The One Button Studio offers students, staff, and faculty a resource for rehearsing presentations and for developing high-quality video projects without knowing anything about lights and cameras. All that’s needed is a reservation, a prepared presentation, and a flash drive, and you’re ready to push the button.
The Studio is an opportunity to support the development of students’ oral presentation skills by enabling them to video-record rehearsed presentations and then view them on their own computer to determine areas for growth and improvement. It can also be used to create classroom multimedia assignments, including special video effects with the green-screen function.
Who's Using the One Button Studio?
Here’s how students, faculty, and staff are using the One Button Studio:
Rehearsing individual or group oral presentations
Preparing for conference presentations, thesis and dissertation defenses, poster sessions, or research exhibitions
Practicing interviewing skills for internship or job interviews
Creating e-Portfolio introductions and content
Recording innovative videos for class projects
Creating videos for recruiting or training new members in student organizations
Rehearsing for Grad SLAM! — the graduate speech competition
Using a green screen to replace traditional backgrounds with video clips, graphics or still images for creative video production
Assigning rehearsals of oral presentations before they are due in class
Helping students get ready for thesis and dissertation defense presentations
Rehearsing conference presentations in advance
Training graduate teaching assistants in lecture skills
"Using the One Button Studio was an eye opening experience; I got to see my mistakes firsthand, so I could be more aware of correcting them. The instructions were simple, quick, and easy. I would recommend this resource to anyone!" —Chelsea Parlett, Psychology, Revelle
"A recent national survey found that employers are looking to hire candidates with outstanding communication skills. The One Button Studio was established to help students learn to communicate effectively before groups." —Gary Ratcliff, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
"This is one of the best resources on campus. It’s transformative." —Colin Gerker, Staff Member
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Breaks, summers, and holidays: Hours will vary
Price Center East, Level 1 (map)
Near Commuter Lounge and Study Rooms