Instructional Design & Media Services

Instructional Design & Media Services installs and maintains the campus audio-visual equipment, operates the campus studios, provides media support services and online & distance learning service & support.

Apple Support

We provide assistance with Apple products which include Macintosh, iMac, iPhone and the iPad. These services are open to students and faculty alike. For hardware issues, you should contact a nearby Apple store. The nearest Apple locations to Rio Grande are at Easton (614-478-5592) or Polaris (614-987-1430) in the Columbus area.

Mr.  Michael Thompson
Director, Instructional Design & Media Services
Tel: (740) 245-7411

 


Audio-Visual Equipment (Projectors, Podiums, etc.)

IDMS provides support for all audio and video equipment on campus with the exception of the theater. Examples of AV equipment include multimedia podiums, overhead and LCD projectors, sound systems, videoconferencing equipment, SMART Boards, radio studio equipment, video cameras, etc. We also provide video and audio duplication.

Mr.  Michael Thompson
Director, Instructional Design & Media Services
Tel: (740) 245-7411

 


Online Courses/Blackboard

Rio Grande offers several online and hybrid classes to students. Our team offers support for Blackboard and the Graduate Forum. If you are having difficulty accessing your course or having other difficulties within an online course and can log into your Rio Grande e-mail, contact us.
If you cannot log into your student e-mail contact Allen Hudson (ahudson@rio.edu) at Campus Computing and Networking.

Mr.  Randle Simpson
Instructional Designer
Tel: (740) 245-7230

 


Rio Grande Cable Access (CH15)

RGCA, Channel 15 is a local access channel operated by the University of Rio Grande. It provides an outlet for student-produced shows and programming. It promotes activities of interest to students and local viewers. We are always in search of content to better serve the student population. If you have any ideas or would like to produce a show contact us.

Mr.  Michael Thompson
Director, Instructional Design & Media Services
Tel: (740) 245-7411

 


Video Conferencing

Rio Grande has three videoconferencing classrooms on campus: Anniversery Hall Rm. 202, Bob Evans Farms Hall Rm. 111, Wood Hall Rm. 228. Each of these rooms is equipped with a Polycom system. We provide support for the sound, video, and videoconferencing systems in these rooms. If you are having problems with this equipment, please contact us.

Mr.  Michael Thompson
Director, Instructional Design & Media Services
Tel: (740) 245-7411

 


Web Sites

Instructional Design and Media Services updates web site content, introduces new technologies, helps develop web presence, administers social-networking environments, and strives for a user-friendly experience. If you are having trouble accessing certain information on our site or are interested in creating your own web page for your student/faculty account as well as department or organization, please feel to contact us.

Eric McKinney
Director of Marketing & Communications
Tel: (740) 245-7225

 
Michael Snider
Network & Systems Administrator
Tel: (740) 245-7095