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Welcome to the Digital Innovation Lab

Digital innovation is a focus globally, a key to societal progress, and a strategic target area for the University of Calgary. The Digital Innovation Lab at the Werklund School of Education encompasses the Digital Creation Studio space, loanable technology, and leading-edge research innovation. The Digital Innovation Lab has strong potential to impact the quality of on-campus and online learning experiences and research.

Werklund Loanable Technology


Who Can Borrow?

Any University of Calgary Werklund School of Education student (part-time/full-time/continuing education), Faculty or Staff member with a valid UCID card may borrow equipment. You must be associated with Werklund to borrow the equipment on this page.

  • Apple Equipment
    • 3 Apple USB Adapters
    • 3 Lightning to USB Camera Adapters
  • Cameras
    • 3 GoPro Hero Cameras with harnesses and accessories
    • 1 GoPro MAX With Accessories
    • 4 Canon Vixia HD camcorders
    • 2 Panasonic Hand-Held Camcorders
    • 2 Document Cameras
    • 1 Logitech MeetUp ConferenceCam
  • Audio & Microphones
    • 6 Blue Yeti Microphones - studio quality
    • 2 Portable Bluetooth Speakers
    • 1 Logitech PC Speakers
    • 1 Snowball USB Microphone
    • 3 Microsoft Headphones
  • Projectors
    • 2 Sony LCD projectors
    • 1 Optoma projector
  • Laptops
    • 10 Windows 10 Dell Laptops
    • 10 MacBook Pro Laptops
  • Ipads
    • 5 Apple 32 GB iPads loaded with educational apps
    • 1 Cart of 15 Apple iPads
  • Robotics Kits
    • 2 EZ Robot JD Humanoid articulated robot
    • 1 Sphero Class Set
  • Virtual Reality
    • 4 Oculus Quest 2 VR Headsets
  • Camera Accessories
    • 4 Tripods
    • 2 Lusweimi 60-Inch Tripod
    • 1 Green Screen
  • Whiteboards
    • 6 ECO Magnetic Mobile Whiteboard
  • Meeting Owls
    • 2 Meeting Owl 3 meeting cameras
  • The loan period for equipment is 7 days. To inquire about extended loan periods, please click the link below to submit your email request.
  • You are only permitted to borrow one laptop at a time. Requests for additional equipment will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Before borrowing equipment, you must sign a loan agreement that assumes liability for costs associated with repairing or replacing the equipment if it is lost or damaged while it is signed out to you.


To book loanable technology from Werklund, please use the links above (regarding the loanable equipment categories) to submit your request. Be sure to use your @ucalgary.ca email address when making the booking.

Don't forget to bring your UCID when picking up your equipment.

Note: Equipment must be picked up and returned to the Academic Support Office (EDT 330) from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

If you need support from the Digital Innovation Lab staff to use any of the loanable technology, or if you would like to discuss how we can support your project, please click the link below to submit your email request.

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Werklund Loanable Equipment

Booking the Digital Creation Studio

The Digital Creation Studio space is available for booking by Werklund faculty and students. Please click the booking link to make a reservation. Use your UCalgary email address when booking.

The Digital Creation Studio space can be booked in one-hour time slots. You may book more than one-time slot, depending on booking availability.

Note: The Digital Creation Studio is located at the third floor of Education Tower. It is available Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm.


Use of the digital creation studio:

  • Recording a podcast using a high-performance microphones with pop filters, as well as the RØDECaster Pro II, to share your perspectives with a wider audience.
  • Creating videos or multimedia presentations using a light ring, an HD camera, and a Blue Yeti microphone with a pop filter to showcase and share your creative work.
  • When creating and delivering engaging online courses, it is recommended to use loanable equipment and a high-performance microphone to enhance the learning experience for you audience.

If you need support, such as instructions on how to use the equipment, booking additional loanable items, or any other technical assistance, please click the link to indicate your request.

Email for support at tandl@ucalgary.ca.

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Emmanuel Amaechi

Emmanuel Amaechi

Technology Support Assistant

Supports Provided:

  • Booking, signing out, and returning Werklund loanable technology
  • Booking time in the Digital Creation Studio
  • Technical support in using Werklund loanable technology, and equipment and software in the Digital Creation Studio

Patrick Hanlon

Patrick Hanlon

Teaching and Learning Facilitator

Supports Provided:

  • Coaching in the use of D2L, Zoom and other technologies for online, hybrid or face-to-face instruction
  • Facilitating potential solutions, approaches and innovations in the use of technology to support instruction
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Digital Innovation Lab Research Projects

Please click the link below to learn about research projects connected to the Digital Innovation Lab.