The Department of Academic Technology at Endicott College is comprised of several areas, the campus computer labs, laptop program support, mediated and "Smart" classrooms, Media Services, GullNet, the campus web portal/ Learning Management System and The Scangas 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.
Endicott College has a total of 3 PC, 2 Mac and one mixed platform full computer labs, plus several special purpose mini labs for individual departments located throughout the campus. The main technology center is located in the Diane Halle Library, which houses two PC labs/classrooms and five mediated classrooms and a mediated mulit-purpose "Little Theater", the Cyber Cafe and various computer stations spread throughout the library proper. The Center for Visual and Performing Arts houses two Mac labs equipped for graphic design, web and multimedia production, a digital printing lab and a mini Interior Design lab, the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies is home to its own PC lab and several mediated classrooms, and the Wax Academic Center has a mini Nursing lab. All of the labs provide access to email, the Internet/ World Wide Web, Microsoft Office suite and specialty software as needed for coursework. Labs are open Mon. - Thurs. 8am-12 midnight; F 8am-8pm; Sat 11am-5pm; Sun 12 noon-12 midnight. The Cyber Cafe is open 24 x7. For security purposes, the computer labs are monitored at all times by the Campus Safety Office.
Media Services provides the campus AV services and supports the Smart and mediated classrooms. In addition to the college's 6 full computer labs, there are a total of 33 mediated and 6 Smart classrooms on campus. These 39 classrooms are designed for classroom presentations and incorporate a teaching computer workstation with full Internet access, audio capability and ceiling mounted LCD projectors. Many of these rooms also have built in VCR and DVD systems. Additionally, the six Smart classrooms are equipped with Smart Technology's interactive Smart board systems and document cameras. Media Services also 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.
The Scangas Center for Media and Learning
The Scangas Center for Media and Learning is Endicott's multimedia center that encompasses a videoconferencing and multimedia presentation classroom, HD video production studio and 5 multimedia-editing suites. The Center's resources include the Broadcast Pix digital production studio, a Telvue media storage and distribution server, Webus 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.
GullNet is Endicott's web portal and Learning Management System (LMS). GullNet is essentially an online web tool that allows 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 GullNet by faculty or administrators for access and download by students and others. Additionally, Forums or Threaded Discussions where faculty, staff and students can post topics and responses for discussion can take place 24x7. Chat rooms, online quizzes, tests and other coursework and assignments, as well as announcements and online grading are also part of the GullNet portal and LMS. GullNet Help is available on the Academic Technology web site.