Academic Technology, a team within Information Technology, furthers the department's mission by supporting technologies that contribute to successful teaching and learning environments, the Canvas learning management system (LMS), classrooms, and student resource spaces. Academic Technology utilizes a collaborative approach that intends to foster positive relationships with administration and faculty to best support student learning.
Below is more information regarding Academic Technology’s areas of support for faculty and staff which support teaching and learning at Columbia. The Academic Technology team can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Technology Trainings and Workshops
Academic Technology offers in person training presentations on campus. Trainings cover a variety of topics essential to learning the many features of Canvas, Office 365, and Qualtrics, among many additional applications.
To view a full list of scheduled trainings, check out Academic Technology’s registration site. Visit the Academic Technology SharePoint site for self-guided training resources. For questions or alternate offerings, please email email@example.com.
Canvas Course Review and Consultations
Instructional Designers are available to consult on course review. To request a course review consultation, please email Academic Technology at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smart Classroom Support
IT Media Services provides support to 130+ smart classrooms on campus. Smart classrooms and lecture halls are spaces that can be booked through the Event Management System (EMS) that host classes, lectures, and special events.
Our smart classrooms come standard with:
- An in-room screen
- In room sound system
- Connections to external devices
- A dual-boot computer with a DVD player
Visit the Academic Technology SharePoint page for Smart Classroom training materials.
To receive support for smart classrooms, please call Media Services at 312-369-7550.
Media Services is open during the semester Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m., as well as Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
During the summer, Media Services is open Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Canvas is the LMS used by Columbia faculty to manage their courses and it allows students to access course materials, such as course syllabi, assignments, resources, grades, and other materials. The college’s Canvas website is located at canvas.colum.edu.
Instructors must use their network ID and password to sign-in to Canvas at canvas.colum.edu, which is the same username and password that is used to access campus email, commonly the first letter of one’s first name and full last name (for example, Joi Columbia may have a username of email@example.com and the corresponding network password).
For login assistance, please contact Client Services by phone at 312-369-7001 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cross-listing a Course
To request for a course in Canvas to be cross-listed (formerly known as META Course in Moodle), please email Academic Technology with the following information: 1) course instructor(s), 2) course name, 3) course sections, and 4) course semester. The Academic Technology team will contact you with assistance after the request is received.
Learnings Tools Interoperability (LTI)
Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) is the practice of linking external content, resources, and applications to learning platforms. One of the benefits of using Canvas is the variety of LTI tools that can be incorporated into courses.
LTIs currently available in Canvas include Canvas Studio (Formerly Known as Arc), Auralia & Musition, Big Blue Button, Cengage Learning MindLinks, GoReact, Khan Academy, LibGuides, McGraw Hill Connect, Microsoft Office 365, NoteFlight, Pearson MyLab & Mastering, Pearson Revel, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, and Zoom. For assistance and support with using LTIs, please contact Academic Technology at email@example.com.
The Academic Technology team is available to help faculty and staff in the use of technology applications.
Director of Academic Technology
Manager of Instructional Design
Senior Instructional Designer
Senior Instructional Designer
Technology Integration Specialist
Media Services Coordinator
Media Services Technician
Classroom Support Specialist
Dok Ki Kang
Academic Technology Architect