Academic Technology Solutions (ATS) has opened up its first One Button Studio prototype in Regenstein Library, Level A, for limited piloting in Spring Quarter 2018. Based upon similar successful facilities at a number of other universities, the One Button Studio is a simple and easy-to-use video studio that requires no previous video production experience to operate. The One Button Studio allows users to create high-quality video in two simple steps: press a button to begin, and press again to stop. All of the work of setting up a camera, microphone, and lights is already done and pre-configured, leaving the user with only the task of recording the video.

Throughout higher education, students are producing digital artifacts such as short documentaries and podcasts to either replace or support more traditional evidence of learning. The One Button Studio provides a highly efficient capability for University of Chicago students and faculty to create these digital documents. Common uses for students include student assignments, project pitches, and presentations. In addition, as more and more instructors adopt video recording as a way to supplement their traditional classes, the One Button Studio provides an approach that is easy to use and produces high-quality video and audio.

If you are interested in learning more about the UChicago One Button Studio, ATS will be showcasing it for those that register for Canvas Day on April 25th at Regenstein Library. Be sure to RVSP at If you can’t make it to this event, you can always contact ATS.