Academic Technology Support

Academic Technology Support

The CTL provides multiple layers of support for faculty who are interested in infusing technology into their teaching:

  • Individual faculty consultations on how, why, and when to use instructional technologies.
  • The CTL is accessible to all full-time JU faculty, during normal Library hours, by using their JU ID card as a swipe key or checking out the swipe card available from the library's circulation desk. Available in the CTL are three Windows computers two printers- one color, and two scanners- one is for slides.

Support for Online Teaching

The CTL offers both individual and group training for faculty to help them design online and hybrid courses.

Blackboard Support

Blackboard, the JU online Course Management System, is physically hosted on Blackboard's server but is co-maintained by IT and Academic Technology Support (ATS- a program within CTL). It is currently responsible for answering student questions through the IT Help Desk.

Blackboard Training

A faculty focused webinar events that promotes both educator efficiency and improved learning outcomes in an online or blended delivery.

Go To Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series

Instructional Technologies

CTL also provides instructional technologies that are available for use by any full-time JU faculty member. See listing below.

These technologies are available for full-time JU faculty to check out for a limited time. Please fill out the Equipment Loan Form, available from the CTL office.

  • 1 Swivl
    This is the first and only iPhone/iPod accessory that lets you capture hands free video, following your every move and with a wireless microphone, your every word. It is unique in that it makes videoing a lecture much easier and more professional.

  • A SMARTBoard® 800i Interactive Whiteboard system.
    Up to four users can collaborate and interact with lesson content anywhere on the interactive surface of the whiteboard. The integrated system combines an interactive whiteboard with an ultra-short-throw projector.

  • SMART Notebook Software
    Software for creating, delivering and managing interactive lessons within a single application on our Smart Board.

  • Green Screen Kit
    A brand new professional digital fluorescent Video Photography compact studio kit that gives you over 2400 watts output. This kit comes 3 softboxes for your lights. You could have one as your main light and the others as your fill light. Light output is adjustable with 4 light outputs. You can use this kit in the CTL as a studio photography or videography as well as on location projects.

  • A Collapsible Multi-Disc Light Reflector
    This 5 in 1 collapsible reflector disc comes with the five most popular surfaces (translucent, silver, gold, white, and black). Folds into 15" zip packet pouch for easy to carry, durable and flexible steel spring frame insures easy spreading and closing. This reflector fits any standard reflector holders. Size: 43” (110 CM)

  • An Apple iMac desktop computer

  • 1 license of Final Cut Pro
    is a non-linear video editing software (Apple)

  • 1 license of Motion 5
    This is a software application produced by Apple Inc. for their Mac OS X operating system. It is used to create and edit motion graphics, titling for video production and film production, and 2D and 3D compositing for visual effects.

  • 1 license of Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium
    Software for the iMac providing faculty with a full set of professional tools for graphic design, website & application development, page layout, and image editing – and for publishing creative content to mobile devices, the web, print, and tablets. This suite comprises several industry-standard software programs that are essential to print designers and digital publishing professionals: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash Professional, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Acrobat X Pro, and Media Encoder.

  • 4 licenses of Adobe Captivate Software
    eLearning authoring software that is loaded with tools to create product demonstrations, branched scenarios, training, and more. Instructors can rapidly author a wide range of interactive eLearning and HTML5-based mLearning content and easily create product demos in HD, application simulations, and soft skills and compliance training. Import Microsoft PowerPoint slides and enrich with multimedia, interactive elements and quizzes.

  • 3 licenses of Raptivity software
    Raptivity is a tool that allows instructors to quickly and easily create learning interactions such as games, simulations, brainteasers, interactive diagrams, virtual worlds and more that can be embed right into our online courses to improve learner engagement.

  • 3 licenses of SoftChalk software
    Software that can be used to create online lessons with interactive self-tests built into the content. Instructors can create, customize and personalize content by mashing up their own materials with rich media, interactive exercises, quizzes and text. The combination of personalized content, embedded assessment, interactivity, and immediate student feedback increases student engagement and improves learning outcomes.

    Software training & tutorial video library. Their online courses can help instructors learn critical skills, learn software, creative, and business skills. focus on tech content, offering how-to videos on some of the most popular apps from Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, and Microsoft — on everything from web design to learning to use Excel in a way that doesn’t make you want to throw your computer out the window.

  • Two sets of Turning Technologies Audience Response Systems (Clickers) - Each set contains 25 clickers.

  • Two eInstruction CPS System (Clickers)- Each set contains 32 clickers.​

  • An Apple iPad 3​

  • Two Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC's

  • A Sony HDR-CX160 HD Flash Memory Camcorder​

  • A Canon ZR 95 Mini Digital Video Camcorder

  • A WebCam

  • Two USB Microphones

  • A Wireless Microphone System
    Pyle-Pro PDWM96 Lavalier Body pack Transmitter w/Clip-on Lavalier Microphone - Receiver with 1/4'' Plug. Volume Control - Super Compact Design. Operation range: Up To 60 ft. Operating Frequencies: 114-116MHz

  • A Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone
    Audio-Technica’s newscaster-style omnidirectional ATR-3350 Lavalier is engineered for intelligible, accurate voice reproduction. This high-quality condenser is ideal for video use, and is a favorite choice for aerobics/dance/sports instructors. Its low-profile design assures minimum visibility. The benefits of the microphone are that the small microphone can clip onto a shirt, or tie with the provided clip. The battery compartment and on/off switch has an additional clip on it to attach to your belt, or pant waist.

  • An eInstruction Interwrite Pad