Blog Archives

This category is used primarily for posts of faculty interest that relate to teaching and learning.

Tech Tip: Classroom and Event Space Technology

Have you ever been confused about how to use the podium in a classroom? Or have you had trouble figuring out the TV in your dorm lounge? Well, the good news is that there are in-depth instructions on using these

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Zoom Web Conferencing

All campus staff and faculty now have access to Zoom Web Conferencing.  Zoom is replacing WebEx as our web conferencing solution. What is Zoom and what can you do with it?  Connect with anyone with an internet connection from PC,

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Tech Tip: VHS players are out!

VHS players on campus are no longer supported. Some classroom podiums may still have VHS players, but as these devices fail, we will not be replacing them. Faculty are encouraged to bring old VHS tapes to the Help Desk in

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Atomic Learning

You’ve seen our Knowledgebase by now. Have you noticed the videos or links to videos at the bottom of nearly every article? If you haven’t noticed yet, check out this Track Changes in Word article for reference. It has five

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Swivl Your Thinking For Students

Students, does the thought of presenting make your knees shake? Are you tired of traditional PowerPoint presentations? Want a way to wow a future employer? Swivl may be just what you are looking for. Swivl is great for group projects, Education majors, Communications majors, or anybody looking to up

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Help Desk Hours

The Help Desk is your Information and Technology Services (ITS) physical location. We have students and staff members available to help you solve or navigate problems you may be having with your electronic devices. ITS also offers phone support (x3333)

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Back to School!

Whether you’re coming to E-town’s campus for the first time this Fall or heading back for another year, there are some things you need to do to prepare for your arrival. To find out what to expect when you arrive

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Get Kahoot!

Get Kahoot! Student engagement with course content increases when interactive, game-based learning techniques are used. True or False? True. Game-based learning encourages the use of friendly competition and game play to enhance a learning experience. Kahoot! enables interactive assessment during

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For Faculty: Considerations for Bringing Tech into Teaching

Integrating instructional technology into the teaching and learning process is part of our strategic plan.  But how? Why? When?  You may ponder these questions as you plan for the new semester.  This video, from Educause, may help you to begin

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For Faculty: Ideas for the Last Day of Class

The end of the semester is fast approaching.  How can you maximize learning and tie up all of the loose ends the last day of class?  This Faculty Focus article has some interesting activities to make the last day of

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For Faculty: New Ways to Use Rubrics to Enhance Teaching and Learning

Many faculty employ rubrics in their courses to assist students in knowing what will be assessed.  This article posted in Faculty Focus discusses new ways to employ rubrics that faculty may want to incorporate into their toolbox of teaching strategies. 

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Swivl Your Thinking for Faculty and Staff

Students tired of traditional presenting? Looking for a cool way to spice up a project? Need a new way to evaluate student teaching? Swivl may be just what you are looking for. Swivl is great for flipped classrooms, group projects,

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PASSHE Virtual Conference: February 15-26th

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education will present an online conference, Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment beginning February 15th.  The 60 one-hour sessions are all delivered live via Blackboard Collaborate and allow you to interact with the presenters and

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Pros and Cons of Laptops in Class

At the beginning of nearly any class, students always ask the same questions. “Is attendance graded? Is the final cumulative? Can we use laptops to take notes?” With fewer and fewer people taking notes by hand or doing any kind

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Top 10 Apps of 2015 for Faculty and Staff

Staying up to date with work and your students is always important, especially over long breaks. Whether they allow for improved productivity, or simply let you organize your life better, these apps are the best ones released in 2015. Work

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