The Digital Studio seeks to promote the creation of virtual learning experiences by providing consulting services, project development, and technology exploration for GVSU faculty and staff.

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Allendale Campus

Location | KHS 4474
Phone | (616) 331-8527
Email | studiod@gvsu.edu

Winter 2021 HOURS - Effective 1/18/2021

Monday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

NOTE: When the office is closed, please drop off any materials or direct any walk-in inquiries to our IT Office, KHS 4490a. Thank you.

*Lightboard Recordings are scheduled by appointment. Please email the Digital Studio at studiod@gvsu.edu for more information.

Pew Campus

Location | SCB 1103
Phone | (616) 331-9001
Email | studiod@gvsu.edu

The Seidman Digital Studio is open during the following days and times. Special appointment hours are available by contacting the Digital Studio at studiod@gvsu.edu to schedule an appointment and reserve your studio time.

*Lightboard Recordings in the Seidman Digital Studio can be scheduled using our convenient Lightboard Video Sign-up Sheet.

Winter 2021 HOURS - Effective 1/18/2021

Monday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


A full range of media production and delivery services are available at GVSU. Depending on your needs, a number of different departments are available with varying capabilities that can provide you with assistance.


In the Digital Studio faculty, staff and students can work with IT staff to create digital media to enhance teaching and learning.

Digital Media

  • Lecture Capture
  • Learning Objects
  • Lightboard
  • Green Screen
  • Screencasting
  • Video Production
  • Voiceovers


  • Panopto
  • Camtasia Studio
  • Video Creation
  • Audio Recording


The Digital Studio has the ability to digitize analog media such as VHS tapes, cassettes, and film.

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Effective January 1, 2018 the Digital Studio will no longer make DVDs that are playable in a stand-alone DVD player. Instead, media will be converted to a common video file format that can be stored either on a computer or in the cloud and played back using freely available multimedia software. Please contact the Digital Studio for more information.


  • Audio & Video Recorders/Duplicators
  • CD/DVD Burner
  • Digital Document Camera
  • Flat Bed Scanner
  • 35mm Slide Scanner
  • Screen Recording Software


  • Streaming Audio/Video 
  • Digital Audio/Video Files
  • Audio CD 
  • Data CD
  • Data DVD


  • PowerPoint
  • Presentation Quality Images
  • Publication Quality Images
  • Adobe PDF

Media Digitization/Conversion Request

Step 1 - Complete the online Digital Studio Media Submission Form
Step 2 - Upload your media to our Digital Studio Dropbox (if applicable) or send the original material to be converted and blank media to record the digitized material to the Digital Studio, KHS 4474, Allendale with your name, telephone number and project title. Projects can also be dropped off in person during regular business hours.


The Digital Studio can not duplicate copyrighted material in its entirety without expressed permission from the publisher. As of July 2010, portions of media may be duplicated in accordance with the guidelines expressed in the following resource: "Librarian of Congress Announces DMCA Section 1201 Rules for Exemptions Regarding Circumvention of Access-Control Technologies". Any media that will be distributed to students via the Internet must be over a secure, authenticated connection and approved by the University Libraries Course eReserves prior to processing by the Digital Studio.


"The crew at the Digital Studio have completed a number of exceptionally large and complex digital projects for the University Libraries. This digitization work will help us to provide long-term preservation of and access to valuable resources. Their technical knowledge of digital file formats and their specifications, and their ability to troubleshoot issues with the capture of analog media assure us that they will take good care of our media. We highly recommend the Digital Studio to anyone on campus looking for a digitization service, or to anyone just looking to learn the ins and outs of digital files."

- Max Eckard, Mary Idema Pew Library

"This semester I had the pleasure of working with Justin Melick, digital media developer, on a read-aloud video for the Economics portion of my SST309 (Social Studies Methods) course. It turned out very well and the students who viewed it enjoyed this media alternative to using the document camera at the teachers station. The visual quality of a video is superior to the doc cam format of reading aloud to the class. I intend to use the video each semester from now on."

- Susan Laninga, History