Trainings and Workshops

The ISS Operations staff will gladly provide training and support on using equipment in any LSA Centrally Scheduled Classroom or for equipment available from any of our Checkout Centers on Central Campus. If you would like to request training for an ISS supported room, please telephone 734.615.0100 or fill out the Online Request Form.

For PDF's of ISS equipment training handouts or for online instructions accompanying a virtual tour of an LSA classroom, please visit our Instructional Classroom Database.

ISS offers a variety of workshops covering topics ranging from using iClickers to course related workshops for courses requiring media-based projects.  For more information on these, go to our Media Center Workshops (below) & Instructional Consulting Workshops (dead link) pages.

Upcoming Workshops

All ISS workshops listed below are open to everyone. To register for a specific workshop, please follow either of these links: 

Student Registration
Faculty and Staff Registration

ISS Media Center Workshops

Fall Term 2013 Video Workshop Schedule

Introduction to Final Cut Pro X

An introduction to video editing using Apple’s Final Cut Pro X. In this class we cover setting up your video project, importing your footage, basic video and audio editing techniques, title creation, media management, and sharing your final video project.


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Introduction to iMovie

An introduction to video editing using Apple’s iMovie. In this class we cover setting up a video project, importing your footage, basic video and audio editing tools and techniques, title creation and options for sharing the final version of your project.      


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Video Resolution and Codecs

Ever wonder what resolution, codecs, frame rates, bitrates, and all the rates mean and how they affect your video? In this introductory workshop, come learn how to manage your media and still produce a great looking video. 


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Advanced FCP-X: Color Correction & Adjustment Layers

This short course delves into FCPX’s color correction tools. Learn how to use the Waveform Monitor, Vectorscope and Histogram in conjunction with the Color Board to color correct and color grade your video. Additionally, learn new ways of Color Corrections by using Adjustment Layers; learn to build them in Motion and apply them to your project. 


Videos in PowerPoint

Learn best practices for embedding video directly into your PowerPoint presentation so it plays every time. We will cover how to digitize DVDs and save YouTube videos to a computer, video basic video trimming, and embedding your final video into your Powerpoint Presentation.

An Overview

The Instructional Support Services provides free workshops to familiarize LSA students, faculty and staff with the equipment and software available at our facilities. The following descriptions cover some of the workshops we provide. All workshops are held at the ISS Media Center, 2001 Modern Languages Building (MLB).   For more complete information about these workshops, please see the list on the left side of this page

Editing Suite Orientations
Orientations are 15 minutes long and cover the basic information needed to gain access to the Media Center's Edit Rooms. These orientations are designed for first-time users that are already familiar with the multimedia software installed in these rooms. Users are required to attend an orientation before gaining access to our editing suites. During the fall and winter terms, orientations are given at 10:00am, 2:00pm and 7:00pm Monday through Thursday. All edit room orientations are given on a first-come-first-serve basis with a limit of five per session. Software applications are not taught in these orientations. For a list of software available in the editing suites, please view our Audio Visual Editing Suites page.

High-end Equipment Orientations
Orientations are one hour long and cover information needed to gain access to the Media Center's high-end and DSLR cameras. These orientations are designed for advanced users that are already familiar with video cameras and multiuse lenses. All LSA faculty, staff and students wanting to use the Media Center's high-end video cameras must attend an orientation session. For more information, please email:

Workshops for LSA Courses
For LSA faculty requiring media-based projects in their courses, Instructional Support Services can design workshops geared specifically to course needs.  Whether your students require introductory or advanced training, we can help. We strongly suggest that you contact us well before the beginning of the term to ensure that we can provide a workshop for your class.

For more information concerning workshops at the ISS Media Center, email: