Tech How-To

Need help with the technology we’re using this semester? Here are some starting places:

Digital Knowledge Center — The Digital Knowledge Center (DKC), located in HCC 408, provides UMW students with peer tutoring on digital projects and assignments. Any student at the University can take advantage of the Center’s services by scheduling an appointment to work one-on-one or in a group with a student tutor. You can schedule a tutorial at; while appointments are not required, they are recommended. Tutorials cover a wide-range of topics related to common digital systems, technologies, new media, and tools used in courses at UMW. DKC tutors adhere to the UMW Honor Code during all appointments. They are available to provide guidance and advice, but they cannot create, produce, or edit work on a student’s behalf. You can find out more about what to expect at tutorial at

Domain of One’s Own – Digital Teaching and Learning Center Help Guides for getting set up, using WordPress for blogging and web design, and more!

Flickr: The Commons offers a search engine for a joint collection of public photo archives from many different institutions and libraries. A wealth of historical photographs, most with “no known copyright restrictions” can be found here (though read the details carefully and be sure to cite the image and institution.)

Creative Commons image search engine allows you to search for public domain and openly licensed images and photographs. Use your own search terms or browse by collection.

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