Information Services supports an array of software and hardware tools for teaching. Contact your Instructional Technology liaison for more information on using these to enhance your teaching.
Moodle is the Learning Management System at Connecticut College. Faculty can use Moodle to deliver course materials including text, audio and video, collect assignments, conduct discussions, post grades, communicate with students or do any number of course-related activities online.
WordPress is a blogging and web publishing platform that can be used for course projects, faculty and student research projects, or academic portfolios.
Google Drive is a cloud-based application for file storage and sharing, as well as document creation, that can be used for collaborative projects.
Digication is a digital portfolio platform. Digital portfolios are purposeful collections of student work, created and organized by students to tell their stories of academic development and achievement. With Digication, students may create multiple portfolios and integrate a wide variety of media.
Zoom is easy-to-use web conferencing software that supports video, audio and screen sharing from a computer or mobile device. A free, basic Zoom account allows for meetings of up to three sites. A limited number of Zoom Pro licenses are available and allow for unlimited meeting time and meeting recording.
Several classrooms on campus are equipped with SMARTboards or other electronic whiteboards. SMARTboards are interactive, touch-sensitive projection systems that can be used for hands-on classroom activities.
An online learning company, lynda.com, provides video courses on topics such as software, design, programming, and business skills. With more than 2,400 courses taught by industry experts—and more added every week—lynda.com is designed for all levels of learners and is available whenever you’re ready to learn.
Classroom Response Systems (Clickers)
Classroom Response Systems can be used to engage students and collect instant feedback in the classroom. Information Services supports the integration of the iClicker system with Moodle. Cloud-based software for use with students’ own computers or mobile devices is also available.