» Academic Technology Services

We offer support for all of the applications and technologies listed below. If you have questions or need assistance, feel free to contact the person indicated after each application/technology.

Blackboard - a web-based learning management system (LMS), which allows instructors to easily share documents and information with students and supports communication tools such as course-based email, discussion boards, and a grade center. Log into Blackboard. For more info, view the online documentation available from within Blackboard or contact Sarah Blake.

TurnItIn - this plagiarism detection software is a web-based service accessed through a Blackboard course site. For more info, contact Sarah Blake.

Prezi presentation software - like Powerpoint, Prezi is used to create and display presentations to accompany a lecture or a talk. Unlike Powerpoint, Prezi offers a high degree of flexibility to make last-minute changes to the order of presentation of material, as well as options to incorporate graphical elements into the presentation structure. For more info, contact Mary Litch.

Turning Point - (aka, "clickers") allows instructors to poll or quiz students in class and collect and display results in real-time. Turning Point is used in conjunction with Powerpoint and can help instructors improve student engagement in the classroom and provide a means for real-time assessment of student learning. For more info, contact Jana Remy.

Teaching with Tablets & Tablet Loaner Program - learn how to use mobile technology to enhance student learning both in and out of the classroom. Academic Technology has a small number of iPads and Samsung Galaxies (Android) available for short-term loan for projects that require student use of a tablet. For more info, contact Mary Litch.

Sites @ Chapman - a system for creating websites with a Chapman URL. Can be used to create a personal faculty website describing teaching and research, or to create a course site or student blogs associated with a course. For more info, contact Mary Litch.

e-Portfolios for Critical Year Review and Promotion and Tenure - the WordPress web-publishing platform is used to host closed-access electronic portfolios for Critical Year Review and Promotion and Tenure. For more info, contact Jana Remy.

Open Journal System - locally-hosted e-journal software that offers both management of the editorial workflow and an interface for serving electronic journals via the web. For more info, contact Mary Litch.

Omeka - locally-hosted software for building and managing digital media collections and sharing them via the web. For more info, contact Mary Litch.

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