Classroom Podium Videos Just Launched!

Instructional Technologies is proud to announce that three new “Classroom Podium” videos just went live via our YouTube channel and web site. Instructors can now easily familiarize themselves with classroom technology they will be using at the start of the semester, from the convenience of…

Recording an Album

by Patrick Colin Wakefield Last July I was contacted by a PLU music faculty member, Erik Steighner, about recording an album. Erik, as a saxophone professor, obviously loves music for saxophone. His dream was to record an album of modern chamber music for saxophone featuring…

Sakai 2.9: A Look-Ahead to New Features

by Layne Nordgren and Sean Horner  New in Sakai 2.9 In a previous blog post and a corresponding email sent to all PLU employees last month about the Sakai upgrade to version 2.9 on Fri., June 6, we had alluded to forthcoming details about the new…

Summer 2013 Classroom Technology Enhancements

by Layne Nordgren Mary Baker Russell Center 116 upgraded with Smart Board technology Summer 2013 was a busy one for Instructional Technologies staff Travis Pagel, Patrick Wakefield, and student workers as they enhanced classroom technology in six classrooms and began a new computer projector and screen…

Support for VHS Videos Playback in Classrooms

by Steve Sosa For over 25 years and the clear winner of the videotape format wars, VHS tapes have earned their place in history. Now though, VHS tapes are practically given away as DVDs have replaced this aging format. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5rrzdwxyuU What this means at PLU…

Classroom Technology Upgraded in Hauge Administration 214 Over Spring Break

by Travis Pagel Over spring break, Instructional Technologies completed another classroom upgrade in the Hauge Administration Building.  A new podium was installed in room 214, with equipment that provides an easier user experience, as well as network monitoring of the room’s projector.  The new controller…

Four More Hauge Administration Classrooms Receive Technology Upgrades

by Travis Pagel Just before Christmas Break, the Instructional Technologies team completed classroom technology upgrades in four more classrooms in the Hauge Administration building.  Rooms 204A, 208, 210 and 217 all received new media podiums and new control equipment to control the projector in the…