Instructional Support Services

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

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.

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 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 DIIS 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 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. site license for Ithaca College

As of 11/17/15 all students, staff, and faculty of Ithaca College have unlimited access to, 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 Spring courses?

Please contact the DIIS Service Desk if you would like to set up a time or talk to an DIIS 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

Important changes toTurning Technologies student response system (clickers)

Turning Technologies has discontinued support for "Turning Point 5" software and moving to "Turning Point Cloud". The NXT clickers will still work and can be ordered through the bookstore and bundled with the license.  They will also require a license subscription for new and used clickers. More instructors are choosing to use  Responseware, the mobile polling option.    Please contact Marilyn Dispensa if you would like more information. Clickers support page.  


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