The E-Learning Unit have a variety of software and hardware available which can be lent out to people undertaking e-learning projects or simply to anyone who’d like to try things out. This includes:
Audience voting system
We have 4 high definition video cameras with tripods and external lapel microphones. These cameras produce high quality recordings and require some skill and experience to set up. We therefore recommend that when booking the equipment for the first time you allow some time to familiarise yourself with it. We can provide you with an SD card for the cameras however we strongly recommend that you use your own SD card.
Please note that we can only lend you the equipment, we cannot do filming or video editing for you. We do run regular workshops on video skills such as screencasting and editing and can provide access to a variety of useful software. You will find these on our online course booking system. Remember that you can also use our recording booths to make recordings.
Articulate – e-learning authoring software
- Only Articulate Rise is available for the Mac. Articulate Storyline and Articulate Studio are only available on Windows.
Camtasia – screen casting and video editing software
Adobe Creative Cloud – professional image and video editing software
Using the equipment
To make use of any of the above, you must be a member of staff or a student at QMUL. Please send an email using your QMUL email address at least 7 days in advance to our email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will require the date you would like to collect and return the equipment. If you are unable to return the equipment and would like to extend the loan of our equipment, you will have to contact us as the items may be booked out by someone else. Charges are made in relation to lost, stolen or damaged items. Please contact us as soon as possible if the item on loan is lost, stolen or damaged.
Please note that equipment is often in high demand. This is especially true for cameras and laptops. Booking as far in advance as possible and returning equipment on time is vital in ensuring we can provide an effective service for everyone.
The majority of equipment is loaned on a short-term basis, for up to a period of 1 week in the first instance. Further bookings may be made depending on availability and purpose of the loan. Students may borrow equipment if they are undertaking an E-Learning Production Scheme project as an E-Learning Assistant and require use of recording equipment or laptops with special software. Students may also borrow equipment as part of a video assignment related to their studies. Please contact email@example.com for more information.