Spring 2020 Technology Workshops

by Layne Nordgren   Check out the schedule of Spring 2020 technology workshops at https://www.plu.edu/itech/workshops/ along with full workshop descriptions and registration information. Sixteeen workshops are offered on a diversity of topics, such as: Tips for Taming Your Gmail Inbox Editing Images with Photoshop Adding…

Introducing: The Lightboard

iTech recently finished construction of the Lightboard, which is a new tool that can be used to create written and drawn visuals for instructional videos. The Lightboard can be especially useful to demonstrate complicated material, such as mathematic equations. Our Lightboard is available for campus-wide…

New Consolidated I&TS Help Desk

New Help Desk provides a single point for PLU technology support. by Layne Nordgren and Misty Berlin During the Library first floor remodel, Information & Technology Services (I&TS) combined the Instructional Technology service desk with the Help Desk, creating a single point of technology support…

Gravit Designer: A Free, Vector-Based Graphic Design Program

Gravit Designer is a free, easy-to-use, vector-based graphic design software program. Gravit can be used to create flyers, logos, presentations, and a multitude of other graphic design content. This software includes features similar to Adobe Illustrator and InDesign, making it a viable alternative to more…

Spring 2017 Venue Upgrades

by John Struzenberg After Before Spring is a time for renewal, cleaning, and most importantly: technology upgrades. PLU has been humming away this spring and the same is true for the folks in classroom and event technologies. As the systems around campus get older, the…

Using EDpuzzle for making engaging video lessons

EDpuzzle is an online tool that enables an instructor to add interactivity to educational videos. Instead of having students simply watching a video assigned for a class, EDpuzzle lets them engage with the content they watch while they watch it. Using this platform, it’s possible…

Embedding YouTube & Audio Players in Sakai

By Sean Horner YouTube video players and audio players can now be embedded in any instance of Sakai’s rich-text editor ( CKEditor ) while avoiding the use of the Adobe Flash Player. The CKEditor is embedded within many Sakai tools including Forums, Mailtool, Assignments, Lessons,…

2016 NWACC Award for Innovation in Instructional Technologies

Each year the Northwest Academic Computing Consortium (NWACC), a group of 33 northwest colleges and universities, sponsors an Award for Innovation in Instructional Technologies. The award recognizes faculty members and instructional technologists at member institutions for work demonstrating effective design, development, integration, and/or support of…