Media Center Services

The MIT Department’s Media Center provides support in the duplication of professional presentation material for faculty, staff and students. In addition, the Center supports portable equipment needed for classroom use.

Procedures for using Media & Instructional Technology Services

CD and DVD Duplication Procedures

Please allow five (5) business days for CD/DVD Duplication. Customized requests requiring digital editing prior to duplication will take longer. Please note, copyright restrictions apply (http://www.tunxis.edu/college-information/copyright-infringement-policy/).

*Please note MIT does not have the ability to copy DVD to DVD unless the original DVD was produced by MIT or the requesting party. Professionally produced DVD’s cannot be duplicated.

  • Fill out the CD/DVD Creation/Duplication request Form (located in MIT)
  • Leave the original material and the request form in the “In Box” located in MIT
  • When ready, MIT staff will place the copies and originals in the MIT “Out Box” where the requestor may pick the materials up at their convenience.
  • MIT is NOT responsible for archiving your material.  The requestor will be given the master copy of any customized request for archival purposes
  • MIT will provide printable CD’s/DVD’s for all course and college specific requests.
  • Requestors requiring over 50 CD’s/DVD’s total will need to notify MIT department, through an email to TX-MIT@tunxis.edu, 3 weeks prior to the requested beginning date
  • MIT will provide single CD/DVD jewel cases or sleeves
    • Special requests requiring anything other than this standard will be the responsibility of the requestor

Procedures for Scanning of Information

The MIT Department has the ability to scan paper or transparency originals, text or images, into a digital format. The ability to scan information will depend on the size and quality of the copy. Please allow five (5) business days for scanning requests. Please note, copyright restrictions apply (http://www.tunxis.edu/college-information/copyright-infringement-policy/).

  • Fill out the Scanning Request form (located in MIT)
  • Leave the information to be scanned (together with the request form) in the “In Box” located in MIT
  • When ready, MIT staff will place the copies and originals in the MIT “Out Box” where the requestor may pick the materials up at their convenience.
  • MIT can only guarantee 80% accuracy for scanned documents. Verification and modifications are the responsibility of the requestor.

Media Equipment Storage, Reservation and Check Out/Check In Procedures

MIT maintains a Check Out/Check In database for media equipment. Equipment should be reserved in advance to ensure availability. To reserve media equipment email
TX-MIT@tunxis.edu. Last minute and walk-in requests will be honored when possible, but reservations will be filled first.

College Personnel are required to pick-up (Check Out) and return (Check In) equipment as MIT does not have staff available for delivery of equipment. Equipment set-up requests for events are subject to MIT staff availability and will be honored when possible.

Equipment taken off campus requires notification of the requestor’s immediate supervisor and is the responsibility of the individual checking out the equipment. Equipment being checked out must be used for College related work and is expected to be returned to MIT within seven days of check out. If the equipment is not returned within seven days, the equipment will be reported to the Dean of Administration who will process the equipment as stolen property.

Check out/check in procedures:

  • College personnel must provide their Tunxis ID card to an MIT staff member at time of check out
    • Students will NOT be allowed to retrieve equipment without the requesting staff members physical Tunxis ID card
  • MIT staff will process the equipment
  • College personnel will be responsible for returning equipment to the MIT department and are responsible for notifying MIT staff of any noticeable problems with the equipment
    • MIT staff must be present. Equipment may NOT be left in the Copy Center or MIT lab.
  • MIT staff will process the equipment upon return

Custom Media Design Services

The Tunxis MIT Department provides custom media design for use in an online and on campus courses. An Online, Hybrid and Web-Enhanced Course Support Matrix can be found on the Tunxis Intranet under “Academic Affairs > Media Instructional Technology > Distance Learning.”

Instructional Design

The MIT Department offers assistance with the following:

  • Instructional advice for designing and delivering online course content
  • Recommendations for course layout and methods of communication in online courses using the online course management system.
  • designing and setting up classroom resources such as lecture materials, course handouts and e-mail for on campus courses using Blackboard.

Media Development

Development of custom digital content
Many faculty use digital media in their classes. Material can be designed by MIT staff in the format that works best for a given situation.

Audio and Video Production
MIT Staff are able to capture and edit audio or video from other sources and convert it to a digital format.

  • Video clips of copyrighted material may NOT exceed 10 percent of the work or three minutes whichever is less.
  • Audio clips of copyrighted material may NOT exceed 10 percent and no more than 30 seconds whichever is less.

To produce videos, there is a videographer on staff who can record an event, help edit the resulting footage, add titles, graphics and menus (subject to availability.)

  • To request filming email: TX-MIT@tunxis.edu at least one week prior to the scheduled event.

*Please note, copyright restrictions apply (http://www.tunxis.edu/college-information/copyright-infringement-policy/).

Request custom audio/video work from the MIT Department

  • Fill out the appropriate request form located in MIT and return it to the MIT Department.
  • Forms may also be emailed to the MIT Department at: TX-MIT@tunxis.edu
    • Forms may be found on the “Intranet” (Academic Departments > Media Instructional Technology > MIT Services Request Forms)
  • Please allow 3-5 weeks for custom audio/video requests (this time may vary based on the scope of the request).
  • When ready, MIT staff will:
    • place the completed product in the MIT “Out Box” where the requestor may pick the materials up at their convenience OR
    • will provide requestor with a custom URL that will provide access to materials from any location with internet connectivity.

Streaming Media
The MIT department supports a streaming media server that can store content for which the requestor has obtained copyright permissions. It is the responsibility of the requestor to ensure that the materials requested for storage on the streaming media server are not copyright protected.

  • To request streaming media services email: TX-MIT@tunxis.edu at least one week prior to the date that the media should be published.

*If file conversion or editing is required, the lead time may be increased and will be contingent upon the raw materials.


Copy Center Services

The MIT Department’s Copy Center provides the following services for staff:

  • Print Copy
  • Lamination
  • Binding
  • Folding

*Please note, copyright restrictions apply (http://www.tunxis.edu/college-information/copyright-infringement-policy/).

Procedures for using the Copy Center

Turnaround time for most print copy is 24-48 hours. Binding, folding and lamination may take longer depending on workload, and size of request.

Each semester all new adjunct faculty will be assigned a “pin number” for the walk-up copier.

Full-Time Faculty Procedures

  • Complete “Copy Center Request Form”, and place request in the “Copy Center” basket located in the faculty mailroom
    • OR You may e-mail original documents to be copied with instructions to tx-CopyCenter@tunxis.edu
    • OR bring copy request to the Copy Center and put it in the “IN BOX”
  • Test materials must be marked CONFIDENTIAL
    • All tests are listed in the Copy Center Log Book and the faculty secretary will sign for the test upon completion. The duplicated test will be placed in the requestor’s mailbox. If the requestor indicates that they would like to pick the test up from the Copy Center, then he or she will sign for the test
    • Tests for mid-terms and finals may require more time
  • Requests will be picked up daily by Copy Center personnel from the “Copy Center” basket located in the faculty mail room (subject to availability of staff)
  • All copy requests will be returned to the faculty mailbox unless indicated otherwise on the request form.

Adjunct Faculty Procedures

  • Complete “Copy Center Request Form”, and place request in the “Copy Center” basket located in the adjunct faculty office
    • OR You may e-mail original documents to be copied with instructions to tx-CopyCenter@tunxis.edu
    • OR bring copy request to the Copy Center and put it in the “IN BOX”
  • Test materials must be marked CONFIDENTIAL
    • All tests are listed in the Copy Center Log Book and upon completion, the duplicated test will be placed in the requestor’s mailbox. If the requestor indicates that they would like to pick the test up from the Copy Center, then he or she will sign for the test
    • Tests for mid-terms and finals may require more time
  • Requests will be picked up daily by Copy Center personnel from the “Copy Center” basket located in the adjunct faculty office (subject to availability of staff)
  • All copy requests will be returned to the adjunct mailbox unless indicated otherwise on the request form.

All Other College Offices Procedures

  • Complete “Copy Center Request Form” and put it in the “IN BOX” located in the Copy Center
  • Upon completion, copies are returned to the requestor, unless indicated otherwise on the request form

For more information, contact Adrianne Kelly, Director of the Media Instructional Technologies Department.