College of Education & Human Services

Interactive Multimedia Lab

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. |Horrabin Hall 104 | 309.298.3076 |

The Interactive Multimedia Lab (IMM) provides just-in-time training in a one-on-one or small group setting for students, faculty, and staff choosing to use emergent technologies in their teaching and learning.

We offer a state of the art service facility for developing cross-platform multimedia projects such as, computer based instruction, multimedia authoring, mobile technologies, podcasting, CD-ROM and DVD ROM development, video editing, web-page development, electronic presentation development, and the incorporation of media centric Smart Technologies into teaching and learning.

The IMM lab offers the latest in hardware and software for dual platform creation.  All computers are connected via Ethernet to WIU’s network.

Student working in the Interactive Multimedia Lab Unique to the Interactive Multimedia Lab is its knowledgeable and friendly training staff who are always happy to guide you in your multimedia development.  Training is available on such tasks as:

  • Editing and finalizing a digital video on CD or DVD
  • Creating a video, audio. or enhanced podcast
  • Developing a website or web-based portfolio
  • Using WesternOnline as a student or an instructor
  • Learning to teach and/or present using SmartTechnologies (interactive whiteboards)
  • Photo Editing
  • Scanning
  • Designing interactive forms



An abbreviated list of commonly used software applications includes:

  Students working in the Interactive Multimedia Lab

  • Apple's iLife Suite (iMovie, GarageBand, iWeb, and etc.)
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Adobe PhotoShop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Final Cut Express
  • Analog to Digital Video Conversion
  • Flatbed and 35mm Slide Scanning
  • SmartBoard Technologies
  • Audio Recording and Mixing