Tag Archives: Audio

Princeton Peer 2 Peer: Call for Undergraduate Teachers & Learners


Do YOU have a particular set of skills? Test4-P2Pc

Need to provide hands-on training for your members?
Did you know NMC staff can populate our lab computers with your exercise files?

Have an idea for a workshop?
Need a space for training & A/V projection?

Graphic Design, Video/Audio Production, 3D Modeling, Programming, Web Development

Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere & After Effects, Adobe InDesign. Adobe Dreamweaver, Blender…and much more!

Contact Us to Schedule a Workshop or Training!

The New Media Center (NMC), a McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning Lab, has projection, A/V support, a 26 seat media lab, and an audio room for your use. Our lab and audio room are available for all undergraduates regardless of academic concentration, and for projects academic, creative, and personal. We are open 1:00pm – 11:00pm 7 days per week during the academic year, with student and professional staff available to assist you.

The Productive Scholar: Tools for Transcription

Topic: Tools for Transcription
Speaker: Ben Johnston, Senior Educational Technologist and Manager, Humanities Resource Center (HRC), OIT

Time: Thursday, November 14, 12:00PM
Location: HRC Classroom, Room 012 East Pyne, Lower Level

Digitizing the spoken and written word can be a very time-consuming but necessary part of doing research in the digital age. In this session we’ll discuss the features to look for in tools for transcribing audio, video, and textual sources, and about the tools commonly used used for this work. From dictation software to multi-lingual OCR, to software for doing time-encoded transcription of audio and video and cloud services for crowd-sourced transcription of books and manuscripts, this session aims to make the arduous task of transcription a little easier.

Ben Johnston is Senior Educational Technologist and Manager at OIT’s Humanities Resource Center (HRC) in East Pyne, and Consultant for the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI). Ben has been involved with educational technology for over thirteen years in positions at Columbia University, Bryn Mawr College, and Princeton University. While at Princeton, Ben has worked with educators and researchers across the Humanities and Social Sciences to facilitate the use of digital assets, technology tools, databases, and digital video in teaching and research.

Download the presentation slides (.pptx)

Capture Audio from Your Applications (like a Web Browser) on a Mac

products-icon-soundflowerSometimes, you would like to capture audio coming from different applications on your computer. A question we sometimes get at the ETC is, how can I capture audio that is playing from my web browser? They would like to record the audio and save it for teaching purposes. If you’re on a Mac, a free tool called Soundflower can help you capture audio playing on a web browser. Other people have used Soundflower with other built in applications on the Mac, like Quicktime Player, to capture both audio and video in the web browser.

You can download Soundflower for free here: http://code.google.com/p/soundflower/.

When using Soundflower, you will have to configure the output and input options for your audio to capture audio using Quicktime Player. When capturing audio, you will not hear the output of the audio through your normal speakers, but you can always open the Soundflower software to hear what you are capturing. This application will capture any sound on your computer, including notification sounds and audio adjustments you make on your computer, so just be aware what you are capturing when using this application. You may want to disable some sounds on your computer before capturing audio.

To see a comprehensive walk-through on how to use Soundflower with Quicktime Player, check out Christopher Breen’s Macworld post here: www.macworld.com/article/1159440/soundflower_capture.html

Tech Spotlights: Audacity


Audacity (Photo credit: ppip)

This session focused on the voice recording software Audacity. Audacity is a freely available program for audio recording.  Follow the link below for instructions on downloading and using this software. The software is also available on all computers in the HRC.

AUDACITY Instructions.pdf



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Tech Spotlights: Wimba

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Wimba is used to enrich language learning programs. This audio tool can be used for instructors to create assignments that require students to post their recordings from within the Blackboard course site. Instructors can use this tool to verbally explain complex material and send voice comments on papers and assignments. Wimba can also be used to teach pronunciation, rhythm, stress and emphasis.

Click on the link below to get started using Wimba.
Wimba-Instructor Instructions.pdf

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