AcITS has changed the Moodle theme to a mobile responsive theme called Boost. You’ll notice a couple of changes:

1) The blue “Turn editing on” button is no longer present on the course homepage. Here’s how to turn editing on:

  • Login to your course site in Moodle
  • Click the  gear icon. A drop-down menu will appear
  • Choose “Turn editing on”
  • Begin populating your course site

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2) The admin panel (previously located on the lower left side) with course settings and other navigation links has moved. You’ll look to the gear in the right top corner to make most changes on your sites.

 


Kevin Rice | Flipped Classroom

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Kevin Rice, was looking for new ways to engage with his students in a way that would leave significant class time for active discussion among his students. Working with Academic ITS as a FIT fellow, Kevin decided to implement a flipped classroom where he would pre-record his lectures. Before each class, students would view these materials at a pace suitable for them; this prepared students for discussions, presentations, or projects in which they would engage during class time.

Learn more about the Faculty Instructional Technology (FIT) Fellowship, including how to apply.


Kerill O’Neill | Project-Based Learning

Kerill O’Neill, Julian D. Taylor Associate Professor of Classics, had an interesting problem to overcome – figuring out how to engage his 100- and 200-level students in the same Latin course. Using technology developed in partnership with Academic ITS as part of his FIT fellowship, Kerill had his 200-level students write commentary for the 100-level students to read.

Learn more about the Faculty Instructional Technology (FIT) Fellowship, including how to apply.


I printed a cello last semester. That sentence doesn’t sound right, does it? But that’s what I did with the help of Colby’s 3D printer! I have the most amazing job as a student tutor at academic information technology services where an innovation lab called Mule Works was initiated last year. The lab currently has two 3D printers and a virtual reality headset that students, faculty, and staff can use. I’ve always loved how the cello sounded, so even though I have no musical background, I decided to print a full-size cello. I found an open-source model online, and after spending an entire semester printing the different parts of the cello and working with others to get the non-printable parts, I managed to finish just a few days before I left for Japan. I also have an unfinished violin in the works and my goal for next semester is to print 3 more instruments to form a quartet of 3D printed instruments! Let me know if you’re interested in joining my endeavor! – Tatsuya ‘19 . . . #thiscolbylife #cello #3dprinting #muleworks #innovationlab #3dprintedinstruments

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Video Production/Editing Resources

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Interested in summer learning? Check out these offerings from Academic ITS!

Looking for WordPress Sessions, click here.


Tips and Tricks: Using Gmail, Google Contacts, and Google Groups Together

Join Academic ITS for a hands-on session to untangle the mysteries of when to use Gmail vs. Google Groups and how Google Contacts works. Come to this session to learn essential tips about using Gmail, Google Contacts, and Google Groups together. You’ll learn about:

  • Gmail vs Google Groups
  • Creating and managing a Google Group
  • Sending a message via Google Groups
  • Mail merges
  • Using Google Contacts

Date: June 13, 2018

Time: 10-11:15am
Location: Miller Davis Classroom
Please RSVP

Can’t wait? To get started, visit these links:

Learn Google Forms!

Join Academic ITS to learn all about Google Forms. In this session, you’ll  learn how to:

  • Create a form
  • Add and edit questions
  • Share your form with collaborators
  • Send or embed your form
  • View and analyze responses

Date: July 18, 2018
Time: 10-11am
Location: Miller Davis Classroom
Please RSVP

 

Can’t wait? To learn about Forms now, click HERE.

 

 


Info Session: What is Adobe Creative Cloud and how do I get it?

ITS invites you to an information session about the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications.

 

Colby recently began offering a campus license for Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes many Adobe applications under a subscription model. This resource is available for any Colby-owned faculty, staff, or lab computer. Commonly-used applications in this suite include:

  • Adobe Acrobat DC for PDF creation and editing
  • Adobe Photoshop for image manipulation
  • Adobe InDesign for creating print graphics
  • Adobe Premiere for video editing

In this informational session, participants will receive:

  • A general overview of Creative Cloud
  • A showcase of interesting and popular applications
  • Resources for application-specific training
  • Instructions for installing Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Training to access the built-in cloud storage
  • Guidance on using Creative Cloud mobile apps

This will be a joint presentation by Tim Stonesifer and Ellen Freeman of Academic ITS, along with the ITS Support Center.

Date: July 25, 2018
Time: 1:30-3:00pm
Location: Miller Davis Classroom
Please RSVP

 

Can’t wait? To learn about Adobe apps available with Colby’s campus license now, click HERE.


Google Drive and Team Drive

Join Academic ITS to learn all about Google Drive and Team Drives. In this session, you’ll  learn how to:

 

 

  • Upload and create documents
  • Work with files
  • Share and collaborate
  • Access from any device
  • Team Drive

Date:  August 1, 2018
Time: 10-11am
Location: Miller Davis Classroom
Please RSVP

 

Cant’ wait?

To get started now learning about Google Drive and Team Drive, click HERE.

 


Web Conferencing Tools at Colby

Join Academic ITS to visit and experiment with web conferencing tools at Colby. In this session we will learn about:

  • Zoom
  • Google Hangouts
  • Google Chat

Date:  August 15, 2018
Time: 10-11am
Location: Miller Davis Classroom
Please RSVP

Can’t wait? To get started, visit these links:

 

  Questions? Contact teched@colby.edu


Need to update your website on Colby.edu? Come by the Miller Davis Classroom for an open work session where you can work on your website with Academic ITS nearby. We will be available to answer WordPress questions about:

  • Creating new pages and posts
  • Changing your site navigation
  • Updating content
  • Adding PDF’s and images
  • And, much more!

Dates:

  • June 20, 2018
  • July 11, 2018
  • August 1, 2018

Time: 1:30-3pm
Location: Miller Davis Classroom
Please RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/7uHCkwxQE6yhfNja2


 Questions? Contact wordpress@colby.edu