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Learning Resources Centre

The following is a partial list of facilities and services available in the Learning Resources Centre (A157).

For more information please contact Larry Wenger at 403-220-8280 or by email.

Services

Grades Management

  • Provide software for Micrograde grades management software
  • Web Grade (for submission of final grades)
  • Instructions on using Micrograde or Blackboard Grade Center for managing grades
  • Assistance with submitting Final Grades using Web Grade
  • Information on grades standards, normative grades, grades inflation 

Optical Exam Scoring

    • Forms, procedure and instructions for submitting exams to be scored
    • Viewing and interpreting optically scored exam files
    • Changing the key and rescoring an exam
    • Uploading exam score files
      • deleting items, changing key for rescore of exams using .dat file from an initial exam scan

      Equipment Available for Use in the LRC (A 157)

      • Computers
      • Colour printer
      • Scanner - images and text
      • Slide scanner
      • conversion of video and audio cassettes to digital format
      • Data Projector, laptop, screen for preview
      • VHS players & TV screens

      Equipment and Materials Available for Booking and/or Loan

      • digital cameras, tripods
      • Pursuit rotor
      • Books
      • Presentation remotes - Keyspan or Kensington with remote mouse
      • CD's
      • Video cords, ethernet cords, electrical extension cords, video toggles, etc. 
      • Data projectors
      • Slide viewer
      • Distortion goggles
      • Stopwatches
      • DVD player
      • Digital audio recorders (10)
      • Headphones
      • computer speakers
      • Laptop computer
      • Textbooks
      • Large monitor/VCR
      • Flip-chart stands
      • Laserdisk players
      • Tools
        • Mirror tracing apparatus
        • Transcription software with foot pedal (5)
        • Models - including instructional documents, eg. How to use working model of the eye
        • Trifold displays 
        • Overhead projector
        • Video Cameras, tripods
        • Wireless sound system/microphones & speakers
        • Prisms

        Testing Rooms

        Individual testing rooms, with a computer if needed, are available in the LRC for students whose exams can not be accommodated in regularly scheduled Make-Up Exam Sessions.  

        Grades Management Assistance

        • Software
        • Gradebooks
        • Web Grade (for submission of final grades)
        • Instructions on using grades management software and Web Grade
        • Information on grades standards, normative grades, grades inflation

        Optical Exam Scoring Assistance

        • Forms, procedure and instuctions on submitting exams to be scored
        • Viewing and interpreting optically scored exam files
        • Changing the key and rescoring an exam
        • Uploading exam score files

        Video Resources

        • A database is currently being developed for Video, DVD holdings
        • Tape to tape recording (video or audio)
        • Tape digitizing

        Journals and Books

        • Teaching of Psychology
        • Psychology textbooks on display
        • Statistics and Research Methods texts

        Blackboard Support

        •  initial setup of Blackboard websites for Psychology courses, including banner, instructor profile, course outline link, transfer of files from previous Bd's , Help link
        • custom additions of Blackboard features, groups, discussion groups, etc
        • additional courseware can also be arranged, e.g. Word Press Blog, Presenter, etc.

        Academic Posters

        • Instruction on developing and producing academic courses for Honours Students.  
        • Advice and assistance with creating academic posters
        • Arranging display of academic posters in the Department at the Annual Student Conference, and throughout the year

        AV Support

        • Contact Larry Wenger to book or to resolve problems with AV equipment, particularly in Department of Psychology Conference Rooms.
        • Note that typically AV bookings for official courses should be made and supported by Com Media, Phone 220-3711

        Disposals

        • Contact Larry Wenger to arange disposal  of electronic and other equipment.

        Display Cabinets 

        • Contact Larry Wenger for display of:

                  - current event and other notices in main floor display cabinet

                  - published books by faculty and other Department affiliates

        -  special displays for second floor east hallway glass door cabinets

        Signage

        • Contact Larry Wenger to request track door signs, lab plaques and other department signage

        Tools

        • Contact Larry Wenger to borrow common tools for use in the department. 

        External Links

        • Web Grade
        • Learning Commons
        • Comm Media
        • VP Academic (classroom and instructional support)