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ides portal down for scheduled maintenance

July 26, 2013

Signup forms for all IDeS services will be unavailable from 11:59pm on Saturday, July 27 to 11:59pm on Sunday, July 28. Please contact if you have any questions or need immediate assistance.

blackboard vista will be replaced by canvas

June 05, 2013

IDeS is pleased to announce the adoption of a new Learning Management System at Boston College. Canvas, by Instructure, will be replacing Blackboard Vista.


  • Is friendly and flexible to use
  • Offers new ways to integrate content and interact with students
  • Was enthusiastically received by representatives from the faculty, students and staff who helped in the selection process!

Read more information on Canvas.


IDeS is seeking 100 early adopters to begin working with us in the Fall 2013 to prepare your Canvas sites to launch in January 2014. Click here to apply

eteaching day featured in boston college chronicle

May 09, 2013

The Boston College Chronicle discusses this year's eTeaching Day and how it highlights innovative teaching practices and the MediaKron digital instruction platform developed by IDeS.

eteaching day 2013 is coming

We are finalizing the details for our most anticipated event of the year, eTeaching Day. This year the event will take place on May 15, 2013. Watch our website for updates.

IDeS is on Facebook + Twitter

March 01, 2013

Follow us on our Facebook and Twitter accounts for the latest content and reminders.

Read a write-up about The MediaKron Project

January 2, 2013

Townsend Humanities Lab at University of California, Berkeley posted a write-up about The MediaKron Project.

Spring 2013 workshops

December 13, 2012

Registration is now open for our Spring 2013 workshops. A list of workshops can be found on our 2013 News+ Events Spring 2013 workshops page. More information, including a detailed schedule, can be found at the online registration page.

Canvas connection

Tim Lindgren and Jamie Walker delighted us with a musical treat to reassure us as we bravely embark together on our new path into Canvas.

canvas early adopters kick-off event

October 18, 2013

Please watch the video below of Tim Lindgren speaking about Canvas at Boston College during our first kick-off meeting with our Canvas Early Adopters.