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
This spring, College of DuPage used remote teaching and learning to deliver our courses. While this took place online, it’s not quite the same as true online teaching and learning in a couple of key ways. As we make the transition to the online modality for summer and fall, there are a few important things[…]
Taking your in-person class to the online modality can be a big task, but it can also be a really exciting opportunity to learn more about this mode of delivery and our LMS. Remember, if you need any help, we have instructional designers on hand to assist you–just send us an email! Develop a consistent[…]
Even if you know how important it is and have the best intentions at heart, the idea of going through every single piece of content in your course to improve accessibility can be overwhelming to say the least. There’s simply so much to do and there’s so little time to do it. But here’s the[…]
College of DuPage is an Institutional member of the Online Learning Consortium. With that comes some benefits for our staff and faculty that can save money and provide a range of professional development opportunities. Curious what our membership can offer you? Here are the benefits that apply to individuals (there are more that are more[…]
Discussion boards have the potential to play a big role in online teaching and learning, but how can you ensure that students are gaining useful educational experience from them? While there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, there are some best practices you can use as guidelines to help you keep your discussion boards a productive and engaging[…]
Your syllabus is one of the most essential parts of your course, and as such it’s vitally important that it be accessible to all of your students. Of course, it’s one thing to understand the necessity of accessibility and quite another to actually know the nuts and bolts of how to execute it. That’s why[…]
One of the best ways to learn new teaching techniques, stay abreast of the latest research in your field and to be “in-the-know” about the latest tech is to talk to people in your field or who those who work in higher education more broadly. This kind of professional networking often takes place at conferences[…]
With instruction being online for the summer and online and hybrid for the fall, it’s never been more important to create video content for your students. Of course, for those who don’t usually create videos for their courses, this may not be a straightforward process. You may not like appearing on camera, be unsure of[…]
Emails are often an overlooked area for accessibility but because they are commonly the primary means (aside from Bb course announcements) of communication with students, it’s critical to make sure that accessibility best practices are also applied to emails. What does that mean? We’ll show you! Most instructors are going to be using Outlook when[…]
Looking to move your in person course online? Hoping to build out some more content for your online or hybrid courses? There are lots of helpful resources out there that can help make the process a little easier. One of these resources is MERLOT. We’ll explain what MERLOT is, how to use it, and why[…]