Media Services provides equipment and technical assistance to faculty and administrators in presenting media for classroom instructional activities and other college-related functions.
Media equipment can be requested on a short-term or long-term basis. To request media equipment, you must submit a Help Ticket (see below).
Request forms must be received 48 hours prior to the class or event.
Please note: Our new procedure for submitting media equipment requests uses the Parature system which will be accessed when selecting the following link to the support center/help desk:
You’ll be directed to the Manhattanville Support Center page; follow the instructions for submitting a support ticket. The first step will be to sign in to Parature. If you do not already have a Parature login you can easily create one by clicking on the ‘Create a New Account’ link under the 'My Support' tab.
When inputting your media equipment request in Parature, make sure to select ‘Media Services’ from the drop down box for ‘Issue Type’ and follow the prompts.
Tips for Requesting & Using Equipment
Media Services delivers and sets up the equipment prior to class and retrieves the equipment at an appropriate time.
Support in the following locations is limited to AV Carts and portable screens only.
Other requests for equipment in these buildings must be made through the Convention Services Manager by calling (914) 323-5159
Media Services provides on-site technical support for both installed and circulating media equipment during normally scheduled class hours.
Call (914) 323-3154 or stop by Brownson 28 during normal business hours. A staff memeber will respond to your equipment problems as soon as possible.
Media Services maintains, monitors, and repairs circulating equipment as well as eqipment in Smart Classrooms. All equipment is checked before delivery.
For any problems with equipment, please call (914) 323-3154 or stop by Brownson 28 as too as possible to report the problem.
Media Services provides faculty training for operating all media equipment available for delivery and equipment installed in Smart Classrooms.
In addition to training, consultations are also availble regarding technical advice for instructional projects, selection and use of equipment for instruction, and for faculty projects involving for multimedia production.
Please call Media Services at (914) 323-3154 to schedule a training or consultation.
Media Services also provides technical support and both individual and group training for installed equipment in Smart Classrooms.
Smart Classroom Locations: Brownson 8, 14, 106, 108, 109, 11, 115, 217 and Music 7
These specialized facilities are equipped with:
To schedule a Smart Classroom for your class, event, or meeting: Please contact the Registrar at (914) 323-5337.
Prior to using the equipment in Smart Classrooms: Please contact Media Services at (914) 323-3154 to for a schedule of group training sessions or for an individual training appointment.
Possession of a film or video does not confer the right to show the work. The copyright owner specifies, at the time of purchase or rental, the circumstances in which a film or video may be "performed". For example, videocassettes from a video rental outlet usually bear a label that specifies "Home Use Only". However, whatever their labeling or licensing, use of these media is permitted in an educational institution so long as certain conditions are met.
Section 110 (1) of the Copyright Act of 1976 specifies that the following is permitted:
Performance or display of a work by instructors or pupils in the course of face-to-face teaching activities of a nonprofit educational institution, in a classroom or similar place devoted to instruction, unless, in the case of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, the performance, or the display of individual images is given by means of a copy that was not lawfully made...and that the person responsible for the performance knew or had reason to believe was not lawfully made.
Additional text of the Copyright Act and portions of the House Report (94-1476) combine to provide the following, more detailed list of conditions [from Virginia M. Helms, supra]:
Library or Media Center Use
Experts on the copyright law disagree on whether a student may view an assigned videocassette in a study carrel, since such a "performance" does not take place "face-to-face" with the instructor. College policy is to obtain permission from the copyright owner if possible.
Copying Videotapes / Off-Air Recording of Broadcasts (Including Satellite TV)
Copying videotapes without the copyright owner's permission is illegal. An exception is made for libraries to replace a work that is lost or damaged if another copy cannot be obtained at a fair price [Section 108 of the Copyright Act of 1976]. Licenses may be obtained for copying and off-air recording. Absent a formal agreement, "Guidelines for Off-the-Air Recording of Broadcast Programming for Educational Purposes", an official part of the Copyright Act's legislative history, applies to most off-air recording [from Virginia M. Helms, supra]:
Network Distribution of Video
The College negotiates for closed-circuit distribution rights, if possible, when purchasing access to satellite broadcasts or obtaining works on videotape. Without explicit permission for closed-circuit distribution, network transmission of a video is not permissible unless "Classroom Use" structures (see above) are met.