Interwrite   •   Lecture Capture   •   Video Conferencing   •   DyKnow
Overview of Services
Academic Technology (AT) is committed to improving the teaching and learning experience through the use of technology.
Training and Consulting
We offer a wide range of training and consulting to help you find the technical solutions that meet the needs of today’s high tech students. Faculty technology workshops are held via web-enabled avenues – check for available courses here or visit our facultyor student tutorial websites.
In addition, AT is available to help with any technological task by scheduling a one-on-one appointment. Schedule yours by emailing us today.
If you are interested in using the Trine University LMS – Moodle (trineonline.trine.edu) to supplement your course, or to teach online: TSS offers an online tutorial/course designed to help instructors get started. Moodle can help you make the most of your class time by allowing you to post handouts and study materials online. We offer multiple one-hour sessions and training exercises to help you get the most of your Moodle experience. Visit the tutorials in the Instructional Guide Center (IGC).
For technical help with Trine’s Moodle:
24/7 help available at 877-730-6240
Trine University Technical Support Chat is always available, 24x7, 365 days a year.
Are you looking to discover alternate pedagogical walkthroughs or refresh your understanding of what Blended Learning is all about? Visit our multiple educational links at the Instructional Guide Center (IGC).
Adobe Connect & IHET
Hold class meetings with Adobe Connect, hosted by IHET, a flash based collaborative teaching tool which requires little more than an internet connection from your students/attendees. Record your online class/meeting for those who could not attend the live meeting and/or those of whom want to record it later. Email us to schedule a session.
Do you need help digitizing all your old course materials? We are available to help you convert your overhead notes and make color digital notes for instruction. We can also help you create reusable learning objects that will help you in the instruction process. Should you have the desire to teach a completely online course, you will have the first step finished.
iTunes is the Apple store for audio content. Universities have sites available to offer free audio and video files to the public. Files from class lectures or external presenters may use this alternative distribution site by contacting TSS. Also, there is a growing list of free social networking storage sites online that can be used for teaching.
There are many solutions for uploading files on campus. If you are inside the network use the “H” drive to save important information – not the traditional folder of “My Documents.” Use Moodle to share files with students in a course, or use/request a DEPARTMENTAL page to share with multiple Trine Moodle users. Please use Google Docs, or Google Sites to share with outside guests.
You know what class you are teaching in but what technology is in the classroom? Look no further, visit our Campus Technology Inventory by Building (Currently only main campus information) and view AT Inventory (with pictures) of what equipment is in the classroom just choose the building. Trine University is creating SMART Classrooms with SMART projectors, lecture capture software and top of the line audio equipment. Visit the Instructional Guide Center for classroom technology helpful hints, and what to do if you face any problems.
Interwrite Software is another toolset available to all Trine University faculty members. Interwrite is an intuitive and easy to use interactive whiteboard application for use in the classroom. Bring lessons to life by making notes on the screen, highlighting important information, accessing websites, and interacting with lesson materials.
Interwrite Highlights: Thousands of interactive educational resources, annotation tools, interactive lessons, searchable image gallery, Office Mode feature lets you save annotations directly into Microsoft Office applications, Focus Tools to highlight key part of lesson, Easily save, email or print and publish to Moodle and more. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.Lecture Capture
In early 2011, Academic Technology began a pilot program of lecture recordings, made possible from a grant from the US Department of Education, in an effort to make the Graduate School of Engineering accessible to online students. After a "test run" of recording a term of lectures; and critiquing the video, audio, class notes and presentation files (ex. PowerPoint, etc.) created through the lecture capture software, A.T. is now ready to start offering graduate engineering classes online.
Now, instead of merely providing online students with a handful of reading materials, a weekly discussion, and a few peripheral tools (ex. flash cards, mini stock video clips, etc.); students are actually allowed to "sit in" on the lectures about each topic, hear class discussions, and perhaps most appealing - do this on their own time, as many times as they need to grasp the information and succeed in the class.
DyKnow Vision and Monitor
Faculty can engage students with DyKnow Vision and Monitor. DyKnow lets faculty present material on a tablet to students and records every pen stroke. Students can see the presentation on their own monitors/tablets and they can make private notes. DyKnow even stores all those notes for later. DyKnow also has internet filtering and monitoring capabilities. These features, and more, can make DyKnow a fully paperless classroom experience.