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Fall 2020 Penn Libraries Media Support

Digital Media Resources

digital media resourcesLooking for applications to create audio files or visual presentations? In this guide, you'll find free apps to use online or download on your computer for a variety of academic and personal projects in digital media. Users of Adobe Creative Cloud will also find links to the educational subscription plan on selected guide pages.

Interested in training on the apps in this guide? You'll find excellent tutorials through LinkedIn Learning (formerly, which is available to all current Penn students, staff and faculty. Browse a selection of tutorials in this LinkedIn Learning Collection.  If you can't find the topic you are looking for through LinkedIn Learning courses, or have a specific question about the use of an application for course or project work, you can schedule an appointment with one of our media support librarians.

Note on the resources listed on this guide: This guide has been created to assist members of the Penn community find resources for media production during the Fall 2020 remote learning semester.  Please note that these resources are not managed by the Penn Libraries and we strongly urge you to carefully read the entire terms of service, privacy policy and end user license agreement before using the resource. The Penn Libraries have not reviewed these documents for these resources, and it is important to understand that if you do use these resources, any terms and agreements are between you and the provider, not the Penn Libraries, and the Penn Libraries cannot be held responsible for the contents of the providers terms, policies and agreements, or actions taken by the provider.


vLab: The Penn Libraries Virtual Computer Lab

Did you know that Penn Libraries has a virtual lab that offers a number of software applications that are regularly available on the computers accessible in library computer labs?  Explore Penn Libraries virtual computer lab for more information on available apps, instructions and links to other campus vLabs.

Educational Subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud

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Adobe Creative Cloud

Students and faculty are eligible for an educational subscription plan that allows access to all Creative Cloud apps for a single subscription price. More information, including minimum computer system requirements is available through this link to the Adobe Creative Cloud website.