If you would just like to introduce your students to the services we provide then setup a tour with the DMS. We will show the Technology Checkout Desk, 3D printing services, Audio Recording Room and the Digital Media Studio.
One-on-One Consultations for assignment creation.
Do you want to include multimedia in your assignments but are not sure how to start? Setup a consultation and we can help you decide the most appropriate assignment for your class. We can also setup instruction if needed.
Classroom Instruction in room 028 of the library.
Given two weeks notice we can set up instruction in room 028 on the lower level of the library. We can teach video, audio, page layout and more. These are usually one-time sessions to get your students comfortable with the software.
If your specific assignment calls for a demonstration in the classroom that does not require the hands-on experience then we can set up a time to come to your class. We need at least two weeks preparation time.
Tech Desk Assistants
Student experts are available to help. Their skills cover the entire range of multimedia creation. They are waiting to help; don’t be afraid to ask.
Audio and Video FAQ
What types of computers and software do you have in the Digital Media Studio?
We have 12 27-inch iMacs and three Mac Pros. Software includes the following Adobe products: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Encore, Bridge, and Lightroom. We also have two 11-inch × 17-inch scanners.
For digital equipment and accessories, visit the Technology Checkout Desk on the Lower Level of Belk Library and Information Commons.
Where is the Digital Media Studio located?
The DMS is on the Lower Level of Belk Library and Information Commons in front of the Technology Checkout Desk.
When are you open?
We are open when the library is open. If you need help, trained students are available during desk hours.
Do I have to make an appointment?
Do you support classroom instruction?
Yes! If you would like to use digital media in your class, please talk to us first so we can work out the details of the assignment. Then the well-trained students in the DMS will assist your students with creating projects. Please contact Wil Cummings (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a consultation.
Will you come demonstrate to my class?
Yes, if that is the best choice for your assignment.
I would like to bring my class to the DMS. Is that something I can do?
Yes and no. If you work out the details ahead of time with Wil Cummings, then we can provide your students with the help they need. Our space is limited for large classes, and we must remain open to other patrons as well. Please do not just show up at the DMS with an entire class without letting us know well ahead of time.
Do you have x software, or can you get it?
If you know of a software package that will be well used in our lab, please let us know. We want to match other campus areas to provide a wide variety of current software packages.
I asked a student about x and they did not know, I thought you guys knew everything! Why did the student not know?
Each student in the DMS has a specific skill set. Some are video experts, some work with design and print, while others focus on audio. If you need specific help, please let us know ahead of time so we can accommodate you.
Can I leave my files in the Digital Media Studio?
You should back up your files before leaving the lab. These are public machines, and files can be erased. We will try to keep your files, but we reserve the right to reformat the machines if needed.
Do you fix personal laptops?
No. Please see Technology Services Support in Anne Belk Hall.
Will you come video something for me?
This is not a service that the DMS provides.