The following is a summary of Information Technology resources on campus that may be useful to Faculty!
The Academic Technology division supports the application of information technology for instruction and research. We support, among other things:
We manage several specialized facilities around campus including the following learning spaces:
- Language Resource Center in Lovejoy
- Instructional Media Lab in Lovejoy which houses a sound booth and a one-button studio
- GIS and Quantitative Analysis labs in Diamond
- Schupf Scientific Computing Center in Olin
- Mule Works Innovation Lab in Miller (016) supports emerging technologies such as virtual reality, 3D printing and scanning, and laser cutting.
- Experimental Classroom in Miller (205)
- Classroom capture for automated video recording in Miller (008) and Keyes (105)
Some online learning resources and tools you may want to check out include:
- Moodle help page
- Library of LinkedIn Learning tutorials available to the Colby community
- Qualtrics online survey tool (perhaps especially useful for Social Science Division disciplines)
- Suggested apps for your iPad
- Zoom web conferencing tool
- Adobe Creative Cloud apps are available for faculty at Colby
- High-performance computing support
- Video production resources
- Google Apps help page
- myColby Portal
Communities of practice coordinated by Academic Technology:
- R Users’ Group (meets three times a semester) Join now!
- Qualtrics Users’ Group (meets once a semester) Join now!
- Faculty iPad Users’ Group (meets once a semester) Join now!
- An online classroom technology catalog that displays a 360-degree view of classrooms on campus and lists available technology in each learning space
- The ITS Service Catalog is a fantastic resource for searching for anything ITS related at Colby
We are experienced in supporting project-based learning websites and blogging exercises, as well as blended learning and various flipped classroom approaches. Lately, we have worked with faculty in some humanistic disciplines to present course-based student research online and also support course projects with a video production component. If you have ideas or would like suggestions about how technology may possibly be applied to a particular instructional challenge, contact us to set up a consultation.
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