Academic Computing advises and assists faculty, students, and staff in the use of instructional technology for the creation, organization, analysis, and presentation of scholarly, scientific, and curricular resources. Specifically, Academic Computing:

  • Provides consultation services to faculty, students, and staff on the utilization of technology for learning by integrating academic and instructional needs into the strategic and tactical planning process
  • Advises faculty and students regarding trends in instructional technology
  • Assesses course management system support and use and maximizes effectiveness within the existing resources
  • Provides faculty, students, and staff with graphical media services to enhance their instructional project (with the appropriate training in the utilization of technology to fit project needs)

Academic Computing services include:

  • Moodle: Our campus course management system that allows faculty to post course content for students online. We provide faculty and students with technical and design support. Moodle is used for online courses, hybrid courses (supplements to traditional courses), and for special projects and campus clubs.
  • Panopto: A course capture system that faculty can use in conjuction with Moodle to record class sessions or supplemental tutorials. Students can access the recordings through their Moodle course; it is keyword searchable which allows students to find the exact topic they need to review. Panopto also has a mobile app for iPhone/iPad that allows teachers and students to view and record sessions.
  • iTunes University: Audio/video repository for larger audio/video files to support coursework.
  • Digital Still/Video Camera loan for class projects: Academic Computing staff will train faculty and students to use the cameras and will assist with editing and creation of audio/video files. Students must provide an authorization form signed by their faculty member before checking out equipment. Our staff also consults with students who are creating digital stories for classroom assignments.
  • Audacity: Free download for PC/Mac to create podcast recordings.
  • CD/DVD duplication: We can make copies of non-copyrighted materials for class projects. Small fee.
  • Large-format color poster printing: Various sizes available; applicable fees depending on size and paper type. Our staff will provide students with guidelines for the creation of posters in PowerPoint for graduate research forums or presentations at conferences and workshops.
  • Campus Electronic Bulletin Board (Marywood Information Channel): Faculty, students, and staff may submit announcements for their clubs or other campus events to the Marywood Information Channel which is displayed on Channel 18 on all TVs in public viewing spaces on campus. Please adhere to the following if you wish to submit an announcement for the Marywood Information Chanel.
    • Announcements may be submitted by e-mail to helpdesk@marywood.edu
    • A lead time of three working days should be given
    • Messages should be no more than five (5) lines in length and must include the title of the event, the date and time, a brief descriptive message, and the name and phone number of the contact person. Photo can be included in announcements. Please send as a .jpeg file
    • Announcements from student groups must be signed by an advisor
    • Messages will run for a two-week period, so please plan accordingly
    • Arrangements can be made to run video announcements
    • Academic Computing reserves the right to edit the copy