About Baynard Bailey

Academic Computing Consultant

Chicago Audio Studio and Campus Audio Resources

by Baynard Bailey

A few years ago I gained access to and gradually became the manager of the Audio Studio that is in the basement of Chicago Hall. The audio studio has a sound-treated room with two high-quality cardioid microphones on movable stands, and a computer equipped control room and mixing board. The sound treated room can fit three to four people comfortably, but entire a cappella groups have been known to squeeze in from time to time.

The space is the legacy of Rick Jones, a retired sound engineer that used to support the technical needs of the language faculty. The studio has supported countless student and faculty projects, as well as professor hosted podcasts like Curtis Dozier’s Mirror of Antiquity.

Gaining Access

If you are interested in doing a one-off recording, you can email me (Baynard Bailey) and I can engineer for you. If you have a need for multiple recording sessions, then I can train you on the equipment and the room protocols and put you on key permission. Afterwards, just reserve the room by emailing me, and then you can pick the key up from the circulation desk in the Main Library. (Bear in mind that Chicago Hall is open from from 7:30am-7pm, Mon-Fri and from 9am-11:30pm, Sat & Sun. After hours access can be arranged.) The training generally takes thirty to forty-five minutes but it can go quicker if you are already comfortable with audio tech such as sound boards, XLR and USB connections.

Technical Details

The two mics in the room are the Heil PR 40 and an Electro-voice RE20. The sound board is a Mackie ProFX8. The studio also hosts an ISDN line capable of lag-free remote broadcast, but it hasn’t gotten much use lately. If that is something you are interested in, let CIS know and we can plan accordingly. 

Other Campus Sound Resources

The circulation desk in the library signs out USB headsets with microphones that are useful if you want to record on your own laptop and want to improve upon the sound quality of its onboard microphone (usually not so great). The headset enables a more intimate sound containing less room noise. The Main Library also hosts the sound nook for high quality spontaneous recordings in the Digital Media Studio. 

usb headsetUSB Headsets can be signed out from the circ desk for 2 hours at a time. They can also be signed out from Media Resources for a week at time.

 

zoom h1Zoom H1 Recorder kits can be signed out from Media Resources. ACS maintains a classroom set of recorders that can be used for class projects. These are perfect for field recordings. Contact mediaresources@vassar.edu for individual borrowing or acs@vassar.edu for class projects or training. We also have a handful of field recording kits with shotgun mics.

Miscellaneous

There is a band practice room in the basement of Blodgett Hall; to access it, please contact campusactivites@vassar.edu. The Film Department has a small Foley booth but it is generally reserved for Film students.

 

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Technology Workshops Spring 2022

Campus Resources for Building Websites

Wednesday, February 23, 3:30 pm  https://vassar.zoom.us/j/99426386183

crane building a web page free image from pixabayNeed a website? Before you pay for hosting and support off-campus, let’s review the resources you have available to you as a member of the Vassar Community. We’ll provide an overview of Google Sites, pages.vassar.edu, and our new resource : vassarspaces.net – where we empower users to become sys admins and install their own apps (WordPress, Scalar, Omeka and more!). Led by Baynard Bailey of Academic Computing Services and Nicole Scalessa of Digital Scholarship and Technology Services.

 

Intro to Audio Recording and Campus Resources

Wednesday, March 2, 3:30 pm Main Library Electronic Classroom

Chicago Hall Audio Recording in progressPlanning to record voice or music and you have never done it before? Interested in podcasting? Perhaps you have an interview you need to edit and share? We’ll review free and cross-platform tools and review resources for audio production. We’ll conclude by visiting the audio production facilities in the basement of Chicago Hall. Led by Baynard Bailey of Academic Computing Services.

 

Intro to Photoshop

Friday, February 25, 1:00PM  Sci Vis Lab, BLS 101

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Adobe Photoshop is software used for editing photographs, compositing digital art, animating, and graphic design. In this workshop we will explore open-source resources to incorporate into projects, cover the basics of document creation, and review graphic design principles to keep in mind when editing digital and print publication. Led by Karly Andreassen of Academic Computing Services, please email kandreassen@vassar.edu in order to reserve a space in the class.

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Print a Custom 3D Object 

Wednesday, March 23, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Vassar Innovation Lab

Visit the Innovation Lab and customize a small 3D item like a keychain, guitar pick, or phone stand. You’ll learn the basics of preparing a file for 3D printing, pick the colors for your print, and watch our 3D printers in action. No experience necessary. Led by Chad Fust of Academic Computing Services.

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Intro to Blender

Friday, April 8, 1:00PM Sci Vis Lab, BLS 101

Blender is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software toolset used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, motion graphics, interactive 3D applications, virtual reality, and computer games. Come to this hands-on workshop to learn the basic tools and unlock your 3D potential!

Led by Karly Andreassen of Academic Computing Services, please email kandreassen@vassar.edu in order to reserve a space in the class.

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 Digital and Traditional Printmaking with Maker Technologies  

Part 1: Friday, April 15th, 11am-12:30pm  in the Innovation Lab, College Center lower level.  
Part 2: Friday April 29th, 11am -2pm in the Printmaking Studio, Doubleday

We will look at approaches for utilizing 3D printing, CNC milling, and Laser cutting and engraving to assist in the generation of print surfaces. Students will use technologies available in the lab to create their own printing plates on Friday April 15th. Students are then invited to print their plates in the Printmaking Studio in Doubleday on Friday April 29th. Meeting times on the 15th and 29th to be determined. Please RSVP by emailing Amy Laughlin at amlaughlin@vassar.edu

(Max Capacity 8 Students)

 

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Intro to Omeka

Monday, April 18, 3:00 – 4:30 pm Electronic Classroom, Main Library

Omeka is a free, open-source content management system for online digital collections that allows users to publish and exhibit scholarly collections and cultural heritage objects. The Vassar College Digital Scholarship Services Collaboration (DiSSCo) provides a web hosting resource called vassarspaces.net. This service, a Domain of One’s Own (DoOO) product, provides the flexibility for anyone in our academic community to build websites on a variety of platforms, including Omeka. This workshop will begin with the basics of creating an account and installing Omeka and its associated plugins. The most useful plugins and best practices for their use will be covered along with theming and site customization.  Led by Nicole Scalessa of Digital Scholarship and Technology Services. To register and receive the Zoom link email Nicole H. Scalessa, nscalessa@vassar.edu.

 

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Using Moodle’s Gradebook

April 29, 10:00-11:00 on Zoom

Students consistently say that they would like their instructors to make the grades for their assignments, quizzes, etc. viewable in Moodle throughout the semester, but many instructors are intimidated by the setup procedures for the Moodle Gradebook. Learn the basic mechanics of the Moodle Gradebook by watching this 20-minute recording (coming soon), then join ACS Director Steve Taylor for follow-up Q&A in this live Zoom session.

Registration link:

https://vassar.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvcuyuqjsvGNdx2tpadZxc_DBDwE0E8oUv

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Technology Workshops Fall 2021

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Intro to 3D Modeling

Wednesday, October 6, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm,  Main Library Electronic Classroom

Learn the basics of 3D modelling for 3D printing, game design, and animation. Participants will engage in hands-on work in Tinkercad to create their own 3D objects. 3D models created in this class can be used in the Intro to 3D Printing course the following week. Led by Chad Fust of Academic Computing Services.

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Faculty Workshop: Panopto

Friday, October 8, 2021 9:30 am – 11:00 https://vassar.zoom.us/j/93321996248?pwd=ZElvL0p0ckNxWUF0dkJqa1hML1J2QT09

Panopto is Vassar’s new streaming media platform for educators. Instructors will learn how to upload, manage, and access video files, record themselves, insert comprehension questions into videos, and use simple editing tools. Led by Steve Taylor of Academic Computing Services

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Intro to 3D Printing 

Wednesday, October 13, Innovation Lab 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Learn the software and tools involved in 3D printing and see how 3D printers work. Participants will learn the workflows involved in sending print jobs to the 3D printers in the Innovation Lab. Bring your own 3D models from the Intro to 3D Modeling class or learn how to find 3D objects online. Led by Chad Fust of Academic Computing Services.

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Discord Workshop

Wednesday, October 20, 3:30 – 4:30  Zoom : https://vassar.zoom.us/j/9174731734

Discord is a video conferencing, instant messaging and digital distribution platform that has risen in popularity. Discord makes real-time and asynchronous communicating and filesharing easier than ever. Many professors have have been using Discord as a tool to facilitate discussions inside and outside of the classroom. We will cover the basics of setting up a chat server for your class, and share best practices for cultivating a digital community. Led by Karly Andreassen of Academic Computing Services. Calendar Link

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Introduction to Adobe InDesign 10/27

Wednesday, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Sci Vis Lab (BLS 101)

Adobe InDesign is a multi page design program – suited for creating e-books, portfolios, and magazines. In this workshop we will cover the basics of document creation as well as some graphic design principles to keep in mind when editing digital and print publications. Participants will start their own zine and learn how to access Adobe software on campus for their own projects. Led by Karly Andreassen of Academic Computing Services. Calendar Link

Intro to Stop-Motion Animation 

Friday, November 5, 1:00 – 2:30, Taylor Hall 318

Interested in Stop-motion animation? Come learn about Dragonframe animation software. Discover how to access campus resources such as cameras and studio space available to you to make your stop-motion film. During this workshop I will be showing some stop-motion examples and demonstrating the basics of starting a project in Dragonframe. Please email Amy Laughlin (amlaughlin@vassar.edu) to reserve a space in the class. 

Chicago Hall Audio Recording in progress

Intro to Audio Recording and Campus Resources

Wednesday, November 10, 3:30 pm Main Library Electronic Classroom

Planning to record voice or music and you have never done it before? Interested in podcasting? Perhaps you have an interview you need to edit and share? We’ll review free and cross-platform tools and review resources for audio production. We’ll conclude by visiting the audio production facilities in the basement of Chicago Hall. Led by Baynard Bailey of Academic Computing Services.

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Campus Resources for Building Websites

Friday November 12, 9:30 – 10:30 Zoom Link

Need a website? Before you pay for hosting and support off-campus, let’s review the resources you have available to you as a member of the Vassar Community. We’ll provide an overview of Google Sites, pages.vassar.edu, and our new resource : vassarspaces.net – where we empower users to become sys admins and install their own apps (WordPress, Scalar, Omeka and more!). Led by Baynard Bailey of Academic Computing Services and Nicole Scalessa of Digital Scholarship and Technology Services.

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Intro to Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X

Wednesday, December 1, 3:30 pm Electronic Classroom, Main Library

Interested in learning video editing or recording a narrated presentation? Come to this hands-on workshop where you will learn to use Apple’s powerful but easy to use video editing software. Led by Baynard Bailey of Academic Computing Services.

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Intro to Omeka

Monday, December 6, 3:30 pm Electronic Classroom, Main Library

Omeka is a free, open-source content management system for online digital collections that allows users to publish and exhibit scholarly collections and cultural heritage objects. The Vassar College Digital Scholarship Services Collaboration (DiSSCo) provides a web hosting resource called vassarspaces.net. This service, a Domain of One’s Own (DoOO) product, provides the flexibility for anyone in our academic community to build websites on a variety of platforms, including Omeka. This workshop will begin with the basics of creating an account and installing Omeka and its associated plugins. The most useful plugins and best practices for their use will be covered along with theming and site customization.
Led by Nicole Scalessa of Digital Scholarship and Technology Services

https://libcal.vassar.edu/calendar/mainlibrary/omeka01 (registration)

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Building Collections in Omeka

Wednesday, December 8, 3:30 pm Electronic Classroom, Main Library

Omeka is a free, open-source content management system for online digital collections that allows users to publish and exhibit scholarly collections and cultural heritage objects. This workshop will delve into the fundamental aspects of digital literacy necessary for a successful digital archival resource. Students will learn concepts related to communities of practice, documentation, metadata, file formats, standards, and copyright concerns. We will conclude with a review of site management and digital preservation best practices.
Led by Nicole Scalessa of Digital Scholarship and Technology Services

https://libcal.vassar.edu/calendar/mainlibrary/omeka02 (Registration)

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Supporting Scaled Responses for Digital Storytelling Assignments

Vassar, like many of its peers, is offering students the NRO option. 

I wanted to take some time to provide instructors and students an example of what student work might look like, exploring the range of scaled responses (from less time and energy to more time and energy).

Here’s a basic digital story: Ingredients include and image and a story. 

Basic Digital Story

Baynard mom dad mom-mom pop-pop

Here’s an example of a more complex narrative but build along the same lines, multiple pictures and more text:

Risa’s Bread

Here’s an example of. a podcast assignment, a bit of edited audio embedded in a WordPress page:

Interview with a Master iPhone Storyteller

A typical digital story consists of short series of images

You can use Wevideo (web based, iMovie or Davinci Resolve) – All free

https://youtu.be/hnnG9VgcHAw

 
Many students are currently eligible for temporary free access to the Adobe Suite, including access to Adobe Premiere. Here’s an example of a full and in depth response to the digital storytelling / video assignment.

Hopefully this helps us understand how scaled responses can be used in the NRO landscape for a digital storytelling assignment.

 

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Digital Storytelling on an iPhone – Interview with a Master – My Daughter Azalea Bailey

At Vassar, we are grappling with going from high touch to no touch.

Azalea playing duetSometimes the only production machine one has is a phone? What do you do then? 

I interviewed my daughter, who shared with us these tips:

This is an example of a podcast / interview assignment embedded into a WordPress post.

Recommended Apps:

Vidstitch available oniOS and Android
iMovie on iOS
Collagemaker (multiple versions of this, I’ll try and suss it out)
inShot
Voice Memos (iOS)
Stop Motion Studio (iOS) –
Google Photo for backing up
Instagram Layout

Apparently Azalea ripped through all the crappy free apps to make in order to curate this list. Thanks Azalea!

Let’s now find the examples….

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Risa’s Bread

I believe we can use story to help each other. This bread is great bread, easy to make, and very economical. My wife taught herself from online recipes and I have recently been trained by the master.

Prepare to be amazed! This recipe takes very little labor, is economical on ingredients and yields delicious amazing bread.

The Recipe

3 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon yeast, 3/4 tsp salt, + approximately 1 3/4 cups of waterMeasure and mix the dry ingredients, doesn’t have to be super mixed.Ad warm water and stir (hot water if you are in a hurry).

lumpy bread dough

Bread dough should be lumpy and a little sticky, not too wet. Cover and let rise three to four hours until whenever (can rise overnight).

Get some fresh airRisa taking a selfieEnjoy quality time in nature

Take some picturesThink about stuff, do some errands

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  1. Take out of the bowl and spin it and knead it (doesn’t need much)Cover and let rise 30 minutes.Pre-Heat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Put the pan and lid in the oven (empty). Pan heats for  30  minutes while the bread rises. Put the bread in the hot pan and bake for 30 minutes with the top on.Remove the top of the pan, bake for 15 more minutesRemove from the oven and let it cool. Reflect upon how much yeast you saved.
  2. bread machine recipe compared to Risa's bread

    Above: bread machine recipe, yields a small loaf, creates bread in an hour Below: Risa’s bread, much more yield for the cost, creates bread in 5-6 hours

  3. Gather your loved ones, slice and eat bread

Congratulations! You can make Risa’s Bread!

Risa jumping

 

Pedagogy: This is an example of using digital tools to tell the story of how to make bread. We are isolated but we are not alone. We are all in this together. Let’s make the best of it!

 

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Going Online in a Hurry – A person centered approach

Wow last week was a big change for the campus and the employees who work here! Nearly all employees are now remote work from home employees! All of our our faculty and students are having classes online!

And we did it! Huzzah! It was really an incredible feat and shoutouts and kudos all around! The fact that we made these pivots so quickly is a testament to the ingenuity and creativity of our faculty, administrators and students.

Now that we have had a taste of the online experience, it’s time to take a collective step back and have a good think about our learning goals and how to make the most of a bad situation, keeping in mind the needs of our students.

People Missing in Action

Some students have not returned to class or checked in. They could be traveling, they could be sick or they could be taking care of the sick. What will their experience be when they find their way to the your course site? Please pace activities and instructions accordingly. Maybe create a check-in forum.

Grades

Many colleges, including Vassar, are offering an NRO option. The policy is humane, generous and provides great flexibility in grading and conducting learning activities for the rest of the semester. Students can scale their level of involvement to match their available bandwidth. Leverage this to provide a more relaxed learning environment for everyone. 

Pressure

Anyone who knows me, knows I adore the faculty. They rise to every challenge and constantly amaze and impress. That very quality can be a little intimidating to students. This April, we need to avoid falling into the usual “April Frenzy”. The usual intensity at this juncture will be intolerable for just about everybody.

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So, in your quest to provide the best instruction, please be careful to not inadvertently ramp up the pressure. Faculty members are heroes to students. Please provide learning activities for your students that can be scaled to suit their available time and energy and send the message that any level of involvement is okay. Everything is okay!. Don’t worry, be happy! It’s a free pass to participate however you can. Reduce the pressure, reduce the anxiety, & reduce the stress load. Give yourself a break, too!

Sliding Scale of Engagement

Design learning activities to accommodate a range of involvement. Only have time for a sentence? That’s fine. Want to post an image and a paragraph or two? Super! Want to make a full-length film because your home and bored? Coolio! It’s all OK! Have fun! The situation is serious but their learning activities can include levity.

Zoom / Teaching Online in Real Time

Zoom is a powerful and fantastic tool. Bear in mind it is just one tool in the online teaching toolkit.If you don’t like zoom, please be assured though that you don’t have to hold zoom classes for all the same times that you used to teach in person. We are already hearing reports of zoom fatigue. Most online classes typically provide very little synchronous content. I earned my Master’s degree online, and the synchronous real time experience was the exception, not the norm.

The beauty of an online class is that the activities can be conducted to suit one’s schedule. Some of your students are in different time zones. Maybe there’s only one computer in a house of eight. Maybe their internet connection is poor. Please design your online plans accordingly. Zoom excels class for check-ins, office hours, consults and the like. Please assure your students that if they can’t make a zoom session, that it is okay. Missing a zoom session should not be the equivalent of cutting a class. Ask your students how they think zoom fits into class. Also, gauge your own comfort level. Use the technology in a way that best fits your teaching style, your needs and your students’ needs.

 

 

 

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Quick and Easy Guide to Remote Ensemble Recording

I was asked about remote recordings yesterday. I looked online and the articles I read made it sound really hard. My daughter and I took a walk together and as it turns out, Arlington’s music program had already completed a Virtual Wind Ensemble performance:

Here is my understanding of the steps:

1. Learn your part to tempo.
2. Get warmed up and in tune
3. Play and record the song to tempo, listening to a metronome in your headphones (make sure everyone is using the same tempo – it might be helpful to provide a guide recording or a midi file, as apparently metronomes can vary).
4. Allow a few seconds before you record and after you record to help in the editing process.
5. Look and sound your best. Make your best take possible. Use appropriate gestures and expression.
6. Share the file with as indicated by your instructor (at Vassar College, Moodle or Google Drive are your best bets).
7. Find someone to edit it (maybe start there before asking everyone to make videos).

I would pick something short for the first attempt at this.

Thanks to my daughter Azalea for sharing and being so active in music. Thanks to Mr. Gullien for his creativity in giving this assignment during these challenging times, and kudos to Ryan King for making the video.

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Technology Workshops Spring 2020

Intro to Zotero Groups for Creating Public Bibliographies

February 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm  (Electronic Classroom, Main Library)f

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Zotero groups provide the opportunity for students and faculty to collaborate remotely to build custom bibliographies.These web-based bibliographies can be used in classroom instruction, community engagement activities, and much more. 

In this one hour workshop we will cover how to create a personal Zotero account, create a Zotero group, customize group privacy settings, add members to your group, and create collections of bibliographic content. Finally, we will touch upon publishing options to share your bibliographies with the world, including a demo of the implementation of the Zotero WordPress plugin. Led by Nicole Scalessa, Head of Digital Scholarship and Technology Services.

 

Intro to Audio Recording and Campus Resources

February 12, 2020 at 3:30 pm (Electronic Classroom, Main Library)

Chicago Hall Audio Recording in progressPlanning to record voice or music and you have never done it before? Interested in podcasting? Perhaps you have an interview you need to edit and share? We’ll review free and cross-platform tools and review resources for audio production. We’ll conclude by visiting the audio production facilities in the basement of Chicago Hall. Led by Baynard Bailey of Academic Computing Services.

 

Intro to Hypothesis: Annotate Online Resources in the Classroom (E Classroom)

February 19, 2020 3:30 pm (Electronic Classroom, Main Library)

hypothesis logo ('h' in a speech bubble)“Writing in the margins has always been an essential activity for students. Annotation helps in reading comprehension and in developing critical thinking about course materials. Hypothesis enables students to continue this essential activity with online readings.”

~ Source: https://web.hypothes.is/education/

Come learn how to digitally write in the margins of website content! You will create a personal Hypothesis account and test it on a variety of resources. We will also discuss new integrations recently released for use in Moodle that allow students to annotate web page content as well as PDFs in their course modules, without the need for a Hypothesis account. For more information on this new resource visit: https://web.hypothes.is/education/lms/

Led by Nicole Scalessa, Head of Digital Scholarship and Technology Services.

 

Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro

February 26, 2020 3:30 pm Sci Vis Lab, BLS 101

ArcGIS Pro Logo (map in a circle)ArcGIS Pro is ESRI’s next generation Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping and analysis software and successor to ArcGIS Desktop (the suite of desktop programs including ArcMap), which Vassar students and faculty use to teach, learn, and conduct research across several departments. While support for ArcGIS Desktop will continue for some time, more and more GIS professionals and organizations who use ArcGIS Desktop are transitioning to ArcGIS Pro. The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize students and faculty who currently use, or are interested, to use GIS software with ArcGIS Pro. Prior exposure to GIS software is recommended but not required. Led by Neil Curri, Academic GIS Computing Consultant and Adjunct Instructor at Vassar College.

 

Linux Part I

Feb 28, 2020 3:30 pm  Sci Vis Lab, BLS 101 

Linux PenguinLinux is an open-source operating system that can run on any computing device in the world! Come learn how to get started exploring the Linux world on your very own laptop, or use one of our computers. We’ll learn a brief history of Linux, look at the high-level structure of the operating system, talk about situations in which Linux would be a preferable OS, and start navigating the command line ourselves. We will go over common commands and how to navigate the file system, learn about permissions, shortcuts, and methods of installing software. Led by Chris Gahn of ACS.

Linux Part II

March 6, 2020 3:30 pm  Sci Vis Lab, BLS 101

Part II of the Intro to Linux Workshop will pick up where Part I left off. We will become more comfortable with navigating the command line, and introduce several new commands and programs. Finally, we will attempt to create our own Shell Script to perform some automated tasks. Led by Chris Gahn of ACS.

 

Intro to 3D Modelling 

Tinkercad logoMarch 25, 2020 3:30 pm Electronic Classroom, Main LibraryLearn the basics of 3D modelling for 3D printing, game design, and animation. Participants will engage in hands-on work in Tinkercad to create their own 3D objects. 3D models created in this class can be used in the Intro to 3D Printing course the following week. Led by Chad Fust of Academic Computing Services.

 

Screen Printing with the Vinyl Cutter Demonstration

March 27, 2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm B19 Innovation Lab (Basement of College Center)

makerbot screen printingFamiliarize yourself with the vinyl cutter in the lab. Learn how to make a silk screen using cut vinyl. After this workshop, participants can make follow-up visits in order to create and print their own designs. Led by Amy Laughlin of Academic Computer Services.

Email amlaughlin@vassar.edu to RSVP 

 

Intro to 3D Printing  

April 3, 2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm B19 Innovation Lab (Basement of College Center)

computer sending tinkercad job to 3d printerLearn the software and tools involved in 3D printing and see how 3D printers work. Participants will learn the workflows involved in sending print jobs to the 3D printers in the Innovation Lab. Bring your own 3D models from the Intro to 3D Modeling class or learn how to find 3D objects online. Led by Chad Fust of Academic Computing Services.

 

Intro to Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X

April 15, 2020 3:30 pm Electronic Classroom, Main Library

Final Cut Pro icon, desktop and cameraInterested in learning video editing or recording a narrated presentation? Come to this hands-on workshop where you will learn to use Apple’s powerful but easy to use video editing software. Led by Baynard Bailey of Academic Computing Services.

 

Intro to Laser Cutting 

April 17, 2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm B19 Innovation Lab (Basement of College Center)

makerspace doorLearn the basics of using the laser cutter to engrave and cut a variety of materials. Participants will learn how to invent or adapt designs in order to print them on the laser cutter in the Innovation Lab. Find out how to safely operate the laser and choose safe and appropriate materials for a variety of projects. Led by Chad Fust of Academic Computing Services.

 

Intro to Machine Sewing: Standard Pillowcase 

April 24, 2020 10:00 – 12:00 B19 Innovation Lab (basement of College Center)

Sewing Machine at workCome learn the basics of sewing from cutting the fabric to threading the sewing machine, and ultimately going home with a standard size pillowcase. Due to the limited number of machines, materials, and space this class will be available to the first five registrants that contact nscalessa@vassar.edu; others will be waitlisted. If interest warrants, we will schedule another session. Enrollment is full but if you are interested in a workshop like this, please contact Nicole Scalessa, Head of Digital Scholarship and Technology Services.

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Technology Workshops Fall 2019

Technology Workshops Fall 2019

Moodle Basics 

Sept. 6, 2019 Library Electronic Classroom 10:00 am 

 moodle iconFor new or returning faculty: Learn or review the basic operations of Moodle, including adding content of different types; adding special activities such as assignments, discussion forums, and attendance tracking; emailing students; and managing enrollments. RSVP to moodle@vassar.edu. Friday Sept. 6 10am in the Library Classroom.

 

Faculty Open House in the Vassar Innovation Lab

Sept 6, 2019, Vassar Innovation Lab  2-5 pm

What if you could use a laser to cut through solid materials?makerspace door Or fly for miles without leaving the ground? What would you do with these powers? In our maker space, we have the tools to grant you these abilities, but we need your ideas to bring them to life. Come explore the world of maker technology, including laser cutters, 3D printers, drones, virtual reality, and more. Drop in any time after 2:00 on Friday, Sept. 6. (adjacent to the Old Bookstore). 

 

Save Today So History is Not Rewritten Tomorrow 

Sept. 25, 2019,  Library Electronic Classroom 3:30 pm

page not found by Image: Freepik.comAttendees will be encouraged to pick a theme and curate websites that are at risk and relevant to them personally. Student groups are welcome to come and save data that is important to your work. The goal of this workshop is to inform attendees in a very personal and hands-on way the fragility of data and the digital world as you know it. It will provide you with the tools to not only preserve but to also curate a moment in time. 

This workshop will provide an introduction to tools such as Archive-It and will use Google Sheets during the hands-on session. Contact Nicole H. Scalessa, Head of Digital Scholarship and Technology Services for more information, nscalessa@vassar.edu.

 

Into to Campus Audio Resources 

October 9, 2019 Library Electronic Classroom 3:30 pm

Chicago Hall Audio Recording in progressPlanning to record voice or music and you have never done it before? Interested in podcasting? Perhaps you have an interview you need to edit and share? We’ll review free and cross platform tools and review resources for audio production. We’ll conclude by visiting the audio production facilities in the basement of Chicago Hall. Led by Baynard Bailey of Academic Computing Services. Please rsvp to babailey@vassar.edu (suggested but not required).

 

Intro to Adobe Premiere

October 16, 2019 Library Electronic Classroom 3:30 pm

Interested in learning to edit video with a powerful and popular software suite? Come to this hands-on workshop where you will learn to use Adobe Premiere Pro. Led by Baynard Bailey of Academic Computing Services. Please rsvp to babailey@vassar.edu (suggested but not required).

Linux Penguin

 

Intro to Linux Part I

Nov. 1, 2019  Sci Vis Lab, Bridge Building 3:30 pm

Linux is an open-source operating system that can run on any computing device in the world! Come learn how to get started exploring the Linux world on your very own laptop, or use one of our computers. We’ll learn a brief history of Linux, look at the high-level structure of the operating system, talk about situations in which Linux would be a preferable OS, and start navigating the command line ourselves. We will go over common commands and how to navigate the file system, learn about permissions, shortcuts, and methods of installing software. Led by Chris Gahn of ACS. Please rsvp to chgahn@vassar.edu (suggested but not required)

Intro to Linux Part II

Nov. 8, 2019  Sci Vis Lab, Bridge Building 3:30 pm

Part II of the Intro to Linux Workshop will pick up where Part I left off. We will become more comfortable with navigating the command line, and introduce several new commands and programs. Finally, we will attempt to create our own Shell Script to perform some automated tasks. Led by Chris Gahn of ACS. Please rsvp to chgahn@vassar.edu (suggested but not required).”

 

Intro to Photographic Resources

Nov. 13, 2019 Library Electronic Classroom 3:30 pm

Need to put together your senior portfolio? Want to submit work to galleries or other exhibition calls for entry? Interested in stop-motion animation? Come to this workshop and learn about all the photographic and stop-motion filmmaking resources available to you on campus. Organized by DiSSCo, Led by Amy Laughlin of Academic Computing Services.  Please rsvp to amlaughlin@vassar.edu (suggested but not required).

Start Mapping with QGIS

Nov. 15, 2019 Sci Vis Lab Bridge Building 3:30

QGIS is a free and beginner-friendly way to start mapping with GIS (Geographic Information System). In this workshop we’ll learn how to find spatial data common to historical and social science research, and visualize it with QGIS mapping. No previous experience necessary. Taught by Carolyn Moritz, Digital Technologies Librarian.

 

 

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