Tools and Techniques

Academic Computing Services and the Library Digital Scholarship and Technology Services department provide workshops, use of equipment/tools for research and pedagogical needs, and one-on-one consultations and training for a variety of hardware and software packages.


  • Audiovisual training
  • Audio recordings (e.g., Chicago Hall basement recording studio)
  • Specialized WordPress training
  • Innovative publishing
  • Interactive maps and timelines
  • Video editing and Final Cut Pro
  • Epilog Laser Cutter
  • Ultimaker and Lutzbot 3D printers
  • Occipital 3D scanner
  • Cricut Maker
  • Vinyl Cutter
  • Epson Scanner
  • VR/AR headsets – HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, and Occipital Bridge
  • 24inch Printer
  • Heat Press
  • Singer Heavy Duty Sewing Machine


  • Information visualization
  • Text analysis
  • Close reading / distant reading
  • Mapping and data visualization
  • …and more! 

Spaces for Collaboration, Design, and Making

We can also work with you to incorporate these tools and methods into your classes.