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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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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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A Different Job Title and a Different Approach to Thinking About Cybersecurity

Last year was the first time we at Oxy actively contributed content to promote National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This year, as you've no doubt noticed, we're back at it again. One slight change this year is to my job title, which is now Director of...
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Spay and Neuter Your Browsers: Living with the POODLE security flaw

Although secure websites remain the most common and reliable way to secure sensitive information as it flows across the Internet, the underlying encryption technology has been subject of a number of vulnerabilities. These include the BEAST and CRIME attacks, the...
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Protect Yourself: Update All of Your Programs.

We’ve all seen them. In popups, warnings, and alerts - the call to update your software. Whether it’s Mac, Windows, or another program asking for updates, they can be annoying. Sometimes you even have to restart your computer for them to take effect, and who has time...
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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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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

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Create your own wordpress in OxyCreates

Oxy Creates is a workspace for all Oxy students, faculty and staff to do their own webhosting. The most popular use is to create wordpress sites for clubs, projects or classes.

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Global Crossroads

The Global Crossroads web app is a content authoring platform for Oxy students, faculty, and staff to create, share and display research in progress on the McKinnon Center media wall.

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Scalar, developed at USC, is a web authoring tool that allows users to create media-rich long form scholarly work.

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Omeka is a tool that allows users to create collections and online exhibits of digital resources.