Category Archives: Misc

Aftereffects Basics for simple online course graphics

After Effects is a video and animation-based tool that’s used to add elements to moving pictures and animations. Most designers use it to create titles, intros, and transition between clips for more seamless video production. STAs at LAITS work on … Continue reading

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Color Correction Archive for Digital Backdrops

The online courses that are produced by the LAITS Video team are recorded in studios that have a variation of lighting properties that change the color appearance of the background images being shown. This is variation in the color display … Continue reading

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Basics of Client Communication

Client-based projects are a very common thing you will face working as a Student Technology Assistant for LAITS. Therefore, it must be emphasized that for every one of those projects you get assigned to, maintaining proper communication with the client … Continue reading

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InDesign Part II – Fun Tools and Flyer Design

Part 1: Font/Color Use for Print Ads Before you do anything in InDesign, you’ll need to determine the look and feel of the poster based on the lecture content and subject matter. That starts with color and fonts.  Choosing a … Continue reading

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Cutting Objects Out in Photoshop

Introduction Not all images are created alike, which means some pictures are harder to cut out than others. This tutorial allows you to cut out more intricate things, like curly hair and feathers with Levels and smoother objects with Quick Selection. … Continue reading

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Cascade Help Request Email Templates

Template for Requests with Existing Documentation Dear [INSERT CLIENT NAME], My name is [INSERT YOUR NAME] and I am an STA here at LAITS. I will be providing you assistance with your Cascade help request. In order to [INSERT CLIENT … Continue reading

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Adding Captioning using UT transcriptions & Panopto for Podcast Sites

New podcast site might need speaker and transcription updates before it gets published. This tutorial will go over how to create transcriptions for podcasts through either UT Transcriptions or Panopto. Step 1: Download Audio File Go to a podcast episode. … Continue reading

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Basic Training: How to Create an Interactive Game Using Canvasser

Canvasser is a building tool that allows you to create simple animations and interactives that can be displayed on the web (in both desktop or mobile view). An interactive is essentially content that changes depending on the input of a … Continue reading

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STA Bookmarks

LAITS Resources STA Tools Workday Harvest Slack Video Tutorials Basecamp UT Box Knowledge Base STA Blog Editor Daily Zoom Meeting link Design STA Handbook STA Shift Schedules Design Resources Other Bookmarks UT Brand Assets – Box  Basic Trainings Cascade (web … Continue reading

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Add Admins to KB

Go here to login: https://sites.la.utexas.edu/admin/ Once logged in go here to add users to kb: https://sites.la.utexas.edu/kb/wp-admin/user-new.php Kb admin page is here: https://sites.la.utexas.edu/kb/wp-admin/ add with eid and email

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