Getting Started with Google Classroom

Classroom is a new education App from Google that makes it easy for instructors to grade and leave feedback on assignments without having to download or print out any documents. Here are 3 short tutorials to help get you started:

Technology-Enabled Active Learning Classroom Layout in Miller 8

Based on faculty feedback and interest in the layout of the experimental classroom in Miller Library 205, ITS recently renovated Miller 8 (off the Street) using a similar technology-enabled active learning layout. Included are five breakout areas with large monitors for students to work together in groups. Students may connect to the monitors wirelessly to share what...

The One Button Studio

The One Button Studio in Miller 205 is a room where you can record yourself, your laptop, or a combination of both to create a video straight to your flash drive.  Students, faculty, and staff have used this room to record: A lecture in advance A class presentation Interviews with a guest speaker Click here...

Google Classroom – Paperless Assignment Management in Drive

Google Classroom is now active on our production Google Apps for Education domain. At its core, Classroom is simply an interface for managing Google Drive sharing permissions such that the assignments are “turned in” by students and then “returned” by instructors paperlessly. We suggest instructors seeking a more paperless workflow in managing coursework take a look at Classroom....

Google Maps vs. Google Earth: The Current State of Things

If you would like to create some maps to present to your class or add to a project, Google Maps and Google Earth are two easy-to-use and feature-rich applications that are worth checking out. But which one is the best fit for your particular needs? With Google adding so much of Earth’s functionality to Maps,...

Moodle Use, Spring 2012

SUMMARY Moodle is a traditional, open-source, course management system first available at Colby in 2008. It is popular with small liberal arts colleges, among others. About three-quarters of  the members of the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges use Moodle.  It is one of several web platform options available to faculty at Colby. Around 45%-50% of all Spring...

Introduction to WordPress

Here are instructions for creating your own site: Log in to http://web.colby.edu using your Colby user name and id. You will see a screen–like the one pictured below, and should see your name displayed in the upper left. Next, choose “Dashboard” and you will see a link that says ” your name’s blog”  i.e.–  “Ellen’s Blog.”  —click...

Spotlight: Research cruise blog

A group of 27 scientists, led by Dr. William “Barney” Balch of Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, boarded the R/V Melville in Punta Arenas, Chile on January 11, 2011, and arrived 36 days later in Cape Town, South Africa after travelling a distance of 7650 miles (12,311 km) across the Atlantic Ocean. Scientists participating in...