Instructional Support Services

Instructional support services are the resources and services offered by the division of Teaching and Learning with Technology within Information Technology (IT). 

Sakai Improvements Coming for Fall 2017

See the Sakai 11 upgrade page to find out more about the improvements, the timeline, FAQs, and how to learn more.

Voicethread enterprise license available

VoiceThread is a tool for having asynchronous conversations around media. You can upload your media files and present your thoughts using your voice, webcam or text, then share what you made with others so that they can join in the conversation.  All students and faculty can log into https://ithaca.voicethread.com with their Netpass and it will be integrated with Sakai after August 14.  See the TLT Voicethread web page for more information.

Turning Technologies login now uses Netpass login

Faculty and students using Turning Point software, account, and iOS app now can log in using their IC Netpass credentials.   There are some other changes for Fall 17. See our Clickers web page for more information.

Zoom Web Conferencing platform available to all students, faculty and staff

Zoom is a high quality, easy to use cloud-based platform for video and audio conferencing and mobile collaboration. Log in through http://ithaca.zoom.us. Highlights include:

  • Teach remotely with video, audio, phone,desktop and mobile sharing.
  • Collaborate with IC and non-IC participants.
  • Easy to schedule conferences linked to common calendar apps.
  • Regular meetings can have up to 50 participants with special meeting types up to 500.
  • Outlook plugin available.

Webcams can be borrowed from the IT Service Desk by faculty and staff.  See how to "Host a Zoom Meeting" to get started.

New Tools in Sakai

In case you didn't hear there were some new tools rolled out in Sakai last semester.

  • Attendance tool
  • OneNote Class Notebook for class collaboration.
  • McGraw Hill MH Campus
  • NowComment
  • Zoom Meetings

Please see this intercom for more information.

Kaltura video platform integrated in Sakai.

Check out  https://media.ithaca.edu for your access to the Kaltura Video Platform.  A Media Gallery is available in Sakai to publish videos directly to a class in a Sakai site.  Capturespace, an simple tool, is available to created narrated powerpoints or screenshares that save directly to Kaltura.  Video Quizzing is available as well.

See this list of useful video tutorials.

Lynda.com site license for Ithaca College

As of 11/17/15 all students, staff, and faculty of Ithaca College have unlimited access to lynda.com, an online video training resource.  Through our lyndaCampus agreement, our campus has access to over 4,000 video courses, covering a wide range of topics from Accounting to Web Development.  Course Groups are available to instructors who want to assign playlists and track student usage.

Faculty: Need any help for your Fall courses?

Please contact the IT Service Desk if you would like to set up a time or talk to an IT staff member about any of  our services or would like a one-on-one overview of the classrooms you will be teaching in  274-1000 or servicedesk@ithaca.edu.

Turnitin

Turnitin is available for use within Sakai or through Turnitin.com.  Please see the IT Turnitin Plagiarism Detection page for more information.  Turnitin Feedback Studio release is delayed until Fall 2017.  Both the Sakai integration and features will change.