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Campus Support for Faculty Creating Video Resources

Describes sources of support for faculty who are considering using video as an instructional component in courses.

The Language Resource Center (LRC)

image of language resource center classroomThe Language Resource Center supports a wide variety of video-related activities for LSA language faculty, including workshops on shooting and editing video, access to foreign language TV, custom training for students on the use of media in their classwork, and consulting with faculty on the pedagogical uses of media. Additionally, LRC staff have the resources to shoot, direct, edit, and distribute video for instructional purposes. The LRC works with the Askwith Media Library to make commercial or faculty-created videos available to classes.

The LRC has extensive experience supporting classes which meet in multiple locations around the world, using various flavors of videoconferencing, including Skype, Google Hangouts, and high-end Polycom videoconferencing units.

The Language Resource Center also manages the SAC Film Studio, available during business hours to LSA classes and faculty who need to shoot high quality video, though priority goes to classes in Screen Arts and Culture. The studio has a lighting grid, green screen capabilities, professional-quality cameras and microphones, and expert staff to advise and operate the studio.

Example projects:

The LRC is working with a team of faculty on a project sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs to develop courses or modify curricula which integrate international videoconferencing. There are ten courses involved, including classes in community health in Haiti, Music Pedagogy, Linguistics on undocumented languages. Curriculum is being designed over the Summer and Fall terms (2012), and classes will happen in Winter term (2013), or later that year.


The Language Resource Center is open Monday through Thursday 8:30am to 10pm, and Friday until 5:30pm. On Sunday, they are open 12:30 to 10pm.

LRC web site

LSA-Instructional Support Services Media Center

image of ISS activitiesThe LSA-ISS Media Center is a focal point for all LSA faculty and students who wish to learn more about creating or editing video themselves. Staff at the Center can advise on the technical aspects of shooting and editing. Video cameras, still cameras, lighting kits, portable editing systems can all be checked out by students or faculty for instructional projects, and Center staff are available to provide training on equipment use.  The Media Center has ten media editing rooms, to support post-production work. Additionally, media conversion services are available, to transfer media from one form to another.


The ISS Media Center is open Monday through Thursday 8am to 10pm, and Friday until 5pm. Saturday and Sunday it is open 12noon to 8pm

ISS Media Center web site