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New Students Page Makes Getting to “Done” Easier Than Ever

A recent overhaul of our Students page for the Spring 2016 semester has made finding just the resources you need at each stage of a media assignment even simpler than before. Like the prior version of this tool, the Students page is broken down into color-coded...

Media Commons Holiday Schedule Update

Media Commons will not be staffed from 4:00pm Friday, December 18, 2015 through Sunday, January 3, 2016. Staff will return on Monday, January, 4 2016 at 9:00am. The Media Commons Hotline will also be unavailable during these times.

University Park Schedule Update

The Pattee Library Media Commons will not have staffed hours after 4pm on Sunday, October 4th.  Pattee Library and Davey Lab Media Commons will not have any staffed hours on Monday, October 5th. Pollock will have limited availability, described here. The Ag Sci and...

Hotline Update

Media Commons hotline phone and email support will be unavailable after 5pm from Sunday 9/20/2015 thru Thursday 9/24/2015. Hotline support will resume operating under its regular hours on Sunday, 9/27/2015. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your...

Faculty Flock to Library Open House at Mont Alto

On Friday, January 9th, the Library at Penn State Mont Alto hosted an open house event for faculty that brought out thirteen attendees eager to learn more about resources for enhancing engagement in their classes this semester. Things kicked off with a pizza lunch in...

December Greetings – A Message for Faculty

Warm December greetings - and welcome to the last few weeks of the Fall 2014 semester. We made it! As our attention turns from wrapping up this term’s courses to prepping for Spring 2015, I wanted to extend an offer to get in touch if there’s any way that I can be of...

Students explore Turkey through multimedia projects

Penn State New Kensington students may not be traveling to Turkey this year for the annual Country of Focus program, but they will still be connecting to the country through the creation of multimedia projects. “I think it’s really nice when you can bring two campus...

2015 TLT Symposium Invitation for Proposals: Open Innovation Challenge

As in years past, the Media Commons is proud to support the annual Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology, a one-day event to showcase ways that technology can be used to enhance teaching, learning, and research at Penn State. For 2015, the TLT Symposium...

Celebrate Successful Projects with Our New Faculty Stories Feature!

One of our favorite things at Media Commons is watching when a class project not only delivers great results for the student content producers - but also achieves educational goals beyond the scope of a traditional assignment.  These success stories are happening...

Media Commons Backup/Restore App Makes Saving iMovie Projects Simple

Starting in Fall 2014, Media Commons workstations feature a new friendly blue icon on the desktop. Double clicking the understated square of the MC iMovie Backup app opens up an all-new, automated project management tool that makes it easier than ever for students,...