Frequently Asked Questions about the Digital Studio

What is the Digital Studio?

The Digital Studio is located on the second floor of the Schaffer Library and consists of four unique spaces designed to support exploration of existing and emerging technologies: the Engaging Technology Lab, our ConnectIT Lab, a Production Studio, and a Podcast Booth.

Who supports these spaces?

These spaces are supported by Learning Design and Digital Innovation staff by appointment. Submit a ticket to LDDI to schedule one of these rooms.

How can I get help?

We are happy to provide guidance and resources for using these spaces. At the moment, we are focusing on academic endeavors but are open to new ideas. Feel free to send an inquiry about your project.

Do I have to reserve these rooms? If so, how?

The Engaging Tech Lab is open 10 am to 4pm weekdays. All other rooms require a reservation and initial training before use. Please contact LDDI and provide the following information:

  • Who is making the reservation 
  • (please include if you are faculty/staff/student. If you are a student, please include the faculty or staff member who is sponsoring your use of the room.)
  • Purpose 
  • (e.g., academic/course related, non-academic, etc.)
  • Date and time
  • Room requested
  • If you have received prior training or not for requested room
  • Any additional media/equipment/services you may need

I would like my entire class to utilize the rooms/resources within the Digital Studio. Is that something I can do?

Please contact LDDI to discuss your ideas and needs for your class at least one week before you’d like to begin using the space(s). The spaces within the Digital Studio are not large and also require the trained faculty member (and/or a member of the LDDI staff) be present during student usage. We ask that you do not bring an entire class to the Digital Studio without contacting us in advance to discuss your options.

Do you have (X) software/equipment or can you get it?

If you know of a software package and/or equipment that will be well used in our Digital Studio space(s), then please let us know. We are happy to provide a wide variety of current software packages and equipment to help support faculty exploration of emerging technologies.

Can I leave my files in the Digital Studio?

You should backup your files before leaving the Digital Studio. These are public machines and files can be erased. While the machines aren’t reimaged on a daily basis, we do reserve the right to reformat machines if needed, erasing all the files stored on them.

Is there a cost to use these spaces?

Depending upon your usage, there may be a service charge to setup equipment, monitor student usage, facilitate a web conference, record a session, etc. Please contact Learning Design and Digital Innovation for more information. 


If you are having difficulty or you have unanswered questions, please contact the Help Desk through the ITS Service Catalog or call (518) 388-6400.


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