Getting Help

The DLC offers customized support for students, faculty, staff, and the broader MIIS community in the form of individual consultations and group workshop trainings. We also offer the D Sp@ce for communal use.

Drop–ins and Appointments

MIIS faculty, staff, and students can drop-in to the DLC for help, Mon-Fri. Just look for anyone wearing a name tag or lanyard; we are all happy to help! You can also schedule an appointment with us.

Graduate assistants and staff are on hand to field questions and assist with projects that might include a variety of tools with digital or design components:

Online Teaching & Learning Platforms

Multimedia – Audio & Video

  • Video Editing (iMovie, YouTube Editor, Wevideo, Final Cut Pro)
  • Audio Recording and Editing, Podcasting (Garage Band, Audacity, Camtasia)
  • Digital Storytelling (Garage Band, Audacity, Camtasia, Soundslides)
  • Voiceover Lectures and Presentations (Camtasia)
  • Skype recording, Screencasting (Skype Recorder, Camtasia)

Presentation & Graphic Design

  • Photo Editing (Photoshop, PicMonkey)
  • Presentation Tools (Keynote, Powerpoint, Prezi)
  • Infographics (Piktochart)
  • Digital Signs, Fliers, Banners, Posters, etc. (Powerpoint, Keynote, Canva, Photoshop Word,, InDesign)

Blogging & Web Tools

  • Website Design, Course Portfolios, Blogging (WordPress, Weebly, Blogger)
  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest)


  • Data Analysis (Excel)—Help given in collaboration with META Lab
  • Design Thinking
  • Project & Idea Development

Request an Appointment for a Consultation

Students or faculty requiring more advanced support are welcome to set up appointments with specific staff or GAs. Link to: Appointment Request Form

Skill-Building Workshops & Resources

We also occasionally host a series of skill-building workshops in the Design-Sp@ce located in the McGowan Building at 420 Calle Principal St.

We would like to remind you about our campus-wide access to online video training and tutorials for software you or your students may be working with. To access these videos go to and login with your MIIS username and password.

Course Project Support

If your class has a digital learning need that we could help with, let us know! Contact us by completing our online Workshop Request Form or send us an email at

We’ve had great success in consulting with classes that are integrating website projects, presentation skills, digital stories, podcasting and tele-collaboration.

Reserving the D Sp@ce

Our Design Sp@ce is a common area that you can customize to your needs, such as classroom-style, lounge area, or small working groups. We encourage students and faculty to reserve the D Sp@ce for classes, events and projects. When not reserved, it’s open to all as a place to come study, have meetings, or just hang out between classes. View our online availability calendar here.

Recording Booths

We have two recording booths set up with microphones and software to record podcasts or presentations. Fill out a recording booth reservation form here.