A Moodle discussion forum is an activity where students and teachers can exchange ideas by posting comments. A forum can contribute significantly to successful communication and community building in an online environment. Read more »

The groups feature in Moodle allows teachers to assign students to one or more groups for the entire course or an individual activity.

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When attending or hosting a web conference using software like Google Meet or Zoom, establishing good audio and video, and following other best practices, will be beneficial for the other meeting participants.  Please follow the guidance on this page to make the most out of your meeting. Read more »

Downloaded and launch the Solstice app. You may get a warning about apps that haven’t come from the App Store

Open your computer’s system preferences

Follow the 5 steps


Relaunch Solstice

Click on the Mersive Solstice app

Share your microphone


Occasionally, there is the need to take a new video to publish into WordPress, Moodle, or any number of other platforms. Because many of these services offer limited storage space, it is better to host your video on a platform such as YouTube or Google Drive.  Follow these steps to embed a video from Google Drive. Read more »

Academic Information Technology Services is pleased to announce a Software Carpentry workshop on data management with R.This upcoming workshop is a hands-on, two-day event that covers the core skills needed to be productive in a small research team. Short tutorials alternate with practical exercises, and all instruction is done via live coding. Led by a certified Software and Data Carpentry instructor, this workshop is tailored to the needs of Colby students, staff, and faculty.


Dates: June 25 and 26, 2019
Time: 9-5
Location: Davis 201

Note: Space is limited to 35 participants

REGISTER by June 18th, 2019

*Please complete this pre-workshop survey*

Workshop objectives include:

  • Reducing the barrier to entry into programming, data management, and analysis
  • Imparting skills for continued learning and engagement
  • Supporting a forum for continuous learning to enable and enhance data-driven research in diverse disciplines
  • Creating a strong community of scholars
  • Empowering innovative and effective research

Instructors: Jacob Fosso Tande, Manny Gimond

Helpers: Randy Downer, Alex Lelchuk, Jeff Earickson

Event support: Ellen Freeman

Visit the workshop website

Review the Code of Conduct

Questions? Contact email [email protected] for more information. 



Join Academic ITS to learn 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:  July 16, 2019
Time: 2-3pm
Location: Miller Davis Classroom
Please RSVP


Cant’ wait?

Get started now learning about Google Drive and Team Drive!


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 16, 2019

Time: 10-11am

Location: Miller Davis Classroom

Please RSVP


Can’t wait? Learn about Google apps now!