Category: Digital Learning Commons

Diary of a Summer Graduate Assistant

Hi, my name is Clarissa Stewart and I’m a graduate assistant at the Digital Learning Commons! This summer I had the privilege of working here full-time, assigned primarily to the MiddCreate project under Amy Collier, the Associate Provost for Digital Learning from Middlebury College, and Evelyn Helminen, Assistant Director for Digital Initiatives at MIIS. MiddCreate […]

Expanding MiddCreate with Open Source Apps

MiddCreate provides around 150 applications that can be installed and used on your domain, but what if none of them are quite what you’re looking for? Worry not! One of the great things about having your own domain is the power to manage your own files. This means you can endlessly expand the utility of your domain […]

How to Be Secure on the Web

This September, MiddCreate will officially launch for the Middlebury community! It provides spaces on the web that allow students, faculty, and staff to create and develop their digital identity using open source online applications. As we explore this new set of tools, it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of having your own domain and forget the risks that […]

Dive into MiddCreate Applications Recap

In July, the Digital Learning Commons held a series of exploratory workshops lead by Evelyn and Clarissa that provided an in-depth look into how to use six MiddCreate applications. MiddCreate provides domains to members of the Middlebury community where they can explore and connect their learning, experiment with digital tools for teaching and collaboration, and create a digital […]

Building Digital Resources for Fall 2016

Course Hub sites for Fall 2016 academic course catalog are available online. When you login to the Course Hub at http://courses.miis.edu look for “Fall 2016” courses in your “My Semester Dashboard” menu to the left. Click through the slides below for select quick links on Course Hub, the transition to Canvas, activating your Google Apps for Edu account, MiddCreate, and making an appointment […]

Canvas Training Sessions

Canvas is officially live for the MIIS community! Faculty can now create Canvas resources for the fall 2016 term using the Course Hub. This August we’ll be offering facilitated workshops to help you get started with Canvas. While there are several self-paced resources at your disposal, these workshops will give you a step-by-step tour of Canvas’ pedagogical features. Workshops will be based on […]

Dive into MiddCreate Workshop Series

Want to explore MiddCreate but don’t know where to start? What applications are right for your needs? What is your relationship with the web? We’ll address these questions and more in this exploratory workshop series. Evelyn and Clarissa will provide an in-depth look into how to use six MiddCreate applications, from installation to brainstorming creative uses for each […]

Dive into MiddCreate Workshop Series

Want to explore MiddCreate but don’t know where to start? What applications are right for your needs? What is your relationship with the web? We’ll address these questions and more in this exploratory workshop series. Evelyn and Clarissa will provide an in-depth look into how to use six MiddCreate applications, from installation to brainstorming creative uses for each […]

Canvas is here

We are pleased to announce that as of July 1, Canvas is officially live for the MIIS community! Faculty can now create Canvas resources for the fall 2016 term using the Course Hub. Course Hub is the Institute’s gateway to integrated digital resources and support for students and faculty. Canvas sites created via the Course Hub will sync student […]

Skill Print Workshop in Vermont!

The Digital Learning Commons from Monterey is leading a workshop in Middlebury, Vermont on Thursday, July 7, in collaboration with the Office of Organizational Development. It is being held at the Kirk Alumni Center. Sign up and

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