Media Lab

Located in Gyte 143, the Media Lab features 20 Macs available to students and staff with the following software:

Microsoft Office 2011

Microsoft Word

Word is a word processing program. It can also be used to create flyers, posters, labels, etc.

Microsoft Excel

Excel is a spreadsheet program. Excel is primarily used to calculate and analyze numerical data. Excel may also be used to create graphs and charts from numerical data.

Microsoft Powerpoint

PowerPoint is a presentation program. PowerPoint is primarily used to create electronic presentations. It can also be used to create printed presentations on paper and transparency.

Adobe CS3 Master Collection

Acrobat Pro

Acrobat is used primarily to scan documents directly to an Acrobat PDF, or Portable Document File. It can also be used to save files from other programs, such as Word to PDF. This is the best format to use for files you want others to view, but not edit.

After Effects

Adobe After Effects is primarily used for creating motion graphics and visual effects. After Effects allows users to animate, alter and composite media in 2D and 3D space with various built-in tools and third party plug-ins.

Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver is a professional environment for building Web applications. A Web application is a collection of pages that interact with each other and with various resources on a Web server, including databases. Dreamweaver is also a professional editor for creating and managing Web sites.

Fireworks

Fireworks is the solution for professional Web Graphics Design and production. Use Fireworks to create, edit, and animate Web Graphics, add advanced interactivity, and optimize images in a professional environment. Fireworks combines both bitmap and vector editing tools.

Flash

The Flash package contains a variety of media to help you learn the program quickly and become proficient in creating your own Flash Player movies.

Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator software allows you to create sophisticated artwork for virtually any medium. Industry-standard drawing tools, flexible color controls, and professional type controls help you capture your ideas and experiment freely, while timesaving features such as easier-to-access options let you work quickly and intuitively.

Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editing program. It is the current and primary market leader for commercial image manipulation software.

Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro is a timeline-based video editing software application.  It supports a wide variety of video and audio file formats and codecs.

Soundbooth

Adobe Soundbooth is a digital audio editing program.  You can use it to cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together, change the speed or pitch of a recording, and more.

Adobe CS4 Web Premium

Acrobat

Acrobat is used primarily to scan documents directly to an Acrobat PDF, or Portable Document File. It can also be used to save files from other programs, such as Word to PDF. This is the best format to use for files you want others to view, but not edit.

Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver is a professional environment for building Web applications. A Web application is a collection of pages that interact with each other and with various resources on a Web server, including databases. Dreamweaver is also a professional editor for creating and managing Web sites.

Fireworks

Fireworks is the solution for professional Web Graphics Design and production. Use Fireworks to create, edit, and animate Web Graphics, add advanced interactivity, and optimize images in a professional environment. Fireworks combines both bitmap and vector editing tools.

Flash

The Flash package contains a variety of media to help you learn the program quickly and become proficient in creating your own Flash Player movies.

Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator software allows you to create sophisticated artwork for virtually any medium. Industry-standard drawing tools, flexible color controls, and professional type controls help you capture your ideas and experiment freely, while timesaving features such as easier-to-access options let you work quickly and intuitively.

Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editing program. It is the current and primary market leader for commercial image manipulation software.

Soundbooth

Adobe Soundbooth is a digital audio editing program.  You can use it to cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together, change the speed or pitch of a recording, and more.

Hyperstudio [Opens in New Window]

Hyperstudio is a media integration program.  You can use it combine, video, audio, images, and more into one cohesive audiovisual presentation.

Inspiration 9 [Opens in New Window]

Inspiration is a thinking and learning program that is used for visual mapping, outlining, writing, and making presentations.  It is designed for use with students grade 6-12.

Kidspiration 3 [Opens in New Window]

Kidspiration is similar to Inspiration but is aimed at students grade K-5.

SPSS [Opens in New Window]

SPSS is a comprehensive system for analyzing data. SPSS can take data from almost any type of file and use them to generate tabulated reports, charts, and plots of distributions and trends, descriptive statistics, and complex statistical analyses. SPSS makes statistical analysis more accessible for the beginner and more convenient for the experienced user.

VLC [Opens in New Window]

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.

iLife ’09 Suite [Opens in New Window]

Garage Band

Garage Band enables you to write music, record a song, and learn how to play an instrument.

iMovie

iMovie is used to organize, edit, and create your personal videos.

Example iMovie video [Opens in New Window]

iDVD

iDVD is for creating your own DVD’s to play back on your TV, Mac or PC.

iPhoto

iPhoto is used to manage and arrange all your photos.


The instructor’s station features all of the same software as well as a document camera and two SMART boards.

In addition, 6 of the computers feature:

Final Cut Express 4

Final Cut Express is a video editing program designed for advanced editing of digital video as well as high-definition video.

Camtasia [Opens in New Window]

Camtasia gives you the tools you need to record on-screen activity, edit and enhance your content, and share in high-quality to viewers anywhere.


Other Devices

The Media Lab also has 5 VCRs and 3 document scanners available.