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students interacting with technology in classroom in The Spark

Learning Innovations Team

Whether instruction is face-to-face, online, or at a distance, Academic Outreach and Innovation (AOI) has expertise to help.

  • Learning Spaces—Learning spaces include anything from software connectivity to hardware installations to room modifications and classroom layout. AOI Learning Innovations staff not only monitor technology health remotely and in real-time for a variety of academic delivery systems, but are also available to provide consultation services with regard to learning spaces. Departments may have unique needs that require creation of a learning space with specific learning objectives in mind. AOI staff can help with conceptualizing and design as well as equipment and software specifications, testing, building, and training.
  • Instructional Designers—All AOI IDs have both teaching and Instructional Design experience. Their goal is to support the development of courses and activities that facilitate learning and alignment of goals, activities, and assessments in a multitude of learning environments.
  • Emerging Technologists—With education and experience in teaching and technology, Emerging Technologists focus on identification and sound pedagogical implementation of educational technology tools.
  • ADA—our ADA Compliance Manager ensures we are doing our best (and following the law) to make our courses accessible to all students all of the time.

Media Services

Media staff are available to create video, animation, and interactive flash activities, as well as provides support to instructors in their own creation of media, to keep WSU courses engaging and cutting edge. For examples of media visit our Showcase.

Digital Recording and Video Streaming for academic purposes are available at no cost but individuals are encouraged to schedule at least one week in advance. Staff resources are limited, so will be offered at a first come first serve basis. Staff can also help faculty access tools to create their own recordings. For information about the costs of these services for non-academic requests contact the AOI media team at

Media Equipment

Recording Rooms

Academic Outreach & Innovation maintains several recording rooms for students and faculty use.  These rooms have workstations with cameras and microphones connected with access to different software packages.  Whether a student has an assignment to create a media piece or a faculty would like to explore creation of online media pieces for remediation, online spaces or absences from class time, these spaces with AOI staff can help.


Recording rooms for students are available in Spark G2A and G2B as well as Holland 150F, by appointment. Recording rooms for faculty are located in Spark 102F and 102G as well as Holland 150F, by appointment. Email to schedule time and ensure staff will be available for support. 

Self-Service Multimedia Workstations

The self-service media workstations in Holland 150 include equipment for duplicating, converting, creating, and editing in a variety of media. Use of the media equipment is free of charge on a first come, first served basis, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, except on university holidays. Email to schedule time and ensure staff will be available for support. 

Video Duplication Capabilities and Resources

Users are expected to respect copyright by duplicating only videos for which they have copyright or permission to copy.

There are numerous digital file options, as well as legacy formats, available. The AOI Media Team is able to advise to help select the right format for your desired outcome. The following legacy formats can be accommodated for using self-service equipment:

  • SVHS
  • Hi 8
  • Mini DV
  • VHS
  • Digital 8
  • 16mm

Equipment Loan/Rental


Some media equipment is available to students and faculty in The Spark. Available at The Spark are items related to media capture, media editing, and presentation. Equipment at this location is exclusively in support of catalog course requirements. As such, no fees are applied to these loans provided there is no late return or damage to equipment. The Spark Information Counter is open from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Event Support

Pullman Campus

AOI offers audio/video event support on the Pullman campus when in direct support of WSU general university classes. Submit the online AOI Event Support Request Form and an AOI representative will follow up.