Whitney King teaches in the Schupf Lab

A new visualization wall was recently installed in the Schupf Scientific Computing Center. The wall can be configured to display an extended desktop of the instructor station or to show the instructor computer and a laptop side-by-side. Other layout options will soon include the ability to allow multiple students to wireless mirror their computer screens to the wall. The wall will also has touchscreen capability, allowing up to six touch points so that the instructor can touch the wall and manipulate the information as if using a mouse. This 4-by-2 array of monitors covers much of the front of the classroom, totaling 16′ x 4.5′ of screen real estate.

The visualization wall in the Schupf Lab is an ideal platform for faculty or students seeking a dynamic, large, and detailed representation of graphical content. Please contact Academic ITS for a consultation in how to integrate this room into your teaching.



JanPlan 2019 Moodle course sites that are in use will remain open and available to enrolled students by default until their graduation. If you prefer to make your JanPlan 2019 course sites unavailable to students, please complete these steps:

1. Go to Moodle and log in using your Colby id and password
2. Navigate to your course site
3. Click on “Edit settings” in the Administration block
4. Change ‘Visible’ to “Hide”
5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Save and display” button



Questions? Please contact moodle@colby.edu  


 

 

Games, pizza and prizes… need I say more?!

The Colby community is invited to come to Miller Library for Game Night from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, where there will be:
YouTube Karaoke * Laser Tag * Mini-golf
Virtual Reality in the MuleWorks Lab
Twister * Giant Jenga * Giant Connect Four
Board Games * Puzzles * Giant Kerplunk

https://www.facebook.com/events/390873208349494/


January 31, 2019- Faculty & Staff Access to Adobe Software- Webinar

You may have heard of Acrobat or Photoshop, but there is much more to learn about Adobe Creative Cloud!  Learn what Adobe software you have access to through Colby’s campus agreement with Adobe.

In this session, Steven Watson, Adobe Senior Customer Success Manager, and Donna Caldwell, Adobe Senior Solutions Consultant, will cover the elements that are part of today’s Creative Cloud, from the personalized experience and faculty and staff can expect at Adobe.com, to the apps and support anyone can access to create whenever they are inspired. 

Note: Adobe Creative Cloud gives Colby Faculty and Staff access to a collection of software developed by Adobe for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and cloud services. Colby student access is available on public campus computers.

Webinar Details:
Where: Webinar/Virtual in Miller 208
When: Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Please RSVP!

Want to get started now? Visit our Adobe info page for set up info and tutorials!


February 7, 2019- What Can I Do with Adobe Software in Class?- Webinar

From creating an infographic, making a video, or creating an engaging web page, Creative Cloud can empower students and faculty in these projects and so much more! Join this session to learn about resources to help you and your students take advantage of Creative Cloud in the classroom.  Donna Caldwell, Adobe Senior Solutions Consultant, will share ideas and show you a variety of learning resources.

Note: Adobe Creative Cloud gives Colby Faculty and Staff access to a collection of software developed by Adobe for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and cloud services. Colby student access is available on public campus computers.

Webinar Details:
Where:
 Webinar/Virtual in the Miller Davis Classroom
When: Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Please RSVP!

Want to get started now? Visit our Adobe info page for set up info and tutorials!


March 7, 2019- Faculty Use Cases in Class with Adobe Software – Webinar

Faculty from higher ed institutions are giving students an innovative and visually engaging way to learn in class with Adobe software.  Come see what they are doing to arm students with digital literacy skills when they graduate.

Note: Adobe Creative Cloud gives Colby Faculty and Staff access to a collection of software developed by Adobe for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and cloud services. Colby student access is available on public campus computers.

Webinar Details:
Where:
 Webinar/Virtual in Miller 208
When: Thursday, March 7, 2019, from 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Please RSVP!

Want to get started now? Visit our Adobe info page for set up info and tutorials!


Qualtrics is an industry-leading online survey service that provides an easy way for Colby faculty, staff, and students to create online surveys and analyze the results.

Join Academic ITS as we welcome Elizabeth Seto, Assistant Professor of Psychology, who will share her knowledge on using the Qualtrics Online Survey tool for collaborative research with students inside and outside of the classroom.

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time: 12noon-1pm
Location: Miller 208

 

Lunch will be provided by ITS. Space is limited. Please RSVP by November 26.
For more information contact Ellen.Freeman@colby.edu


Are you tired of studying? Brain dead from memorizing too much information? Come to MuleWorks on November 13, 2018 for a fun study break.

 

Covering for a colleague taking a bathroom break you find yourself in front of a mysterious console with a green screen monitor showing a pixelated live image of an unknown city. There is an ominous red button with simple instructions NOT to touch anything…do you push the red button?

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This featured virtual reality game is Please Don’t Touch Anything 3D, a cryptic, brain-racking, button-pushing simulation puzzle just waiting for you to solve!

Date: November 13, 2018

Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Location: Mule Works Innovation Lab, Miller Street (016)


For more information, email muleworks@colby.edu


This Halloween, learn how to laser cut your very own Halloween keepsake! Come and learn how to create a vector file that can be used with the Laser cutter to print at the end of the session. Candy will be provided!


Date: October 31, 2018

Time: 6-8pm

Location: Mule Works Innovation Lab on the Miller Street (016)

For more information, please contact muleworks@colby.edu


Mule Works Logo

Artwork by Dylan Shaw ’19

Drop by the Mule Works Innovation Lab Open House on October 5th! Mule Works is a makerspace on the Street in Miller and is open to students and faculty from every discipline. Visit to explore new interactive technologies, including:

  • Virtual Reality (VR)
  • 3D Printing
  • Laser Cutting
  • 3D Scanning

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Features include:

For all users

  • Course images on the dashboard – explore images or colored patterns for course descriptions on the dashboard Course overview.
  • Clearer icons and more accessible fonts – customize your course using the newly enhanced appearance settings.
  • Directly record sound and video – record media directly into Moodle by using the buttons in the editor.

For teachers

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