This year at Collyer's, we used Photostory 3 to creat an induction slide show with voice over and music. It seemed to work really well and was very easy to put togther. The software is a free Microsoft package, so no cost and just 4 hours work meant we had a much more professional offering. Not that it can't be improved for next year.
Our head of music wants to give me a music student to work on improving the music for next year, but we had favourable comments from teaching staff generally.
What other new things have people been using and can recommend?