Located under the periodicals section of Mosher Library, the media center provides computers, printers, media equipment rental, an audio/video studio, a fax machine, a die cutter, a laminator, a scanner, and much more. The DTS Media Center staff are available to assist you with any technology and software programs needed for class assignments.

Contact Info

214-887-5285
mediacenter@dts.edu
Mosher Library Basement

Hours

Fall and Spring:
Mon-Thurs 7:30am-9:30pm 
Friday 7:30am- 5:30pm 
Saturday 9:00am-5:30pm

Summer:
Mon-Thurs 7:30am-8:30pm
Friday 7:30am- 5:30pm
Saturday Noon-5:30pm

Training – Fall 2019

September 3, 11:30-12:45  Creating Bible Charts in Excel
September 4, 11:30-12:45  PowerPoint Basics
September 5, 11:30-12:45  Using Zotero to Format Footnotes & Bibliographies
September 6, 11:30-12:45  Turabian Style for DTS Papers

September 10, 11:30-12:45  Creating Bible Timelines in Word
September 11, 11:30-12:45  Turabian Style for DTS Papers
September 12, 11:30-12:45  YouTube for Ministry
September 13, 11:30-12:45  Creating Bible Charts in Excel

September 17, 11:30-12:45  PowerPoint Basics
September 18, 11:30-12:45  Using Zotero to Format Footnotes & Bibliographies
September 19, 11:30-12:45  Turabian Style for DTS Papers
September 20, 11:30-12:45  Creating Bible Timelines in Word

September 24, 11:30-12:45  YouTube for Ministry
September 25, 11:30-12:45  Creating Bible Timelines in Word
September 26, 11:30-12:45  PowerPoint Basics
September 27, 11:30-12:45  Creating Bible Charts in Excel

Training Classes

Instructor: Julie Shoemaker

This session is designed to take a student who has never used Excel from learning the most basic Excel functions to producing a chart that will fulfill the requirements of BE assignments here at DTS.

Topics covered:

  • How to begin the process of creating a chart, before you get to Excel
  • How to create a new Excel document
  • Options for paper sizes and printing or creating a PDF
  • How to layout and format your chart
  • How to format and merge cells
  • How to add color and images
  • How to draw borders around your finished chart

Instructor: Chris Reynolds

In this session, you will learn how to use Microsoft Word to help you create a Bible timeline for classes such as BE103 and BE104. No prior knowledge is required to attend this session. We highly recommend this session to BE students but everyone is welcome.

Topics covered:

  • Create a sample timeline in Word
  • Draw the timeline and date markers
  • Insert dates and other information
  • Insert pictures or clipart
  • Print the timeline

Instructor: Joey Woo

In this session, you will learn the most used functions in PowerPoint. Zero or little previous experience with PowerPoint is required for this session. During the course of our time together you will be taken through the steps needed to complete the map assignment for BE103 and to create a short slide show.

Topics covered:

  • How to start a presentation from preset templates.
  • How to create slides from preset layouts.
  • How to add and modify content (text, shapes, pictures).
  • How to label a map of Israel for the BE assignment
  • How to add and modify slide transitions and animations.
  • How to change the order of slides and animations.
  • How to change aspect ratio

Instructor: Coy Stark

This session is designed for students who may have never written a paper using Turabian formatting or for students who have written papers using Turabian style, but desire to learn an easier way to set up their papers.

Topics covered:

  • Tools available to help with Turabian formatting
  • The proper format for various types of Turabian footnote and bibliography citations
  • The proper layout for a paper written in DTS Turabian format
  • How to use DTS’s Microsoft Word Template to format papers in proper Turabian format.
  • Use of styles and headings in the Word template
  • How to number pages properly
  • When and how to insert and footnote block quotations
  • Examples of Turabian formatting

Instructor: Stephen Joyner

In this session you will learn how to use YouTube as a platform for your ministry. You will learn how to perform basic functions and how to use other add-on software to take advantage of the power of YouTube as an outreach tool.

Topics covered:

  • Setting up a YouTube page (account)
  • How to produce quality content
  • Uploading content
  • Tips for maximizing views
  • Tools for monitoring your channel’s statistics

Instructor: Debbie Hunn

Zotero is a free bibliographic management system that helps create and manage footnotes and bibliographies. This session is designed for students who anticipate writing papers with more footnotes than they wish to type directly. Please use the Macs in the lab during this session (rather than your own laptop).

Topics covered:

  • Constructing Zotero records for books and articles
  • Importing records from databases
  • Creating footnotes from Zotero records
  • Editing footnotes
  • Changing footnote format
  • Creating bibliographies

Individual Training

 Sign up on our GOOGLE DOC for a 15 minute one-on-one training.

Equipment Rental

The Media Center provides a variety of rental equipment for class and personal projects. Items may be rented by current DTS students, staff, and faculty. Click HERE to explore the Media Center rental inventory.