Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Faculty Services

eLearning services are available for Faculty, Staff and Students. We are committed to offering a wide variety of services to the campus community. Below are some of the services that we offer:

Software Training & Tutorials

Software Training is available for Faculty, Staff and Students. We are committed to offering a wide variety of services to the campus community. Below are some of the services that we offer:

Programs Currently Available:

  • MS Word 2010
  • MS Publisher 2010
  • MS PowerPoint 2010
  • Windows Live Movie Maker
  • And more …

What You Will Learn:

  • The basics of your computer, software, and file storage devices
  • Software programs in your computer
  • Parts of windows for MS Office programs
  • How to create Word, Publisher, PowerPoint documents
  • How to edit MS Office documents
  • How to navigate and transfer files using Windows Explorer
  • How to create a movie using Movie Maker software with photos
    And more…

Reminder:

  • An appointment is required for face to face tutoring. If the lab room at DLIT is not available, an alternate lab area will be arranged.
  • The appointment will be scheduled during regular office hours from Monday to Friday and with the next available time slot.
  • The external storage devices such as USB jump drives, CD and DVD discs are required to save and transfer documents.
  • No printing is available for production purposes.

Contact Rosa Gracia at 361-593-2917 to make an appointment or for more information.

Multimedia Services

We offer Audio/Video editing and Conversion Services and Training

Video Editing

Want to learn how to edit and upload your video to You Tube? We’ll show you how. Schedule an individual tutoring session to learn about :

  • transferring video into the computer
  • basic editing
  • compression options
  • uploading video to the Internet

Audio / Video Conversion Services

Audio and video from various analog devices can be converted for academic purposes. Audio conversion from such devices as:

  • cassette decks
  • compact discs
  • digital video discs
  • VHS tapes
  • mini recorders

Video conversion from such devices as:

  • Mini-DV tapes
  • VHS tapes
  • compact discs
  • digital video discs
  • Copyrighted materials require a signed copyright permission form for audio and video conversion.

Audio Editing Training & Tutoring

Training / tutoring services for various audio editing applications to students, faculty and staff. The training will use a project-based approach to teach students how to create podcasts and edit audio for various multimedia based assignments.
The training sessions will include audio editing basics such as:

  • recording best practices
  • transfer and conversion to digital format(s)
  • volume normalization
  • noise removal
  • removing unwanted material
  • mixing in extra tracks such as background music or sound effects
  • exporting best practices

We can either collaborate with faculty for their class projects / assignments that require use of audio multimedia, or schedule for individual tutoring for students who need hands-on assistance with audio editing techniques. Students and / or faculty will need to bring a flash drive (with sufficient storage space) if they wish to save the project/files they have created in the sessions.

Video and Web Conferencing

Videoconferencing at TAMUK

Overview

Since the early 1990’s, Texas A&MKingsville has been on the cutting edge of education and technology when the Trans -Texas Videoconference Network was established and TAMUK became a small endpoint on the network. Classes were transmitted via videoconference to and from a few campuses in those early years. Today traditional videoconferencing has become the norm for many academic departments to stay in touch with their students that cannot make it to campus. Additionally, administrative departments have embraced it as a way of meeting with their system partners without the need for all that travel time. Recently, Distance Learning/Videoconferencing has started to move beyond the synchronous world and is now being used asynchronously. More and more faculty are using videoconferencing, web-conferencing and archiving/streaming as a supplement to their hybrid or Internet classes. During the Spring and Summer of 2010, TAMUK was fortunate enough to be able to upgrade several of it’s videoconference rooms and most of the video network infrastructure that have allowed these new features.

Over the years, TAMUK has acquired many videoconferencing systems in many different locations on campus. Currently there are 2 classrooms in the Engineering Complex, one classroom in Hill Hall, one in Cousins Hall, one in the Human Sciences building, one in the Jernigan Library and one in the Steinke Physical Education Center. There are also several small conference rooms in use all around campus. All of these rooms are utilized by their departments and others for classes or administrative meetings. At the heart of it all sits the video network infrastructure equipment.

Virtual Meetings/Web Conferencing

Conference Me

Our new Codian MCU has a feature known as “Conference Me”. This feature allows faculty and students to meet one-on one or as a group with this simple web-based software download. Faculty can join their students to conduct meetings such as virtual office hours, virtual lecture, or just chat with their off-site students. The possibilities are endless, just schedule a time to meet and voila you can talk to your students just about anytime.

Recording/Archiving classes

IP VCR by Codian

In recent years TAMUK has acquired several components that have broadened our abilities to offer different formats of delivery of distance learning classes. Not only can we offer real videoconference classes, but with the purchase of a device called an IP VCR by Codian we can offer both live streaming and/or recorded media to our students with little effort from the faculty. Students can “attend” class live as they watch the live Internet stream coming from one of the various videoconference rooms on or off campus. If they are not available to be there in person, or watch the live stream, students can be given the option of accessing a recorded/archived version of the class that can be viewed any time.

This page was last updated on: August 23, 2011