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What We Do

Our mission is to be responsive to the needs of the Endicott community as we provide support in the use of current technologies and leadership in the evaluation and adoption of new and innovative ones. On a daily basis, we:

  • Oversee all academic technology on campus, including: computer labs, classroom and public space computers, Canvas- the campus Learning Management System, YuJa cloud based media storage and distribution system, Big Blue Button and other web conferencing systems, iPad training and support.
  • Provide workshops, training and support to faculty, staff and students in the use of various software programs, web tools, digital media and audio/video production technologies.
  • Maintain an Academic Technology Community Website, containing news, information, a blog, training materials and workshops schedules.

Endicott Technology Resources and Guidelines

Laptops

All incoming freshmen for the 2018-2019 academic year are required to bring laptops to campus. Please view the College Laptop Requirement and the new hardware recommendations for all majors.

iPads

The college has embarked on a Technology Enhancement Initiative that encourages and incorporates the use of student and faculty iPads in teaching and learning throughout the curricula. Academic Technology supports Endicott faculty and students across disciplines in this initiative. You can email ipad@endicott.edu for help or call the iPad Support line at ext. 2997.

Computer Labs

Endicott College has a total of six 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. If you need to reach us for computer labs, printer or software support, please email acadtech@endicott.edu.

Canvas and YuJa

Canvas is the Learning Management System (LMS) and YuJa 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. These online tools allow faculty, students and staff to collaborate and communicate in a variety of ways for courses and other approved campus departments and groups. Documents and files of just about any type, can be posted to Canvas by faculty. 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 Canvas LMS.


Software

Endicott College strongly recommends all students have Microsoft Office or subscribe to Microsoft Office 365.

Several majors, including Business, Visual Communications and Interior Design, have specific software requirements for their students. Individual courses may also have specific software requirements. Please refer to the course syllabus or your instructor for more information or click on the Laptop Purchase Program link for these majors.

Software applications are made available in our computer labs and public computing spaces, such as the Halle Library and the Cyber Café, free of charge.

Common software applications available on Endicott public use computers:
  • Chrome and Firefox web browsers
  • Microsoft Office
  • VLC media player
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • SPSS (statistics)
  • Other applications depending on location

Endicott has partnered with Kivuto to provide students, faculty and staff with academic discounts for a variety of software applications used in Endicott programs of study.  To see what’s available for purchase, click on endicott.onthehub.com.

Workshops and Training

Academic Technology workshops for faculty, students and staff are offered throughout the academic year on a variety of learning technologies, including classroom and digital media technologies, CanvasYuJa, iPads/ mobile devices and web conferencing/virtual classroom technology. Schedules are posted each semester. Check the workshop schedule for details.