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Academic Technology

Learning technologies can range from decisions about chalkboards versus whiteboards, to learning management systems and online activities, to fully digital projects and publication. We continually investigate technology resources that resonate with and support liberal arts learning.

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From Swiss to Swiss Cheese: What is Network Neutrality and why should we care

Speaking of topics one does not normally associate with cybersecurity, network neutrality is a complex beast but John Oliver does a pretty good job of breaking it down (note: his show is on HBO so standard NSFW warnings apply). The Internet is not a very good...
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No A for effort – If it’s important enough to secure, it’s important enough to back up

Over the weekend, we had a couple of network glitches that - unfortunately - took out Internet access for a large chunk of our campus for about an hour or two at a time. On Saturday, we had a problem where a pair of our network switches in HSC became unstable and...
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Cybersecurity as a Public Health Concern: Preventative Measures

There's a lot to cover here so let's just dive right in. Antivirus Software You can download free copies of Sophos Anti-Virus from the ITS website for personal use for Windows and Macs. If you're looking for other options, there are many: BitDefender makes what is, at...
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Saved by Autosave

It’s destined to happen.  You’re writing something important and you’re in the flow, when BAM! the power goes out.  When did you last remember to save what you were working on?  Where will you find the document when the lights go back on? Microsoft Office products...
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Taking Privacy to Eleven: Online anonymity for the practical paranoid using Tor

Today we are going to talk about Tor. The US government hates Tor (which, I suppose, gives us common ground with the Russians), despite the fact that it was the US government that developed Tor. Critics of Tor will point to the the Darknet that Tor creates, and the...
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Highlighted Tools

Poll Everywhere

Use poll everywhere for in class quizzes and polls that students (or other audiences) can answer from their laptops or smart phones.

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Qualtrics is Oxy’s campus wide survey design and distribution platform.

Create accountGo to Qualtrics



Moodle is our learning management system and is used by faculty and students to share course materials, upload assignments, create class discussion forums and more.

Moodle HelpGo to Moodle


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Bibliographic Management and Citation


collect, manage, share and generate citations for research


link to Oxy’s library catalog and resources from anywhere on the web

Media and Audio Production

Adobe Creative Suite

located on computers in the Critical Making Studio and oMac Lab, ground floor of the Academic Commons


professional grade digital audio workstation, Critical Making Studio Audio Booth

Logic X

level up from Garage Band to Logic X, Critical Making Studio Audio Booth

Data Analysis and Visualization

ArcGIS Online

work with maps and geospatial data


statistical analysis tool, available on public computers and for classroom use in Brown Lab and oMac Lab


mixed methods and qualitative analysis tools

Tableau Public

data sharing and visualization


open source statistical tool


quantitative analysis software, located on public computers and available for classroom use in Brown Lab and oMac Lab

Content Management and Web Publication