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We hope you had a wonderful summer. We made many improvements this summer and want to share some information that might help you this coming fall semester.
All classrooms have a built-in computer with updated software and an AV projection system. This summer we upgraded the AV systems in Stokes 010, 014, 016, 018, 102 and in KINSC H011, H012, H204, L205, and L309. These classrooms now have widescreen and high resolution projectors and digital HDMI connectivity. Please check the updated classroom technology page.
- Built-in camera
Stokes 010, 016 and KINSC H109 now has a built-in camera, which makes it easy to record live video of your classroom and lecture. It can also be utilized for Skype and similar conferencing software, running on the classroom computer. Please consider using these rooms when planning guest talks that need to be recorded.
- SMART Podium (interactive pen display)
SMART Podium, which allows you to annotate over your computer presentation, is now available in KINSC H109, Chase Auditorium, Sharpless Auditorium, Stokes 004, Stokes 010, and Stokes 016.
- Interactive Whiteboard Projector
In KINSC L205 and L309, we installed Epson Brightlink Interactive projector, which allows you to digitally annotate over the projected image with either an electronic stylus or your finger.
- VHS videotape players
Very few classrooms now have VHS video tape players. Please contact your library bibliographer or Norm Medeiros, who can help you either to purchase a DVD or a streaming copy.
Panopto (Lecture Capture System)
We made the process simpler. Now, as soon as you stop recording, you can log out the computer. The recording will be uploaded to your Moodle course in the background. Watch this getting started video.
Wireless projection for iPads and Macbook
Now, you can project your iPad or Macbook wirelessly with the regular wireless network, Haverford-Secure in the classrooms. Watch this getting started video. Don’t forget to turn off Auto Lock of your iPad (Settings>General>Auto-Lock > Never). Please take advantage of “iPads to go” program.
Clickers (student response system)
Faculty and students can keep clickers for the entire semester. Clickers are great for formative assessments. Watch this getting started video. You can read how our faculty are using clickers in our blog.
Lynda.com (online training library)
lynda.com is available to everyone at Haverford this academic year. Your students can learn any software outside the class with lynda.com. Go to iits.haverford.edu/lynda and login with your username and password or go to the IITS website for information.
Qualtrics (online survey software)
Now you can login Qualtrics with your username and password. Go to haverford.qualtrics.com and login with your username and password or go to IITS website for more information. You might find this tool useful for your research.
Moodle (Learning Management System)
All the fall 2014 course shells are available on moodle.haverford.edu. Please see our separate mailing with important information about setting up your courses and ensuring student access.
Kaltura (Video Platform)
If you want to share video resources inside Moodle, please use Kaltura. In addition, this semester, we are piloting Media Space by Kaltura for easy video projects sharing. Here is the blog article about it.
Digital Media support
We are happy to work with you to incorporate digital media into your curriculum. We created modules to give you some ideas what kinds of digital media support you can expect from us.
Teaching Labs – Stokes 205 (ITC) and Stokes 004
Both Stokes 205 (ITC) and Stokes 004 have 30 computers and can be reserved for your classes.
Please email the Instructional Technology Services, IITS (email@example.com) for feedback, questions, individual consultations, and training sessions.
Have a great academic year.
Instructional Technology Services, IITS