3D Printing Expo On Tuesday March 8

Thanks to a generous donation by the parent of some Trinity students, the Center for Educational Technology has a handful of 3D printers and a 3D scanner, which are available to Trinity faculty, staff, and students. (Currently, printing is free for small jobs.) This Tuesday, (March 8, during common hour (12.15-1.15), Dave Tatem will showcase […]

Previewing lynda.com

Effective *yesterday*, Trinity College has started offering all faculty, staff, and students full access to the thousands of training videos available on lynda.com. They’re great for brushing up on a particular software package, or, for example, to make sure all the students in a class know how to use Excel’s pivot tables, or ArcGIS, or […]

We are hiring students for the Fall

The Educational Technology group (part of Information Technology Services) is looking to hire motivated students to join our Student Technology Assistant program in the Center for Educational Technology in the library. Fill out an application today! Are you looking for an opportunity to learn valuable (and practical!) technical skills while working on meaningful projects? Do you […]

WordPress has been upgraded

We have upgraded WordPress (commons.trincoll.edu) to the latest version which is currently 4.2.4. Twenty Fifteen, a new responsive theme from WordPress, is now available. A complete list of the 41 plugins and 9 themes that were upgraded can be found below. The system was also migrated to a new virtual server which will allow us […]

Moodle 2.8 arrived today

Today we updated Trinity’s Moodle site to version 2.8.6. This ended up happening a bit quicker than we’d expected, so our documentation site will be catching up over the next week or so, but anyone interested can have a look at Moodle’s new features page. (Actually, since we jumped from 2.6 to 2.8, there are […]

Simple Timelines and Maps With WordPress

In the Spring of 2014 I had the opportunity to work with 3 different faculty members in the History department who wanted to experiment with having their students visualize data using maps and timelines. While they each had different goals and objectives the guiding principles were the same. We wanted the students to be able […]

Winterizing Your Course

The occasional snow day can feel like a gift. But too many snow days can disrupt a carefully-planned semester. And then there are all the other reasons faculty sometimes have to cancel: childcare, travel for presentations or research, jury duty . . . the list can be extensive. During this workshop, the Center for Educational Technology’s […]