Information Services supports an array of software and hardware tools for teaching.
Moodle is the Learning Management System at Connecticut College. Faculty can use Moodle to deliver course materials including text, audio and video, collect assignments, conduct discussions, post grades, communicate with students or engage in a wide array of course-related activities online. Moodle supports integration with a many external services including textbook publisher content and other educational technology tools.
Google Workspace is a cloud-based set of applications that can be used for individual productivity as well as collaborative projects. Workspace includes Google Drive for file storage, sharing and document creation, and Google Meet for videoconferencing. Faculty and Staff Google Meet licenses include support for breakout rooms and in-meeting polling.
To support web conferencing needs, Connecticut College provides Zoom Meeting licenses to all teaching faculty. Staff can also request a Zoom license by submitting a Webhelpdesk ticket. A basic Zoom account under the @conncoll.edu domain is available to all faculty, staff and students. A limited number of Zoom Webinar licenses are available upon request to support larger or public events. To request a Zoom webinar license, email email@example.com.
Domain of One's Own
The Digital Connecticut College service provides web hosting for many common web applications including WordPress, Omeka, and Scalar. Students, faculty and staff can build and manage their own domains in order to host websites for coursework or research projects. When students graduate, domains can be transferred to other hosting providers or maintained with a small yearly fee. Digital Connecticut College supports Pressbooks, an open-publishing platform based on WordPress.
Hypothesis is a collaborative annotation tool that makes "reading active, visible, and social, enabling students to engage with their texts, teachers, ideas, and each other in deeper, more meaningful ways." Hypothesis is integrated as a Moodle plug-in or can be used on the publicly-accessible web.