Learning + Visual Services (LVS) staff facilitate the use of learning technologies, including Canvas, and assist with the discovery and use of visual resources. LVS also maintains a teaching collection of digital images and supports the use of audio-visual equipment in the School's classrooms.
Canvas + Learning Technologies
The School utilizes Canvas, which is licensed by the UW. LVS staff offer in-house support to Canvas users, including faculty, students, and staff. Assistance is often given in person, so feel free to make an appointment for a 1:1 session. Phone or email help is also available. LVS staff can assist with a variety of other learning technologies.
If you require immediate assistance and LVS staff are not available, you can visit the Learning Technologies Help Desk in room 230 of Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Other resources are the UW Canvas Help Guides and the Canvas Instructor Guide.
Searching for images to use in the physical or virtual classroom? Need images for a research presentation? Have a specific digitization request? We can help with finding images, or we can create digital images when requested by School faculty, graduate students, or staff.
LVS staff can provide training or assistance with other image tasks such as formatting, resizing, and storing digital images. Please feel free to let us know about your image-related needs.
Below are two suggested image sources. Our faculty, staff, and graduate students also have access to a webpage of Image Resources + Information through the School's internal IT support website.
Images from the sources listed below are intended for use by current faculty, staff, and students for purposes related to the UW's teaching mission. Other uses may be a violation of the U.S. Copyright Code.
This is a large and constantly growing database of images available through a UW Libraries subscription. Access Artstor from this webpage since UW NetID login is required when using it off campus.
The School maintains a digital image repository for use solely by our own faculty and graduate students. Access is currently provided via soaMDID. This interface will be phased out in late 2018 or early 2019. Contact LVS staff for access thereafter.
If you need a tutorial prior to presenting in an Art Building classroom, feel free to contact LVS staff. For equipment check-out, visit room 023 in the Art Building. Students may also reserve equipment through the Student Technology Loan Program.
If you experience problems with audio-visual equipment in Art Building classrooms, request immediate assistance by calling 206-543-0649 or sending someone to room 209. Issues may also be reported after class by emailing LVS staff or by contacting UW Academic Technologies via phone (206-221-5000) or email. Be sure to specify the room that has the problem.