The Berks Media Commons iMac editing stations, the One Button Studio, and the Whisper Room are currently not available to students due to safety precautions related to COVID-19. In addition, the library will not be circulating related equipment such as cameras, tripods, and microphones, or portable green screens. For multimedia projects, consider using Adobe Premiere Rush, Adobe Premiere Pro or Adobe Spark. Learn more about Adobe Creative Cloud at Penn State.
Current Media Commons Availability
- Media Commons equipment - available for checkout
- Media Commons rooms (126, 128, 130) - not available for reservations but can be requested. Will open for reservations fall 2021 semester (Aug 23)
- Whisper Room (126A) - Closed, will open for reservations fall 2021 semester (Aug 23)
- One Button Studio (127) - Closed, will open for reservations fall 2021 semester (Aug 23)
Information for Faculty
Conceiving and Planning a Successful Multimedia-based Classroom Assignment
Faculty members interested in planning a digital media assignment for their class can contact Mary Ann Mengel ([email protected]) for advance planning and coordination of support for a successful digital media project.
Read about faculty projects with Media Commons
Providing students with the required skills
Our regional Media Commons Consultant, Carla Seward, supports the eastern campuses of Penn State University by providing technology training for students. Watch for email notifications from the Center for Learning & Teaching to schedule your classroom visits from Carla.
Information for Students
There are many ways Berks students can get assistance when working on digital media editing projects.
Visit our Berks Media Commons Help Desk
Stop by our Media Commons Help Desk in Thun Library (next to room 130) for one-on-one assistance with video and audio projects during scheduled hours.
Local Media Commons support staff schedule
Call the Media Commons Hotline: 1-866-266-7496
Phones are provided at each of our Media Commons workstations to call directly to the hotline. The consultant can remotely view your screen and assist with questions. Support is available Mon-Thu: 9am-9pm, and Fri: 9am-5pm.
Ask questions by e-mail
Send an e-mail to [email protected]
View Tutorials on the Media Commons website
Tutorials covering popular topics are available at https://mediacommons.psu.edu/support/tutorials/
Live Online Chat
Click the chat icon on any page at mediacommons.psu.edu