Information Technology Services

Learning Technologies

The Learning Design and Digital Innovation (LDDI) staff offices are located on the first floor of Steinmetz Hall.

Faculty interested in discussing ideas and/or who need assistance utilizing technologies within instruction and/or research should submit a ticket to request LDDI support. This support includes such things as one-on-one technology consultations and trainings (e.g., Nexus, Blogs, Clickers, Lecture Capture, etc.), assistance with integrating technology within learning activities, and utilizing HPC computing within research and/or instruction.

LDDI staff can consult with faculty on a variety of teaching strategies and technologies. A few of the areas of expertise of our LDDI staff are highlighted below. However, if you aren't sure what you need, all you need to do is contact the LDDI staff at and we'd be happy to help you conceptualize your instructional design into engaging and meaningful learning experiences for your students!

Category Technology
Audience Participation Plickers, Poll Everywhere
Audio / Sound Design / Podcast: Record/Edit Audacity, Digital Studio: Isolation Booth
Course Reserve Technologies iPad Loaner Program, Podcasting Kits
Experiential Learning Assistance/Facilities/Equipment MakerWeb
Faculty Web Sites / Class Blogs Muse (WordPress)
Faculty Development Opportunities Byron Nichols Fellowship, Summer FDI, HHMI IE3 Faculty Interest Groups for Student Success
Geo Spatial Technology / Mashup Google Map, ArcGIS
High Performance, Clustered Computing Research Computing via AWS and MGHPCC
Learning Management System Nexus (Moodle)
Lecture Capture / Blended Learning Panopto, Adobe Express, Explain Everything
Mobile Learning iPad, Wacom Intuos Pro
Image Creation/Editing Photoshop, Adobe Express
Presentation Lightboard, PowerPoint, Prezi, Google Slides, Sway
Create Voice Over Video or Screen capture Digital Studio: Isolation Booth, Adobe Express
Publish Streaming Video & Audio / Media Panopto
Scanning / Optical Mark Recognition (OMR Grading) iPad Scanner Apps, Remark Office OMR
On-Demand Technology Training for Faculty & Students LinkedIn Learning Video Training
Video Production: Record/Edit Adobe Premiere, Quicktime Pro, iMovie, WeVideo, Digital Studio: Production Studio / Isolation Booth
Collaboration Oriented Tools Google Core Apps / Google Apps Additional Services
Web Conferencing / Live Webcast Zoom, Digital Studio ConnectIT Lab

Boost Your Tech Skills at the Engaging Technology Lab!

The Engaging Technology Lab (ETL) in Schaffer Library 205 is your one-stop shop for all things course technology on campus. Need help with a specific learning platform? Our friendly Digital Innovation Student Liaisons and Learning Experience Designer are here to bridge the gap between you and the resources available.

Here's what the ETL can do for you:

  • Get one-on-one support: Our office hours provide personalized assistance with any course technology challenges you might face.
  • Expand your skills: Join our workshops to learn about new and emerging technologies that can enhance your learning experience.
  • Level up your teaching: We offer in-class and out-of-class training sessions for faculty and staff to integrate technology effectively into their courses.
  • Unlock other campus resources: The ETL connects you to valuable resources like the Production Studio, the ConnectIT lab, Library services, accommodative services, and Makerweb projects.
  • Record your voice: Reserve our podcasting booth to create high-quality audio content for your projects.

Ready to get started? The ETL is available to all faculty (and their administrative staff) and students at Union College. Simply submit a ticket to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services.