Zoom for Staff Accounts Update

First, thank you for your patience as the Information & Technology Services team has been working to complete our Zoom license expansion. We’re still finalizing some details but wanted to update staff about the progress and notify them of possible changes to their accounts. If…

Licensed Zoom Accounts Now Available to All Faculty

To PLU Faculty, First, thank you for your patience as the Information & Technology Services team has been working to complete our Zoom license expansion. We’re happy to announce that Zoom licenses are now available to all faculty. Your path to gaining access to licensed…

Campuswire: An Online Discussion Tool for Engaging Course Communication

The past few months have been a challenging time for education. PLU faculty had to quickly adapt their classrooms into an online environment and rethink how to deliver their pedagogy in entirely new ways. One of the biggest obstacles to online teaching and learning is…

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…