Studio resources

We support a broad range of popular and specialized production software and hardware to assist you with all your assignment, instructional and research needs. Please see below for more detailed information and specific lists of software and hardware.

We also provide support for everything from simple "How do I..." questions to broader planning for special projects by students, instructors and researchers. If you need software or hardware not listed below or you're not sure if our labs can meet your special needs, please contact us to see how we can help.

We have more tutorials geared towards UVic Education on our Technical Support page. Also try the TechFairy Tutorials OAC Blog for simple video tutorials.

Click on an item for more details on versions, locations, number of licenses and other information. Most of our applications are installed on both the Mac and Windows platforms but please check the details section, contact us or just drop by and see to be sure.

2D Graphics

3D Graphics

  • Blender
  • Carrara 3D Basics
  • dim3 Editor
  • Google Sketchup
  • Meshwork
  • Poser 7
  • Poser Debut
  • Second Life
  • Sketchup Make
  • Sweet Home 3D
  • Unity
  • Wings3D

Video & Multimedia

Internet/Web Development

  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • BlueGriffon
  • Cyberduck
  • Fetch
  • FileZilla
  • FireFox
  • Google Earth
  • Google Chrome
  • iChat
  • Internet Explorer
  • iWeb
  • OpenOffice
  • PSPad
  • Safari
  • Second Life Viewer 2
  • Skype
  • TextWrangler

Audio & Music

  • Adobe Soundbooth
  • Audacity
  • Band-in-a-Box
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • Finale NotePad
  • GarageBand
  • iTunes
  • MuseScore
  • Music Ace & Music Ace 2 Demo
  • PhotoScore Lite
  • Sibelius
  • Soundflower
  • Soundtrack Pro

Assitive Technology Software

  • Balanced Literacy
  • Boardmaker Plus
  • Classroom Suite
  • Clicker 5
  • Clicker Paint
  • CoWriter
  • Kurzweil 3000
  • Natural Reader Free
  • OmmWriter
  • WordQ/SpeakQ

Educational Software

  • Alice
  • BreakQuest
  • Celestia
  • Cmap Tools
  • Comic Life 1 & 2
  • FreeMind
  • Google Earth
  • Guild Wars 2
  • Hot Potatoes
  • Inspiration
  • InteGrade Pro
  • Kaleido Tile
  • Kidspiration
  • Kid Pix Deluxe
  • League of Legends
  • LEGO Digital Designer
  • LEGO Mindstorms NXT
  • Pencil
  • Poly
  • Quandary
  • ReportWriter 3.80
  • Robolab
  • Scratch
  • Second Life
  • SketchPad (Geometer)
  • SMART Notebook
  • Solve Elec
  • StarLogo TNC
  • Stellarium
  • Stykz
  • Tess
  • Timez Attack
  • TinkerPlots
  • Torus Games
  • Tux Math
  • Tux Paint
  • Tux Type

Office, Text & Other

  • Amplify
  • Anvil
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Celtx
  • CoWriter
  • ExpressScribe
  • iBooks Author
  • iWork Pages
  • Kurzweil 3000
  • LabView RE
  • MatLab
  • Mendeley
  • Microsoft Word
  • OmmWriter
  • OpenOffice
  • Praat
  • Prezi
  • PSPad
  • SPIN
  • TextWrangler
  • Write-N-Cite

We offer a variety of specialty hardware and peripherals at fixed locations and available for loan - contact us for more information.

MacD211

  • 30 student + 1 instructor stations
  • 24" iMacs (2008), Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 Gb RAM
  • Dual-boot to Mac OS 10.6 or Windows 7
  • Full list of software. (See "Software".)
  • Specialty software currently installed: n/a
  • Printers: Black & White and Colour. Stations are setup to print to MacD211, MacD282, and Curriculum Library printers.
  • Projector: Sharp XG-C55X ceiling-mounted
  • SMARTBoard 600i
  • Scanners: One Microtek i900 scanner with special drawer for scanning film negatives.
  • SMARTSync 2009 desktop control software (Windows only)
  • Available for drop-in use when not booked for a class. Check our Access page for availability or to book the class.

MacD282

  • 30 student + 1 instructor stations
  • 21.5" iMacs (2011), Intel Core Duo, 4 Gb RAM
  • Dual-boot to Mac OS 10.6 or Windows 7
  • Full list of software. (See "Software".)
  • Printers: N-up (black and white but handles PDF files better) in lab. Stations are setup to print to MacD211, MacD282 and Curriculum Library printers.
  • Projector: NEC NP3250W ceiling-mounted
  • Whiteboard and secondary projection screen for overheads or other devices.
  • Scanners: One Epson 4990 scanner.
  • SMARTSync 2009 desktop control software (Windows only)
  • Available for drop-in use when not booked for a class. Check our Access page for availability or to book the class.

MacA222

  • 10 station drop-in/project room
  • mix of 20" (2009) Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 Gb RAM and 27" iMacs (2011), Intel Core Duo, 4 Gb RAM
  • Dual-boot to Mac OS 10.6 or Windows 7
  • Full list of software. (See "Software".)
  • Analog-to-digital audio recording/conversion station to digitize tape and live audio.
  • Analog-to-digital video conversion station to digitize various video tape formats (VHS, S-VHS).
  • Printers: None but stations are setup to print to MacD211, MacD282 and Curriculum Library printers.
  • Projector: None. (But there is a blank wall space that a portable projector could use and Education projectors are available.)
  • Excellent space for small-group and long-term projects. Contact us for more information on setting up for special projects.
  • This drop-in/project room is accessible with an Education swipe card 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.

Mck070

  • 15 stations
  • 20" iMacs (2008/9), Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 Gb RAM
  • Dual-boot to Mac OS 10.5 or Windows 7
  • Full list of software. (See "Software".)
  • Specialty software: DartFish Video Analysis
  • Printers: Stations are setup to print to the Mckinnon 163 Resource Room printer
  • Projector: None built-in (but coming soon!) There is a specially surfaced wall setup for a portable projector. Contact lab support or the EPHE General Office for information about available projectors.
  • Scanner
  • SMARTBoard 800 with built-in ultra-short throw projector
  • Separate wide-screen VDP
  • SMARTSync 2009 desktop control software (Windows only)
  • Available for drop-in use when not booked for a class. Check the posted schedule in Mck 070 for open hours.

As well as the wide range of online resources supplied by UVic Systems, the Faculty of Education offers additional network and web resources for students, instructors and researchers, including:

  • EDUC Netdrive - A large capacity network space for students and instructors to store course related work, projects and instructional materials including special setups for student folders, dropboxes, resource folders, etc. How to access the EDUC Netdrive.
  • Education Webserver - a large capacity web space for instructors. How to connect to the Education webserver ("apalis"). This server will be deprecated in the next year. Please contact us for more information and help with migration to UVic central web servers.
  • UVic offers other online services to students and instructors.  Contact us for more information. Some popular services:

Please contact us for more information.