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Instructional Media Services (IMS)


About the Instructional Services Center

ISC facilities are located on the 5th level of Coe Library on the UW campus. In addition to the Instructional Media facility, the ISC also houses the Instructional Computing Facility. Instructional Media provides most of the equipment and materials for evaluating and creating instructional materials. It also serves as a clearinghouse for referring faculty clients to appropriate resources on campus.

Access to the Instructional Media Facilities

The Instructional Computing Facility may be used by faculty or their assistants who have reserved time for consultation and equipment orientation, and on a walk-in basis for faculty previously acquainted with the facilities. Instructors are strongly encouraged to call ahead to make sure necessary equipment and assistance are available for the time they request. Faculty are encouraged to enlist the assistance of graduate assistants, interns, or work-study and independent study students. ISC staff will train both faculty and their assistants so that they may work on projects as their own schedules permit during regular facilities hours.

Scheduling of Instructional Media Development Facilities

Video cameras and tripods are available for checkout. Editing equipment in the Instructional Media Facility is not. Please plan on using this specialized hardware and software inside the lab. Extended use of Instructional Media staff time and resources should be arranged well in advance. Please feel free to call Instructional Media Services for consultation and referrals as they relate to instructional media and computing, or stop by and introduce yourself and explain your needs.


All of the facilities of Instructional Media Services are available at no cost to UW instructors – there is a charge only for consumables (e.g., DVDs, video tape)

Instructional Media Services and Equipment

Wyocast Lecture Capture

WyoCast captures sound, video, and computer images and wraps them all up in a package that can be viewed ‘live’ or later, “on demand,” using a simple Internet connection.

There are a number of sites on campus that have this technology installed. Please contact Instructional Media Services concerning information, training and scheduling for regular courses and/or one time events/speakers.

Go to the Wyocast Catalog and view an archived recording. 
For answers to questions such as who can use, where, and how much does it cost, please go to the Wyocast information Page.

Classroom Technology Training

Instructional Media Services works closely with the Classroom Technology Support manager and technicians to offer training and troubleshooting of all related hardware and software in UW instructional spaces.

iTunes U - Podcasting

The University of Wyoming iTunes U site provides audio and video class content to the user’s desktop, smart phone or iPod Touch 24/7.

Production Services

Multimedia helps to enhance most websites, whether they are audio clips, video clips, or other types of media. Multimedia can make the learning and browsing experience more fun and dynamic.

Multimedia can be formatted and played in a number of different ways. There are different audio and video formats to store media when you get into the digital world (e.g., RealMedia, Windows Media, QuickTime, etc.).

Instructional Media Services offers camcorder, digital audio recorders and accessories (e.g., microphones and tripods) for checkout


Response Systems

A classroom response system allows students to instantly provide feedback and answer questions posed by their instructors using a portable, handheld device that allows students to vote for his/her choice of response to a question.

Using a clicker or audience response system can significantly change the way you and your students interact by enabling you to assess your students' knowledge, keep their attention, provide immediate feedback, and encourage all students to participate.

In the past UW supported both the eInstruction and i>Clicker response systems. Recently the Central Student Technology Committee provided funding for a site-license to Poll Everywhere, a polling system that provides student feedback through cell phones, smart phones, iPhones, wireless tablets and/or PCs connected to the internet (see info under ‘Quick Links’ on this page).


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