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The SMS provides support for faculty:

  • by providing technical assistance to your students working on digital presentation projects at the SMS!
  • by presenting demonstrations in your class specific to your presentation assignment!
  • by creating project specific web and print tutorials for your students!
  • by reserving facilities and equipment for video projects!
  • by consulting with faculty concerning the most appropriate software to use for multimedia, web or video presentations!

Read what other faculty are saying about SMS support for their student's multimedia presentation assignments

5 Tips Series for Faculty

The following articles were developed by the Student Multimedia Studio to help faculty who assign multimedia presentations to their students avoid many of the pitfalls associated with using mutlimedia technologies. We hope these tips will be informative and helpful to both you and your students. Come back to this page often as these "Tips" articles will be constantly updated and will cover a diverse range of multimedia presentation formats including Powerpoint, web, video, audio and more...

5 Tips for Successful Student Multimedia Projects This is a link to a Portable Document Format (PDF) file

5 Tips for Building a Multimedia "Bicycle" This is a link to a Portable Document Format (PDF) file

5 Tips for Successful Windows Movie Maker Projects This is a link to a Portable Document Format (PDF) file

5 Tips for Sharing Powerpoint Presentations with Multimedia This is a link to a Portable Document Format (PDF) file

5 Tips for Successful Web Projects and ePortfolios This is a link to a Portable Document Format (PDF) file

Find these helpful?   Keep coming back for new "5 Tips... " articles... updated every few months. 

Before You Make a Multimedia Presentation Assignment

Contact the SMS first. We can help you better if we know in advance that your students may be needing our help. We can also suggest the best and easiest to use technologies available for your particular multimedia presentation assignment.  Contact Gary Mote, Manager to arrange for support.

Software Usability Guide

The problems students encounter when creating even the simplest multimedia presentation can by myriad and counter productive to both the learning process and teaching.  But, if these problems are revealed in advance, students and faculty have far fewer problems with their projects and getting assignments completed.  For a quick look at the types of compatibility and technical problems that might be encountered producing multimedia presentations, check out our Software Usability Guide This is a link to a Portable Document Format (PDF) fileThis guide not only describes many of the typical problems, but more importantly provides solutions to these problems.

The SMS does not create course materials or websites for faculty but there are places that can help:

Multimedia support for Faculty is available at he Faculty Professional Development Center in Moulton Hall.   Call 672-2992 for information.

Television production, camcorders, video editing, CD/DVD copying and other video related services are available through the Teleproductions Dept.   Call 672-2810 for information.