Faculty Technology Semester Kickstart

The Department of Information Technology welcomes you back to campus!  To help you kickstart your year, important information listed below will help ease you back into the semester.

Featured Instructional Technology:

  • Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing – Blackboard Collaborate is a web conferencing system, built directly in to your Blackboard course! Faculty can create a virtual classroom or hold virtual office hours to meet with students directly from their Blackboard course. Learn more »
  • Echo 360 Lecture Capture – Lecture Capture tools allow you to record lecture content on your laptop or in the classroom. The classroom lecture capture tool is available in Stafford Hall Rooms 109 and 111. These enhanced classrooms are also equipped with web cameras and laser projectors. Learn more »
  • Top Hat – Top Hat is an online presentation and student engagement application that allows instructors to take attendance, poll students to gauge understanding, and spark discussions. Top Hat’s functionality is similar to “clickers” but utilizes students’ laptops and mobile devices, avoiding the need to purchase an additional device. Learn more »
  • DyKnow – DyKnow classroom management software facilitates content delivery and collaboration as well as administrative tasks such as attendance and blocking non-curricular applications. Import a prepared PowerPoint file into a DyKnow session, or work from a series of blank panels. Students can annotate the presentation and save a copy for review. Learn more >>
  • Blackboard Grader App (iPad only) – Bb Grader is a mobile app that provides instructors with a portable solution for reviewing, providing feedback, and grading student submissions to Blackboard Learn assignments. Learn more >>

To incorporate these tools in your curriculum, contact your Instructional Designer.

Take Advantage of Professional Development Opportunities

Technology Support
The first point of contact for any technology related question or problem is the Technology Service Desk which is available 24/7.

Extended Hours for PC Support Services
Saturday, August 29 – Friday, September 11
Technical Services Area – Corrigan Hall, Lower Level, Room 29
Saturday, August 29 & Sunday, August 30 12 noon – 5 p.m.
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Stay Informed – Find out about the latest in technology news and services:

  • Technology Blog – Find out what innovations and ideas are being shared.  Topics covered include Technology Workshops and Events, News and Announcements, as well as software launches and upgrades.
  • System Status (http://systemstatus.shu.edu/) – If something is not working as expected or if a system needs to be taken off line a system alert will be posted.
  • PirateAlert – The University’s primary notification system is PirateAlert. Notifications can be delivered via cellular phone calls, text messages, and e-mail. PirateAlert can be accessed from the OKTA login page.

Get What You Need on the Go!  Download the Mobile App to access the Faculty and Employee Directory, Pirate News, Browse the Library Catalog and more.

Take Blackboard Mobile: Download the Blackboard Mobile App to allow for easy access to much of your Blackboard Learn content from anywhere.

Connecting your device to the Network: Instructions for connecting a personal device to the campus wireless.

Getting Started: read more about Technology Services available to you.