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
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[…]
Adobe Spark launched in May of 2016, so it’s relatively new technology, but if you haven’t heard of it or tried it out yet, you definitely should. In its first year it was awarded Best App of the Year by Apple (notable, considering the past animosity between Adobe and Apple) and it’s since been downloaded[…]
It’s that time again: back-to-school is here! The first few weeks of the semester can be hectic, but if you’re having issues with Blackboard, want help getting your courses set up, need to make some amazing videos, are looking for some advice on which tools to use for your courses this semester, or just about[…]
Looking to learn or do some professional development this fall? Here are some upcoming opportunities we’ve got to share.
While the end of summer is always a bit of a downer (no more long, hot days by the pool), back-to-school season can actually be pretty exciting with the anticipation of another potentially amazing school year in the air. Whether you’re feeling that excitement or are sad to let summer go, there’s going on here[…]
You might have seen us promoting our lightboard in some of our emails or social media posts, but it may not be clear to many just what a lightboard actually is or what it can be used to do. We’re here to answer those questions and to help you get started using the lightboard for[…]
PDFs are one of the most common file formats found in courses today. Everything from your syllabus to course reading materials will likely be found in PDF form. That’s why it’s critical to ensure that any PDFs you’re using in your course are as accessible as it’s possible to make them. We’ll explain how you[…]
Even if you’re teaching course in a traditional classroom setting, sometimes students simply may not be able to make it to in-person office hours. Having a virtual option for office hours is an easy and attractive alternative, both for students and for you as their instructor. Not only does it make it easier for students[…]
While there are lots of desktop publishing solutions out there, Word is by far the most widely used. In terms of accessibility, that’s actually a great thing. Word is loaded with all kinds of features that make it really simple to check for and create documents that are readily usable to all of your students,[…]