The Center’s Instructional Development Lab is the place to create your visual aids and other materials to enhance your teaching. The lab features Windows and Macintosh computers and other multimedia equipment. NCCU faculty and staff are welcome to use this equipment for classroom and professional use. The Instructional Development lab is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you require assistance, email us to set up an appointment.
Use the Center's Instructional Development Lab to:
- Record a podcast
- Create an enhanced presentation with embedded audio and video
- Scan papers and convert them into PDFs
- Edit video or audio recordings
- Convert videos to other formats
- Copy DVDs or CDs
- Print posters for classroom or professional use (see poster printing limits)
- Have an idea? Tell us what you have in mind and we’ll try to help.
Multimedia equipment in the lab:
- Canon DR-2580C sheet fed and panel scanner
- HP DesignJet 800 (restrictions apply)
- Kanguru DVD duplicator
- Panasonic DVD Video recorder
- Prima Bravo II CD printer
- Slide scanner
- Laminating machine
Macs in the Center have the following software installed:
- Mac OS X
- Mozilla Firefox
- ProfCast (PowerPoint to podcast software)
- Handbrake (DVD to podcast software)
- Garageband (audio recording and editing software)
- iMovie (video editing software)
- Microsoft Office Suite
Limited Macs also have:
- Snapz Pro X (screen recording software)
- Sorenson Squeeze 4.5 (video encoding software)
- Adobe Creative Suite CS3 Production Premium
The Windows computers in the Lab are the same as our classroom computers. See the hardware and software pre-installed on the PC computers.
- Materials created in the Instructional Development Lab are for classroom or professional use only.
- You must provide CDs or DVDs required for your project. The Center does not supply or sell blank media.
- Materials created in the Instructional Development Lab must fall within the limits of copyright laws.
- Specialty software may be installed with ITS’s and the Center’s approval. Contact the Center for more details.
- No food or drink is allowed in the Instructional Development Lab.