Important Things to Know About Academic Tech Services @ ASC

  1. Staff
  • Emily Gwynn – Manager & Canvas Administrator (egwynn@agnesscott.edu, ext. 6313).
  • Megan Simmons - Media Services Support Technician (msimmons@agnesscott.edu, ext. 5468).
  • China Wilson – Media Services Assistant Technician (cwilson@agnesscott.edu, ext. 6072).

Hours and Location

  • Media Services is located on the lower level of McCain Library and is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
  • Due to COVID-19, our time on campus may vary.  If you need to speak with one of us in person, please call or email to make an appointment.

 

  1. Canvas
  • Canvas is a course management system that allows faculty and students to interact outside the classroom via the web. It is easy to use and can incorporate course materials in a variety of formats: PowerPoint presentations, Microsoft Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, Google docs, video/audio clips as well as html documents. In addition to downloading course materials, students can use Canvas to e-mail and participate in discussion boards. Students can take online quizzes, check grades, and collaborate online.
  • Fall courses will be available in early summer. Spring courses are available by October. If you are teaching a cross-listed course and would like all of your students enrolled in one Canvas course, contact the ITS Help Desk at x5487. To access Canvas, point your web browser to: canvas.agnesscott.edu or https://agnesscott.instructure.com/
  •  If you need assistance with Canvas, please call or email the ITS Help Desk at x5487.   

  1. Classroom and Professional Development Workshops 
  • Throughout the semester, we offer workshops on various technologies and Canvas.

  1. Zoom
  • We provide web-conferencing resources through Zoom to encourage collaboration and communication with students outside of the face-to-face classroom (e.g., setting up virtual office hours, online review sessions, and web-based student project collaboration) and scheduling “virtual” guest speakers.
  • Active teaching faculty and select staff members will receive an Agnes Scott Pro Zoom account.  To request an account, email the ITS Help Desk.  There are a limited number of accounts available, no request is guaranteed.
  • To learn more about how to use Zoom and general best practices, review our Zoom for Hosts document or schedule a meeting with us.

  1. Media Needs
  • Please seek our involvement in the early stages of your event planning.  We’ll consult with you before you book the room and offer suggestions on which campus spaces will work best for your event and what equipment you’ll need.
  • We can also help you plan your virtual event; help select the appropriate platform, talk about security measures and more. For more information about virtual event planning, check this website: https://www.agnesscott.edu/its/academic-tech/virtual-event-planning.html
  •  Booking the room. All classrooms except  Buttrick G-4 are booked through the registrar’s office.  Most other space on campus is reserved through the Special Events office. McCain Library, room G-48 is no longer available for classroom use. Check http://www.agnesscott.edu/its/educational-technology/classroom-technology.html for more information.
  • We’ll meet with you prior to your event and show you how to use the equipment.
  • If you have media needs outside of normal business hours, arrangements for Media Services support must be made 10 business days in advance, via e-mail (msimmons@agnesscott.edu).
  • Media equipment is available for checkout in McCain library.  If you need to learn how to use any of this equipment, please contact us to arrange for training.
  • The Academic Technology Services (ATS) staff will provide video recording support for certain college events. Please see our link for more information on our recording policy. http://www.agnesscott.edu/its/policies-procedures/video-recording-of-events.html

  1. Classroom Spaces
  • We understand that instructors have different styles of teaching, so we have designed classrooms that meet diverse needs.  Many of the classrooms are equipped with the latest technology to enhance the instructor’s lecture and students’ presentations.  All rooms have a networked computer with connections for a laptop.  Some classrooms, including all of the rooms in the Bullock Science Center and Campbell, are fully automated with touch screen panels that control lighting, projection, Blu-ray/DVD, document camera and computer sources.  For a detailed listing of classrooms visit our web site at http://www.agnesscott.edu/its/educational-technology/classroom-technology.html
  • Different rooms will have different technologies and capabilities for web conferencing.  Please contact us if you want to know more about web conferencing from your classroom.
  • Don’t forget… all classrooms are booked through the registrar’s office.

  1. One Button Studio
  • The One Button Studio, McCain G-14, is located in the Graduate Lounge, McCain G-13. The OBS is designed for faculty to simplify the recording of videos for anyone with little or no previous experience. Professional lights, camera, microphones, backdrops, and writing board are present, so all you have to do is bring a thumb drive and push a button to create a professional looking video.  You can reserve the One Button Studio by clicking here: http://agnesscott.libcal.com/space/25955

  1. Flex Studio
  • McCain G-45, located within room G-43, is a video production and photography studio along with an audio recording booth. It is newly equipped with lights, professional DSLR cameras, microphones, mixing and effects equipment.   Post production tools include the latest Apple iMac and industry standard software such as Final Cut Pro and Adobe Suite.  
  • The audio recording booth is perfect for recording podcasts using professional mics, a mixer and recording software.
  • Studios are accessible by ID card access and must be reserved three days in advance.  Click here to schedule the Flex Studio. http://agnesscott.libcal.com/space/25957

  1. Equipment Checkout
  • Students and faculty can check out digital still and video cameras, digital audio recorders, tripods, LCD projectors, and portable CD players in McCain Library.   View items available for checkout here: https://www.agnesscott.edu/library/services/items-to-borrow.html. Loan periods vary depending on the piece of equipment. Equipment cannot be reserved in advance.

  1. Requesting Event Footage
  • To request event footage, please email China Wilson at cwilson@agnesscott.edu with the event name and date that you are requesting.  Whenever possible, you will receive the file to your Google drive.  If you need a hard copy of the footage, please indicate that in your initial request.  Once the DVD copy is available, you will be notified to come pick it up in the Media Services office, McCain G-41.
  • Duplication of copyrighted materials can only be done in compliance with current, applicable digital copyright law.   
  • We are not permitted to make copies of certain campus events.  In these instances, a copy is usually available for viewing in the library.