Technology

Lynda.com

http://codlrc.org/lynda

You can register for a Lynda account using your cod.edu or dupage.edu email address.
Go to this page for more information about Lynda and the registration process:
[email protected]

After you've registered, go directly to Lynda.com and login using your COD email address.

Description: 

LyndaCampus ( Lynda.com ) provides a vast online library of instructional videos covering a variety of topics such as software training, business and creative skills, and study skills. Taught by accomplished teachers and recognized industry experts, Lynda.com is a high-quality resource for students, faculty, and staff looking to develop skills in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, educational technology, social media, coding, and a wide range of other topics.

Off-campus Availability: 
Students, Faculty, and Staff
Full-text Content: 
Includes full-text content
This is a trial: 
No
Suppress: 
No

Statista

https://cod.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.statista.com/
Description: 

Statista is a statistics and demographics repository with over 1,000,000 data sets. Though this source focuses heavily on industries, it also includes social and health data.
Full topic list is here: http://www.statista.com/topics/archive/
The data sets can be downloaded into Excel and the basic graphs and charts representing each data set can be downloaded into PPT and PDF.
A variety of bibliographic citation styles are offered for each data set.

Off-campus Availability: 
Students, Faculty, and Staff
Full-text Content: 
Includes full-text content
This is a trial: 
No
Suppress: 
No

Films on Demand--Technical & Trade Education Collection

https://cod.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlayLists.aspx?SubjectID=1218&aid=148
Description: 

This collection of online streaming videos includes a variety of subjects related to Technology and Trades, including: Automotive Technology, Building/Construction, Cosmetology, Computing technology, Electronics, Horticulture, Manufacturing, Technical Communications, Welding, and much more!

Off-campus Availability: 
Students, Faculty, and Staff
Full-text Content: 
Includes full-text content
This is a trial: 
No
Suppress: 
No

Technology for Checkout

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Visit the Library's Media Lab for advanced multimedia technology

Equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations will be taken.

Audio Equipment

Audiocassette Player

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  • AC/DC power sources (4 D-cell batteries not included)
  • Built-in microphone
  • Must provide own cassette/batteries
  • Three day checkout
  • $2.00/day overdue fee
Headphones

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  • In-Library use only
  • Three hour checkout
  • $1.00/hour overdue fee
  • Renewable
  • Junction box available for multiple listeners

Computer Equipment

Laptop computer

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  • Pick up and return to the Computer Support and Printing Services Desk
  • Both library card and photo ID must be presented
  • In-library use only
  • 3 hour checkout
  • $10.00 per hour overdue fine
  • Includes power brick
Adapter cables

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  • In-library use only
  • 2 hour checkout
  • $1.00/hour overdue fee
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  • Mini DVI to VGA
  • Thunderbolt to VGA
  • 30-pin to VGA
  • Lightning to VGA
  • VGA to HDMI convertors
  • 4 in 1 Charger/Adapter
Half-QWERTY keyboard

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  • In-library use only
  • 2 hour checkout
  • $1.00/hour overdue fee
  • Enables one-handed typing on computer equipment

Video Equipment

Portable VHS Player
  • Three day checkout
  • $2.00/day overdue fee

Miscellaneous Equipment

Calculators

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  • Available in graphic, scientific, and talking versions
  • Three day checkout
  • One three day renewal
  • $2.00/day overdue fee

Technology for Checkout

Bookings for DVDs/videocassettes or equipment may be made by e-mailing [email protected] or calling (630) 942-2106.
DVD or VHS Bookings

DVDs or videocassettes may be booked for pickup at the lower level Circulation Desk in the Library. Media will be checked out in advance for easy pickup and may be returned to any Library book drop location. Please specifiy the dates for pick-up and return. Materials for West Campus instructors may be picked up in TEC 1061.

Equipment Bookings

When booking equipment, be sure to specify what you will need, the room where you would like delivery, the date needed, and the beginning and ending times for the class.

Please allow two working days notice for equipment delivery. Weekend and Monday booking orders should be placed by the previous Friday. Bookings with short term notice will be completed when possible. E-mail requests will receive a confirmation.

Audio Equipment

Audiocassette Player/Recorder

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  • AC/DC power sources (4 D-cell batteries not included)
  • Built-in microphone
  • Cassettes not included

Compact Disc Player

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  • Single or five-disc units available
  • Stereo AM/FM receiver
  • Includes amplifier and speakers

Compact Disc Player/Boom Box

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  • AC/DC power sources (6 D-cell batteries not included)
  • Stereo AM/FM receiver
  • Cassette player
  • Headphone jack
  • Library pickup only

Compact Disc Player for ESL

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  • Includes cassette player and pitch control
  • Speed control
  • Built-in microphone
  • Five headphones jacks
  • Internal speakers

Dual Deck Cassette Player

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  • Includes amplifier and speakers
  • Stereo AM/FM receiver
  • Recording function
  • Cassettes not included

Podium with Microphone

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  • Attached microphone (not designed for mobility)
  • Can be used as a projection unit for wireless microphones
  • College of DuPage nameplate logo

Public Address System
  • Can be used on a table top
  • Includes amplifier and attached microphone
  • Uses 9 volt batteries (not included)
  • Portable units must be picked up at the Library
Snowball/USB Microphone

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  • Use with PC/Mac/laptop
  • Records sound to laptop
  • Includes USB cable, tripod stand, and instruction book
  • Library pickup only

Voice Recorder

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  • Small hand held recorder with various recording modes
  • Uses one AAA battery (not included)
  • Includes USB cable and instruction booklet
  • Library pickup only

Wireless Lapel Microphone

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  • Requires an external projection source
  • Includes lapel mic and hand held microphone
  • User must know how to set up
  • Library pickup only

Computer Equipment

Computer Video Projector (CVP)

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  • Available for on-campus use (on a cart) or portable use (in a case)
  • Used with laptop to project onto a screen
  • Includes VGA cable to connect to laptop
  • Portable units must be picked up at the Library

Laptop Computer

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  • Available for two week checkouts
  • Microsoft Office Suite 2013, Windows 7
  • Web cam
  • Includes power supply as well as Broadband (DSL) and dial-up cables
  • Library pickup only

Wireless presentation remote

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  • USB transmitter receiver connects to laptop
  • Laser pointer built into remote
  • Library pickup only

Video & Projection Equipment

Canon HD Camcorder

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  • Video and photo options
  • Battery pack
  • USB Cable
  • High Speed HDMI cable
  • Must provide your own SD card

Document Camera

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  • Projects printed materials onto a screen
  • Requires a video projector to project image

Flat Screen Monitor

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  • Available with DVD, VHS and Blu-Ray players
  • CRT monitor
  • Or a video projector

Overhead Projector

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  • The traditional unit used for projecting transparencies
  • Not to be confused with a computer video projector permanently mounted to the ceiling in a classroom

Portable DVD Player

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  • Best used for preview purposes
  • Includes remote/power supply/instructions
  • Library pickup only

PAL Format - Portable DVD Player

  • PAL is a format used for DVD's in Europe and parts of Asia
  • Includes remote, A/V cords and instructions
  • Library pickup only
Slide Projector

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  • Available for on-campus use (on a cart) or portable use (in a case)
  • Carousel slide tray available for use with slides
  • Portable units must be picked up at the Library

VHS Player

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  • Available with a flat-screen monitor, a CRT monitor, or a video projector
  • Portable units must be picked up at the Library

Miscellaneous Equipment

Button Machine

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White Boards

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  • To display group notes
  • Markers and an eraser provided
  • Fragile, may only be delivered on Main Campus
  • Available for delivery or pickup at the Library

Easels

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  • To display signs
  • Available for delivery or pickup at the Library

Flip Charts

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  • Hold pads of paper
  • Markers not included
  • Available for delivery or pickup at the Library

iClickers

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  • Available in sets of 20, 26, 30, or 50
  • Library pick up only
  • Semester check-out available based on demand
  • Users may need to replace batteries, especially during longer checkouts

 

 

Laser Pointer

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  • Library pickup only
Multiple Outlet Strips & Extension Cords

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  • Library pickup only

Screen
  • Used with projection equipment
Tripod

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  • For mounting camera equipment
  • Library pickup only

Return to Technology Checkout Page

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Technology for Checkout

Technology tools are free to check out for COD students, faculty and staff. All you need is a COD Library card.

Equipment Lending Policy

  1. You must be a currently enrolled COD student, faculty, or staff member to check out equipment and accessories.
  2. You must present a Library card, faculty/staff ID, or a valid photo ID each time you wish to check out any of the equipment.
  3. Students checking out laptops must also present a photo ID along with their Library card. No exceptions will be made to this rule.
  4. Students must sign a Loan Agreement form before checking out a laptop to ensure responsibility for these items is understood. Stolen, lost, or damaged items will result in a replacement charge equal to the cost of the item, plus a processing fee of $50. Students, faculty, and staff are responsible for the safety and security of the item while it is in their possession.
  5. Items must be returned to a staff member during the Library's open hours. Under no circumstances should items be dropped in book drops, as this can cause damage to the equipment. Items should also be left with a staff member and not simply set down on the Circulation desk. You are responsible for the item until it is checked in by a staff member.
  6. When the item is due back, be sure to return all of the cords, cables, chargers and cases that came with the equipment you checked out. The equipment will not be checked in until all pieces are present. Students will be responsible for any overdue fines incurred at $10 per hour, until the return is complete.
  7. Upon return, Library staff will inspect equipment to make sure all pieces are present and in good working order. Please allow a few minutes for the return inspection.
Guard your privacy when using loaner equipment!

Do not save any passwords on the Library's technology equipment. Before returning the equipment, log out of any applications or accounts you've logged into and clear all passwords and documents.

Technology for Faculty

Technology for Students

Springer E-book Collection

https://cod.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.springerlink.com
Description: 

SpringerLink is a large collection of e-books covering topics in technology, sciences and medicine. The Library provides access to all titles published between 2005-2010. **Use "Advanced Search" and limit to category of "Only Books." Then use "Publication Dates" between 2005-2010. Look for the green boxes for COD-owned titles.** Chapters from this collection can be downloaded in PDF to read off-line.

Off-campus Availability: 
Students, Faculty, and Staff
Full-text Content: 
Includes full-text content
This is a trial: 
No
Suppress: 
No

Safari Books Online

https://cod.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://proquestcombo.safaribooksonline.com
Description: 

The Safari TechBooks database contains the full text of books specifically for the Information Technology professional. It includes top publishers like O'Reilly, Sam's, CISCO Press and many more. Pages from this collection are printable. Books cannot be downloaded in their entirety.

Off-campus Availability: 
Students, Faculty, and Staff
Full-text Content: 
Includes full-text content
This is a trial: 
No
Suppress: 
No

Knovel Library

https://cod.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://app.knovel.com

To view Knovel books, be sure that you are using the most current version of your web browser and that you have a current version of Flash. Need help? Contact Denise Cote at 630-942-2092 or email [email protected]

Description: 

This database is a cross-searchable collection of electronic books covering many subjects in technology, engineering, applied technology, science, chemistry and physics and much more.

Off-campus Availability: 
Students, Faculty, and Staff
Full-text Content: 
Includes full-text content
This is a trial: 
No
Suppress: 
No

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