Academic Technology

The Center for Academic Technology is committed to supporting and empowering MCLA faculty to improve the quality of instruction in all courses through training, consultation and support. We're here to assist you with:

  • Instructional design and development;
  • Canvas, our learning management system;
  • training and tools for universal design, including UDOIT;
  • hybrid and online teaching: planning, designing, and executing;
  • the Office 365 suite;
  • effective use of multimedia;
  • large-format printing;
  • and more!

We're here for...

We run small-group workshops and one-on-one consultations, as well as develop documentation to help you use and understand MCLA's technology tools. Check out our current schedule!

Have questions about hybrid and online teaching? Course design? Canvas, Teams, or any of our other tools? Book a remote or in-person meeting with us!

Request your Canvas courses today! You'll have the option of starting from a ready-made course template.

Any Incompletes? To extend Canvas access, send Academic Technology this form.

TechFest 2021

TechFest 2021 was in May, but you can check back here for information about TechFest 2022 as we get closer! In the meantime, you can explore sessions from past years.

 Past Sessions   

Resources

Curated guides for students and faculty. Looking for a topic that's not mentioned here? Try TechHelp!

Canvas course checklist, universal design and digital accessibility, hybrid classroom technology, and more. Canvas login required.

A curated list of our favorite tools and tricks. Find resources supporting accessibility, privacy, video conferencing, and more!

CTL

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) promotes student success by providing faculty and instructional staff with professional enrichment opportunities that support their development as educators, advisors, and scholars.

Contact:

AcTech@groups.mcla.edu

Gerol Petruzella

Director
209 Murdock Hall
413.662.5570
G.Petruzella@mcla.edu
Hours: M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

Jessica Yurkofsky

Instructional Designer
209 Murdock Hall
413.662.5506
Jessica.Yurkofsky@mcla.edu
Hours: M-F 9:00am-5:00pm