Studio Q, XR and Multimedia Labs

Studio Q

The Q Room is available for producing educational video recordings in multiple ways: using the Lightboard, camcorder, computer screens, PowerPoint, or the document camera (in any combination). We have a Windows machine and an iMac with Panopto, OBS, Camtasia Studio, the full Adobe Creative Cloud, and Quicktime for recording and editing.

Studio Q (D126-Q): Video Capture Room with Lightboard

Before your first visit to Studio Q / The Q Room, you should already be familiar with Panopto, our officially-supported video-capture software. Then, the first time you visit, you’ll be accompanied by a staff member who will show you around — how to turn on the room lights, the light board, the camera, etc.

Equipment available

  • Lightboard
  • Video camera
  • Wireless lapel mic
  • Windows 10 PC with Panopto
  • 27″ iMac with Panopto
  • Wolfvision document camera

Best Practices

Some best practices when using the Lightboard:


  • Dark clothing works best
  • No complex patterns (no plaids, polka-dots, etc.)
  • Consider wearing a button-down shirt, since you’ll need to clip a lapel mic on your front.

Writing on the Lightboard:

  • Try not to write in the space directly between your face and the camera.
  • Consider the placement of your material into specific areas or zones, with your face as the reference point.
  • Write on the left and right sides of the board, leaving room for your face.
  • If you’re right-handed, write mostly on the right side of the board; if you’re left-handed, write mostly on the left side of the board.


  • Look at the camera: that is where your audience is.
  • If you need notes, use a small sheet of paper that you can hold in your hand. It’s less distracting than using a laptop off to the side.


  • Since you will be recording videos using Panopto, the same accessibility rules apply when you’re making any other kind of video: your videos MUST be captioned.

Schedule Studio Q to Use the Lightboard

Use the link below to view the open schedule in Studio Q. Half-hour slots are available during the eLearning Center’s open hours.

How To Reserve Studio Q for Recording a Video using Panopto


  1. 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.
  2. Take a Panopto Workshop offered multiple times every quarter at eLearning.
  3. Take a Studio Q Workshop on how to use the lights, camera, and Lightboard set-up. The workshop basically teaches how to turn on/off the devices, and how to properly clean the Lightboard. This workshop is by appointment only. Contact eLearning or call 425-564-4210.
  4. Studio Q has a video camera on a tripod, and a Lightboard ready to use. Instructors just need to log-in to the computer to access Panopto in their Canvas classes.
  5. Schedule the room via Request Center, or contact eLearning, or call 425-564-4210.
  6. Come in and make your recording in Studio Q, using any combination of the room equipment or your laptop w/camera. After enabling automatic-captioning in Panopto, your auto-captioned video should be ready within an hour or two.

After you’ve learned how to use the room, all you really need is to jump straight to Step 5 – subsequent recording sessions just get easier and faster.


Contact eLearning or call 425-564-4210.

Instructional Technologist: Keith Rowley

Digital Learning Manager: Ron Austin

ABout the XR Lab

About the XR Lab

Faculty or Staff, to use the XR Lab or get more information send an email to


The new “XR Lab” located in the Bellevue College library is committed to the application of new virtual reality and simulations technologies as tools for thought – to provide students ways to augment their learning through access to immersive, multisensory experiences. 

To accomplish this goal, the XR Lab provides the following services:

  • State of the art virtual reality display devices: the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Microsoft Mixed Reality and Google Daydream headsets.
  • Educational software to deliver high-quality interactive learning experiences that are reviewed by instructors and students before implementation in ongoing classroom support.
  • An open source networked video conference classroom space that allows students to experience presenters from all over the world, and shared learning experiences with participating educational institutions.
  • VR-equipped demonstration suites and workrooms.


Send an email to for all questions. The XR Lab does not have a phone number. Please do not call the eLearning or the LMC Circulation number.

XR email

XR Faculty: Bruce Wolcott

Studio Pioneer (Room D126-P)

This is the college’s main VR classroom, designed for Virtual Reality Demos, larger webinars, and web conferences.

XR Lab

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

25Live is Bellevue College’s institution-wide scheduling software. Reservations are done using 25Live.


  • Requests must be made 48 hours prior to use, before 2 p.m. two days prior.
  • Requests for Mondays must be received prior to 2 p.m. on the previous Thursday.
  • Requests received over the weekend, must be for the following Tuesday or later.
  • Studio Pioneer D126-P is closed on Saturdays and Sundays

Contact eLearning/Multimedia Desk: 425-564-2001 for further questions.

Multimedia Technician Senior: Larry Boykin.

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 screencasting, 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 reservations are made at the eLearning/Multimedia Desk or by calling 425-564-2001 between 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Monday -Friday.

Multimedia Technician Senior: Larry Boykin

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.

Room reservations are made at the eLearning/Multimedia Desk or by calling 425-564-2001 between 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Monday -Friday.

Multimedia Technician Senior: Larry Boykin

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.

Room reservations are made at the eLearning/Multimedia Desk or by calling 425-564-2001 between 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Monday -Friday.

Multimedia Technician Senior: Larry Boykin

Last Updated February 2, 2023