Digital Media Support

The Hive, Equipment Loans, Video Services and Training

Digital Media Support

Innovation hub

The Hive - Learning + Teaching @ VU, Room A202 of A Building at Footscray Park Campus

Services we provide:

The Hive

The Hive

Equipment available

The Hive is equipped with hardware (both PC and Mac) and specialist software to help you with:

  • Screen and personal video capture
  • Basic and advanced video editing and processing
  • Professional audio recording and editing
  • Creating interactive learning objects
  • Photographic and graphic art production
  • Basic animation production and editing

To access the Hive, please contact the Learning Environments Team to arrange a brief induction and familiarisation session.

If you need help, the Hive is staffed every day by one of our eLearning Designers or Students as Staff. You can also book a one-on-one consultation session at any time. Please email the Learning Environments Team to request a session.

Equipment Loans

Equipment Loans

Laptops

For staff not based at Footscray Park, we have six laptops equipped with multimedia software available for loan.

For your information, the PC laptops are installed with:

  • Articulate Storyline – to create interactive multimedia/learning objects
  • Camtasia – for screen capture and personal video capture with advanced editing capability
  • Roxio Video Editor – for video editing and video compression
  • Adobe Creative Suite - for graphic design, photographic editing and web page creation. 

VU staff can hire the laptops for a maximum of 4 weeks.

To book a laptop, please do the following:

  1. Complete the online Laptop Booking Request Form
  2. An LET staff member will contact you to discuss your request.

Additional equipment

The equipment listed below is available for use on specialist projects and under the supervision of the eLearning Designers, including:

  • Laptops
  • iPads
  • Wacom tablets
  • VR Headsets
  • Zoom Audio Recorder
  • RevoLab Wireless Microphone
  • Rode USB Microphone
  • iPad Microphone
  • Lavalier Microphone
  • Logitech Headsets (Headphones with microphone)
  • Audus Headphones
  • Sony Headphones
  • iPad Gorilla Grip
  • Mobile Gorilla Grip
 

To book additional equipment, please do the following:

  1. Complete the online Equipment Booking Request Form
  2. One of our team members will be in touch with you shortly

Video services

Video and Audio Services

The LET Multimedia Designers and Videographers are available to help you with recording and editing video and audio using the High definition video camera, wireless microphones, and lights.

To access video and audio services, please do the following:

  1. Complete the online Media Project Request Form
  2. One of our team members will be in touch with you shortly

To see example of some previous video projects visit Video Showcase (also accessible from the header menu: Services > Digital Media Support > Video Showcase)

VU Collaborate Training

VU Collaborate Training

A range of training options are available for learning how to use VU Collaborate and other blended learning tools and strategies, including Drop-In Sessions, Online Consultations and Group Training Sessions.

Drop-In Days

These days do not require bookings and provide personalised, face-to-face support for all aspects of VU Collaborate. Upcoming sessions are listed on the Training Calendar.  They are held at The Hive (A202) in Footscray Park daily and in City Flinders Lane (103) on Thursdays from 9:00 to 16:00.

Workshops and Personalised Support Sessions

Workshops and Personalised Support Sessions are held weekly on various campuses.  See the Training Calendar for when and where these sessions are and to book in.  Bespoke workshops can be organised for groups of 5 or more people on any aspect of using VU Collaborate or other Blended Learning Tools (e.g. learn how to use a tool, troubleshoot a strategy).

To book a group session, email the Learning Environments Team with details of the training you need. An LET staff member will contact you to discuss your request.

Online Consultations

Online consultations are daily 30 minute individual sessions conducted over the phone and online.  You can be on any campus, even at home, to make use of these as long as you have a phone and computer.  Book a consultation and a LET staff member will call you a few minutes beforehand to share the screen and work through any questions you have on VU Collaborate.