Adobe Premier Elements

What is it? Adobe Premier Elements is a digital video editing software program for Windows. With iMovie, you can import video from several sources (such as a miniDV tape, VHS recording or DVD). Once you have imported your video you can trim content, combine clips, insert images and add audio tracks, special effects and transitions […]

ARTstor

What Is It? ARTstor is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. Who Uses It? The ARTstor Digital Library is used by educators, scholars, and students at […]

Audacity

What Is It? Audacity is an easy-to-use, open source audio editing software program that is available as a free download. Versions are available for desktop computers that run the Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems. Audacity has a variety of features that can meet the needs of a range of audio recording projects, from a […]

Flip Video Cameras

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What is it? A flip camera is a simple to use flash-memory-based video camera. Key Features Simple, user-friendly video camcorder Depending on the model, can record in standard definition or high definition Spring loaded USB connector to easily download recorded material to a computer for editing and upload. How does it work? The camera runs […]

Garage Band

What is it? Garage Band is an audio editing software program that is available as part of the Apple iLife suite of applications for Macintosh computers. Garage Band has a variety of features that can meet the needs of a range of audio recording projects, from a very basic short live recording to more elaborate, […]

iMovie

What Is It? iMovie is a digital video editing software program for Macintosh that is available as part of Apple’s iLife suite. With iMovie, you can import video from several sources (such as a miniDV tape, VHS recording or DVD) or record directly in iMovie using a Web cam. Once you have imported your video […]

iPhoto

What is it? Apple’s iPhoto is a basic image storing and organizing solution for Apple computers that is part of the iLife suite. With iPhoto, users can import images from cameras or folders, create albums, and perform basic photo-editing. iPhoto is also strongly integrated with the rest of Apple’s iLife and iWork suites so that […]

iTunes

What is it? iTunes is a free software product of Apple Inc. that is at once a multimedia library, a podcast subscription tool and a management tool for Apple iPod equipment. It is available for download from Apple for Macintosh and Windows. Through its link to the Apple iTunes Store, it provides free access to […]

Keynote

What Is It? Keynote is an application in the Apple iWork suite for Macintosh. It can be used to combine text, pictures, audio, video, animations and Web links into slides that can be displayed as part of a lecture, presentation or training session. Used well, computer-based presentations can help to present instructional materials in a […]

MDID

What Is It? MDID stands for Madison Digital Image Database and it was developed at James Madison University. In simple terms MDID is an online content delivery system. Faculty members can use MDID to generate online slide shows that can be used in the classroom, annotated for student review and archived for testing or future […]

Photoshop

What is it? Adobe’s Photoshop is one of the most popular image-editing applications for professionals, available for both Macintosh and Windows. Images are imported from a scanner or opened from an existing file. They can then be cropped, color balanced, reduced/enlarged, lightened/darkened, repaired, combined and more. Text, lines, shapes and (with a pressure-sensitive drawing tablet) […]

Power Point

What Is It? PowerPoint is an application in the Microsoft Office suite for Macintosh and Windows. It can be used to combine text, pictures, audio, video, animations and Web links into slides that can be displayed as part of a lecture, presentation or training session. Used well, computer-based presentations can help to present instructional materials […]

Profcast

What Is It? Profcast is an application used to record indexed narration of a Power Point slide show. The indexed presentation can be distributed to students for review. Key Features Real time recording of a PowerPoint presentation that can include audio. Once published, the recording contains an index that can be used to jump to […]

Scanning

What is it? Scanning is simply the process of digitizing hard-copy media. A scanner is a device that optically scans images, printed text, handwriting, or an object, and converts it to a digital image. These images may then be saved into a variety of file formats and used in lectures, websites, etc. This is especially […]

Screen Capture Programs

What Is It? Screen capture applications allow the user to capture still images or video of actions or objects on the user’s computer screen. There are a variety of tools available, but their capabilities are very similar so the information here will be somewhat generic, but is generally true for all screen capture utilities. If […]

Screenflow

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What is it? Screenflow is an Apple screen capture application that enables the user to record everything on the screen, computer audio, video from a web camera, and audio from an attached microphone. Key Features User-friendly, intuitive, easy-to-use interface Powerful video editing and annotation tools Multiple video and audio tracks for bringing in other material […]

Sketchup

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What is it? Sketchup is a free Google application for drawing three-dimensional objects. Key features A three-axis drawing field Ability to rotate an object and export a 2-D image of the object you have created Various templates for different applications (engineering, architecture, carpentry) Color and texture tools to create building for Google Earth Works on […]

SMART Notebook

What Is It? SMART Notebook is a presentation tool similar to Power Point or Keynote. It is designed for use with a SMART Technologies Sympodium or Smartboard but can be used on any Macintosh or Windows computer. It is an incredibly flexible tool for annotation, manipulation and capture of on-screen objects. SMART Notebook allows user […]

Sophie 2.0

What is it? Sophie is a new way to interact with text, audio and video. Sophie creates “books” that contain text, images, sounds and videos into a single, new, multimedia format.  Sophie is open-source software and free for you to use. Key features Allows users to create complex multimedia documents without highly specialized or technical […]

Windows Movie Maker

What it It? Windows MovieMaker is a digital video editing software program for Windows that is available as a free download from Microsoft’s website. With MovieMaker, you can import video from several sources (such as a miniDV tape, VHS recording or DVD) or record directly into the application using a Web cam. Once you have […]