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Digital Media Services



OIT’s Digital Media Services (DMS) provides support for instruction through the digitization and conversion of course materials into usable media formats. Videos are hosted for a limited time on secure, OIT supported hosting solutions. In addition, OIT offers professional video development services primarily in support of faculty and academic departments for the delivery of course content. 

Digitizing Services include: 

  • Text scanning
  • Image scanning (2D artwork, photographs, and 35mm slides)
  • Access to OIT-hosted content, currently powered by Panopto.
  • Audio digitization
  • Video digitization
  • Video production

Instructional Video Development Services: 

How quickly can my digitization be done?

Our standard turnaround time for digitization is three to five working days depending on the size and scope of your project. However, we will accommodate quick turnaround requests when possible. Let us know your deadline. If there’s a way, we’ll meet it.

How much do digitizing services cost?

Faculty and instructors can request instructional support materials digitized at no additional cost. These materials must be used in courses in which UT students are enrolled and are receiving credit toward a degree. Faculty must provide the course name and number.

Digitizing requests for research, promotion, or other non-curricular uses by faculty, staff, or departments are available for a minimal fee depending on the parameters of the request.

Once my video is digitized, how do I access it?

When your materials are ready, you will receive a URL to your streaming audio and video. This link can be added to your Online@UT(Canvas) course site to limit access to just the student enrolled in your course or embedded into a web page to share your content publically.

How do I request services?

Digital Media Services is located at 170 Hodges Library on the 1st Floor near the auditorium.
Request digitization services.
Request a video development consultation
. Be sure to check the box labeled “Course Elements & Media Development.”

When are you open?

Digitization consultations and drop-offs are available weekdays from 9 am-5 pm. Inquires about video development need to first be requested through the OIT HelpDesk. 

Can my materials be saved to a flash drive or other portable storage?

DMS follows copyright laws. Digitized material can only be saved to personal storage devices if you hold the copyright to the material.

What if I don’t hold the copyright on the materials I want to have digitized?

If your request exceeds fair use, you will need to request permission to use the material from the rightsholder. For more information about copyright and fair use, see our Copyright page.