Media Services

Media Services offers a full range of resources to the faculty, staff, and students at Elms College.  We provide equipment, support and training for audiovisual and multimedia related services in the classrooms, meeting rooms, and scheduled events on campus.  

Classroom support is a top priority at the College.  Most classrooms are equipped with instructor PC’s, projectors, DVD players, Smartboards, document cameras, wireless access and are fully supported by IT and Media Services.  To view a description of the classrooms and available technology/AV equipment, click on the classroom resource list. 

Requests for audio/visual setup and support for campus events and meetings must be made through the Help Desk at least two weeks prior to the date of the event.  Requests must include name, location, equipment and date/time needed.  A consultation appointment may be necessary to assist in the planning and coordination of events.

Filming and Photography Requests

Media Services has the ability to film or photograph some College related events.  Services are limited depending on the type of event and purpose of the request.  Final judgment is left to the Director of Information Technology as to the priority of the request. To request a photographer or video recording of an event, individuals must submit a request through the help desk. The request must be submitted two weeks in advance of the event to ensure staff is available to satisfy the request.

Borrowing Equipment

All requests to borrow equipment, such as laptops or projectors, must be made at least one week in advance of the time the item is needed.  Requests will be approved based upon the availability of equipment for the time requested.  We loan equipment for various uses on campus:

  • Wireless/ Wired microphones with or without stands
  • Portable PA system with speakers
  • Portable projector with or without a portable tripod screen
  • Laptops *
  • Zoom Digital audio recorders
  • Canon handheld camcorders
  • Canon DSLR still cameras
  • Canon and Nikon point-and-shoot cameras
  • Webcams

*Production laptops are available for loan at the Alumnae Library circulation desk.  Laptops are loaded with basic audio/ video editing software and are for use only in the Library.

Duplication Services 

Media Services provides limited media duplication services for College produced media for faculty and staff.  These services include media conversion to another format, video/audio duplication, and image scanning if a scanner is not available.   We reserve the right to refuse requests that violate copyright and/or fair use laws. Click to view US Copyright Laws and the Fair Use Doctrine.

Video Conferencing

The College has several Cisco TelePresence video conferencing endpoints on campus for use in the classrooms. This system offers high definition video and audio for a virtual learning environment. Video conferencing can be used for:

  •        Collaborative work from different locations
  •        Increase access to students
  •        Virtual classes, demonstrations, guest lecturers
  •        Content sharing for desktops and documents

TelePresence systems are located in CNHS107, Berchmans Conference Room, and classrooms in the Alumnae Library.

Web Conferencing

Cisco WebEx is the web conferencing platform for eLearning at Elms College. Faculty and students can collaborate and participate in virtual classes in real-time, from any location. 

WebEx is accesses at  A valid WebEx account is required to access the system.


Contact Us

Media Services
Alumnae Library, Lower Level, LIBMS
413-265-2204 (x2204 on campus)