The Department of Academic Technology at Endicott College is comprised of several areas, the campus computer labs, laptop support, mediated and "Smart" classrooms, Media Services, MyEndicott web portal, GullNet and Canvas- the campus Learning Management Systems, Mediacore cloud based media storage and distribution system, Blackboard Collaborate, Big Blue Button and other web conferencing systems and the Digital Media Center. All are designed to promote and support more effective teaching and learning through the use of technology. Academic Technology staff provides Endicott faculty, staff and students with workshops, training and support in the use of various software programs, web tools, digital media and audio/video production technologies.
All incoming freshmen for the 2014-2015 academic year, are required to bring laptops to campus. Please click here to view the College Laptop Requirement for all majors.
Endicott College has a total of 5 full computer labs, a Cyber Cafe open 24/7, numerous special purpose mini labs for individual departments located throughout the campus and multiple computer workstations in the library. For more information about the labs and other public workstations, please visit the Computer Labs page.
Media Services provides the campus AV services including video production, editing, media duplication and the campus digital signage. They support the Digital Media Center, as well as the Smart and mediated classrooms. Media Services also delivers, sets up and signs out laptop computers, portable LCD projectors, TV and VCR carts, DVD players, audio equipment, slide and overhead projectors, digital cameras and other AV equipment to the campus community. For more information about Media Services, please visit their web page.
The Digital Media Center
The Digital Media Center is Endicott's multimedia center that encompasses an HD video production studio, control room and multimedia post production/editing suite. The Center's resources include the Broadcast Pix digital production studio, a Telvue media storage and distribution server, Scala digital messaging system, as well as portable digital video cameras, digital non-linear video and audio editing workstations, professional lighting and audio recording equipment. Workshops and individual training sessions are offered throughout the academic year.
MyEndicott, GullNet, Canvas and Mediacore
MyEndicott is Endicott's web portal. GullNet and Canvas are the two Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Mediacore is our cloud based media storage and distribution server, allowing faculty to embed videos, distribute podcasts and other media files to their students in an efficient and secure manner. All four are online web tools that allow faculty, students and staff to collaborate and communicate in a variety of ways for courses and other approved campus departments and groups. Handouts, documents and files of just about any type, can be posted to these sites by faculty or administrators for access and download by students and others. Additionally, online forums where faculty, staff and students can post topics and responses for discussion can take place 24/7. Chat rooms, web conferencing, online quizzes, tests and other coursework and assignments, as well as announcements and online grading are also part of the LMS.
Workshops and Training
Academic Technology workshops for faculty, students and staff are offered throughout the academic year on a variety of learning technologies, including Smart classrooms, digital media technologies, GullNet and Canvas, web conferencing/ virtual classroom technology; Blackboard Collaborate. Schedules are posted each semester.