We support the following:
(*) = Photoshop is the most widely supported program by the CDVL, but there is knowledge of the other programs within the Creative Suite. If you need help with a Creative Cloud program outside of Photoshop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll connect you with someone who has knowledge of that specific program.
Adobe’s Creative Cloud (ACC) has a student licensing option. This licensing option allows you to download ACC software to your personal PC or Mac at a reduced monthly cost for one year. You can find more information, verify your eligibility, and sign up at this link.
Cameras, microphones, tripods, lighting kits, laptops and more are on reserve at Agnes’ McCain Library. You must request these items at the circulation desk in order to check them out. Find out what items the library offers, what the loan period is, how many are owned by the college, and what is currently available by accessing the library page here.
If you are working on a digital project or need help with certain software (see “What does the CDVL support?” FAQ), book a time with a tutor via the “Schedule an Appointment” link at the top of this page.
The CDVL (for help with software and digital projects) and Center for Writing and Speaking (for help with written projects, speeches, etc.) have grad studies tutors specifically trained in programs you will often use as well as knowledge of several of the types of assignments you will be asked to complete. You can book times with these tutors to meet one on one and get help with everything from technical skills to basic editing.
From time-to-time, your professors and the CDVL may host learning sessions for different programs you may be using in your courses and tech refresher skills. Keep an eye on your email to see when these will be offered.
And don’t forget about Sye! Sye Williams is the Support Services Fellow assigned to the graduate programs. He can help troubleshoot tech issues, provide program support and more. You can contact him directly at email@example.com.
McCain Library, Main floor – PCs
McCain Library, Circulation Desk – laptops available for checkout
McCain Library, G11 – Mac lab
Campbell, G-15 – PC lab*
(*)= must have card access
The easiest method is to get in the habit of using an external hard drive or flash drive and saving your files directly to it. This allows you to plug into any computer and access your files.
An alternate option is to use Google Drive. You can either manually upload your files to Google Drive from your personal computer or utilize an auto-update feature in Google called Drive File Stream.
The former option would mean you manually upload your content to Google Drive so you can later download the content from Google Drive once you’ve logged onto a Agnes computer. NOTE: If you make any changes to the file on an Agnes computer, you’ll have to manually upload the updated file to your Google Drive.
The latter option of Drive File Stream enables you to work on your Drive files on your personal PC directly so you can download them from the Google Drive cloud when you’re using an Agnes computer. NOTE: If you make any changes to the file on an Agnes computer, you’ll have to manually upload the updated file to your Google Drive. Here’s what Google says about Drive File Stream:
Get started with Drive File Stream
You can find and open your files from Google Drive on your personal computer with Drive File Stream. You can:
When you use Drive File Stream, you will install a folder on your desktop, but when you save them to the designated folder they will automatically update in your Drive files.
To install this feature on your personal computer, log into your ASC Google account, go to Drive. Click on the question mark icon in the top right of the screen and choose help from the dropdown menu that opens. Then in the search box type Drive File Stream to be taken to the information and install page.
Technically, there’s no such thing as a copyright-free image. All creative works are protected by some form of copyright. While free for anyone to use, even creative works under “Public Domain” are licensed because “Public Domain” is a type of copyright. What you’re really looking for instead of a “copyright free” image is an image where free re-use is permissible under the associated copyright.
We advise students to use a number of websites to easily find free re-use permissible images. These include Unsplash.com, Creative Commons, Morguefile, and Google Image Search (see instructions below for finding re-use permissible images via Google).
Using Google Image Search:
All pictures listed in this search results are free and re-use permissible and are best for use.
WordPress.com has a great guide at https://en.support.wordpress.