Teaching With Technology
The CTL helps members of the Columbia teaching community effectively integrate instructional technologies in their teaching practice. Faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and staff can get advice, training, and support to experiment with a rich portfolio of online platforms and digital and media tools to turn classrooms into active spaces for learning.
The CTL provides logistical, organizational, and instructional support for the Office of the Provost’s Request for Proposals for Hybrid Learning Course Redesign and Delivery and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The RFPs offer faculty small grants and in-kind support from the CTL supporting custom software development and media production.
Instructional Technology Resources
Audience Response Systems
Audience Response Systems (ARS) are used in classrooms of all sizes to engage participants by facilitating interactions among the students and the instructor. Instructors use audience response technologies to communicate with learners and collect feedback on questions. Learners respond to these questions using their own web-enabled devices, such as a phone, tablet, or laptop computer.
Panopto Media Service
Panopto is Columbia’s media platform featuring full storage and streaming functionality for audio and video content. Panopto supports recording and live streaming of classes and other events and can be integrated with CourseWorks/Canvas and other services through LTI integration. Panopto is particularly useful for flipped classroom, lecture capture/review, and online programs.
Developing Poll Questions to Engage and Assess Student Thinking in Science and Engineering Courses
This guide provides an overview of how to develop and incorporate poll questions into your classroom that engage students in higher-order cognitive processes, such as applying concepts or evaluating hypotheses, to assess your students’ understanding.
Teaching with Do-It-Yourself Video
This guide offers examples, principles, and best practices to help instructors create active and engaging classroom experiences using video, and provides information about the CTL’s DIY Media Production Spaces where instructors can create a variety of media, including interactive videos, screencasts, and annotated media.
Instructional Technology Projects
Projects developed by the CTL feature unique media productions and software development. If you are a faculty member interested in developing an educational innovation for your course, you can apply for funding for project development through the Office of the Provost’s Request for Proposals.
The CTL researches and experiments.
The Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning provides an array of resources and tools for instructional activities.