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Technology at SCU

Learning Commons' Computing and Media Facilities

The Learning Commons offers a variety of technology-enhanced facilities for students, faculty, and staff.  
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    Training and Instruction Rooms - LC 203, 205, 206

    Learning Commons 203 (30 workstations), 205 (50 workstations), and 206 (20 workstations) support instructional sessions for the Library and Technology Training. When the spaces are not being used for instruction, they are available as drop-in labs.


    The labs are primarily macOS with several Windows PCs available. macOS software includes: Adobe Creative Cloud, Audacity, Chrome, Firefox, GarageBand, Handbrake, iBooks, iMovie, Apple Music, Google Earth, IBM SPSS, Keynote, Microsoft Office 2019, Numbers, Pages, Pixlr, Skype, SmartConverter, Sophos, Switch Sound File Converter, VLC Player, Zoom, Deep Freeze, Java, Adobe Reader DC, and Quicktime Player.

    To reserve the Lab, please contact Valerie Woitte at 408-554-6830.  Please review the Lab Software Request Policy if you need to request the installation of any specialty software in the lab/classroom.

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    Digital Media Lab - LC 331

    The Lab supports digital media production and is available for drop-in use or technology instruction.


    32 iMacs run Adobe Creative Cloud, Audacity, Chrome, Firefox, GarageBand, Handbrake, iBooks, iBooks Author, iMovie, iTunes, Google Earth, IBM SPSS, Insta 360 (Pro, Player, Stitcher, Studio), Keynote, Microsoft Office 2019, Numbers, Pages, Pixlr, Skype, SmartConverter, Sophos, Soundflower, Switch Sound File Converter, VLC Player, Zoom, Deep Freeze, Java, Flash Player, Adobe Reader DC, and Quicktime Player, Camtasia, and the Wacom Tablet driver. Additionally, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and Logic Pro X are each installed on 4 of the workstations (they are labeled).

    Scanners, and source decks are available for multimedia and digital video production.  

    The instructional technology team - Brian Larkin, Colin Justin, and Jeremy Kemp - support students working on digital media assignments in the Lab.

    To reserve the Lab, please contact Media Services at 408-554-4520.  Please review the Lab Software Request Policy if you need to request the installation of any specialty software in the lab/classroom.

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    Edit Suites - LC 131, 132

    Two edit suites are available for individual or group projects. The systems are MAC based and run Adobe Creative Cloud, Audacity, Chrome, FileZilla, Firefox, GarageBand, Handbrake, iBooks, iBooks Author, iMovie, iTunes, Final Cut Pro, Google Earth, IBM SPSS, Insta 360 (Pro, Player, Stitcher, Studio), Keynote, Logic Pro X, Microsoft Office 2016, Numbers, Pages, Pixlr, Skype, SmartConverter, Sophos, Soundflower, Switch Sound File Converter, VLC Player, Zoom, Deep Freeze, Java, Flash Player, Adobe Reader DC, and Quicktime Player, Camtasia 2019, and the Wacom Tablet driver.  Additionally, the edit suites have scanners and source decks for multimedia and digital video production.  

    The edit suites can also be used for small group (2-3) recordings. 

    To reserve edit suite, please contact Media Services at 408-554-4520. 

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    Faculty Development Lab - LC 142

    The Faculty Development Lab is available for faculty workshops, brown bags, and technology presentations. The instructional technology team, Jeremy Kemp, Brian Larkin and Colin Justin support work in the Lab.  

    To reserve the Lab, please contact Media Services at 408-554-4520. 

     

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    Viewing & Taping A, B, and C - LC 129, 133, 134

    Viewing and Taping A (58 seats), B (29 seats), C (20 seats) are reservable for recording role play sessions, group discussions, presentations and lectures; for screening videos, web conferences, and webinars. 

    To reserve the rooms, please contact Media Services at 408-554-4520.

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    Upper and Lower Commons Computer Stations

    The Upper and Lower Commons are located on the lower level and 1st floor and have a mix of Windows-based Dell desktops and iMacs available for student use.

    iMacs are running Adobe Creative Cloud, Audacity, Chrome, Firefox, GarageBand, Handbrake, iBooks, iBooks Author, iMovie, iTunes, Google Earth, IBM SPSS, Keynote, Kompozer, Microsoft Office 2019, Numbers, Pages, Pixlr, Skype, SmartConverter, SmartSwitch, Sophos, Soundflower, Switch Sound File Converter, VLC Player, Zoom, Deep Freeze, Java, Adobe Reader DC, and Quicktime Player.

    The "upper commons" (1st floor) and "lower commons" (lower level) Dell computers have:  Windows 10, Acrobat Reader DC, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Office 2019, Google Chrome, Pharos (SmartPrint), Sophos, VLC Player, IrfanView, Maple 2018, RStudio, SimUText, IBM SPSS, Internet Explorer.
     
    There is one scanner available on the first floor that is open to the public at no cost (15 minute limit).  Two additional scanners (one attached to a Mac, one attached to a PC) require a Santa Clara University network login to access.
     
    Please review the Lab Software Request Policy if you need to request the installation of any specialty software in the lab/classroom.

     

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