FAQs about Consulting
UO faculty in the use of instructional technology and multimedia. In
practical terms, that means that we have trained staff and equipment
ready to help you develop your own uses of instructional technology. We
do not charge for our consulting services or interactive design and development services which support UO CRN courses.
UO faculty member or GTF can use the facilities for work directly
related to your instructional responsibilities at UO. Research faculty may prepare their own scholarly materials for publication. In addition, we
occasionally make our facilities available to other campus
instructional support staff.
An active UO network account (Duck ID) is required.
In order to preserve access for instructional faculty and GTFs, we do not provide services for undergraduate or graduate students. Another technology access facility includes the Learning Commons. But we do assist students whom are hired or get credit to help a faculty member with media production or other technical support for a credit course, with the faculty member present.
we're open Monday through Friday, 9am-6pm, for drop in. However, during
those hours you might want to call in advance (346-1942) to reserve a
workstation or specific hardware (e.g., digital still camera or digital
video camera). Workstations that are not reserved in advance are
available on a first come, first served basis. Calling in advance also
allows us to make sure that the staff member on duty will be prepared
to help you with your particular questions. You may also request a
reservation outside our scheduled hours. We will try to arrange it.
We ask you to limit your use of our equipment to a maximum of two hours
per session, especially if there are other faculty who want to use the
We can help you learn how to do it for yourself, and you can use our
equipment, or we can do the complete design and development of your project. In addition, we can also act as a referral to other resources on
facilities on campus that have these basic programs. We can help you
learn to use your email, word processor, or web browser more
efficiently, but for day-to-day use we ask that you work elsewhere. We
can help you find other facilities on campus, or can point you to
people who can help you install the software you need in your own
or audio CD-ROMs. We do not, however, allow the copying of copyrighted
material (except as permitted within the "fair use" provisions of
copyright law) without written permission from the copyright owner.
CD-ROMs can generally be burned only if you have created the data or
music. CMET Interactive Media can work with you to design and develop CD-ROMs for instruction and research. We can also refer you to other resources for volume publication
We have Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software that can help with
this task, but you may need to get copyright clearance first. The "fair
use" doctrine may allow you to make copies of small portions of the
work for your own research, but for larger portions you will first need
to seek permission from the owner of the copyright.
one digital video camera which is primarily used within the Center, but we can lend them out overnight to faculty
who need them for use elsewhere on campus. We recommend, though, that
you check out a camera from the CMET front desk instead.
saved temporarily on machines in the Center, but don't count on them
being there for long. You can upload your files to your own server via
network, or can save them to a floppy disk (1.4 MB), ZIP disk (100MB),
or SuperDisk (120 MB, available on the Mac only).