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Teaching with Technology

faculty guide to technology at boston college

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Communicate with students

Use the technology installed in the classroom

Use and develop teaching materials


Departments that assist faculty integrate technology into teaching include:


Communicate with Students

Lists of enrolled students
Lists are available within Agora Portal, the BC Intranet, (select: Course Rosters from your list of services). Photos are included.

Advisee information
Advisee information is available within Agora Portal (My Services > Campus Groups).

Email your students
You can send an email message to your entire class using a single address based on the course code number.

Discussion boards and/or chat rooms
Faculty may use Canvas to facilitate classroom discussion boards and chat rooms.


Use the Technology Installed in the Classroom

Classroom equipment
Many classrooms across campus have been equipped with computer and audio/visual projection systems. View profiles of classrooms. Most classrooms have projectors installed. If the classroom you use doesn't have a computer installed, you can bring a laptop and attach it to the projector. Equipment can also be borrowed from MTS (48 hour advance notice required). Borrow Additional Equipment: Equipment Reservation: 617-552-4219.

Classroom equipment training
Want to learn how to connect your laptop to the projection system or use the equipment in the media classrooms? Classroom Support Services Staff will meet with faculty or their Teaching Assistant in their classroom and provide instruction. Call 617-552-4219.

Classrooms with computers
Computer classrooms maintained by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) can be reserved for a class. Call to reserve a computer classroom: 617-552-3826.


Use and Develop Teaching Materials


Obtain a feature film
Media Technology Services can help you obtain copy written feature films to show in class or to have films shown on one of BC's cable TV channels. View procedures and access the Public Performance Film Request Form.

Course website - Canvas
The web-based Learning Management System in use at BC is Canvas. The Center for Teaching Excellence supports the use of Canvas to complement classroom instruction. To get started, contact: or 617-552-3826.

ITS Communications & Training offers PowerPoint training. The Interactive Media Lab (IML) provides project specific assistance. On-line classes can be taken using Microsoft eLearning modules (must be using a Windows computer and Internet Explorer).

Design/photographic and other media assistance
Media Technology Services will create graphic materials for faculty and the Interactive Media Lab (IML) offers assistance and instruction on specific projects.

Information about Fair Use and copyright policies
View the University Libraries Copyright Information page. The Center for Teaching Excellence provides consultation on Fair Use and copyright.

Course Reserves
View course reserve information and linking course reserves to Canvas.





Departments that Assist Faculty Integrate Technology into Teaching

The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) works with faculty to effectively integrate technology into their teaching. In addition to individual consultation, CTE conducts a number of Course Design Workshops and Technology Workshops on instructional design. To get started, contact: or 617-552-3826.

ITS Media Technology Services (MTS)
MTS provides a full range of audiovisual support from preparation of presentation materials to training on how to use classroom media equipment. View a full list of services and specific contact information on the MTS website. MTS main number: 617-552-4500.