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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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Herding cats: Getting a handle on online privacy

A little over 15 years ago, privacy was declared dead by Scott McNealy. In that time, the topic of online privacy has stubbornly remained relevant, surviving not only Sergey Brin's platitudes but also Mark Zuckerberg's attempt to declare it dead a second time....
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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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Living in the digital panopticon: The state of your rights in the digital world

The conversation about government overreach into the private lives of innocent citizens generally centers around one individual whistle blower (or, depending on your point of view, "cowardly traitor"). The current war on whistle blowers is all the more alarming given...
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Déjà vu all over again: Tackling cybersecurity by focusing on the security rather than the cyber

Cybersecurity, as with cyberanything, can be an intimidating topic simply because all of that "cyber" stuff gets in the way. Cybersecurity is often treated as a technical support issue so advice on cybersecurity gets pigeonholed into the "if you have problem x,...
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Master Google Calendar

Busy, busy, busy...seems to be the constant refrain we all hear these days. There’s a good case to be made for trying to slow down some and avoid The Disease of Being Busy. Technology can’t make you “unbusy,” but Tech Tip of the Week returns this month with a series...
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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.