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FADIS (Fine Art Digital Imaging System) is a content management system designed for the teaching, studying and researching of art, architecture and visual culture. FADIS combines the digital management of electronic resources with a courseware system.


FADIS Features for Faculty

Carousel & Light Table Components

Faculty can make lecture carousels associated with a particular course using the carousel tool. Carousels can contain an unlimited number of images, can be public or privately available, duplicated and shared with other courses (please note that to share a carousel with a different FADIS account requires Administrative assistance).

Carousels can be quickly assembled by searching or browsing through the database. Lectures can be edited in the light table tool, images rearranged and lecture notes added to individual images.

Course Component

Faculty need to associate lecture carousels with a course. The course component allows for the creation and editing of course information that in turn is associated with an instructor's affiliated institution. Courses are not visible to users not belonging to the same institution. Faculty can input contact information, announcements, course syllabi and file share with students. Files of any file type, for example Word and PDF files, can be uploaded by the instructor and shared with students (please note that students will need the corresponding application on their local machines to view documents).

Courses can be archived by faculty by setting an end date, effectively removing the course from public view. Courses can be reactived by changing it to future date.

My Portfolio Component

Faculty can now upload their own content into a private portfolio. Simply browse your local drive for jpeg images and upload. Images files are automatically resized and stored on our image server. Fill out some data such as artist, title and save. The image is now ready to add to your lectures and for teaching and review by students in your course.

Portfolio images are not available to the FADIS community but can be seen by students reviewing a lecture that contains any portfolio images.

Images exceeding 1400 x 1400 pixels will be scaled to a maximum of this. We recommend uploading images smaller than 4 megbytes and larger than 20 kilobytes. All image files must be jpegs.

PowerPoint Export

Faculty can export PowerPoint files directly from lectures created from within FADIS. There are options for selecting background colours, font-sizes, amount of image data to display as well as the ability to include any lecture notes for each images. There are no limits to the number of images that can be contained in a lecture or downloaded. Each image occupies one slide

Faculty downloading PowerPoint files are bound to the FADIS user agreement for educational use.

Projection Components

Faculty can project their lecture in class using tools provided within FADIS. Please note that a network connection, data projector and computer are required, projected image quality and colour balance will vary with each projector.

There are two tools for projecting images, the first offers single and dual images while the second allows faculty to display multiple images simultaneously. Instructors can vary the number of images displayed and columns. Both modes allow for full-screen images that scale to fit the browser dimensions and screen resolutions of computers. Complete meta data displays and lecture notes can be toggled on and off. There is also a thumbnail navigation to jump to any portion of the lecture or compare any two images to one another.