DIGI 110 Lab
Setup and Photo
Due Before Next Class
By completing this lab students will demonstrate:
Ability to login, create a folder and manage files in MacOS X or Windows.
Open and login to D2L.
Book equipment in the Media Studies Equipment Booking System.
Create a picture for later discussion and use
- Upload all of the work to D2L
Do you have a Library or "Student Computer Account" yet?
Setting up a Laptop
You can either use your own laptop or use a Media Studies laptop.
- Get a Media Studies laptop from the lab cart and turn it on, it will present a login screen.
If you have your own, make sure you are on the 'viu-secure' WIFI network.
- Using a Media Studies laptop? Write Down Your Laptop's Name! You will use this laptop every class. The name is on the back of the screen.
- Use your Student Account username and password to login. If you have any trouble or it doesn't seem to work, don't hesitate to ask for help.
- Use your favourite Web Browser to go to and bookmark this page: www.mediastudies.viu.ca and open up this Lab by clicking DIGI110 Labs under the "Courses" menu. You'll find this lab there!
- If you have trouble please don't be shy. Ask for help. :)
Desire 2 Learn "D2L"
- If you are on the waitlist you will not be able to access the D2L course and can ignore this part until you are registered. You will also not be able to submit your work until you can access D2L. If this applies to you, skip to the next section.
- Open a new Window or Tab in your browser and go to learn.viu.ca
- Login with your student number and password and find this DIGI 110 course.
- Find the Week 1 Listing for this course. You should see this Lab there or under "Content".
The Media Studies Equipment Booking Service
- In a New Window or Tab - Go to the Media Studies Equipment Website: www.mediastudies.viu.ca
- Click Equipment and use your student number and password to login.
- Click "Equipment" again to see what is available.
- Make a test booking. Put "First Lab" in the Order Notes.
- Fill in the information as best you can. This will only be used for when you are booking equipment. Your information is never shared with others.
You can choose any of the equipment in the list to make your test booking. The booking will be cancelled after class.
- Take a screenshot of the confirmation page or of your booking under "My Booking"
How do you make a screenshot?
- On Mac: Press the Option, Command, 3 keys at the same time. The screenshot will appear on your desktop.
- On Windows: Use the Snipping tool in Windows 10 or press the Print Screen key and open a new document in Microsoft Paint and "Paste" in the image from the Edit menu.
File Management! Get (and stay) organized.
- Create a new folder on your Desktop or another easy to find place and call it "DIGI110Labs". You will save all your work in this folder! Please no subfolders! (There is a good reason) :)
- Move the screenshot you just created into your DIGI110 Labs folder.
Almost done! “Zip and Submit” your folder.
- Make sure your file is inside the DIGI110Labs folder.
- Close the folder so you only see the DIGI110Labs folder icon on the screen.
- Compress it:
- On macOS: Right-Click (two fingers on the trackpad and click) or hold the Control key and click on it then select "Compress" from the Menu
- On Windows, Right-Click the folder and look under "Send To" for "Zip/Compress File". Make sure you use this method only. Please no 'tar' or 7zip archives.
- Go to D2L and drop the zip file in the DropBox for todays lab. You will have until the end of the next class to submit it to the dropbox.
Homework! Take a Picture and submit it to D2L before next week
- You have homework! You need to submit the picture you create or select according to the Instructors guidance to D2L.
- Simply upload the picture (you don't need to zip it) to the lab folder once you have it anytime before next class or at the beginning of the next class before you discuss it.
Shutdown and Return
- On Media Studies Laptops: Shutdown your computer from the Apple Menu in the top left corner of the screen before returning it to the lab cart. Make sure the Apple symbol on the back of the screen is dark before closing the lid.
- Return the laptop to its named slot in the cart and plug the power in. You're Done! Great Job!