FMC Open for Virtual Appointments
The Faculty Multimedia Center will be closed for in-person support starting Wednesday, March 18th. If you have an appointment currently scheduled, we will be reaching out to schedule your appointments virtually. We will also have additional virtual appointments available by request to assist faculty with media creation and Zoom. Use the booking form or email FMC@ucf.edu to schedule an appointment.
The Faculty Multimedia Center (FMC) is a media production and multimedia learning facility for UCF faculty, staff, and GTA use located in Classroom Building 1, Room 202.
Media Technology Guide
We have released a Media Technology Guide for Teaching that will hopefully help answer some of your basic questions about what software will help you accomplish your media creation goals. As always, all faculty, staff, and GTAs are welcome to reach out to the FMC for training on media creation.
FMC technology available to faculty, staff, and GTAs for enhancing teaching and learning includes the use of current instructional technology used at UCF. If you need your professional portrait updated, we can help with that too.
Knowledgeable staff members are available to help. To ensure we have dedicated time to spend with you, scheduling an appointment is preferred.
Calendar and Contact Information
View the Faculty Multimedia Center Calendar to see booked appointments on the calendar and request an appointment for available times.
Phone: (407) 823-0519
Faculty Multimedia Technology
Services and technology currently available:
- Lecture Capture
- Media Digitization
- Podcast/Audio Recording
- Screen Capture
- Wacom Tablet
- Mimio Teach
- Professional Photography
- Do-It-Yourself Workshops
Lightboard technology is perfect for recording educational content that you would normally explain and write for students to see. Using the lightboard, you are able to easily work out equations or problems and illustrate data in charts. Whatever you would write on a whiteboard you can now do on a lightboard! The difference is your students are able to view both you and the content, making it a more engaging experience. And don’t worry, you do not have to write backwards! Using the lightboard is easy and fun!
Are you using a PowerPoint with your Lightboard video? Use our Lightboard PowerPoint Template to ensure your video looks great. It includes tips for creating a dynamic and engaging Lightboard video.
The Office of Instructional Resources (OIR) provides training, services, and ongoing support to faculty and staff for Panopto, our lecture capture system. In the Faculty Multimedia Center, you get hands-on training to learn how using Panopto for your courses can benefit you and your students.
Faculty Assistance for Panopto
For faculty who need support with using Panopto in the classroom, please contact the Office of Instructional Resources.
For Panopto scheduling and administrative concerns, email Doug Nevel.
Student Support for Panopto
Are you a student who needs assistance with Panopto?
We have the technology to convert older formats, such as VHS tapes or 35mm slides, to a digital medium. Do you have a print job you have been putting off? We have a high-speed scanner and a large flatbed scanner. Here are some of our media digitization services:
- Digitize VHS tapes, Hi8, MiniDV, and Cassettes (adhering to copyright and fair use guidelines) at our video production workstation.
- Convert 35mm and larger slides, negatives, and transparencies to a digital format.
- Scan up to 100 pages per minute with the high-speed scanner.
- Scan up to 11″ x 17″ artwork and other flat materials with our flatbed scanner.
Podcasts are a great way to deliver audio only content to your listeners. Common formats for podcasts are interviews, conversations, and storytelling. We have the capability to record podcasts for your courses.
Screen capture or screencasting is a way for you to record your voice over what is showing on your computer’s screen. Recording and editing videos for software tutorials, course content, or training is easy to accomplish in our screen capture setup using Camtasia, our screen capture software.
The Mimio Teach allows you to capture writing or drawings on any surface. It can be used with the Lightboard or with the large whiteboard at the front of the workshop space. Reach out to the FMC staff for more information on how to get started using the Mimio Teach!
Won an award? Joined a new department? The Faculty Multimedia Center staff at the the Office of Instructional Resources take your professional portrait free of charge. To match your department’s website, we have a variety of backgrounds available.
Technology Testing Hour
The Technology Testing Hour offered at the FMC is a meetup for Division of Digital Learning staff and UCF faculty to explore new technologies that could be useful for all modalities offered by the university. Please reach out to Arianna Davis for more information.
Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Workshops
The Faculty Multimedia Center is now offering Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Workshops once a semester that will cover a variety of media creation topics. This workshops will be Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) and use tools and software that are free to download or web-based meaning that faculty will be able to take what they learn in the workshop with them and also continue to use the skills and tools afterwards.
Visit the DIY Workshop webpage for more information.