At the conclusion of the Fall 2021 semester, we sat down with Diane Mermigas (Affiliated Faculty, Journalism Department) to discuss her transition back to teaching in-person, as well as just how transformative the pandemic has been for her courses and higher education on the whole.
Over the summer, Word.emerson.edu, our WordPress multisite installation for teaching and learning moved from its home on Emerson’s servers to a new home with Reclaim Hosting. Ideally, the transfer hasn’t been noticeable for you or your students. We have gotten some reports of growing pains […]
Welcome to the new home of ITG’s Instructional Technology Blog! We’ll be posting advice, tips, and strategies for making the most of your digital tools. Check back often for ways to breathe new life into your Canvas courses, spice up your Zoom sessions, craft engaging Panopto videos, and more!
Emerson.build has been building a larger following! If you haven’t heard of it, Emerson.build is a pilot of Reclaim Hosting’s “Domain of One’s Own” program. It allows any Emersonian to register a free web domain, install content management systems (CMS) in it like WordPress or […]
On March 21st, the Iwasaki Library and Instructional Technology Group held its 3rd annual Innovation@Emerson Faculty Showcase. The event featured a variety of professional development initiatives that Emerson offers and highlighted specific examples of faculty work from each. Faculty posters are on display at the […]
When using a WordPress blog (either on word.emerson.edu or emerson.build) for a course, the theme you choose will provide certain options for customization. To make style changes beyond those options, you will need to dip into the site’s CSS. Note: If you choose to use […]
In November and December of 2014, we invited Emerson faculty with exemplary use of technology in their instruction to share their methods and impact with other members of the community. Presenter Department Topic Paul Mihailidis Marketing Communication Socrative, Storify Ruth Grossman Communication Sciences & Disorders […]
In the spring of 2013, ITG asked the faculty what they thought about educational technology at Emerson. A good mix of full time (46%) and part-time (54%) faculty from all departments responded. The most interesting question to us was “What do you think of Canvas […]
In the spring, ITG asked students their views about educational technology at Emerson. As with the 2013 faculty survey, we were eagerly awaiting answers to the question “What do you think of Canvas so far? What is easy? What is confusing?” The results are in, […]
Photo: WordPress Stickers Everywhere / teamstickergiant / http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ We are big fans of WordPress here at ITG. It’s highly customizable with thousands of free themes and plugins. However, such flexibility can sometimes result in confusion, especially when you are dealing with an open-source product like […]