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Audio & Visual

Audio Visual Equipment:

The IIT Department provides audio-visual support to the campus. Audio-visual support exists in two key areas-equipment for presentations and production services.

Classroom Based Equipment:

In every classroom, laboratory, and most conference rooms you can expect to find a:

  • Video/Data Projector
  • Projection screen Overhead/Transparency Projector
  • DVD/CD player
  • Audio System
  • Instructor Computer that is connected to the campus network with Internet access

Users should acquaint themselves with the audio-visual appointments in each room they use and seek instructions from IT Help Desk personnel should they need assistance. Call (ext. 2719), email fox-helpdesk@uwc.edu or visit the IT Dept. Help Desk in room 1719.

To the degree possible, equipment models and wiring configurations have been standardized to promote user familiarity and ease.

If pedagogical or discipline specific usage patterns warrant the permanent placement of other audiovisual equipment into specific rooms, IIT equips those rooms with the necessary items. If you have suggestions about equipment you'd like to see permanently placed in classrooms, contact the IT Department.

Equipment available for check out at the Help Desk includes:

Equipment Student Check-Out Fac/Staff Check-Out Notes
Network Cables/Media Cables x x  
Boombox x x  
M-Audio Digital Audio Recorder x    
Headphones
x x  
Kensington Remote x x  
Laptop Computer x x  
Microphone (USB) x x  
Video Camera x x  
Digital Still Camera x x  
Polycom Conference Phone   x Faculty/Staff/Student Associations members only
Portable Screen   x On-campus only
Tripod x x  
Web Cam x x  
TI-84 Plus Silver x x  
Turning Point Clickers   x Contains one receiver, and 32 remotes.
Lighting Kit x x Contains one receiver, and 32 remotes.

Important Checkout Notes:

  1. All student equipment that is late has a $10 cumulative fee for every day that it is late (staff will not have fees applied)
  2. Only students currently enrolled at UW-Fox Valley are able to check out items
  3. All itmes checked out Mon-Wed are due back by 6pm the next day. Items checked out Thursday are due back by 4pm Friday. Friday Checkouts are due back 6pm Monday.
  4. All of the Accessories need to be returned with the item. Returning equipment with items missing will result in late fees.
  5. Users are responsible for returning all items in complete and working order.

Staff Reservations

A wide variety of equipment is available for faculty and staff use. Due to limited quantities of equipment, audio-visual equipment is generally not available for student check out. Students needing audio-visual support for bona-fide academic purposes will need to arrange equipment check out through the instructor of the class.

Faculty and staff users are encouraged to provide at least 24 hours notice with their equipment reservations. Early reservations help us to efficiently schedule the equipment to insure that equipment is available among a multitude of users. Reservations are taken on a first-come first served basis. Should equipment not be available, IIT staff will notify users.

Reservationscan be made by calling Fox IT Help Desk at x2719 or email fox-helpdesk@uwc.edu.

Off-campus Equipment Usage

Faculty and staff members may use audio-visual equipment off campus providing the use is in direct support of the campus mission. Equipment reservations for off campus uses are encouraged. Contact the fox-help desk with your specific needs to reserve equipment. When scheduling conflicts arise, campus instructional needs take precedence over any off campus uses.

Equipment Service

Despite our best efforts to keep equipment fully functional at all times, sometimes equipment fails. IIT Help Desk personnel can resolve many typical equipment problems.

Call 832-2719 to report service issues.

IIT Department relies on its network of users to report equipment issues so that problems are resolved efficiently and with minimal downtime for all.

Audio Visual Production

Production of customized audio-visual materials can enhance the learning which occurs inside the classroom or the marketing and promotion of the campus in the community. The IIT Department can assist clients with the creation and duplication of a variety of audio-visual materials.

Because the creation and production of materials can be a time-consuming process, users are encouraged to visit with IIT staff early to provide sufficient project lead-time.

  • Project conceptualization
  • Scriptwriting
  • Audio recording
  • Audio Editing
  • Audio Mixing
  • Cassette Duplication
  • Videotaping/DVD Recording
  • Off the Air recording
  • Video Editing
  • Video Duplication (Small and mass quantities, format standard conversions)
  • Video titling & Graphics
  • Copy work for Photographs & Slides

Some audio-visual materials can be created by end-users through faculty work room resources. These include the creation of overhead transparency materials via campus photocopiers in the workrooms or the creation of PowerPoint materials via campus desktop computers.

Free computer training workshops called "Wired For Success," are available to all students on campus and cover a wide range of topics. To check out the entire listing of topics and more information on WFS, click here.

Copyright

The IIT Department must abide by federal Copyright Law in the use and duplication of copyrighted works.

In general, works may not be duplicated or distributed without the expressed permission of the copyright owner. Educational uses fall within that broad context. There are a few specific exceptions which may be applicable to Educational Institutions in certain situations. Consultation with IIT staff will help to insure compliance with acceptable uses of all copyrighted materials.

Related Functions

University Studios

University Studios is a campus student club that provides students with the to learn about radio and television broadcasting through a “hands on” learning experience provided in the campus radio studios or the campus television studios.

Radio

University Studios Radio “broadcasts” to the Student Union. Programs are an eclectic mix of musical styles at various timesof the day. Campus news, announcements, and specialty programs round out the broadcasting day.

Students studying radio broadcasting can get academic credit for their work via Com 105-Applied Journalism: Radio.

Television

University Studios Television produces video programs that are used in two different ways-cable and non-broadcast.

Cable

Cable programs appear on the Public and Educational Access Channels of cable TV systems serving the Fox Cities. News and public affairs programs, entertainment programs, and cultural programs are featured in our line-up depending on current student interests and needs. Look for our programs on Time Warner Cable Channel 2 in Appleton-Fox Cities & Green Bay and channel 10 in Oshkosh.

Non-broadcast programs 

Non-broadcast programs have been created for both on campus clients and for off-campus groups to address personnel training needs, public relations or public awareness issues, or fundraising needs for non-profit organizations or governmental units. Typically these programs are intended for a specific audience and not the general public. Campus client projects include documenting special campus events, recording theatre plays or concerts, or campus lectures.

Students studying Television broadcasting can get academic credit for their work via Com 106-Applied Journalism: Television.

Satellite Dishes

The campus operates several satellite dishes that can be used for satellite videoconferencing, reception of educational programs distributed via satellite, or select network feeds. The campus satellite dishes are capable of both C and Ku-Band reception