CITL Multimedia Studio

The CITL Multimedia Studio is a reservable room in the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning featuring a high performance desktop computer (Windows) and popular multimedia design and development software, as well as a few configurable options for more complex multimedia projects such as podcasts and audio interviews with staff assistance.  Common faculty projects include recording screencasts and software demonstrations, using Adobe Creative Suite tools to create and edit images, animations, and video, and recording or practicing desktop based lectures. The multimedia studio is a great place to practice with new software or get assistance from CITL staff on a multimedia project. If you are working with a CITL staff member on a project, they may suggest a meeting in the Studio to explore a tool or a process together.

CITL Multimedia Studio Project Types and Software

Common Projects

  • Webcam recording and screen/software demonstration recording using Kaltura or Camtasia
  • Audio recording and editing using Kaltura, Adobe Audition, or Audacity
  • Image editing using Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop
  • Video editing using Kaltura or Adobe Premiere
  • Practice with web-based teaching tools with staff assistance (e.g. Blackboard Collaborate, VoiceThread, Kaltura)
  • Podcast or interview recording

How to use the CITL Multimedia Studio

Prepare

  1. Review the list of project types and software above to determine your planned use of the Studio.
  2. Email us at citl@niu.edu to request a 30-60 minute Multimedia Studio appointment at least 2 business days prior to your requested appointment date and time, include a brief description of your project type and needs.  You will receive a response within 24 hours from a staff member who will meet with you to open the studio and provide technical assistance if needed.  The studio hours are 8am-4:30pm.
  3. Prepare a flash drive and/or your cloud storage (e.g., Microsoft OneDrive) with any project files or raw media that you plan to work with in the Studio.

Create

  1. Meet your CITL staff member at the CITL building who will give you access to the Multimedia Studio and assist with any setup or technical assistance you have requested.
  2. Use the Studio tools to complete your multimedia design and development project, checking with staff if you need assistance.
  3. When finished, save your finished products or works-in-progress to your flash drive and/or to your cloud storage (e.g., Microsoft OneDrive).  The desktop computer is regularly cleaned of project files, so it is important not to rely on the Studio computer for long term storage of your files.

Contact Us

Center for Innovative
Teaching and Learning

Phone: 815-797-2477
Email: citl@niu.edu

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