The Technology Support Center provides computer support for Digital Worlds students who access Visimeet, lecture recordings, student equipment, facilities and other technology-based resources.
For support related to account services, technical consulting, mobile device services, software services, administrative support, application support center, and learning support services, please contact the UF Computer Help Desk available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 352-392-4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students must review and adhere to UF's Acceptable Use Policy and Computing Standards.Course Registration
Real-Time online sections are live sessions in which students participate synchronously with a traditional course on campus. Students join the course virtually via Zoom video conferencing software with the ability to ask the instructor questions and engage with campus students. Real-Time sections are ideal for studio-style courses with classroom learning activities, group projects, and collaborative and cooperative participation.
Aside from needing a computer or laptop, Real-Time students are required to have a working webcam and headset microphone throughout the semester. For more information on the equipment necessary for Real-Time sections please click here.
Real-Time students will have the same expectation of our campus students.
Watch the promo video below, which highlights our OnLine/OnCampus Research Classroom (ORC).
Your Own Time sections are asynchronous online sections. Asynchronous sections let students complete their work on their own time. Students are given a timeframe, typically within a one-week window, during which they need to view the lecture recordings and submit class discussions and assignments. Lecture recordings for all Your Own Time sections will be accessible via e-Learning.
The current schedule of DW courses is linked below.
Zoom is an easy to use video conferencing service that is now available to all students, faculty, and staff at UF for meetings, collaboration, and just to connect with other people. Any user with a Zoom account can create Zoom meetings that can accommodate up to 100 participants. In addition to individual accounts, webinar rooms of 100, 300, 500, and 1000 "seats" are available to be scheduled. Zoom is also available in Canvas for instructors to use in their courses.
Go to https://ufl.zoom.us/
Click on "Sign In" to view your Zoom profile or;
Click on "Host a Meeting" or "Join a Meeting" to start using Zoom.
For first-time users, the web browser client will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting, and is also available for manual download by visiting https://ufl.zoom.us/download
Built-in webcams are acceptable, however in case you don’t have a built in camera we recommend the following camera.
A microphone headset is a must for any real time student. We do not allow the use of built-in microphones, because they do not provide consistent clear audio. In the case you do not already own a pair of headphones with a mic, we recommend the following as an option.
In addition to having a webcam and headset microphone, we recommend a dual monitor setup. Having two monitors will make taking classes online in real time much easier. Having one monitor with the class video conference and the second monitor with the program the instructor is walking through will make following along in class much easier.
We require that all equipment is to be tested and ready before the start of the semester to ensure any technical issues are resolved ahead of time.
All video lectures are uploaded within 24-48 hours to the students Canvas, and are available for students to view by logging into e-Learning.
Please visit the University of Florida student computing requirements page for additional information.
DW requires that students have access to and on-going use of a laptop for DIG courses in order to be able to function in the current learning environment. Some courses will require the use of laptops for coursework. Students are required to access electronic forms of information, submit assignments and communicate with other students and faculty electronically. DW requires each student’s laptop to meet certain minimum specs for heavy graphics use, the requirements documented below must be met.
As new students prepare to make the transition into becoming full BADAS students, Digital Worlds (DW) has a list of personal gear and equipment that we recommend you acquire for your time in the degree program and for your future digital arts & sciences career.
The New Student Buyer’s Guide was constructed with individual DW courses and assignments in mind. Many of these courses will occur during your 1st semester, including DIG3525C - Design & Production 1 and DIG3305C - 3D Animation.
Purchasing these items allows students to have their own gear for educational and personal use, especially since the amount of equipment resources DW can loan out to students is limited. Of course, students are welcome to use equipment they already own or to purchase higher spec items beyond what is listed on the Buyer’s Guide. At this time, the equipment in this Buyer’s Guide is not required but highly recommended for the benefit of your educational experience in this degree program.
VR-ready Student Machines available for editing/rendering reservation.
Mobile App Development Environment (MADE) at UF is a university initiative to provide students with the necessary equipment and training to develop mobile, virtual reality, and augmented reality applications. MADE@UF is equipped with a variety of different devices and software. Learn more about available devices and software.
Organizations may request to hold an event in the MADE@UF space by filling out the reservation request form. To see upcoming events, or to determine an available date for your event, please view the lab calendar. If you have any questions about the space, feel free to email Samuel Putnam at email@example.com.
MADE@UF is located on the ground floor of the Marston Science Library and Infinity Hall. For library hours, visit the Marston Science Library site.
MADE@UF is open to all students with a valid UF ID.
Every user of MADE@UF needs to check out a room key, good for a 4-hour block, at the Marston Science Library service desk (main entrance). The first time you check out a key, you will need to sign a copy of the MADE@UF agreement forms. Once you have an agreement on file, you will receive a small sticker on your ID to show that you are authorized to use the room.
Oculus Rifts to be used in MADE@UF are available for checkout at the Marston Science Library service desk.
Computers and devices currently are first come, first served. Single users are encouraged to use the individual computers to save the large tables for groups.
The MADE@UF space has the following resources for checkout and use:
Coming in Fall 2017
Camera and lighting equipment available for checkout.
(6) Canon Rebel T6 Kit
(1) Canon Rebel T5 Kit
(1) Canon SL1 Kit
(6) Neweer Lighting Kit
Camera kits include: tripod, (2) 32 GB SD card x2, SD reader, (3) batteries, (2) chargers, (2) mini USB cables, (2) lenses (18-55 mm & 75-300 mm), camera and bag straps, microfiber cloth.
Lighting Kit includes: (4) 7’ light stands, (2) light holders, (4) 45W CFL bulbs, (2) 33” umbrellas, (2) 24”x24” soft boxes, (3) 6’x9’ backdrops (green, white, black), (6) clamps, (1) stand support system, (1) carry bag.
DW Courses required (at least 1) for camera/lighting equipment checkout privileges:
If DW students should need a reasonable amount of photocopies or printouts related to their studies during the semester, they may utilize printing services provided by the REVE Front Desk (RFD).
The specific hours and turnaround times may vary depending on the time of the semester, so it is best not to wait until a deadline to see how quickly your materials can be printed.
How to submit a print request to the RFD:
Standard Turnaround Times:
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