eLearning, Canvas Corner, Collaboratory, Tech Hub, XR Lab and Multimedia Studios, Multimedia Services
Faculty/Student walk-in help for Canvas, Instructional Design and Multimedia questions
Quarterly laptops, Digital Media Arts equipment and Q&A support for students and Staff
Equipment checkout and delivery for Instructional events
eLearning center: Room D140
- Consultation appointments with Instructional Designers and Instructional Technologists
- Walk-in help with Canvas tools.
- Video recording and captioning guidance.
The eLearning department is located in the BC Library located in Building D. The eLearning department, Instructional designers and the Library staff offer students, faculty and staff assistance with a multitude of services.
Walk-in support available for students during the quarter. This desk is supported by our student staff.
- Hours: Monday to Friday from 11:00am to 1:00pm
The Collaboratory, located on the North side of the first floor, is a public use space designed for flexible student collaboration and teamwork. The Collaboratory is primarily a student space, but may be occasionally reserved by employees for designated activities.
- D126X – Emerging Technologies Area – Max Capacity 15
- D126Y – Collaboratory Lounge – Max Capacity 25
- D126Z – Collaboratory – Max Capacity 60
For more information, please see our detailed Collaboratory use procedure.
XR Lab and Multimedia Studios
Studio Pioneer Room D126-P
Reservations are done using 25Live. Please check with the staff at the eLearning/Multimedia Desk: 425-564-2001 for further questions.
This is the college’s main facility for webinars, web conferences, and Virtual Reality Demos.
A viewing room equipped with
- Large projector with inputs for – HDMI (2ports) Virtual Reality (VR), Blu Ray with Surround Sound, Polycom Video Conferencing
- Podium – Facilitators can use their own Laptop or borrow one from the Library.
- Seating Capacity: 32 movable chairs with 16 rolling tables
- Zoom Web conferencing
- Requests must be made 24 hours prior to use, before 2pm on the previous day.
- Requests for Mondays, must be received prior to 2pm on the previous Friday.
- Requests received over the weekend, must be for the following Tuesday or later.
- Studio Pioneer D126-P is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Studio Q (D126-Q)
Studio Q is a Video Capture Room with Lightboard.
How To Reserve Studio Q for Recording a Video
- If you have a Faculty role in Canvas, you already have access to Panopto. Panopto can be used only for instructional purposes. View the Panopto guide for detailed directions on how to use this tool.
- Take a Panopto Workshop offered multiple times every quarter at eLearning.
- Take a Studio Q Workshop on how to use Studio Q’s camera, computer and Lightboard set-up. The workshop is basically to learn how to turn on the devices. This workshop will be by appointment only. Contact Gordon Hom or call the eLearning/Multimedia desk – 425-564-2001
- Studio Q will already have a standing camera and Lightboard ready to use, instructors just need to log-in to the computer to access their Canvas accounts.
- The eLearning staff will give you a link to the Skedda reservation software. With Skedda, you can make an appointment to use Studio Q.
- Come in and make your recording in Studio Q. After you leave the Studio, you should have an all finished, captioned video up on your Canvas site, ready for your students to view.
In future recording sessions, all you really need is to jump straight to Step 4 and Step 5 – it really gets easier and faster.
Studio Explorer (D126-N)
Equipment is available to record any video you might need in our new Studio Explorer Recording Room (Room D126-N). This space can also be used for Skype, Skype for Business, Zoom meetings, Panopto or Camtasia Relay screen casting, YouTube recording and ITV video conferencing. All videos will need to be captioned before be published for college use. Ask for a Multimedia Technician or an Instructional Designer to assist you in your multi-media project. Room is reservations are made at the eLearning/Multimedia Desk.
Studio Orion (D126-O)
For individual demos or small group programming projects, Studio Orion is a perfect fit. A large countertop stands for Oculus equipment use, and the room is outfitted with HTC Vive lighthouses.
This room can fit 1-3 people comfortably.
Studio Sputnik (D126-R)
Studio Sputnik is a large demo room perfect for multiple small groups, one larger group, or a meeting. The tall tables allow for ease of virtual reality use, but are on wheels and can be easily rearranged for meetings or studying. This room is also outfitted with HTC Vive lighthouses docked into the walls and a lighthouse.
This room can fit 2-7 people comfortably.
Laptops and other equipment
Microsoft Imagine Software
Microsoft software is now available ONLY ONLINE for students enrolled in specific IT courses. You can also go directly to the Bellevue College’s Microsoft Imagine Academic Software Center!
The mission of Multimedia services is to support the Academic Affairs goals by providing reliable media and presentation technology support for college events, meetings, conferences and cultural programs for faculty, staff, and students
Guidelines for equipment and staff support to the college community.
Multimedia Services does support the following venues for meeting and events:
C103, C115 Cafeteria, C120A&B, C130, D260A, L100C, L100D, S201, S301*, T205, T309*. (* = rooms that do not have either data projector nor computer)
- When Multimedia services is supporting Instructional courses, ollege programs, college groups, student clubs or student events, there is no charge for staffing; additionally there is no charge for equipment.
- College groups may be charged for staffing, if LMC staff can’t adjust their work schedule to support a college event or events sponsored by the Bellevue College or Bellevue College student groups.
- External groups will be charged for the use of college owned equipment used inside or outside of instructional spaces and charged for all staff support during or outside of LMC staffs work schedule.
List of rooms where the system configuration cannot be altered:
The following rooms have configured media equipment and/or computer technology that cannot be altered or staffed by Library Media Center on the weekends beyond the current system configuration (electronic classrooms with instructor’s podiums):
- E-classrooms, which have a standard instructors podiums with technology that is enhanced with audio equipment and projectors. These rooms are maintained by ITS.
- Large venue rooms B201, D106, D126 Collaboratory, D126-P, D240-L, Carlson Theater Lobby, the Gym, L-building lobby, N201 and any public spaces in the T-building, or on campus grounds outside of college buildings.
Standard equipment available from Multimedia Services, to support these large venue rooms:
- D106 – Instructor’s podiums, Data projectors and presenters microphone (lavalier)
- D126 (Collaboratory) Library Media Center
- D126 P- LMC Multimedia RM, 7.1 surround sound, Blu-ray, international DVD and commercial DVD/VHS player (no microphones)
- D240-L Library bibliographic lecture room
- E200 Carlson Theater and/or adjoining rooms
- L100-C, L100-D, L200-I meeting rooms
- N201 – Presenter’s podium, podium mic, 3 presenter’s mics (Lavalier) or 2 presenter’s mics and a wireless hand mic. Document camera, two computer projected images projected on three screens.
- If any Multimedia Services request need additional equipment or additional staff support, services can be negotiable, if equipment and/or staffing is available to support the needs of the requester.
- Multimedia Services Requests will be fulfilled only for the hours the LMC is open. Sunday requests will be fulfilled if trained staff is available.
Equipment Checkout and Delivery
Faculty and staff may checkout or request equipment to be delivered directly to their class or can arrange to pick up equipment in the eLearning/Multimedia Center, D-126. Not sure what equipment is available? View our list of Multimedia Equipment.
There are four ways to request equipment for delivery:
- Request equipment through the BC Request Center 48 hours prior to the time you need the equipment.
- Request equipment via e-mail.
- Call The Multimedia Center at 425-564-2001 by 2:00 p.m. 2 days prior to the date requested.
- Stop by The Multimedia Center (D-126) and order in person by 2:00 p.m. 2 days prior to the date requested.
For Saturday equipment requests, emergencies, or any questions about the service, please call the eLearning/Multimedia Center at 425-564-2001. Requests will be completed on Friday. LMC is closed on Saturday.
Digital Media Arts Equipment Check-Out and Check-In
- All equipment checks out for 2 days, and weekends (which are really 3 days).
- The check in or out time is Mon thru Fri 2pm-5pm, done by our student specialist in events.
- We get a roster of the students enrolled in the DMA class, only students in the class can check out equipment.
- The entire class comes into the Library eLearning Desk to receive an orientation at the start of every quarter – at least 24 hours in advance, students must come in and fill out forms to reserve the equipment.
- Once we have the forms, the equipment is pulled and placed into individual piles in the back room, and await pick up and check out the next day.
NOTE: Students, please return equipment to the same place you checked it out. Make sure the person at the Desk discharges all the equipment that you brought back. Any missing accessories will be noted and a replacement charge may apply.
Assistance in Using Electronic Classrooms
Support and guidance on using technology in an electronic classroom is provided by Information Technology Services. Some classrooms have new equipment, and new videos will be available in the near future.
Zoom is a web conferencing tool used for online meetings. Zoom use is diverse, it can be used for one to one meetings or teamed with the OWL it comfortably supports a meeting of 6-10 participants.
Step One: One week before the training, Create a ticket with ITS and ask for your Zoom account and password. (Without a Zoom account you will not be able to participate as a moderator.)
We offer a 30 minute hands-on Zoom training session, Create a ticket in Request Center and ask for training. Learn how to login to Zoom, create an online meeting, invite participants, start the online webinar, share the moderator desktop, record a session, and more.
Multimedia Services also provides assistance to setup a laptop and a 360 camera (The OWL) for you online meeting. Add your Room request if you need a room to conduct this online meeting when you request your event media using the LMC Equipment Request.