Instructional Media Center

The IMC provides Missouri Western’s faculty and students with computer and video-based technology and services to enhance educational outcomes. The IMC provides equipment, equipment maintenance, production and design services, programming, training, and consulting. The IMC also serves non-academic sectors of the University and the community. Below are summaries of the functional units of the IMC.

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Classroom Services facilitates the use of multimedia presentation technologies in all university classrooms and meeting rooms, consults on university projects involving computer-based technologies, and provides a variety of instructional technology services to faculty and students.

Instructional Design and Web Development Services provides training and support to help faculty design, create and implement online courses and computer-based instructional modules for face-to-face courses, with the goal of enhancing educational outcomes. This unit is also responsible for the University’s Web site, and provides Web-based applications programming, reporting and database services.

Video Services provides a variety of video-based services to assist in the development and delivery of courses, programs the University’s television systems, provides videoconferencing services, and participates in the development of University video-based products (e.g., promotional videos, video capture of University events).

Academic Computing Services provides oversight for academic computing labs, including supervision of student monitors and maintenance of lab software and supplies.

Engineering Services is responsible for the design, installation and maintenance of computer-based equipment in classrooms, labs and meeting rooms, and provides engineering assistance to the other areas of the IMC.

Adaptive Technology provides a wide array of services and tools to enhance the learning and teaching experiences of students and faculty with disabilities.

Cinema Equipment Cage is responsible for checking out, organizing and maintaining cinema equipment used by faculty and undergraduate and graduate students.

Graphics Services develops animations and graphics for IMC projects.