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Distance Education

Recording Booth

Contact Distance Education  

Distance Education

Address:
Wayne Hall
6th Floor
125 W. Rosedale Ave.
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2948
Fax: 610-436-2189
Email: DistanceEd@wcupa.edu


Distance Education Support
Phone: 610-436-3373
Email: DistanceEd@wcupa.edu

Recording Booth

The Office of Distance Education Recording Booth is available as a resource to all WCU faculty who are teaching online courses, blended courses, or have an online component within their face-to-face courses. It is equipped with a high definition video camera, radio broadcast-quality microphone, and a dual-boot computer with commonly used recording software for both Mac OS X and Windows. Now you can create content for your course with professional equipment and without the noise and distractions from your office or home.

Recording Booth

Software

The booth's dual-booting iMac has the following software installed:

Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan

  • A/V Recording
    • Audacity
    • Camtasia (versions 2 and 3)
    • GarageBand
    • iMovie
  • A/V Players
    • iTunes
    • QuickTime
    • VLC
  • eBook Authoring
    • iBooks Author
  • Geography/Mapping
    • Apple Maps
    • Google Earth Pro
  • Office Suites/Document Readers
    • Adobe Reader
    • iWork
      • Keynote
      • Numbers
      • Pages
    • Microsoft Office 2016
        • Excel
        • PowerPoint
        • Word
    • LiveSlides for Keynote and PowerPoint
  • Videoconferencing
    • BlackBlackboard Collaborate Launcher
    • FaceTime
    • Skype and Skype for Business
    • Zoom
  • Web Browsers
    • Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Safari
  • Web Browser Plug-ins
    • Citrix Receiver (for RamCloud)
    • Flash
    • Java
    • Silverlight

Windows 10

  • A/V Recording
    • Audacity
    • Camtasia (versions 8 and 9)
  • A/V Players
    • iTunes
    • QuickTime
    • VLC
    • Windows Media Player
  • Emulators
    • HP 10bII+ Virtual Calculator
  • Geography/Mapping
    • Google Earth Pro
  • Office Suites/Document Readers
    • Adobe Reader
    • Microsoft Office 2016
      • Access
      • Excel
      • PowerPoint
        • LiveSlides add-in for PowerPoint
        • Office Mix add-in for PowerPoint
      • Word
  • Videoconferencing
    • Blackboard Collaborate Launcher
    • Skype and Skype for Business
    • Zoom
  • Web Browsers
    • Chrome
    • Edge
    • Firefox
    • Internet Explorer
  • Web Browser Plug-ins
    • Citrix Receiver (for RamCloud)
    • Flash
    • Java
    • Silverlight

Reservations

The booth can be reserved on weekdays between the hours of 9am and 3pm on days when the Office of Distance Education is open. To reserve time, email our Online Support Specialists at

DistanceEd@wcupa.edu

. Please do not request more than a block of two hours on any one day, and sessions must end by 3pm.

FAQ

Can students use the booth?

No, this is a resource for WCU faculty only.

Will someone show me how to work the equipment?

One of our office's Instructional Designers is usually available by appointment to give first-time users a brief orientation of the booth's equipment. Please specify in your reservation email that you will need an orientation to make sure a designer is available at that time.

Will someone teach me how to use Camtasia or one of the other programs available on the computer?

Faculty reserving time in the booth should already have experience using the available software. Please consult IT's Software Application Training schedule for more information about upcoming training sessions.

What should I bring with me to a recording session?

  • Your planning materials (e.g. a script, notes, etc.).
  • USB headphones if you plan to include a file with sound (such as an audio or video file) as part of your final recording. This will help to prevent both the computer and the booth's microphone from recording that file's sound at the same time, which would cause an undesired echo effect.
  • USB flash drive or portable hard drive for saving the recordings you create. Files can also be saved directly into a cloud storage service (e.g. OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, etc.) from the booth. Please note that recording files will be regularly deleted from the booth’s computer.

Can I install my own software on the booth's computer?

This will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and the answer may be dictated by the terms of the software's license. Please contact DistanceEd@wcupa.edu

for consideration.

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