Top 10 Things Faculty Should Know About the ETC @ ASC

1.  Educational Technology Center (ETC)
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Our mission is to enhance the teaching and learning experience by providing a supportive environment in which students and faculty members can thoughtfully apply innovative and collaborative technology.

At Agnes Scott College, technology is used in course instruction in a number of ways, including:
  • the use of online resources (e.g., Moodle course management software, Google Apps, Blogs and YouTube) to post course content on the web in the form of documents, pre-recorded lectures, simulations and tutorials 
  • in-class workshops teaching students how to create a blog or film and edit a video project
  • the development of e-books and experimentation with mobile devices and “smart” technologies
  • The use of web-conferencing tools to collaborate and communicate with students outside of the face-to-face classroom (e.g., sitting up virtual office hours, online review sessions, and web-based student project collaboration) and scheduling “virtual” guest speakers
  • facilities for students and faculty to develop multimedia materials as well as present these materials in technology-enhanced classrooms.

Visit us at our website - http://www.agnesscott.edu/its/educational-technology/ - Our website provides helpful hints and directions for using Moodle, the college’s course management system, as well as information on our technology-enhanced classrooms. You can also check the website for an updated schedule of monthly workshops and seminars co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning.

2.  Technology Production Studio

  • The Technology Production Studio (TPS), located on the ground floor of the McCain Library (G-43), is home to specialty software and hardware used for multimedia production, including audio and video editing, CD and DVD production, web development, multi-page document and photo scanning.  The TPS is open during library hours but only staffed by ETC staff M-F between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Individual training is by appointment only.  Please contact Calvin Burgamy at ext. 6059.

3.  Moodle

  • Moodle is a course management system that allows faculty and students to interact and collaborate outside the classroom via the web.  Moodle is easy to use and can incorporate course materials in a variety of formats: PowerPoint presentations, Microsoft Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, video/audio clips as well as html documents. In addition to downloading and uploading course materials, students can use Moodle to e-mail and participate in group discussion, take online quizzes, create blogs and wikis, and check grades.
  • Faculty members receive access to their Fall Moodle course site the first week of August. Spring Moodle course sites are available by the second week of January. If you are teaching a cross-listed course and would like to combine courses, contact Calvin Burgamy at ext.6059. To access Moodle, point your web browser to: http://courses2.agnesscott.edu

4.  Class Blogs

  • Students and  faculty members can create online e-blogfolios to showcase their writing/papers, multimedia projects, resume/CV, internships and reflections on their learning experience.

5. Online Summer School 

  • Have you ever taught an online course?  Interested in learning how?  Agnes Scott offers students the opportunity to take       online summer school classes.  For workshop and training information contact Emily Gwynn at ext. 6313.
6.  iTunes  University  (http://itunes.agnesscott.edu), YouTube and Vimeo
  • iTunes U is home to original audio and video material from lectures, interviews, and other sources.  Viewers can then transfer the material to their portable devices and listen to or view it anywhere and at any time. Faculty members and students can also use YouTube and Vimeo to display their original content.

7.  Cable TV @ ASC

  • If you would like a program videotaped for future use in your class, please email tstanko@agnesscott.edu with the details (date, time and channel) as far in advance as possible. We will make every effort to accommodate your request; however certain channels may not be available via campus cable.
  • ASCtv, found on channel 19, is a student run television station and is available as a source for entertainment and information at Agnes Scott College. Please contact Calvin Burgamy at ext. 6059 if you have any questions.

8.  Media Needs for Your Event

  • Please seek our involvement in the early stages of event planning. We’ll consult with you before you book the room and offer suggestions about which campus spaces will work best for your event and what equipment you’ll need.
    Booking the room
    All classrooms except Buttrick G-4 are booked through the registrar’s office. Most other space on campus is reserved through the Special Events office. Check http://intranet.agnesscott.edu/ for more information.
  • We’ll meet with you prior to your event and show you how to use the equipment you’ve requested.
  • Media needs outside of normal business hours need to be arranged through Media Services 10 business days in advance, via e-mail (tstanko@agnesscott.edu).
  • Media equipment is available for checkout in McCain library. If you need to learn how to use any of this equipment, please contact us to arrange for training.
  • If you would like your event or class filmed by Media Services, we can accommodate you request under most circumstances. We ask that you provide at least 10 days’ notice via email. In lieu of that, we will train you or a student worker to use one of the camcorders available via the library for checkout.

9.  Duplication  Services

  • To make a duplication request, fill out a form at the McCain Library ground floor circulation desk and include all requested information. If requesting a DVD, please provide a blank DVD-R. Attach the completed form to your blank media (and original tape where applicable). Place in the drop-off box and look for your completed item either in your campus mailbox (when staffing permits), or in the pick-up box at the ground floor circulation desk within 48 hours (M-F). We’ll contact you either way to inform you that your request has been fulfilled.
  • Duplication of copyrighted materials can only be done in compliance with current, applicable digital copyright law.
  • We are not permitted to make copies of certain speeches and other campus events. In these instances, a copy is usually available for viewing in the library or online at itunes.agnesscott.edu.

10.  Classroom Spaces

  • We understand that instructors have different styles of teaching, so we have designed classrooms that meet those diverse needs. Many classrooms are equipped with technology to enhance the instructor’s lecture and students’ presentations. All rooms have wired network connections. Many rooms also offer wireless access via WoofWoof Wifi. Various factors, including number of users and your location may affect wireless connection strength.  Please check with the ITS helpdesk if you would like more information at ext. 5487.
  • Most classrooms, including all of the rooms in the Bullock Science Center, are fully automated with a touch screen that controls lighting, projection, VHS, DVD, document camera and computer sources. For a detailed listing of classroom equipment visit our web site at http://www.agnesscott.edu/its/educational-technology/
  • remember… all classrooms are booked through the registrar’s office.

11.  Equipment Checkout

  • Students and faculty can check out digital still and video cameras, digital audio recorders, tripods, and LCD projectors at McCain Library. Loan periods vary depending on the piece of equipment. Equipment cannot be reserved in advance.