Media Commons

Media Commons

Media Commons provides a variety of services to help you envision, produce, and publish creative and effective multimedia projects.  Beginners and advanced users alike can benefit from access to our experienced consultants, training opportunities, and audio/video production facilities.

Penn State Altoona faculty and students can learn how to create digital media, such as video and audio, to positively impact their coursework. Media Commons can benefit staff by allowing them to document special events or create training tools for new office procedures or student workers. In addition to the open training sessions that Penn State Altoona hosts each semester, closed training sessions for a specific class, department, or group may be coordinated through Instructional Technology. A variety of tutorials are available on the Media Commons site, as well.


One Button Studio:
Aaron Building, Room 10

Traditional Studio:
Robert E. Eiche Library, Room 211A

Editing Computers:
Aaron Building, Room 10 and Robert E. Eiche Library, Information Commons

Equipment Check-Out:
Robert E. Eiche Library, Lending Desk

NOTE: A valid PSU ID is required for use of all Media Commons equipment.

The Media Commons One Button Studio, traditional studio, and the editing computers in the Aaron Building are available by appointment, during Service Desk hours. Reservation requests may be made by contacting the Service Desk by calling 814-949-5356, option 2 or by visiting 234 Hawthorn Building. Faculty and staff may instead choose to make reservation requests by submitting an OIT Work Order. The Media Commons editing computers in the Robert E. Eiche Library are available and equipment may be checked out during library hours.

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Get the Most from Media Commons

  1. Schedule early in the semester
  2. Build media training into your syllabus
  3. Take advantage of all in-person support offerings
    1. faculty consultations
    2. group training sessions
    3. in-class workshops
  4. Take advantage of Adobe Connect and other remote training options
  5. Visit the Altoona Media Commons Site for helpful local information