Student virtual desktop access to high-end software
Virtual Desktop Access (ViDA) is student desktop service, available online anytime, anywhere, on almost any Internet-connected device. The service hosts hundreds of concurrent sessions and offers UW students access to software including Mathematica and SPSS. This service was made available through a partnership with the Student Technology Fee Committee.
Facilitate interactive, in-person project work in a shared workspace
The Collaboration Studio and Pods at UW Seattle facilitate in-person, interactive, small group projects or meetings. Group members can collaborate using a Steelcase Media:Scape Mini which provides laptop display adapters connected to a large 36-inch plasma screen, visible to all group members.
In-person: First floor circulation desk in Odegaard Undergraduate Library
Pods are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Studio must be reserved. Back to back reservations are not permitted and there is currently a limit of 4 reservations in the system per UW NetID per day. Reservations will be canceled after 15 minutes if requested by another
patron who would like to use the space.
The Collaboration Studio and Pods are subject to the operating hours of Odegaard Undergraduate Library.
A digital audio recording and editing space with production hardware and software
The Sound Studio is a studio with high-end digital audio recording and production tools. The Sound Studio's professional, industry-standard hardware and software can take any project, no matter the scale, all the way from tracking and editing through mastering and duplication.
Projects from every discipline have been built in the studio. From rock and pop music production and scientific spectral analysis to radio advertisements and audio/visual post-production work, the tools are available to get the job done. The studio was designed for maximum flexibility and is capable of addressing the needs of the most complex of projects.
The Sound Studio is located at UW Seattle, in the Odegaard Undergraduate Library, to the left of the Technology Help Desk on the 2nd floor.
A private space for practicing presentations and to record sessions for later review
The Digital Presentation Studio (DPS) is a space to practice presentations and record those sessions for later review. The recorded presentations are recorded and saved in your cloud storage or external drive as streaming video files.
The DPS simulates the classroom presentation environment with an iMac connected to a 50" plasma display, and a small area for an audience. A mounted camera with a microphone records the presentation, and a simple control starts and stops the recording. Camtasia and Tegrity software is available to record the computer screen and audio. After stopping the recording, the presenter may edit the video. The video file can be saved to personal cloud-based storage, video sharing site, or external hard drive.
The Odegaard Learning Commons, with hundreds of workstations, provides access to learning technologies in the heart of UW Seattle's undergraduate library. The technology help desk and library reference services are a single point of service, providing "one-stop shopping." A variety of technology studios are available throughout the Odegaard Learning Commons.
The Learning Commons is located in Odegaard Undergraduate Library.
The Technology Help Desk is located on the 2nd Floor.
Studios for connecting local meetings and presentations with others worldwide
Videoconferencing allows you to meet face to face with people across the state or around the world without leaving the University of Washington. It is easier and more cost-effective than traveling, and you can supplement your presentations by showing printed documents and computer programs such as PowerPoint presentations.
Videoconferencing Studios are available during regular building hours only.
Rates effective July 1, 2011 for FY2012.
Videoconference Studios Fees
(Including technical testing and on-site support during the reservation)
* UW Budget Number: $165 per hour
* Non-UW Budget Number: $330 per hour plus a 15.6% Institutional Overhead fee
The following cancellation fee policy applies for all reservations:
* Cancelling with more than five (5) business days advance notice: $82.50 per event or event series
* Cancelling with less than five (5) business days advance notice: 50% of reservation charge
* Cancelling with less than two (2) business days advance notice: 100% of reservation charge
The following fees apply to rescheduling videoconference dates and times for all reservations (must have new dates at time of request):
* Rescheduling events with more than five (5) business days advance notice: $50
* Rescheduling events with less than five (5) business days advance notice: $100
Reservations must be received at least 7 days in advance.
Support includes technical testing prior to videconference event.
Reservations do not include extra set-up time before your event, or extra time after. If you need additional time prior to or after your event, you must reserve it.
Support does not including booking of the far-end facilities.
Smoking is not permitted.
Eating and drinking are allowed in designated areas.
Service Level Description:
Enquiries will be responded to within 2 business days, if not sooner.
A Videoconference Consultant is available to assist you with the entire process, including help with technical coordination of the videoconference with the far-end site, material preparation, and operation of equipment on the day of the conference. We can also provide an initial demonstration of the capabilities of the studios and answer any questions you may have concerning your videoconference.