Tip of the Month

2017-2018 Tips of The Month

New from Multimedia:

360° Classroom Tour:Using a new classroom? 360° classroom views are now available along with classroom technology cheatsheets and videos on the Technology Help Desk Website. These resources can help you get a feel for a room you’ll be using or troubleshoot any problems.

Adobe Premiere Pro: The Digital Media Center has transitioned from using Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premiere Pro for all video editing usage in the lab. This was a notable upgrade for a number of different reasons.  Firstly, Adobe Premiere Pro is platform independent, meaning you can work on a video project interchangeably between Windows or Mac computers.  Additionally, Adobe Premiere Pro is a much more powerful program than Final Cut Pro in terms of editing capabilities, and is an industry standard in the field of video production.  Finally, in addition to Premiere Pro, all of the other Adobe Creative Cloud applications such as Adobe Photoshop (for photo editing) and Adobe Audition (for audio editing) are also available to use in the Digital Media Center lab.  If you are interested in learning more about using Adobe Premiere Pro, check out this introductory tutorial on using the program. Luther has a campus-wide license for Adobe Creative Cloud. If there are components of the suite you would like installed on your Luther-owned workstation, please contact the Technology Help Desk.

Video & Audio AssignmentsMore and more professors have begun integrating audio and video related assignments into their coursework by utilizing resources that the Digital Media Center provides to students, staff, and faculty.  For example, Environmental Science courses have begun producing podcasts as a senior seminar conservation project, as well as Spanish courses using the production studio and video cameras to produce video projects.  Workshops can be scheduled with the Multimedia team, where classes can come in and learn hands-on skills in creating multimedia-based projects.  If you’d like to learn more about how you can utilize audio and video resources that are available at the Digital Media Center for class projects, email us at [email protected].  

Which Wireless Should You Use?

  • LCSecure offers strong encryption, as well as the speed, range, and signal clarity of LCWireless. If you have trouble after resetting your Norse Key, forget the network.
  • LCWireless is like LCSecure, but without the added encryption. Don’t worry too much: websites with the lock icon will handle security for you.
  • LCWireless5G doesn’t have the range that LCWireless does. This is an option when all else fails.
  • LCGuest requires periodic consent and prevents access to certain on-campus services like Colleague and printing. Employees should register their devices and forget this network.


Register Your personal Device to a Luther Network.


  • You will not be using your own data minutes.
  • You don’t have to log onto LCGuest everyday.
  • You will know the steps that students need to do to register their devices.
  • Good coverage where cellular data is spotty using voice over wifi. (places like under copper roofs, bottom of the hill, underground)

Every make/model of a device can be different; these are the general steps:

  1. Make sure you are connected to LCWireless.
  2. Open any web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer,etc) to get started.
  3. The first webpage you visit should redirect to network.luther.edu.  
  4. Familiarize yourself with the Network Usage Policy then select Agree
  5. Fill out the prompted fields (i.e. Norse Key Username and Password)
  6. Click Login and Download Agent.
  7. Turn your wifi Off and then back On

Visit https://www.luther.edu/helpdesk/registration/ for more a more in depth look at the process and troubleshooting.

Other Info: 

  • Every summer personal devices are ‘kicked off’ the network and we start all over.
  • Anything that uses the Internet needs to be registered.



Archived Tips

2016-2017 Tip of the Month

2015-2016 Tip of the Month

2014-2015 Tip of the Month

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2012-2013 Tip of the Month