Learning Technologies is dedicated to researching, implementing, and supporting learning technologies in order to create the student-centered learning environment necessary to deliver high-quality education.
Online & Hybrid Design
Learning Technologies will work closely with you to develop or adapt courses for online and hybrid delivery. You can find assistance with every step of the process, including instructional design, media production, and technical help.
Workshops & Events
Throughout the year Learning Technologies facilitates workshops, courses, and one-on-one or group consultations designed to help you advance your knowledge and mastery of educational technologies
We offer one-on-one support for Blackboard on a walk-in and appointment basis and regular workshops throughout the year on Blackboard features. Watch for the launch of our updated Knowledge Base, the one-stop-shop for Blackboard online support at COD.
Our computer lab is equipped with both Macs and PCs, webcams, headsets, and a WACOM tablet. All computers have Camtasia and Adobe Creative Suite installed.
Learning Technologies investigates and evaluates new technologies for online and classroom use. We help to make sure these technologies are available to you as a faculty member, through our labs and equipment checkout, and provide support and training.
Sound Booth & Green Screen
The sound booth can be used for creating podcasts and adding voice-overs to screencasts or presentations. Using our green screen and HD camera, we can help you script, shoot, and edit brief videos for your courses.
Web Content Management
Whether you need to make simple updates or overhaul your department’s homepage, we can help you make sure your program is well-represented on the web.
Digital Resource Management
Working closely with the Library, Learning Technologies can help you obtain and use copyrighted digital material for your online, hybrid, or web-enhanced course. We also offer assistance with organizing and uploading publisher content, such as course material and testbanks.
Meet Our Team
Celebrate all things Learning Tech with our 12 days of Techmas. Through December 18th, you’ll find tech-focused tools and tips you can use the whole year long, as well as more than a few cheesy holiday-themed taglines. We’ll add new ones as we count down the days.
Have a question about how to make your courses more accessible? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a quick and easy cheat sheet with links to information on every kind of accessibility issue you can think of that might impact your courses and your students.
Always been interested in OER but never had the time to really sit down and learn about it? This could be your chance, and you don’t have to go anywhere to do it! College of DuPage is hosting the Illinois Community Colleges OER Summit at the end of this month. Sound interesting? Read on.
Camtasia is a great piece of software but it’s also not cheap (we do have the software on many of our computers in Learning Technologies, however, if you really do need it and you can get a 30-day free trial) which makes it less than ideal for many who just want to do really simple[…]
Can’t make it to our Halloween Trick and Treat event? Want a refresher on what you learned? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Here are all the tricks we shared with links to the documentation in our knowledge base. What are you waiting for? Let’s get spooky.
Have you checked out our new and improved knowledge base? While we don’t yet have answers for every question you might have (we have to write the content ourselves, so it’s an ongoing process) , we have tried to cover the big stuff that we get asked most frequently. So what can you expect to[…]
Ready to learn some eerily awesome ways to better use tech to your advantage AND also have some delicious treats? This Halloween is your chance.
There are a lot of ways that Blackboard Collaborate Ultra can be a useful tool for learning (and one that’s often underutilized given the positive research on its use) but it can be especially helpful for those teaching foreign language classes, online or off. Here, we’ll discuss some of the ways that Collaborate Ultra can[…]
If you follow ed tech news, you know that augmented and virtual reality are huge buzzwords these days. But while the tech may look cool, cost and availability often make it something that most classrooms simply can’t support. That doesn’t have to be the case, however, as there are options for lower cost, readily available[…]
Blackboard Learn is fully compatible with internationally recognized accessibility standards (WCAG 2.1) and has several built in features that allow students with impairments to engage more easily with digital content. Problem solved? Not so fast. While Blackboard has the ability to be WCAG compliant, you, the user, actually have to design your courses with accessibility[…]