The Office of Instructional Resources (OIR) provides graduate students use of the Faculty Multimedia Center (FMC) and the Digital Image Processing Lab (DIPL) free of charge for production and preparation of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) and related components including scanning, PDF creation and conversion of existing files into acceptable formats.
Use of the FMC computer lab is also available free of charge to any student preparing an ETD during OIR business hours. Please call the FMC at 407-823-0519 or DIPL at 407-882-1191 to schedule an appoinment for ETD services.
In some cases distance students may make arrangements for over-the-phone training or may email their document to OIR for conversion to PDF. For more information about distance learning services, please contact Jon Findell at 407-823-0519.
We also provide Online Video Tutorials
Additionally we have produced an example of the PDF file and a small Troubleshooting Matrix .
PLEASE NOTE: The OIR staff cannot assist with UCF Graduate Studies manuscript formatting requirements. As always, it remains the responsibility of the student to complete all formatting and adhere to the guidelines provided by Graduate Studies.
For questions about manuscript formatting and ETD requirements, please consult the Graduate Students website at www.graduate.ucf.edu or contact the Thesis and Dissertation Editor at email@example.com
FMC and DIPL are unable to store in-process or finished work on their hard drives or elsewhere in their facility. Students are responsible for saving all of their own work. While FMC and DIPL's services are free, use of printers and media consumables (CDs, disks, etc.) will incur a nominal charge.
FMC's services include:
- Help with PDF conversion
- Document and image scanning
- Conversion of files to acceptable ETD formats
- ETD-related training sessions in the Multimedia Classroom Lab
- Flatbed scanning
- High speed document scanning (B&W or Color)
- Digital imaging consulting
- Imaging support for theses, dissertations and oral defenses
To accommodate the growing number of students producing a thesis or dissertation, ETD workshops are now coordinated by the Graduate Students Association (GSA). Workshops will be held in spring and fall semesters, and will cover the ETD process, ETD resources, and Microsoft Word styles. Stay tuned to the GSA website at www.gsa.graduate.ucf.edu for dates and times.
Other workshops listed below are available to students on an as-needed basis. Please contact the FMC at 407-823-0519 for workshop registration, times and locations.
- Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
- Intermediate and Advanced Adobe Photoshop;
- Image Scanning and PDF Creation Techniques
- Document Scanning Techniques
For questions about FMC location, services or hours, please contact 407-823-0519. For questions about ETD requirements, preparation or submission, please contact the Thesis and Dissertation Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org