Instructional Technology Department

The Instructional Technology Department blends technology and education together to help support students, faculty and staff across campus.  There is a strong focus on digital mediums and new technological methods to support varied methods of instruction and learning styles.

Instructional Technology is also responsible for classroom physical space design, implementation, and documentation across campus which includes projection systems and video conferencing for hybrid and flex learning.

Upcoming Events: Makerspace Open House: Monday, 3/27 11am-2pm

We are thrilled to announce the grand opening of our new Makerspace called The Nest, located on the first floor of the Library’s Instructional Technology Center. The Nest is a collaborative space designed to foster creativity, innovation, and hands-on learning.

To celebrate the launch of The Nest, we’re inviting you to join us for an Open House on Monday, March 27th from 11am to 2pm. Come and meet our team and check out our amazing equipment, including two 3D printers, one resin-based and one PLA-based, as well as a laser engraver. We’ll have staff on hand to demonstrate the 3D printers and discuss the capabilities of the laser engraver.

The Nest is not just a space for tinkering, but it is also a place for meaningful classroom projects and partnerships. We are looking for faculty who share our passion for innovation and want to incorporate maker-based activities into their curricula. Join us at the event and let’s start talking about how we can work together for the Fall 2023 academic year.

And of course, we wouldn’t have a proper grand opening without some delicious food! Refreshments will be served to keep you fueled up while you explore the possibilities of The Nest.

We’re excited about this new space and can’t wait to see you at the event. Feel free to bring your colleagues and students along. We look forward to seeing you at The Nest!

What does the Instructional Technology Department Do?

Digital Humanities

Danielle Reay

The Digital Humanities (DH) initiative supports students, faculty, and staff in applying computational methods to humanities research questions. Through the use of digital tools and methods, DH allows for collaboration between students and researchers to acquire new technological skills, build websites for sharing scholarship in expanded ways online, and both critique and engage with digital approaches such as text and image analysis, digital editions, mapping, digital exhibits, data wrangling, and more.

For information about Domains and WordPress, please see these tutorials.

Instructional Design and Pedagogy Support

Jenna Corraro

As an Instructional Designer, I help translate the technical side of educational technology and learning management systems into practical language and usage in the classroom. I also assist in helping faculty with pedagogical considerations and best practices for design, learning, and engagement. More simply: I help others in rethinking and redesigning learning experiences.

Moodle Course Design and Support

Moodle Course Assistance

You can submit Moodle Support Requests for specific requests (like course restores).

Please be prepared with the course number, including name and section, and the assignment details if relevant.

Classroom Technology Support - x3001

Steve Paddack

Instructional Technology is responsible for the design, installation and support of all classrooms across campus.  We have 65 mediated classroom spaces housed within many different buildings and houses. We are dispatched via help desk tickets or our on emergency classroom hotline via (973) 408-3001 or simply 3001 on any campus classroom or office phone.

Campus Event Media Support

Steve Paddack

Instructional Technology is responsible for setup and break down of all event spaces on campus. The team is responsible for setting up projection systems, audio systems and virtual meeting tools.  We have dedicated spaces in the Ehinger Center, Mead Hall, Great Hall and any other space on campus that can be converted to a meeting space.