The Educational Technology (EdTech) team helps all BU faculty and academic staff to learn technological tools for more effective teaching. We aid in helping you use technology to gain more student engagement, better use of time for you and your students, and to support innovative experiments in learning. We work closely with the Center for Teaching & Learning to aid in successful design of courses and programs.
To take advantage of our services just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of our team are available to assist you or your school or college to identify how to best plan and implement a learning initiative. We will match the best technology solutions to your needs. We also provide individual assistance and troubleshooting with specific technology challenges confronting you.
If you or your school or college is interested in launching a new initiative, either with a DL&I grant or through another funding method, we can work as part of your team to identify technology solutions from our existing portfolio or from external sources.
In addition to one-on-one consultations, EdTech and IS&T offer year-round trainings on various technologies. Please check the IS&T training calendar for course offerings and registration information. Online training is also available. Instructional Support from our Educational Technologists is available on both the Charles River and the Medical Campus.
In addition to our campus-wide staff, many schools and colleges have internal staff who can assist with educational technology as well. Visit our Resources section for a partial list of these resources. And if you learn of changes or additions to this list, please let us know by emailing email@example.com.
In addition to the individual and classroom media capture capabilities we support, Edtech also has a small studio and a skilled production crew available to help you with custom video creation.
All faculty, staff, and IS&T educational technologists are invited to join Educational Technology Collective, as well as platform-specific Communities of Practice. We provide gathering places for technology users from across BU to meet and discuss platforms that can help improve the experiences of instructors, staff members, and students.
Collaboration with IS&T Services
Information Services and Technology offers numerous educational technology platforms that are administered by the EdTech team. Our team works with faculty and academic staff to continually enhance the application of the following IS&T technologies:
- WordPress for instructional use
- Blogs for instructional use
- Digication e-Portfolio
- Classroom Recording with Echo360
- My Media streaming instructional media
- Audience Response Technologies
- Turnitin – originality check and writing feedback
- Read&Write Gold
- G Suite for Education (formerly Google Apps)
- NVivo – a qualitative research tool
- Qualtrics – data collection and surveys
To request technical support with one of these technologies, please submit a Help Ticket to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For assistance with any of the other services listed on this page, please email email@example.com.