My film class that fulfills the Arts Gen Ed has students make two small films using iMovie on Macs. (I know there are other film editing software programs out there that others might prefer). Rick in IT has been great at training the students in this. Patrick has been very helpful too. The Thorpe digital center has provided the cameras, etc. The trick is to have one assignment where students try out what they can do with the new software program. Keep this small – 30 sec to 1 min. The main assignment comes at the end and is no more than 2 min. Keeping it small, means students focus on quality not quantity and it keeps the project from becoming too large to edit. Also IT and the library have been helping me this semester to digitize film clips that I will link to in Moodle. The idea is either to have these at my finger tips to show in class, and/or for students to view outside of class. I’m still experimenting which I want to do when. But this is a great thing, since I show the same clip again and again each time I teach the class. There are limitations to the type of class that copyright law covers. Ask Karen Schmidt. Also the clips can’t be made from VHS.