New Faculty Instructional Technology Guide

Classrooms and Software

 Learning Management System: Moodle is the course management system used at Hendrix. The software is hosted by a company called MoodleRooms. Tim Lepczyk is your contact.

 Campus computer labs: Forty-five PCs are located in the Bailey Library Lab. Printing in the labs is currently free to Hendrix students. This lab is open 24 hours a day, with students using keycard access. Other labs exist in Mills, DW Reynolds (Psychology Lab), Trieschmann Fine Arts Buildingand there are other specialty labs in Chemistry, Math, and other areas. Finally, the Oathout Technology Center serves as a lab. Some computers in the Bailey Lab have specialized software.

 Support for digital video production is provided in the Oathout Technology Center, located in the SLTC. Travis Peeples is the contact person.

Specialty Software: We have a site license for Turnitin, originality checking software. Tim can set up an account for you if you wish to spot-check papers, or you can use Turnitin through Moodle, if you’re using Moodle in your courses. It is recommended that you inform students ahead of paper

submission that Turnitin software will be used in checking the “originality” in their work.

Other specialty software can be installed on computers in Bailey Lab. Presently, faculty have packages such as SPSS, ArcGIS, and Practica Musica on machines in those locations. Instruction in the use of these packages (or other packages requested to be added) is the responsibility of the instructor. We have a license for SPSS base for all faculty computers.

Creating a personal webpage: Get permissions set from IT to create your page in the content management system, Ektron, or use your own software and request site space IT for your self-created page on Hendrix’s HOMES server. Contact the Help Desk.

Classroom Response: Online applications like Poll Everywhere can be used with student’s phones.Limited sets of TurningPoint clickers are available for special event or classroom use through the Technology Center in the SLTC.

Resources & General Information

MS Office for home use: As an employee of Hendrix, you can request a copy of current versions of Microsoft Office for either PC or Mac computers. Email helpdesk@hendrix.edu to request a copy, then visit the Technology Center in the SLTC to sign an agreement and receive your CDs.

Webmail: To access your campus email via the web, visit http://outlook.com/owa/hendrix.edu. Username will be your complete email address.

Viewing Class Schedules: To see classes taught at Hendrix and the number of students enrolled, visit http://hendrix.edu/courseschedule. You can view your courses through Campus Web, accessible from the Hendrix homepage.

Committee on Information and Instructional Resources (CIIR): Should you have technology needs for the next fiscal year, please consider writing a proposal to CIIR. This faculty committee recommends technology to the administration for possible purchase.  You will find the chairperson’s contact information in the faculty handbook.

Oathout Technology Center: If your students need access to audio/video production equipment for projects, the Technology Center in the SLTC is available. Professional video-editing software is installed on select workstations. Furthermore, printing services and media transfer services are available.

Poster Printing: Large format poster printing is available for students and faculty in the Oathout Technology Center. Please schedule your print job with enough lead-time, as demand can be high. If you’re planning a student project, please let the Media Center staff know, so they may plan accordingly

3D Printing: A MakerBot Replicator 2 is available to print 3D objects in the Oathout Technology Center. The 3D printer is operated by the staff of the Technology Center and designs must be approved by them before printing.

Media Transfer: VCR to DVD conversion, slide scanning, and LP to MP3 equipment is available for use in the Oathout Technology Center.