What Is It?
MDID stands for Madison Digital Image Database and it was developed at James Madison University. In simple terms MDID is an online content delivery system. Faculty members can use MDID to generate online slide shows that can be used in the classroom, annotated for student review and archived for testing or future use.
Who Uses It?
The service is most often used by Art and Art History faculty, however, it does have uses in other fields. Faculty in Religious Studies and Classical Studies have found MDID to very useful in the creation of digital image repositories for their courses.
How Does It Work?
Anyone on campus can go to our MDID server and login with their username and password. Once logged in users can view collections and upload images to their personal collection. Randolph-Macon Woman’s College has produced some nice tutorials for browsing, adding images, and creating slideshows.
Instructional Technology Uses
Faculty members can use MDID’s presentation tools to create slideshows, package them, and
present them in class.
Create an institutional archive
Faculty who travel on leave can add the images they capture to the institutional archive. Faculty can also add scanned 35 mm slides to the archive. Both of these allow other members of the Faculty to make use of the images in their courses.
Students can create flashcards of the images in a collection in Adobe Acrobat to print and review for exams or projects.
The content on this page was derived from webpages maintained by the Madison Digital Image Database