The TechLab

The TechLab is a 2nd floor resource of Van Wylen Library. It is a specialized computer lab that is staffed by student tutors to support academic technology projects and assist with digital content creation.

Location and Hours - The TechLab is open during library hours and is located across from the Curriculum Library and next to the Media Services Desk.

TechLab Staff include a TechLab Coordinator and trained student tutors.

Tips and Tutorials are learning resources you can access from any computer in PDF or video format.

What You Can Do

Scanning, Printing, & DigitizationVideo Editing and Design
  • Scan documents, photos, slides, & filmstrips
  • Edit scannded documents with OCR
  • Assistance with the Indus book scanner
  • Print color pictures and documents
  • Create and print posters
  • Edit jobs for printing at CopyWorks
  • Begin a Video Project
  • Upload videos from a camera
  • Convert video files
  • Edit videos in iMovie
  • Export videos to iDVD
  • Create a finished DVD
Photo Editing & DesignAccess to Audio Visual Project Room
  • Edit images using Adobe Photoshop software
  • Convert to different file types
  • MacBook Pro
  • iLife Suite & Final Cut Pro Express
  • Snowball microphone for recording purposes
Education Department Software
  • Upload pictures & documents to 'Chalk & Wire'
  • Assistance with 'Inspiration'

Hardware

  • Eight workstations (4 Windows & 4 iMacs)
  • Audio-Video Project room (MacBook Pro & 'Snowball' microphone)
  • Seven HPScanJet scanners with slide & filmstrip adaptors
  • SanDisk card reader for uploading photos
  • USB zip & floppy drives
  • Combo VCR/DVD player with TV monitor
  • Canopus Analog/Digital converter

Software

Apple

AdobeiLife '11
InDesign CS4iMovie
Photoshop CS4iPhoto
Illustrator CS4iDVD
Acrobat Pro XiTunes
Garageband

Windows

Microsoft Office 2010AdobeEducation
WordAcrobat Pro XTurning Point
PowerpointPhotoshop CS4Inspiration
ExcelDreamweaver (Macromedia version)
Publisher

The TechLabThe TechLab