• 3D Printing and Design Competition Spring 2024

    Digital Learning & Scholarship is excited to announce a 3D printing and design competition. We encourage students from all backgrounds and skill levels to consider participating. Even if you are not familiar with 3D printing and design software, you should still consider throwing your hat into the ring! We will offer a number of workshops on SketchUp and other tools to help get you started. The goal for this competition is to encourage you to push yourself to learn new skills and think about what you can do with 3D printing technology. We want to know how you created your project, what inspired you, what you learned along the way,…

  • ChatGPT Plugins 

    Plugins are powerful tools that can significantly enhance the academic and research capabilities of faculty and students alike. By integrating these specialized software components into existing platforms, users can streamline a multitude of tasks ranging from data analysis and scholarly searches to content creation and travel arrangements. Plugins can automate repetitive processes, provide immediate access to vast databases of information, and facilitate complex computational tasks, all within the familiar confines of a ChatGPT conversation window. This integration allows for a more efficient workflow, enabling scholars to focus on the critical thinking and creative processes that drive academic innovation.  However, while plugins offer numerous benefits, it is crucial to approach them…

  • AI Sandbox Resources

    Bing’s AI Copilot for writing: How to “Play” with an LLM Chatbot Chatbots based on Large Language Models cannot flawlessly execute most complex writing tasks, but there are a variety of cases where they can be used to complement a writer’s process and assist in the thought-work that goes into good writing. Try out some of these tasks and prompts with Bing’s AI Copilot chatbot (you have free “Enterprise” access with your Trinity Microsoft account!). Ideating One of the most useful things an LLM chatbot can do is use its “remixing” capability to generate ideas that writers can use as “springboards” to larger, more complex endeavors. When using an LLM…

  • Augmented Reality with Blippar Part 2

    Blippar (https://www.blippar.com/) offers a few different methods to create augmented really experiences. For the purposes of this overview we will focus on creating an experience that will allow participants o place our scene i their own environment without the need for any apps. For information on creating a location or marker based experience using the Blippar app view Part 1 of this series. (For other examples of Immersive Experiences see this post) Getting Started Once you have an account and are logged in to Blippar you will choose whether you want to use Blippbuilder or the WebSDK. Choose Blippbuilder, then click the button to create a new project and give…

  • Present at Day of Digital Scholarship!

    The Day of Digital Scholarship is a yearly event that highlights the work Trinity students, faculty, and staff have made with digital software or tools. This may take the form of digital art, films, research projects, assignments, podcasts, portfolio sites, or other forms of digital scholarship. We encourage sharing completed works as well as works in progress, created either in or outside of the classroom. This year’s event will be held Wednesday, April 19 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM in the LITS Center for Educational Technology on Level 1 of the library. The event is open house-style so guests can come and go as their schedule allows. We can also…