The Center can help with your video, audio, graphic design and printing projects to support your instruction or research.
The Center can duplicate or transfer your videos and audio to digital formats. Because videotape is a magnetic medium, over the years, it gradually loses the ability to hold a video signal. Transferring important video footage to DVD and important audio recordings to CD is strongly recommended. We can also convert your DVD or VHS tapes to a format that is viewable on Blackboard. Click here for a list of media the Center supports.
*NOTE: The Center staff will provide these services for instructional and professional purposes for NCCU faculty and staff within the limits of the copyright laws. If you do not own the copyright of the video or have explicit permission from the copyright holder, we cannot modify or duplicate the video. For advice on what's allowed, see the More Information section below.
The Center will provide camcorders and tripods or audio recorders to instructors for the recording of their class sessions and/or guest speakers. Scheduled taping by Center staff is provided on a limited basis. Or, we can help you prerecord a lecture or a presentation that your students can access outside of class via Blackboard.
The Center staff can also help you edit your video with transitions, effects, graphics and text. In our Instructional Development Lab and Classroom, available tools include Apple’s iMovie, Windows Movie Maker and Adobe Premiere Pro.
If you want a more polished look, consider using the Center’s TV studio, which offers professional lighting, sound and video equipment. It is a training facility for mass communication students who act as crew members for productions. If you have production ideas, contact Felecia at 530-6803.
The Center is equipped for small quantity printing, specializing in oversized banners. To expedite the printing process, please e-mail your original file to CUTL@nccu.edu. We can print most items within three business days.
Are you working on a poster for a professional conference? For tips on designing a poster and guidelines for having it printed by the Center, click here.
Our limited printing resources require us to limit the number of copies we are able to print. See below for quantity limits. For large quantity printing, CUTL recommends NCCU’s Central Graphics and Copy Center. Please note: There is a charge for NCCU’s Central Graphics and Copy Centers services.
|36 x 20 inches or less||3|
|More than 36 inches in height or width||2|
Most professional conference posters are no more than 36 inches tall.
|17 x 11 inches (Tabloid)||6|
|14 x 8.5 inches (Legal)||10|
|8.5 x 11 inches (Letter)||10|
The Center offers design services for print, web and video to support your research or instruction. If you need something designed for your class, contact us.
The Center can create digital images from slides, negatives, flat art, prints, pictures from books and magazines, etc. (up to 8 ½ x 14 inches).
The staff will provide members of faculty or their assistants with training to scan slides, negatives and prints, and to perform simple manipulation of electronic images. If a faculty member has images that require more complex manipulations or optimization, Center staff will assist with this task.
Faculty members who have multiple pages to be scanned should contact the Center for an appointment. Please bring a USB flash drive or a blank CD-R to save your files.
Instructional and Non-Instructional Image Scanning
All projects involving scanning are subject to the “Fair Use” provisions of U.S. copyright law.
The Center has a variety of tools to help make your paper-based materials look professional.
For more information on using copyrighted materials in university settings, read Know Your Copy Rights by the Association of Research Libraries.