Audio Maker Space Overview


The CIS Audio Maker Space is a self-booking recording space that provides a noise-free environment for recording high quality narrated presentations. The space is available for faculty use and is located in the Office of Curriculum & Instructional Support, Park Library 413.

Process Overview 

  1. Reserve Space 
  2. Record Presentation 
  3. Upload and Share 

1. Reserve Space 

  • The Audio Maker Space is available to reserve 8am-5 pm Monday-Friday 
  • To reserve, create an Outlook Calendar event and invite audio@cmich.edu
    Calendar screenshot for booking the Audio Maker Space using Outlook and inviting audio@cmich.edu 
  • If available, the space will auto-book and you will receive a confirmation email that includes a link to a website that will help you to prepare for recording 
  • If you attempt to reserve a time that is not available, you will receive an email declining the invitation so you can choose another time. 

2. Record Presentation 

  • The room has step-by-step guidance printed so you can easily go through the process.  You should review the Audio Maker Space Recording Guide ahead of your scheduled time. 
  • The Audio Maker Space uses the centrally supported Panopto Recorder to record audio, PowerPoint slides, and other visual materials on screen. 
  • Annotation is available using the Pen tool when in PowerPoint. 

3. Upload and Share 

  • After recording, users are guided through steps to upload their narrated presentation to their personal Chipcast/Panopto folder. 
  • Once processing is completed, users receive an email for each presentation they recorded with links to view, edit, and share their content. 
  • By default, recordings are only viewable by their respective creators, so in-room guidance for setting permissions is provided for faculty looking to share a link with their class. 

Recording Equipment in the Audio Maker Space 

  • Radio-quality microphone 
  • 28” Windows Surface Touch-Screen PC 
  • Dual Monitor Setup 
  • LED lighting 
  • Acoustical panels reduce ambient noise 
  • Record using the familiar Panopto application.  Other software for demonstration creation may be available with advance notice.