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Curricular Technology J-term Workshops for Faculty

LIS Technologists and Liaisons will be offering more workshop in J-term on Moodle and WordPress, as well as general technology work sessions where faculty can get assistance on using any platform supported by LIS.   There will also be workshops on migrating Segue sites to these other platforms.  For more information, see: Segue from Segue > Workshops


Segue Migration and Technology Work Sessions

Beginning Jan. 1st, 2012, we will be disabling the creation of new sites in Segue with the goal of eventually turning off Segue on August 31, 2012.  To help faculty move their Segue sites to other platforms, we have scheduled a number of Segue Migration Workshops:

  • 1-2pm, Tues, Jan 10th, Library 105 (sign up)
  • 2-3pm, Weds, Jan 11th, Library 105 (sign up)
  • 1-2pm, Weds, Jan 18th, Library 105 (sign up)

Assistance with migrating Segue sites will also be available during Curricular Technology work sessions:

  • 2-3 pm, Jan 12th, Library 105 (sign up)
  • 3-4 pm, Jan 19th, Library 105 (sign up)
  • 11 am-12 pm, Jan 24th, Library 105 (sign up)
  • 2-3 pm, Jan 26th, Library 105 (sign up)

Finally we will also be offering more workshops on WordPress and Moodle:

  • 3-4pm, Jan 11th, Library 105, Introduction to Moodle (sign up)
  • 2-3pm, Jan 18th, Library 105, Introduction to Moodle (sign up)
  • 4-5pm, Jan 11th, Library 105, Introduction to WordPress (sign up)
  • 4-5pm, Jan 18th, Library 105, Introduction to WordPress (sign up)

Course Hub Overview

The Course Hub was the principal recommendation for how best to Segue from Segue made by the Curricular Technology team in the fall of 2010.  The Course Hub has been in use at Middlebury for nearly a semester now, having been launched by the LIS Web Application Development group in September 2011.

To help others understand this innovative, curricular resource aggregation platform, I made a screencast that gives an overview of its design.

This is one of a series of Course Hub screencasts we will be publishing in the coming weeks.  Check out the Teaching with Technology blog to see Course Hub Case Studies

Aesthetics of the Moving Image

Louisa Stein is an assistant professor of Film and Media Culture.  In the spring of 2010, I interviewed Prof. Stein about her use of technology in a number of her courses.  Below is a screencast from that interview that describes her use of WordPress and Moodle in a first year seminar course on the “Aesthetics of the Moving Image.”.


Course Hub Case Studies

The Course Hub is being actively used by a variety of courses this fall.  To give a sense of the different ways faculty are using this new platform, we’ve made a short screencast that shows a number of courses and some the resources they have linked to their course hub sites.

Curricular Technology Workshops in December

The Curricular Technology team has scheduled workshops and work sessions for faculty on various platforms that are available for teaching and learning. Workshops typically provide overviews of a given platform. Work sessions are designed to provide hands on support and consultation.

  • 2-3 pm, Thurs, Dec 8th, Library 105, Introduction to Moodle (sign up)
  • 3-4 pm, Thurs, Dec 8th, Library 105, Introduction to WordPress (sign up)
  • 3-4 pm, Tues, Dec 13th, Library 105, Curricular Technologies Work Session (sign up)
  • 2-3 pm, Wed, Dec 14th, Library 105, Curricular Technologies Work Session (sign up)

For more information on these, see: Workshops

For information about all workshops offered by LIS in December see: On-campus Workshops > Schedule