The MDC was established to provide faculty and staff with resources for exploring new technologies in teaching and learning. Since its inception, the MDC has helped many St. Olaf faculty incorporate new tools into their teaching. Some of our responsibilities include transferring old slides to digital images for use in power point presentations, creating flash animations for in class use, and creating posters for campus events. In addition to supporting faculty and staff directly, the MDC also works with students on curriculum related projects and devotes time to special projects, like keeping the virtual tour up to date and writing documentation.
Janet Cameron Collrin is the Multimedia and Teaching Consultant and supervises the staff at the MDC. She has been with IIT since September 1990. Janet received her BFA from Central Michigan University and a Masters degree in Design from the University of Minnesota. Janet enjoys teaching workshops and working on projects with faculty, students and staff.
The staff is comprised of students from all disciplines, brought together by a common interest in graphic design, web design, video, or audio production. During the school year of 2007-2008, there were a total of twelve student workers. In general, projects are divided up to invidual students to work on until finished or by a specified deadline. The atmosphere at the MDC is supportive and motivated, so if at any time you need assistance, feel free to ask for help from Janet Collrin or one of the other students.
- No game playing
- No personal laptops
- No homework when getting paid by IIT
- No personal files on MDC Shared or MDC computers
- Project forms completed for all projects
- Time Sheets filled out daily
- Project naming and cataloging
- No software installed without Janetís permission
- Register software to IIT/MDC, St. Olaf College, etc.
- You are responsible for backing up your project and removing it from MDC shared when completed Instructions for Backup
- Call or E-mail if you cannot make your shift
Client completes New Project Request Form (NPRF).
MDC Admin receives request form and approves or rejects project. If approved, the MDC admin assigns it a project number.
MDC Worker receives request form and starts work on project and begins Worker Project Timesheet (WPT) in order to track project.
MDC Admin recieves draft of project from MDC worker and if approved, MDC admin marks as complete.
Client receives completed project and approves or requests revisions.
Client completes Revision Project Request Form (RPRF) if needed.
The MDC has a space on the St. Olaf Shared drive that you may use to store files and transfer files between computers. It can be accessed using your St. Olaf username and password from anywhere on campus by opening the finder, pressing the Apple key + K, typing Shared, and going to the MDC folder. Before being able to access the Shared drive, you must make sure you have network permissions - talk to Janet to get them. When first accessing the Shared drive, make sure to make a folder for yourself in the Student Workers folder. You should use this whenever possible to avoid clogging up the MDC shared folder. If you are working on a group project, save the files in the Projects folder. Otherwise, you can find logos, the backup CD template, and a variety of reference material in the Documentation folder. Try to keep only what is necessary on the Shared drive as there is only a limited amount of space. Make sure to clean out your folder fairly often.