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Multimedia Academic Resources: Multimedia Assignments

Resources in our libraries to support students working on academic multimedia assignments

Library Resources

We have a variety of resources available to support students who are working on creating or editing multimedia projects for academic purposes, as well as some collaborative multimedia workspaces.

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Students are responsible for their work and for saving their files. Your H drive (home directory) won’t have enough space for multimedia projects. Use a USB drive or external hard drive may be useful. We have some USB drives on reserve for checkout at our help desk.


Keep in mind that multimedia projects take a lot of time, so please plan accordingly.

Multimedia rooms are frequently in use, so you should book a room ahead of time.

Projects and Assignments

Typical multimedia assignments our students may be working on:

  • Adding audio narration to Powerpoint presentations
  • Recording a podcast, vlog, PSA or videocast for a class assignment
  • Editing short video projects such as a speech or class presentation
  • Creatingand practicing group presentations
  • Interviews
  • Studying or working collaboratively
  • Viewing academic media as a small group

Gadgets, Gizmos and Library Resources

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Video Editing

Screen Captures and Screen Recording

Capture what is on your computer screen for an assignment - an image or a video screen recording - free options, depending on the computer you are using: 

To edit your screen recording:

Librarian Tips

Always carefully read your assignment instructions.

Then re-read the instructions.

If you have questions about the assignment, ask your instructor.

Multimedia projects take a lot of time, so plan accordingly.

You can add photos, text or images to your movie.

Check out these resources and get help, if needed.

Be creative, and have fun!

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