The Studio plans pilot of new audio recording services


An upcoming pilot program from the Studio will provide professional audio recording services to Saint Mary’s faculty.

“We’re excited about this new capability,’’ says Brian Hotson, Director, Academic Learning Services with the Studio. “We will have new, high-quality equipment, and the ability to support faculty with professional recording and post-production services.”

Produced in the Software and Application Support Centre’s (SAS) media suite, the high-quality audio recordings could be used to enhance teaching by adding voice over to a Power Point presentation, for example, embedding a recording on Brightspace, or even for podcasting.

The SAS is planning to pilot test the audio services with faculty sometime in the spring, aiming to fully launch the services for the fall 2019 academic term. Faculty will be able to reserve time in the suite via an online booking calendar on the SAS website.

“There are undoubtedly some faculty who record podcasts from home…now we can offer them high quality equipment, a studio space to do a professional recording, and provide technical assistance,” says Hotson. “We’re here to help everyone, whether you are experienced or want to try this service for the first time.”

For more information about the pilot, contact Brian Hotson at