L & S Media Services is an instructional media studio affiliated with the College of Letters and Sciences. Our studio is a collegiate resource intended to support the instructional mission of the College of Letters and Sciences by creating digital media used in traditional (face-to-face), hybrid, and online courses. We offer many technological services to faculty. Our studio can assist by creating and editing courses in Desire2Learn; creating, editing, closed-captioning, and converting video; creating or editing images; and creating educational simulations, games, programs, and apps. We are also able to do Website creation and editing to support courses and academic programs.
Although we work hard to efficiently complete all requests, in order to serve all faculty members in a timely manner, we encourage faculty members to contact us as early during their course planning as possible so that we can locate students to work on projects, acquire hardware and software as needed, train student workers, and proactively manage workflow. At a minimum, we request one week's notice for a new project, including video streaming for online or tech-enhanced classes. Depending upon workload, we may need more notice, especially during the beginning and ending weeks of a term.
To support faculty using technology to enhance their teaching, we also provide basic technology support for hardware and software, including limited equipment rental. We strive to answer requests for help and triage technology issues within 24 hours Monday through Friday. However, due to our team being composed primarily of student workers, our local technology support student works part time and may not be available to provide immediate assistance. In that case, we would be more than happy to enter a help desk request ticket with iCIT on your behalf, and a technician from the central help desk will assist you for expedited support.
We also offer equipment rental, as supplies allow, for limited periods. If you need to borrow a laptop, we require at least 24 hours' notice (M-F) and can loan you the equipment for periods of up to 2 weeks. Unfortunately, due to demand of our equipment, we do not rent out laptops for the term.
For more information on our growing studio, talented team and our current projects, please visit our news site! L & S Media is excited to assist you in overcoming your technological hurdles and achieving your course goals.