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
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra can be a great tool for many different kinds of course activities, but it’s not just for instructors. You can also utilize it for student presentations. Through Collaborate Ultra, students can share a PowerPoint or other supplemental materials with their audience and speak directly to you and their fellow classmates. This can[…]
Ally will be rolling out to all courses (read our article on what Ally is here) in Blackboard, starting in the summer of 2019. So what will that mean for you as the instructor? One of the changes that you’ll see will be the addition of alternative formats for the content in your course. If[…]
It’s a new year and spring is just around the corner, so what better time for a little professional development. There are loads of opportunities for learning and networking in the next few months. We’ve shared a few here, but please let us know if there is anything else that should be included.
Welcome back! We hope everyone had a restful and productive break from courses. It’s time to get back to work, however, and we’re here to help. Here’s what’s going on this week and some information you need to know to get the semester started.
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.
This spring, College of DuPage will be piloting Ally, a new tool for Blackboard, with the goal of a full rollout later in 2019. Haven’t heard of Ally? You’re not alone. Here, we explain just what Ally is and what it does for both instructors and students.
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 and we use it often here in Learning Technologies. However, it’s not the right tool for every job, and because it’s a bit pricey, it’s less than ideal for those just doing basic video recording and editing who probably don’t actually need anything as robust as Camtasia. So[…]
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.