College of Education & Human Services

Technology @COEHS


Instructional Support


Interactive Multimedia Lab

The Interactive Multimedia Lab (IMM) provides just-in-time training in a one-on-one or small group setting for students, faculty, and staff choosing to use emergent technologies in their teaching and learning.

We offer a state of the art service facility for developing cross-platform multimedia projects such as, computer based instruction, multimedia authoring, mobile technologies, podcasting, CD-ROM and DVD ROM development, video editing, web-page development, electronic presentation development, and the incorporation of media centric Smart Technologies into teaching and learning.

The IMM lab offers the latest in hardware and software for dual platform creation.  All computers are connected via Ethernet to WIU’s network.

Multimedia Development Tasks: 

  • Editing and finalizing a digital video on CD or DVD
  • Creating a video, audio. or enhanced podcast
  • Developing a website or web-based portfolio
  • Using WesternOnline as a student or an instructor
  • Learning to teach and/or present using SmartTechnologies (interactive whiteboards)
  • Photo Editing
  • Scanning
  • Designing interactive forms 
  • Chroma key recordings
  • Interactive whiteboards/SmartBoards
  • Audio and video mixing
  • Analog to Digital Video Conversion
  • Document, Flatbed and 35mm Slide Scanning
  • Screencasting (Creating screen based tutorials or videos)


Software and Social Media Applications:

  • Apple's iLife Suite (iMovie, GarageBand, iWeb, and etc.)
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Adobe PhotoShop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Final Cut Express
  • WesternOnline (Desire2Learn)
  • Edmodo
  • PB Wiki
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • WordPress Blogs
  • YouTube and TedEd
  • Pinterest
  • Google Maps
  • Google Documents
  • Jing, QuickTime Screen Recording, Explain Everything
  • Windows MovieMaker
  • Weebly and Wix (website creation tools)