The Faculty Multimedia Center (FMC) is a state of the art digital media production and multimedia learning facility for UCF faculty use.
FMC technology available to faculty 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.
Faculty Multimedia Center Calendar
View the Faculty Multimedia Center Calendar for available appointments or to request one.
Faculty Multimedia Technology
Instructional technology currently in use at UCF:
- Lecture Capture
- Media Digitization
- Screen Capture
- Adobe Connect
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 as easy as plugging in your USB drive, and pressing a button to start and stop the recording.
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.
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.
Adobe Connect web conferencing makes you more productive. With Connect, you can collaborate more effectively with students, faculty, staff, guests, and others by sharing documents, notes, applications, and much more. You can also use Connect to present ideas and information by augmenting your audio conference with PowerPoint slides, moderated discussion, or application sharing.