for use at the station. Please remember to leave the cables behind when you disconnect.
The digital media studio houses a dedicated high-definition camera as a key media production resource. Additionally, the studio is equipped with a green screen for use with virtual backgrounds available with some video recording applications.
With lecture capture style media production – more than any other aspect of the production, good quality audio is the most important over video quality. If what you say cannot be heard or understood, the usefulness of the content is lost. Producing quality audio makes the playback sound better on most any device and improves the accuracy for captioning tools. To achieve quality audio, the the studio is equipped with a broadcast quality microphone on an articulating arm which helps get the microphone close to you but keep it out of the webcam view.
The digital media studio has been equipped with a Studio grade LED Key Light to add lighting to yourself when on camera. The light is adjustable for both brightness and color temperature – warm for red tones and cool for blue tones.
Additionally, the studio is equipped with an optional green screen. When the video recording application you are using allows for the use of a green screen you can take advantage of producing better quality video when you are adding a virtual background image or video loop.
We recommend and support the use of the Digital Media Studio for production work when using your Canvas MyMedia (Kaltura) account and the associated features. Kaltura is a multimedia management and distribution tool similar to YouTube; however, it offers many advantages through the integration with Canvas in the UW-System digital learning environment (DLE). Instructors and students alike are able to upload multimedia (videos, audio clips, images) to their account, make webcam and screen recordings that can be used in their courses or as assignments.
UW-System Common Systems Group has developed resources on how to use the various Kaltura features and options on the Kaltura Quick Guides online resources page and the UW-System DLE Knowledge Base Kaltura support page with a video tutorial. Visit these pages to learn more about the features and use of your MyMedia (Kaltura) account.