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Clipchamp for Video


Clipchamp is a freemium (i.e., free to download and use with some “premium” features behind a paywall) alternative to ScreenPal. Clipchamp allows you to record and edit video, similar to ScreenPal. The Clipchamp editor is also a bit more powerful than Panopto’s in-built editor, though it does come at the cost of being more complicated to use.

COLI has several videos on using Clipchamp, with more on the way. Check them out below:

Introduction & Overview – This video takes you through how to download Clipchamp to your computer for faster access. Then it shows your around the Clipchamp dashboard.

Recording & Exporting a Video – In this demo, we take you through how to quickly record a screencast and export the video to upload it to Panopto.

You can check out these tutorials, and future tutorials, on the Clipchamp Wiki page.

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Instructional Designer, COLI

Intersession Hardware Requests


Do you need/require hardware for the January intercession?

The Canisius Media Center offers a wide range of microphones and cameras that you can borrow and use with your laptop to record video with.

If you are interested, let the Media Center know your needs or visit the Media Center checkout office on the 4th floor of Old Main.

Additionally, you may be interested in the Lightboard Studio and the Digital Media Laboratories Podcast Studio.

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Instructional Designer, COLI

Dr. Fields Advocates for Student Success and Equity

Dr. Harold Fields, appointed vice president for student affairs and dean of students in 2022, is a key advocate for student empowerment and environmental sustainability. In his dynamic role, he oversees a range of projects with a focus on equity, inclusion and sustainability. With a diverse background from five different colleges, Dr. Fields integrates innovative ideas into Canisius University’s framework, prioritizing student-driven initiatives. Notable sustainability projects include “Reducing Landfill” and addressing food waste, showcasing his commitment to environmentally conscious practices.

For the academic year 2023-2024, Canisius University introduced water filters in freshman dorms, aiming to reduce single-use plastics. Dr. Fields stresses the importance of this initiative, influenced by both student demands and his personal commitment to sustainability. He actively engages with the natural environment, inspired by the belief that the Earth responds to our actions. Dr. Fields supports Laudato Si’ and emphasizes the interconnectedness of equity and sustainability.

Highlighting the significance of environmental considerations in classrooms, Dr. Fields connects university projects with the local community, fostering growth opportunities for students. Initiatives such as the OZZI system for sustainable take-out containers and transparency in food sourcing through Chartwells exemplify the university’s commitment to sustainability. The transition to Enterprise for public safety vehicles signifies a move towards more sustainable fuel sources.

With a focus on championing student advocacy, Dr. Fields envisions Canisius University as a hub for positive change. His leadership aims to create an inclusive, equitable, and environmentally conscious campus, where students’ voices and passions drive transformative initiatives.

Check out our interview here:





Submitted by: Genevieve Fontana, USA Sustainability Chair