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.

We're Here to Help

Allendale Campus

Location | KHS 4474
Phone | 616.331.8527
Email | studiod@gvsu.edu


Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Our Pew Campus Digital Studio is now OPEN!

Pew Campus

Location | SCB 1103
Phone | 616.331.9001
Email | studiod@gvsu.edu


The Seidman Digital Studio is currently closed for Winter Break. Special appointment hours are available by contacting the Digital Studio at 616.331.8527 to schedule an appointment and reserve your Studio time.

Our regularly scheduled Winter Semester hours will take effect on Monday, January 7, 2019.

Monday 1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
NOTE:  Also available by special appointment. Please contact the Digital Studio at 616.331.8527.

Campus Technology Workshops

The Information Technology department offers a variety of workshops for those interested in learning to use GVSU's Blackboard learning management system, the Panopto video platform, Collaborate communication tools, and a number of other tools for enhancing your teaching.

learn more about eLearning Workshops


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

Instructional Media

  • Lightboard
  • Video to Enhance Instruction 
  • Custom Learning Objects
  • Screencasting
  • Voice-overs
  • Green Screen Technology


  • Camtasia Studio
  • Video Creation
  • Audio Recording
  • Ensemble Video

Example Projects

Past Projects


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


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 (documents 12.2" x 17.2" or smaller)
  • 35mm Slide Scanner
  • Screen Recording Software


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


  • 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 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

Page last modified December 20, 2018