ITG is gearing up for the start of a new school year, so here’s a roundup of new features in instructional technology at Emerson!
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.
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!
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 […]
Web accessibility word cloud / itjil / CC BY 2.0 Why Designing for accessibility means that you end up with a site that is clear and helpful to everyone. More information on Universal Design in higher education Colors Background images or colors should be subtle. […]
3 problems, one solution. Elizabeth Parfitt wanted to get first year writing students to be engaged, motivated and to feel like their classroom work was important and relevant. The WERS News team wanted a professional-looking website – but WERS is run entirely by students […]