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
The booth's dual-booting iMac has the following software installed:
. Please do not request more than a block of two hours on any one day, and sessions
must end by 3pm.
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
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. These
files could possibly be saved directly into a cloud storage service (e.g. 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 contactdistanceEd@wcupa.edu