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Faculty Roundtable Discussion

By Monica Lavin
Posted on 18 November 2014 | 8:34 am

Please join Teaching, Learning and Technology this Thursday at 11:00am in Tate 202 while they share strategies and applications for productivity and engagement.  TLT will also be collecting non-perishable food items to donate for the holidays.

Give thanks for the many ways technology makes you more productive, effective, and engaging instructors. TLT be sharing a variety of applications and tools, including:

Free admission and a TLT pencil to the first 100 participants! If you cannot view the poster below, please visit We hope to see you there!

Faculty Showcase

By Monica Lavin
Posted on 30 October 2014 | 8:00 am

Please join your colleagues for a SPOOKY good time learning about strategies to more effectively engage your students. Faculty presenters will share how they use innovative tools and applications to bring their students back to life!

At each table, you will learn a trick and receive a sweet treat! Costumes are optional but, of course, welcome!

When: October 30, 2:00-4:00pm, Drop in anytime!
Where: Tate Center, Room 202

If you cannot see the flyer below, please visit

5 Steps to Prepare for a Hurricane

By Monica Lavin
Posted on 1 July 2014 | 2:18 pm

Since the hurricane season is currently upon us, we encourage you to review the IT hurricane preparedness guides for faculty, staff and students available on our website. Each guide outlines 5 steps to help you prepare for a hurricane (from an IT perspective).

Highlights include:

  • Updating your CougarAlert contact information
  • Protecting your computer equipment
  • Familiarizing yourself with applications that may be down during and immediately after a hurricane
  • Saving your College-related data to the U:drive and/or an encrypted USB flash drive

The guides are sure to provide you with new and important information. You can access the respective guides below:

Faculty and Staff Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Student Hurricane Preparedness Guide

These guides outline the steps that IT takes for Disaster Recovery. IT refers to Disaster Recovery as the process and procedures that are related to preparing for recovery or continuation of technology infrastructure only. It’s important for departments to be familiar with their own business continuity plans if campus applications and/or systems are down. IT will help you formulate and implement your business continuity plans to the extent possible upon request.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Information Technology Helpdesk at (843) 953-3375 or by emailing And we also encourage you to review the readiness guidelines for personal safety at

Stay Informed!

By Monica Lavin
Posted on 12 June 2014 | 7:27 am

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Update your Cougar Alert Information!

By Monica Lavin
Posted on 11 June 2014 | 10:19 am

With the hurricane season upon us, please take time to update your Cougar Alert information. In the event of a storm or other campus emergency, the College will communicate the important information with you via the Cougar Alert.

  • Open your web browser and go to
  • Log in to MyCharleston using your Cougars username and password

My Charleston website image


  • Once logged in, click on the My Accounts tab

My Accounts Tab

  • Scroll down until you see the Cougar Alert widget

Cougar Alert Widget image

  • To update your email addresses, click on the Update your Email Addresses for Cougar Alert link
  • Follow the instructions given and update your email addresses (Please note that you can have two email addresses listed, you may want to consider adding a non-CofC email address)
  • Click Submit
  • Once saved, click on the Back to My Account Tab link in the upper left hand corner
  • Again scroll down until you see the Cougar Alert widget
  • Update your phone numbers by clicking the Update Your Phones for Cougar Alert link
  • Follow the instructions given and update your phone numbers


Reminder: DE Application Deadline Today!

By Monica Lavin
Posted on 20 May 2014 | 12:33 pm

Applications are Due Tuesday, May 20th

All faculty planning to develop and teach an online course for the first time must complete certain requirements established by Academic Affairs, including the completion of a Distance Education Readiness Course. The application deadline for the Fall 2014 course offered by Teaching, Learning, and Technology is rapidly approaching. So make sure you submit your application today! Visit TLT’s Distance Education page to apply!

Program to bring iPads into the Classroom

By Monica Lavin
Posted on 30 April 2014 | 10:50 am

The Addlestone Library, in partnership with Academic Affairs and the Teaching, Learning and Technology (TLT) department, is soliciting proposals for the iPad program to provide members of our campus community access to a technologically rich environment that encourages technology literacy, information literacy and collaborative learning.

Project Overview
The Library has 35 iPad Airs (the newest version on the market), cases, charging cart, purchased with funds from the Provost’s Office.

Starting August 29, 2014, 30 iPads will be available for faculty and students working on a class project for the Fall.  Faculty may request these iPads for students to check out and use for up to three weeks, as a tool to enhance student learning in their course.   Students and faculty will check out the iPads from the Library Circulation desk.  The Library and TLT staff are happy to work with you on your projects and assignments to:

    • Promote student engagement in the classroom, the lab, or in the field
    • Assist small group collaboration in idea creation and sharing as well as information search, analysis, and visual representation
    • Provide access to and manipulation of digital content
    • Promote the innovative use of this technology.

Joey Van Arnhem, Instructional Design Librarian, Zach Hartje, Director of the TLT, and Steven Profit, Reference Librarian, will work with you and your students as the team – to design the project, coordinate with faculty and serve as a resource to students.

In addition, 5 iPads are available to individual students, faculty and staff to check out for 3 days.

If you would like to participate in the Fall 2014 iPad Program with your class, please complete the form

If you would like to discuss your proposal or talk about how you might most effectively use iPads in your course, please contact:

Zach Hartje, Director of Teaching, Learning and Technology

Joey Van Arnhem, Instructional Design Librarian, Digital Scholarship and Services

Please submit your Request by May 30th.   You will be notified if your class has been selected for Fall 2014 project by June 13th.
Housekeeping Details
Each student and faculty member will check out and return the iPad and peripherals at the circulation desk at Addlestone Library. We will have specific blocks for iPad use so please indicate block preferences.  Aug 29th – Sept 8th  (2 week session) , Sept 15 -Oct 6th , Oct  13th – Nov 3rd , Nov 10th – Dec 1st .

A few Useful Sites
CofC’s iPad guide offers a wealth of program information including the collection of apps loaded on the iPads, availability, tutorials and websites that are accessible via mobile devices.

Dartmouth Univ.

Vanderbilt Univ.

FileLocker: Securely Share Files

By Monica Lavin
Posted on 21 April 2014 | 7:00 am

What is FileLocker?

FileLocker is a Web-based application that allows users to securely and temporarily share files. You can access FileLocker from off campus as long as you have an internet connection. FileLocker is available to staff and faculty at the College of Charleston. You may also share files with members of the general public. In doing so, you must initiate the share.

With FileLocker, you can share large files easily and securely, without having to worry about single email message size quotas. The maximum file size is 10GB with a total storage limit of 100GB for up to 30 days. Additional space may be requested by emailing

Get Started!

Log in to FileLocker at using your College of Charleston user username and password. Visit for more information, features and a tutorial.


If you have any questions, please contact the Information Technology Helpdesk at (843) 953-3375 or by emailing

Faculty Roundtable Discussion

By Monica Lavin
Posted on 16 April 2014 | 7:30 am

The Spring 2014 semester served as a pilot for the Classroom iPad Program which gives Faculty the opportunity to provide all students in a course with the same technology device to explore teaching and learning opportunities. In December of 2013 Faculty submitted proposals to request and checkout up to 30 iPads, for a period of up to 3 weeks, for students to use for a class project. Come join your colleagues Emily Skinner, Maggie Majors and Michael Hemphill in Tate 202 on Tuesday, April 22nd, at 2pm to learn about their experiences (the good, bad and maybe even the ugly!) using the iPad as a technology resource for students in their course(s).

Upcoming Faculty Roundtable Discussion

By Monica Lavin
Posted on 14 February 2014 | 9:36 am

Please join your colleagues in Tate 202 on Monday, February 24th, at 2:00 PM, for a discussion on how to use Poll Everywhere during lecture to stimulate interest, facilitate discussion, and assess student learning. Faculty panelists, Cynthia Hall, Sarah LeBlanc, Ryan Milner, Charissa Owens, and Brooke Van Horn will share their experiences and best practices regarding implementation and will answer any questions that you have. This event is sponsored by Academic Affairs and Teaching, Learning and Technology (TLT).

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