‘New Technologies’ Category


Moodle Upgrade from 1.9 to 2.4 this Summer!

GTS will be upgrading the Moodle server to the much-improved version (v. 2.4) over the summer. It is critical that faculty who use Moodle allot extra time in preparation of your Fall Semester courses. We are making every effort to ease the transition, but your courses will NOT automatically transfer to the new system. We […]

Campus Technology Virtual Conference

Instructional Services will be hosting a live, virtual conference sponsored by Campus Technology. The virtual conference will be held Thursday, November 18th from 10:00am to 5:00pm in the Olin Technology Classroom. The conference is free and open to the campus community. There will be five sessions throughout the day, including “New IT Strategies for a […]

“Clickers” come to Gustavus

New in the realm of education is a technology called “Audience Response Systems,” fondly known as “Clickers.” Different schools use them in different ways, but at Gustavus, we are implementing them for use as anonymous polling devices. Turning Point Technologies developed a program that works along side PowerPoint, allowing users to create presentations that poll […]

Video Conferencing in the Nursing Department

The Nursing Department is taking advantage of Apple’s video conferencing to further their classroom learning environment. The Gustavus Nursing department works closely with the Nursing Department at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. To facilitate this connection, the two colleges are experimenting with video conferencing as a means of communication. Video chatting allows two people […]