Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Learning Center loans a variety of equipment free for instructional use by College of Education faculty and students. Equipment is available to faculty and students outside of the college for a nominal fee.
CoE faculty and staff may reserve equipment with the Learning Center's online scheduling program.
CoE students and non-CoE faculty or staff may also request rooms by calling (815) 753-1241 or stopping by the south wing service desk.
All students must provide verification from their instructor that the requested equipment is for instructional use. Faculty may forward a class list to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Students may then register for ScheduleIt and request activation of their accounts in an e-mail to the Center.
Instructional equipment is also available through NIU Media Services' equipment pool.
- Windows XP
- Microsoft Office
- configured for wireless access
- AC adapter and carrying case
- wireless mouse
- surge protector
- hardware and other accessories may vary
- circulation is limited to one week
25" and 27" TV monitors are available. TVs come with cart.
We have decks that will play both DVDs and VHS videotapes or VHS tapes only. Each deck comes with the necessary cables to connect to a TV monitor.
Our video cameras include the Canon ZR-70, ZR-85 and Optura 500. All our cameras use MiniDV tapes that are available at the Center for sale. Each camera comes with a carrying case, manual, power supply, and cables. Tripods are available upon request.
Our still cameras are the Canon A75, S1 IS and Powershot S60. All our still cameras come with memory cards installed. Cameras require AA batteries; you may need to provide your own. Included with each camera is a carrying case, manual, and cables. Tripods are available upon request.
We have digital audio recorders as well as cassette recorders that use standard-size audio tapes. Let us know if you need an external mic; most of our recorders allow you to plug one in.
There are 3 Olympus WS-300M digital voice recorders available for loan. These are small recorders with built-in microphones as well as a jack for a table mic. The bottom part of the recorder can be plugged into a computer where you can capture the audio for transcription.
We provide table-mics as well as external wireless mics for use with video cameras. Let us know what you have in mind, and we'll help match the right mic for the job.
We have small speakers that can be connected to a DVD or VHS deck (when used with a video projector) to augment the audio from the projector. We provide instruction on set-up along with the necessary cables.
COE faculty can register and then send a request to activate your account to