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, Clickers/TurningPoint
Audio / Sound Design / Podcast: Record/Edit Audacity, Digital Studio: Isolation Booth
Course Reserve Technologies iPad Loaner Program, Video Kits
Experiential Learning Assistance/Facilities/Equipment MakerWeb
Faculty Web Sites / Class Blogs Muse (WordPress)
Faculty Development LDDI Opportunities Summer FDI, "Small Moments. Big Ideas. Building Connections" lunches
Geo Spatial Technology / Mashup Google Map, MapAList, GIS, TEI, Google Earth
High Performance, Clustered Computing Research Computing via AWS and MGHPCC
Learning Management System Nexus (Moodle)
Lecture Capture / Blended Learning Panopto (formerly Ensemble), Camtasia, Jing, Doceri
Mobile Learning iPad, Tablet PC, iPhone, Android
Image Creation/Editing Photoshop
Presentation PowerPoint, Prezi, Google Presentation, Doceri
Create Voice Over Video or Screen capture Digital Studio: Isolation Booth & Wacom Tablet
Publish Streaming Video & Audio / Media Panopto (formerly Ensemble), YouTube
Scanning / Optical Mark Recognition (OMR Grading) FCRC: Flatbed Scanners, iPad Scanner Apps, FCRC: Remark Office OMR
On-Demand Technology Training for Faculty & Students LinkedIn Learning Video Training (formerly
Video Production: Record/Edit Adobe Premiere, Quicktime Pro, iMovie, Digital Studio: Production Studio / Isolation Booth
Web 2.0 / Task & Collaboration Oriented Tools Google Core Apps / Google Apps Additional Services
Web Conferencing / Telepresence / Virtual Office Hours / Remote Training / Live Webcast Zoom, Skype, Cisco Telepresence, Ustream, Digital Studio ConnectIT Lab

In addition, LDDI staff and a small Learning Technology Student Consultant (LTSC) team work with alumni of the Faculty Development Institute (FDI) to help faculty rethink and redesign learning experiences that provide more opportunities for learners to make their thinking visible and demonstrate mastery through transfer and application of conceptual understandings to new, authentic situations. The LTSC team offers direct assistance to students asked to leverage digital media and technologies within assignments by providing proactive coaching and support including in-class demos, one-on-one consultations, individual feedback, custom handouts, video tutorials, and other digital resources (e.g., mini-web sites, aggregating customized resources, etc.). For more information, please visit the LTSC Website.