Artstor Joins JSTOR

Vital Image Collection and Teaching Tool Updates Key Facts The Artstor platform has been promised through the end of the 2021-2022 academic year. JSTOR has committed to retaining the Artstor environment until the JSTOR platform is equal to or better than Artstor for image users. Update: As of February 1,… Continue reading »

Tech Tips: Annotating Images and Readings

A guide on how to annotate images and readings in Google Drive and Perusall. Google Drive With Google Drive, you can view and comment on items like videos, PDFs, Microsoft Office files, audio files, and photos. Annotating a File On your computer, go to drive.google.com Create a folder… Continue reading »

Tech Tips: Next Level Zoom

A guide on using Zoom for live discussions and presentations. Next Level Zoom Access Your Zoom Account Go to ​https://williams.zoom.us​, click “Sign in” and use your SSO (Single Sign-On) to login with your Williams email account. To check your current account type, in Profile, see “User Type.”… Continue reading »

Tech Tips: Organizing Your Class in Glow

A guide on how to organize your class using GLOW. Organizing Your Class in Glow Please visit the VRC Demo Course in Glow to view all of these options as a student. Add an Image for Your Course In Settings, Course Details, click the Image button to select an… Continue reading »

Tech Tips: Choosing a Lecture Recording Tool

A guide on how to use to choose a lecture recording tool. Recording with PowerPoint on a PC Create your Presentation Slide Show – Record Slide Show and Start Recording Be sure to stop speaking while advancing slides You can pause your recording anytime Stop… Continue reading »

Visual Resources Center Updates

The Visual Resources Center freshened up this summer with some updates to the space. A dual-screen Mac computer station was added next to the dual-screen PC and book scanning station. The dual-screen PC is perfect for using PowerShow and working on dual-projector presentations. The large, flatbed Epson scanner has found… Continue reading »

VRC Collaborative Spaces: Study Camp Recap

At the end of the Spring 2019 semester, students gathered in the Visual Resources Center for the Art History 102 Study Camp. Students, or campers, used the VRC’s collaborative spaces to study before their final exam. Campers took advantage of the VRC’s wide-screen monitors to quiz… Continue reading »

Tech Tips: Research Photo Management Tool

Would you like to spend more time using your research photos and less time searching for them? Manage them with Tropy, a free, open-source research photo management tool. This desktop application brings order to your photos by providing a common-sense way to organize and describe your… Continue reading »

Digital Teaching Projects: Interactive Art History Timelines

Last fall, the VRC created an interactive timeline for Professor Murad K. Mumtaz’s course, By Land and Sea: Art, Culture, and Religion Along the Trade Routes of Asia. Professor Mumtaz’s timeline featured images of art forms including textiles, manuscripts, paintings, luxury items, sculpture, and architecture. The first interactive… Continue reading »

VRC + Studio Art: Introduction to Archiving Your Artwork

Collaborating with Studio Art, Assistant Visual Resources Curator Kendra Werst teamed up with Assistant Professor of Art Pallavi Sen and Studio Assistant Megan Mazza on an instruction session for Professor Sen’s printmaking students this past fall. Kendra spoke to both of Professor Sen’s printmaking classes, Linocut, and… Continue reading »

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