Multimedia Lab (MML)

UTMB School of Nursing

Multimedia Lab | UTMB School of Nursing

Who We Are

The Multimedia Lab (MML) is an open lab where faculty, staff, and students can email, call, or visit for assistance with online course technology.

We specialize in course development, exam creation, computer programming, website development, database maintenance, videography, photography, and educational advancement. We are proficient with the most modern educational technology that improves the education process. This technology includes, but is not limited to: Skype for Business (formerly Lync), Blackboard, HTML5/CSS3, Tegrity, Turning Point, Ensemble Video, VoiceThread, Perception and Respondus/Blackboard Online Exams. As part of the course development process, we observe and incorporate new, relevant policies and procedures which enhance the required course information.

In our diverse team we have dedicated members with extensive training and field experience in course building, website development, software development, and videography/photography.

Would you like to know how these technologies can improve your course? Would you like to attend a training session to learn more about educational technology? Do you have a presentation you would like to enhance with educational software?

The Multimedia Lab specialists welcome suggestions and questions from faculty, staff, and students.


Cynde Ferris | SON Distance Education & Multimedia
About Cynde:
  • 15+ years of experience with web design and development, and e-learning design, development, and delivery in higher education
  • BA in Literature/Linguistics, MS in Instructional Technology, MA in Human Resource Management
  • Passionate about online learning, teaching, and training

Ken Kimbrell | SON Distance Education & Multimedia
About Ken:
  • 4+ years of experience with e-learning design, development and delivery in higher education
  • BA Computer Science.
  • Passionate about customer service for the MMLAB & School of Nursing

Stephen Raney | SON Distance Education & Multimedia
About Stephen:
  • Senior eLearning designer with curriculum and instructional design, organizational development, performance technology, competency management, and learning management system implementation and administration experience in profit and non-profit environments
  • MS graduate with 40 years of results-driven business experience well-versed in designing learning and change initiatives for strategic change programs, technology implementations and business process redesign
  • Passionate about learning, change, technology and people development

Donna Reb | SON Distance Education & Multimedia
About Donna:
  • 10+ years in customer service.
  • Proficient in course development and functional delivery in higher education through the use of the latest technology with administrative experience in various settings
  • UHCL Bachelor’s Degree
  • Passionate about providing learning tools and guidance to help people succeed with a manner that exemplifies effective communication & organization

Chris Tucker | SON Distance Education & Multimedia
About Chris:
  • Web development (applications and websites), database development & maintenance, and course-building in BlackBoard
  • BS in Health Care Administration
  • MS in Management Information Systems
  • Experienced in various areas of IT and business solutions including: desktop support, programming, technology & resources, process improvement, hardware & software troubleshooting etc.
  • Quick study, always ready to improve and build upon my skills to help others around me achieve their own goals as well as the organization’s goals

Crystal Oliphant | SON Distance Education & Multimedia
About Crystal:
  • 15 years of experience working for higher education with primary focus in business operations, computer support & technology
  • BS in Business Administration from Texas A&M
  • Passionate about continuing education, sharing knowledge, customer support, and continuous process improvement

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive nor the most intelligent, but those most responsive to change."
~ Charles Darwin

"Yesterday's adaptations are today's routines."
~ Ronald A. Heifetz

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