The DLL: A Multimedia Laboratory

at Princeton University

Important Updates

Because of precautions we are taking in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DLL is available only by request.

Currently, all consultation and software help is available via Zoom only. If you need help, please request an appointment.

If you are working from home, we have also compiled a list of free and low-cost software alternatives to tools that are available in our Lab.

What Can You Do at the DLL?

All Princeton University students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Our computers are optimized for multimedia work, ranging from graphic design, video editing, audio production, and crunching data. We even have an acoustically treated recording space!

Not only is the DLL a laboratory for multimedia creation, it’s also a classroom where faculty prepare their students to complete innovative digital assignments. Our professional staff can also help you design digital assignments and teach your students the skills they need to complete them.

Learn

The Digital Learning Lab is staffed around the clock by experts who can answer questions, give feedback, and troubleshoot with you. In addition, the Digital Learning Lab hosts workshops where you can learn new skills.

Collaborate

Our facilities are built with teamwork in mind. The room features tons of whiteboard space, a networked storage drive, and a multi-screen projection system that can simultaneously display work from lab computers and personal devices.

Work

DLL Specialists are undergraduate workers who develop instructional materials based on project-based work in a chosen multimedia specialty, then help their peers learn one-on-one and by leading workshops.

The DLL is on the first floor (lobby level) of the Peter B. Lewis Science Library, located at the corner of Washington Road and Ivy Lane in Princeton. Find us near the blue wall opposite the main library entrance. Make an Appointment to get help with your project.

Our Focus

Visual Media

Whether you’re a digital artist, a graphic designer, or a 3D modeler, we have tools you can use to bring your vision to live

Video

Our lab is filled with machines with large screens and powerful graphics cards, making editing video a breeze.

Audio

The DLL has what you need for a variety of audio mediums. We have tools for editing recorded audio, proudcing, music, and even a recording space.

Programming & Data

You can use the DLL to work programming projects, crunch numbers, and vizualize data. Our computers are loaded with IDEs and support for popular programming languages.

News & Projects

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Free & Low Cost Software Alternatives

Working without access to the DLL’s physical space and computing resources can pose some challenges. One of those challenges is finding software to complete digital media projects in situations where …

Optimized for Teaching with Technology

Collaboration

Five triangular table clusters organize the room for active pedagogy, group projects, and peer-to-peer instruction while prioritizing traffic flow and accessibility in the space. Two wall-length whiteboards and movable whiteboard walls offer a canvas for epic brainstorming sessions.

Wireless Screen Sharing

A 10-foot by 30-foot 4K screen provides ample room for students and faculty to share their smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop screen wirelessly with the video wall. A collaborative space this size, unique on Princeton’s campus, opens up an inspiring range of possibilities for teaching and learning with technology.

Immersive Sound

At the DLL, students record and edit multitrack recordings that dramatically combine narration, sound effects and music. With five HD speakers and Princeton’s cutting-edge audio-processing software, the DLL is a laboratory for immersive audio editing.