Do-It-Yourself Recording Studios
The CTL’s DIY Studios are recording facilities for instructors interested in creating multimedia to use in their courses. Instructors can use these facilities to create a variety of media, including interactive videos, screencasts, and annotated media.
Where are the CTL’s DIY Recording Studios and how do I reserve a time to use them?
The CTL maintains two DIY Recording Studios with technology suited for producing instructional multimedia content. Our 204 Butler Library DIY Recording Studio, located in Butler Library at the Morningside Campus, and the CUIMC DIY Recording Studio, located in our CUIMC office at the 168th Street Armory, can be reserved for up to two hours at a time. Instructors who request to use our facilities will receive a consultation with a CTL Learning Designer to learn how to use the equipment and software and to discuss their learning goals for the course and how student learning will be enhanced if instructional media is introduced.
If you’re interested in creating instructional media for your course, contact a CTL Learning Designer at CTLfaculty@columbia.edu.
204 Butler Library DIY Recording Studio
The DIY Recording Studio in 204 Butler Library at the Morningside Campus is a user-friendly studio space for recording video and audio presentations. It features sound dampening panels, a top-tier microphone, camera, studio lighting, and a backdrop. Available software include Camtasia, Panopto, Zoom, iMovie, and Audacity.
What hardware and equipment is available at the DIY Recording Studio?
- Apple Mac Computer
- Yeti Microphone on adjustable standing mount
- HD Webcam
- Headphones or speakers for playback
What software is available at the DIY Recording Studio?
- Screen capture and editing: Camtasia, Panopto, Zoom
- Video Editing: iMovie, Final Cut, Adobe Premiere
- Audio editing: Audacity, GarageBand
Contact us! If you’re interested in DIY course-based media production services at Morningside, please contact a CTL Learning Designer to reserve the space.
CUIMC DIY Recording Studio
The Recording Studio at CUIMC is configured for the creation of lectures and other recorded presentations. It features a sound-dampened room to minimize ambient noise suitable for creating high-quality audio and video recordings. It includes a desktop touchscreen display, condenser microphone, sound dampening material, lighting, and backdrops, including a green screen. Available software include Camtasia, iMovie, Audacity, and other production-grade software. The recording studio is also wheelchair accessible and is equipped with an adjustable-height desk.
What hardware and equipment is available at the CUIMC DIY Recording Studio?
- Computer running both Mac and Windows operating systems
- Studio-quality condenser microphone
- Wacom Pen & Touch display with stylus
- HD Camera
What software is available at the CUIMC DIY Recording Studio?
- Screen capture and editing: Camtasia, Panopto
- Annotations and drawing tool: Notability, OpenBoard
- Video Editing: Camtasia, iMovie,
- Audio recording & editing: Audacity, GarageBand
Contact us! If you’re interested in our DIY media production services at CUIMC, please contact a CTL Learning Designer to reserve the space.