Instructions for Faculty

Contact Image Curator

Ann Silver, Visual Resources Curator
Jones Visual Art Center
209 S. Beatty Avenue
Room 202
Danville, KY 40422-1394


Academic Year
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. – 12 noon


Helpful Links

Briefings & Notes — Google site

Introduction to MDID

Login to the MDID website using your username and password.


MDID login


After you login, the ANNOUNCEMENTS page will open. Under OPTIONS, found on the sidebar, you can elect to skip the announcements page if you want to get right to work on your shows.


Also on the sidebar is the link to MY SLIDESHOWS where any slideshow you might have already created in the previous version of MDID will show up (and you can edit it) or where you can create a new slideshow.


MDID announcements


From the MY SLIDESHOWS page, you can create new slideshows, edit existing shows, or organize your slideshows into folders.


Clicking on the PROPERTIES link will bring up a page of information about a slideshow.


MDID my slideshows


The PROPERTIES page is a new feature in MDID2 and lets you control all aspects of saving, sharing, and modifying your shows.


Setting a PASSWORD keeps your slideshow private, but they are also private when they are archived (see STATUS). PERMISSIONS lets you allow other faculty to copy your shows. DIRECT LINK lets you link your slideshow to Moodle or your website, which can be useful for student access.


PRINT VIEW and FLASH CARDS are for printing lectures, and PACKAGE lets you save your slideshow to a CD or thumbdrive.


MDID my slideshows

MDID Menu Structure

My MDID — Resources to manage slideshows, personal collections, and preferences

My Slideshows — Manage, edit, and save slideshows to folders

My Favorites — An area for instructors to store their favorite images from other collections

My Images — Holds images uploaded by you that are a part of your personal collection

Options — Features to enable instructors to customize the operation of the program such as changing the default start page after login, the size of fonts, preferred method of adding images to a slideshow, and changing a password

Resources — Provides access to slideshows and collections to search for images, and search tools

Slideshows — An area for users to view a list of active slideshows created by instructors

Browse — Lists available images by collection and by category to be placed in a slideshow

Search — Provide tools based on search criteria to locate images to be placed in a slideshow

Collection Overview — Profiles the collections available to instructors

Downloads — Contains the Imageviewer, a client-based tool to be downloaded on an instructor computer to digitally present images on a large screen in the classroom

Information — Links to Information

Announcements — An area to read timely announcements posted by the system administrator

About — Provides information about James Madison’s MDID2/h6>

Creating a Slideshow

To create a slideshow, select MY SLIDESHOWS from the grey sidebar on the left and click CREATE NEW SLIDESHOW. This will take you to the PROPERTIES page for a new slideshow.


Give your show a descriptive title and hit RENAME. Once you have more than a few slideshows, you may want to create folders to organize them (such as HUM 110 or Greek Art). At first, you can just use the main folder ([Main]).


Passwords aren’t needed unless you want to keep your shows hidden from other faculty and students.


Clicking ADD IMAGES will allow you to add images to the show in a variety of ways.


MDID slideshow properties


There are several ways to add images to a show. One way to search is by browsing. The BROWSE link can be found on the sidebar to the left or when clicking the ADD IMAGES link when creating a new slideshow. Either method can be used to add images to a new slideshow.


You can browse the local Centre collection, your personal images (if you have added any) or shared images (which are the shared personal images of other faculty members). You can also choose which field to browse, such as Creator, Country, or Medium.


MDID browse collections


Another way to find images is through the SEARCH page. It can also be found on the sidebar to the left or under the ADD IMAGES link while creating a new slideshow, and once again, either method can be used to add new images to a slideshow.


You can choose which collections to include in your search, as well as which fields to include. Using the KEYWORD field will search for a phrase like Rome or Madonna across fields. Notice (at the bottom of the SEARCH page) that you can also check for the most recently added images, if you requested something new be put into MDID2.


Remember, simple searches work best. Don’t include too many fields!


If you get no returns for your search, make sure you don’t have too many checkboxes included. You may need to use the CLEAR FORM button at the bottom of the page to get rid of your last used search terms.


MDID search collections


After clicking SEARCH the bottom of the search form, you will be given a listing of results. Select the ones you wish to include in your slideshow by clicking the check box under the image next to the word SELECTED. Results may span over several pages, so use the arrow buttons provided to browse through the pages. Here is an example of a search for Bernini.


MDID search result for Bernini


After selecting some images, it is time to organize them into a slideshow. You can add the selected images to a new or existing slideshow.


Clicking ADD SELECTED IMAGES will take you to the PROPERTIES page. From there, you can continue searching and adding slides or begin organizing your images into a slideshow by going to the light table.


MDID add selected images to slideshow


Use the LIGHT TABLE to organize your show. This can most easily be accessed from the MY SLIDESHOWS link, and is found next to the right of the slideshow title of interest.


In this view, slides in the SCRATCH AREA to the left of the main space are waiting to be added to the existing to slideshow. Use a “drag and drop” method to place slides in your show. You can also drag the slides in the main space to rearrange their placement.


If you want to use the same image twice in a slideshow, click on it and hit the “duplicate slide” button in the upper right (looks like an upper case “I”). A copy will appear in the SCRATCH AREA, which you can drag into place in your slideshow.


To remove slides, drag them to the SCRATCH AREA and click the trash can icon underneath.


Add notes to the slides using the buttons along the bottom.


Don’t forget to save any changes!


MDID light table


Adding Personal Images



MDID adding personal images


Give your image a title and skip down to the bottom of the screen.


MDID titling an image


At the bottom of the screen, use BROWSE to find your image. Select SAVE CHANGES.


MDID browse and save changes




MDID browse and save changes


Your newly added image will be waiting for you. Mark it SHARED to let other faculty see it too.


MDID search results


ImageViewer Download & Controls

After creating a slideshow, you will use the IMAGEVIEWER to present your lecture in the classroom. This flexible presentation program is already installed on all the classroom computers, but you will want on copy on your personal computer to practice giving your lectures.


The download instructions that come with the program work perfectly for Macs (look on the grey sidebar in MDID and click DOWNLOADS). For PCs, please follow the instructions below. CTL (Centre for Teaching and Learning) has made it easy.




• Go to: Jupiter > Programs > Jupiter > Programs > !Labsoftware

• Open the MDID2 folder and select folder called OLD

• Open the PC INSTALLER folder

• Double-click the file called INSTALLER.EXE and wait while it installs


The first time you log into IMAGEVIEWER, you will be asked to provide a URL.

Cut and paste the following into the address box as prompted:

Then you can log in as usual with your regular campus email and password.



ImageViewer Keyboard Shortcuts



enlarge image

enlarge image

shrink & re-center image

shrink & re-center image

go to first slide

go to first slide

go to previous slide

go to previous slide

go to next slide

go to next slide

go to next slide + SHIFT

apply command to secondary* display

go to next slide + CTRL

apply command to both* displays simultaneously

go to last slide

go to last slide

display catalog data (info)

display catalog data (info)

hide/show image

hide/show image

hide/show control panel

hide/show control panel

restore full display (un-split)

restore full display (un-split)

split display vertically

split display vertically (y-axis)

split display horizontally

split display horizontally (x-axis)

exit imageviewer

exit ImageViewer

*Pressing a key by itself applies the command to the primary display. Pressing a key while holding SHIFT or CTRL applies the command to the secondary display (SHIFT) or to both displays (CTRL). In split mode, the primary display is the top or left display and the secondary display is the bottom or right display. In normal (“un-split”) mode, there is only one display: the primary display (in this case, SHIFT and CTRL are ignored).

ImageViewer Mouse Shortcuts*

ImageViewer mouse shortcuts




enlarge image icon

enlarge image icon
enlarge image to its maximum resolution

shrink & re-center icon

shrink and re-center image
shrink image to fit to screen

previous slide icon

go to previous slide
go to first slide

next slide icon

go to next slide
go to last slide

control panel icon

display control panel in clicked corner

†Moving the mouse cursor to the edge of the display will reveal one of several icons, depending on where the cursor is. While the icon is visible, click the mouse to perform the command indicated.


*Click on a point within the image to enlarge the image and center it on the clicked point. SHIFT-click on a point to enlarge the image to maximum (i.e. “native”) resolution. Hold down mouse button and drag to move image within the display area.


full control panel


partial control panel

Right-Click Menu*

right-click menu

*When viewing a slideshow, right-click (CTRL-click on Mac OS X) anywhere on ImageViewer application to bring up right-click menu.

Requesting Images

If you are interested in developing a new area of focus for the image library, please contact Ann Silver to discuss the possible licensing or scanning of additional materials to support your classes. Faculty can add their own images to COIL through the interface.