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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.

    Each workstation is a dual boot iMac - running both Windows and Mac OS. Software includes: Adobe Acrobat Pro 10, Adobe CS6, Audacity, FileZilla, FireFox, GarageBand, Google Chrome, Google Earth, HandBrake, iBooks Author, iBooks, iMovie, iTunes, Keynote, Kompozer, Microsoft Office 2011, Numbers, Pages, Photos, Picasa, QuickTime Player, Safari, Screencast-O-Matic, SPSS 23, Switch, VLC Player, Zoom, Windows 7 (Boot Camp) w/ Office and Novell.  Additionally, LC 205 has Comic Life 3, Inspiration 9, and Scratch 2.

    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 Acrobat Pro 10, Adobe CS6, Camtasia, Décor Desktop, Epson Scan, FileZilla, FireFox, Flip for Mac, GarageBand, Google Chrome, HandBrake, iBooks, iMovie, iShowU HD, iSkysoft Video Converter, iTunes, Keynote, Kompozer, Microsoft Office 2011, Numbers, Pages, Photos, Picasa, QuickTime Player, Skype, Soundflower, SPSS 23, VLC Player, and Zoom.  Additionally, Final Cut and Logic X are each installed on 4 of the workstations.  

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

    The instructional technology team - Jeremy Kemp, Brian Larkin, and Christina Ri - 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 iMovie, Garage Band, Audacity, iDVD, Photoshop, I Show U, Acrobat, iShow U, Adobe CS 6, Final Cut X, Logic Pro, and Avid with 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, with 12 iMac stations, is available for faculty workshops, brown bags, and technology presentations.  The lab is also available for faculty to use for creation of their digital media content. The instructional technology team, Michael Gilkison, Jeremy Kemp, and Christina Ri support faculty working on digital media assignments in the Lab.  

    Software available in the lab includes Adobe Acrobat Pro 10, Adobe CS6, Camtasia, Décor Desktop, Epson Scan, FileZilla, FireFox, Flip for Mac, GarageBand, Google Chrome, HandBrake, iBooks, iMovie, iShowU HD, iSkysoft Video Converter, iTunes, Keynote, Kompozer, Microsoft Office 2011, Numbers, Pages, Photos, Picasa, QuickTime Player, Skype, Soundflower, SPSS 23, VLC Player, and Zoom.  

    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 Acrobat Pro 10, Adobe CS6, Audacity, FileZilla, FireFox, GarageBand, Google Chrome, Google Earth, HandBrake, iBooks Author, iBooks, iMovie, iTunes, Keynote, Kompozer, Microsoft Office 2011, Numbers, Pages, Photos, Picasa, QuickTime Player, Safari, Screencast-O-Matic, SPSS 23, Switch, VLC Player, and Zoom.

    The "stand up" Dells along the wall (and "public" machines) have: Windows 8.1, Adobe Reader XI, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Office 2013, WinZip, Google Chrome, Data Igloo, Pharos, Sophos, VLC Player, and Internet Explorer.
     
    The "upper commons" and "lower commons" Dells have:  Windows 7, Acrobat Reader DC, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Office 2010, PowerDVD DX (DVD player), WinZip, Google Chrome, Data Igloo, Pharos, Roxio Creator DE (Dell-provided CD/DVD creation tool), Sophos, VLC Player, FileZilla FTP Client, SPSS 23, Maple 18, Internet Explorer, and Zoom.
     
    There are two scanners available on the first floor that are open to the public at no cost.
     
    Please review the Lab Software Request Policy if you need to request the installation of any specialty software in the lab/classroom.