Media Services

The Media Services Department provides audiovisual equipment, materials, and assistance for classes and special events on both campuses and oversees the college's cable and video operations.

Oakton TV

Experience every aspect of educational television on Oakton TV. Originating from Oakton's Des Plaines campus, Oakton TV provides educational programming and content of general and cultural interest to the community. Stay up to date with Oakton by watching board meetings and other special event broadcasts.

  • video projectors;
  • video monitor carts & DVD decks;
  • video cameras (camcorders), tripods, and visual presenters;
  • video Conferencing & Webinar Webcams;
  • CD players and audio recorders;
  • flip charts and easels;
  • microphones (podium, handheld, lavalier);
  • speakers, and sound systems;
  • laptop computers and tablets.

Classrooms and teaching spaces are permanently equipped with video projectors, computers with DVD playback capability, and screens. Additional equipment can be delivered to classrooms on request.

Media Services staff members have a wide range of experience in Media Technology. Staff can provide assistance with:

  • classroom equipment training
  • choosing and specifying equipment from visual presenters to video projectors
  • D2L Lecture Capture installation and training

Please contact us to discuss how we can assist you: 847.635.1995 (Des Plaines); 847.635.1431 (Skokie)

What is all this equipment in my classroom?
Media Services is happy to do one-on-one consultations. To arrange a consultation, contact our office at either campus.

Why do I have to reserve equipment and software in advance?
Media Services needs at least 24 business hours lead time for all equipment and 48 hours for media requests. We're sharing materials between campuses and hundreds of faculty members. We need time to plan, work out logistics, and physically move equipment and media. We welcome service requests up to a full semester before usage. To initiate a service request:

  • speak with a staff member in person, e-mail, or by phone
  • make your request online through myOakton

Oakton OnDemand

Oakton OnDemand is a multimedia platform for streaming and managing video content. You can access this media collection either through the online D2L learning environment or by accessing Then, go to the Oakton Video Collection. For questions or problems, contact Media Services.

Video Conferencing

Video conferencing equipment connects Oakton's two campuses. Students and teachers may see, hear, and speak to one another and ask questions and engage in conversations. Meetings and special events can also benefit from video conferencing. For instruction, contact the department.