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Instructional Services

At Eastern Illinois University there are a variety of instructional services provided to the faculty and students. These services provide the capability to enhance the learning experience of the students while making it easier for faculty to collaborate and communicate with their students.

Classrooms and Labs

Classrooms and Labs provide a unique learning environment for students across campus. Faculty are able to leverage the technology in these areas to enhance the learning experience of the students. The Gregg Technology Center not only houses the technicians that service the labs, classrooms, and offices it offers equipment for checkout thus giving students an option to create their own mobile instructional environment.

Gregg Technology Center

GTC summer snapshot

GTC Computer Lab Hours, Shortened Schedule:

Monday-Thursday: 7 am- 8:00 pm Friday: 7 am - 4:45 pm Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

GTC Computer Lab Hours, Fall and Spring:

Monday-Thursday: 7 am- 9:45 pm Friday: 7 am - 4:45 pm Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

GTC Computer Lab Hours, Summer:

Monday-Thursday: 7 am- 4 pm Friday: 8 am - 12:00 pm Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

ADA Accessibility

Additionally, three iMacs are set up to comply with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These workstations utilize specialized accessibility applications such as ThunderStorm screen reader, Win Braille, Universal Access, Kurzweiil, Text Aloud,and Microsoft Disability software to help students with sight and hearing impairments. A Braille printer is also available.

Classroom

Designated for faculty, staff, and student training, this area consists of 25 dual-platform iMacs, instructor station, data projector, document camera, SMART Board, and Wi-Fi technology. When not used for training, this area is available as an open lab.

Collaboration/Work Area

This area provides groups of two to four students an area to view a large monitor and have discussion. Four half-circle tables are equipped with 23" swing monitors that can be plugged into personal laptops or dual boot Macbooks available to checkout and use strictly within the Gregg Technology Center.

Equipment Checkout

Students and Staff have the ability to checkout a variety of technology from the GTC Lab which can assist with school assignments or other activities at EIU. To see a full list of the available technology please click the link below.

Equipment Checkout

Multimedia Area

This area provides groups or individuals access to the full Adobe CS suite, various multimedia tools, and hardware installed on 2 Mac Pro towers strictly for media content editing. A reservation is required to utilize the GTC Multimedia Area. See the staff at the front counter for assistance to checkout a computer in the Mutlimedia Area.

Video Conference Area

Equipped with a 42' LCD monitor and video conferencing equipment, this area can be used for small group training, meetings, webinars, collaboration activities, and video conferencing. Faculty and staff may reserve this area by contacting the lab coordinator.

Request Support

We will try to accommodate requests for examinations, important training sessions, or admissions-related events. If a department requires access to the GTC for a time not regularly scheduled to be open. Please submit your request using the link below. Thank you.

Booth Library

Software available in Booth Library Computer Labs:

 East side; 1000, 2000, and 3000 South

 ATAC Computers – Open Lab, 4000 Level of Booth Library

    E-Classroom, 4000 Level of Booth Library

 Mac OSX Applications

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Bridge 

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Illustrator 

Adobe InDesign 

Adobe InCopy

Adobe Photoshop 

Front Row

GarageBand

iChat

iMovie

iPhoto

iTunes

iSync 

Keynote

Microsoft Office Excel: Mac 2019

Microsoft Office Outlook 2019

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2019

Microsoft Office Word: Mac 2019

Mozilla Firefox

Numbers

Pages

Preview

QuickTime Player

Safari

Sophos Antivirus

Text Edit

VLC Media Player

 

 Windows 10 Applications via VMWare

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Bridge 

Adobe Illustrator 

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InCopy

Adobe Media Encoder 

Adobe Photoshop

Google Chrome

Internet Explorer/Edge

Microsoft Office Access 2020

Microsoft Office Excel 2020

Microsoft Visio

Microsoft One Note 2020

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2020

Microsoft Office Publisher 2020

Microsoft Office Word 2020

Mozilla Firefox

Sniffy the Virtual Rat

Sophos Antivirus

SPSS

Windows Media Player

WinSCP

Zotero

 Mac OSX Applications

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Bridge 

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Illustrator 

Adobe InDesign 

Adobe InCopy

Adobe Photoshop 

Front Row

GarageBand

iChat

iMovie

iPhoto

iTunes

iSync 

Keynote

Microsoft Office Excel: Mac 2019

Microsoft Office Outlook 2019

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2019

Microsoft Office Word: Mac 2019

Mozilla Firefox

Numbers

Pages

Preview

QuickTime Player

Safari

Sophos Antivirus

Text Edit

VLC Media Player

 

 Windows 10 Applications via VMWare

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Bridge 

Adobe Illustrator 

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InCopy

Adobe Media Encoder 

Adobe Photoshop

Google Chrome

Internet Explorer/Edge

Microsoft Office Access 2020

Microsoft Office Excel 2020

Microsoft Visio

Microsoft One Note 2020

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2020

Microsoft Office Publisher 2020

Microsoft Office Word 2020

Mozilla Firefox

Sniffy the Virtual Rat

Sophos Antivirus

SPSS

Windows Media Player

WinSCP

Zotero

 Windows 10 Applications

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Bridge 

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Illustrator 

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InCopy

Adobe Media Encoder 

Adobe Photoshop

Google Chrome

Internet Explorer/Edge

Microsoft Office Access 2020

Microsoft Office Excel 2020

Microsoft Visio

Microsoft One Note 2020

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2020

Microsoft Office Publisher 2020

Microsoft Office Word 2020

Mozilla Firefox

Sniffy the Virtual Rat

Sophos Antivirus

SPSS

Windows Media Player

WinSCP

Zotero

DARS

A degree audit system that details a students' progress toward their particular degree. It shows students and their advisors how coursework, credits, and hours fulfill requirements for general education, majors, minors, and graduation.

E-Print

A resource which allows users to print to various locations around campus.

Instructional Design and Training

 
 
Instructional Design
If you need assistance in incorporating technology in your curriculum our staff can assist. With the right design you can leverage technology to create a dynamic learning environment for your students.
Instructional Training
Faculty have the opportunity to receive assistance in developing curriculum and implementing technology in the classroom. Our staff provide the necessary expertise in order to levarge technology. This will engage students and enhance their learning experience.
HoverCam Training
Here is a short YouTube video graciously made by Tom Grissom in order for faculty to get familiar with the HoverCam document cameras and other new updates to our TEC classrooms:

Lynda.com

Online library that teaches the latest software tools and skills through high-quality instructional videos taught by recognized industry experts.

Online Teaching Certification

In order to teach online classes at EIU a faculty member must meet the Technology-Delivered Course Policy requirements. Each of the below options meets the requirements of the policy.

Option 1: OCDi - Online Course Development institute (EIU)

OCDI Training Course Options: Self-Directed OCDi: The Self-Directed OCDi Training Course is a training series developed and facilitated by staff at the Center for Online Learning at EIU. The course is online and can be completed at any time at the participant's pace. The participant completes readings and learning activities in an effort to incorporate best practices in the development of an online course. The topics focus on effective online course design and online teaching and learning. The participant will develop an online course to submit for review. Enrollment is open throughout the year for the self-directed training. --Register for the Self-Directed OCDi Training Course OCDi Cohort for groups: The OCDi Training Course is a training series developed and facilitated by staff at the Center for Online Learning at EIU. The cohort option is for faculty groups of 6 or more interested in face-to-face training. The cohort meets face-to-face as a group for eight one-hour sessions for demonstrations and discussion. Optional technology training and lab time is available. Readings and learning activities are completed online. The purpose of the OCDi is to assist the participant in incorporating best practices in the development of an online course. The topics focus on effective online course design and online teaching and learning. The participant will develop an online course to submit for review. --If you have a group of 6 or more EIU faculty and would like to request a customized cohort OCDi Training Course, contact Julie Lockett at jalockett@eiu.edu. The OCDI training course is provided at no cost to EIU faculty and staff preparing to teach an online course at EIU. OCDI Course Review: The OCDI Course Review is a review of the design of the participant's online course using the Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric (Fifth Edition, 2014). The internal review is conducted by staff at the Center for Online Learning at EIU. email For questions, contact Julie Lockett at jalockett@eiu.edu. Illinois Online Network

Option 2: MOT - Master Online Teacher Certificate (ION)

The Master Online Teacher certificate is a comprehensive faculty development program based upon the MVCR (Making the Virtual Classroom a Reality) series of online faculty development courses conducted by the Illinois Online Network (ION). This program recognizes and certifies faculty, staff, and administrators who achieve a measurable level of knowledge related to online course design, online instruction, and other issues related to online teaching and learning. Participants must successfully complete 4 required courses, one elective, and the Practicum, to earn the Master of Online Teaching (MOT) certificate from ION. All courses must be taken before the Practicum, although the elective course may be taken concurrently. All courses in the Master Online Teacher certificate are 8-week courses. EIU is a Global Partner with ION therefore EIU faculty and staff receive discounted registration fees for the MOT courses. Fees for the courses are the responsibility of the participant or the participant's department. View the ION Course Schedule for more information. email For questions, contact Julie Lockett at jalockett@eiu.edu.

Option 3: Another Documented and Equivalent Training Activity

The participant must complete a documented and equivalent training activity. The participant must submit sufficient evidence documenting the successful completion of the training. email For questions, contact Julie Lockett at jalockett@eiu.edu.

Online Learning

Blackboard Collaborate
Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate) is a web-based video conferencing system which allows participants to engage in two-way audio, multi-point video, interactive whiteboard, application and desktop sharing, rich media, breakout rooms, and session recording.s
D2L Brightspace
Desire 2 Learn is a learning management system (LMS) that helps you spend less time managing so you can spend more time teaching and learning. D2L provides an online learning experience and assists in creating a learning environment for faculty and students.
D2L SUPPORT is now available 24/7/365! Call 1-877-325-7778 (toll free), Click here to submit an issue via Email, or Access Chat through Chat widget in D2L
Kaltura
Online video platform utilized by faculty in the classrooms and D2L.
Panopto
Easy-to-use solution for recording lectures, video management, and more.
Quality Matters
The Quality Matters™ Program is a research-centered approach to quality assurance and continuous improvement for online learning. The Quality Matters Program is used at EIU for online course design guidelines and online course review.
Qualtrics
Qualtrics software enables users to conduct online data collection and analysis including market research, customer satisfaction and loyalty, product and concept testing, employee evaluations and website feedback.
Respondus
Respondus LockDown Browser (RLDB) is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within D2L. Students are unable to copy, print, access other applications, or visit other websites during an online exam using LockDown Browser.
SPSS
What if you could get deeper, more meaningful insights from your data and predict what is likely to happen next? IBM SPSS predictive analytics software offers advanced techniques in an easy-to-use package to help you find new opportunities, improve efficiency and minimize risk. The current supported versions for SPSS are 21, 22, 23, 24
Turnitin
Turnitin is a tool for both faculty and students to enhance the writing process. This tool assists both undergraduate and graduate students in creating authentic and original written works. The tool also helps educators instruct students how to properly cite and reference resources used in the creation of their written works.

PAWS

Panther Access to Web Services is an online application that enables employees and students to access a variety of information via the Internet.

Scantron

Web-Based Assessment Platform used to develop and administer tests, capture results, and produce standards-based reports.