Luther College provides teaching technologies that support faculty in both how they run their classrooms and communicate with their students.
These technologies have the potential to create more engaging and inclusive classroom spaces. They range from social annotation platforms to video discussion platforms. They can be as simple as a phone app or as complicated as Virtual Reality (VR) or Augmented Reality (AR) software.
KATIE is the Learning Management System of Luther College. It a is fully supported Moodle platform with various course management tools built into the interface. CELT has created an extensive series of resource videos and instructions to help faculty navigate using KATIE in their classes.
The Luther College Makerspace is a place where students, faculty, and staff can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore, and discover using a variety of tools, technologies, and materials. We bring together a cross-disciplinary community of students, faculty, and staff who all share a passion for creation and collaboration.
VoiceThread is a collaboration tool that lets participants write, record, and draw their comments over videos and documents. VoiceThread is accessible from any device and is free for current students, faculty and staff.
Padlet is a digital platform designed to build engagement inside and outside the classroom. Padlet allows students to post images, links, and comments on a common digital board that is shared with the class.
Synchronous Online Meetings
ITS has a wealth of resources on a variety of video conferencing tools. Click the links below for specifics on your preferred video conferencing platform.
Why would I use video conferencing in my classroom?
There are many reasons why we may still use video conferencing tools in our in-person classrooms.
Google Meet and Zoom allow us to expand our classes beyond the boundaries of our classrooms. It allows us to:
- Flip our classrooms. Students are introduced to content as homework and actively practice those concepts in the classroom
- Host guest speakers from across the globe
- Keep teaching while attending academic conferences
- Schedule the occasional synchronous work day, where all students work independently on a project while on the same Zoom call. Questions can be posed to the group to the benefit of everyone
If you think you’d benefit from teaching in one of our video conferencing classrooms, please reach out to the Office of the Provost.
LinkedIn Learning Video Resources
LinkedIn Learning is an online course website offering video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills. All faculty, staff, and students should visit linkedinlearning.luther.edu and sign in with their Norse Key username and password to access this service.
CELT has curated a selection of videos for both faculty development and for faculty to share with students for their skill acquisition. Videos cover a variety of topics from basic computer skills to Excel productivity tips.
If there is a skill that you would like to see on the list please submit your request on CELT’s LinkedIn Learning Request form.