A collections of resources for COMM students:
- Remote access to COMM Computers
Want to use Adobe Creative Cloud applications or other speciality software, like Photomechanics, on your own computer? You can use your own computer to remote access COMM computers.
Connecting to a Lab Computer
Learn how to connect to a UTC computer at:
Be careful to follow each step - there are a couple of key steps that, if you skip, will not allow you to connect to the computer.
To access Adobe products, you will want to connect to a computer listed under "Communications Labs."
Logging on to Adobe
When using an Adobe program you will be prompted to sign into Adobe.
Type tennessee.edu into the username box and hit enter.
After hitting enter, the Central Authentication Service login box will appear.
Enter your UTC ID in the username field and your UTC password into the password field. Hit enter.
Work saved to the lab computer will be deleted when you log out.
You can save your work to the computer while you are working, but when you are finished you need to upload all your files to your Google Drive.
When you are done using the computer, you need to log out of the computer - simply disconnectinf from the computer will not log you out.
To log out of a windows computer, click on the windows logo in the bottom left corner, click on the person logo on the far left (5 up from the bottom), then click on "sign out."
Looking for a place to work on media projects? The Studio at the Library is a great option. They have 24 work stations (12 Macs, 12 PCs), all loaded with Adobe Creative Suite. They also have an audio suite and a video/photography suite. Plus their reference librarians can help answer some of your questions. Learn more about the studio:
The Department of Communication provides a variety of video, photographic, and audio recording equipment for COMM students to use in class and to check out for use outside of class time. Here are a few resources to help you use the equipment once you reserve and check out the equipment:
Canon EOS 80d
Canon VIXIA HF R600
Sony Nex 5n
ZOOM H4n Recorder
In many of our classes you are asked to use Adobe Creative Cloud applications. All of these applications are powerful and take years to learn. Below are some resources to help you learn what you can do with these power tools.
Adobe Audition (audio editing)
Adobe InDesign (publication design)
Adobe Photoshop (photo editing)
Adobe Premiere Pro (video editing)
Adobe After Effects (video effects)
Adobe Character Animator (animated charcters for videos)
Animating a Pre-Built Character (video)
Ok Samurai's Puppets (free puppets)
Heads of Curriculum (free puppets)
Adobe Illustrator (graphic design)
When working with images, video, and audio you need to be mindful of copyrights. You simply can't reuse something you found on Google or elsewhere on the Web.
One safe way to use others work in your projects is to use content that is either in the public domain or content that other individuals have decided to make available for use (sometimes with restrictions).
Below are links to some sites with either public domain content or content that is being made available by the other with some restrictions. Be sure to read the rules and restrictions on each of these sites to make sure you can use the content.
- Smithsonian Open Access
Vecteezy.com (vector illustrations)
Freepik.com (vector illustrations)
Freevector.com (vector illustrations)
Undraw.co (svg illustrations for use on web pages)
- UTC Learn - Web support for UTC classes.
- MyMocsNet - Login to MyMocsNet to find out what classes you need to take (through MyMocsDegree) and manage your student account (through Self-Service Banner).
- Disability Resource Center - Support for students with disabilities.
- Student Support Services - Struggling in school? Student Support services maybe able to help with tutoring, academic advising, and more.
- UTC Writing Center - Need help writing a paper?
- More Resources - Links to everything from the Bookstore to the Video Production.