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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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De-Clutter Your Inbox Using Tabs

Last week Adrianne illustrated the utility of the Priority Inbox for streamlining your email. In this Tip of the Week I illustrate an alternative way to organize your inbox with Google’s Inbox Tabs. Inbox Tabs automatically filter your incoming mail into separate tabs...
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More cowbell: Don’t fear the password reaper

Often, the advise on passwords focus on how to make them difficult to guess. While this is at the core of password-based security, focusing solely on password complexity misses the forest for the trees. While large-scale theft of passwords grab headlines, the fact of...
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Stranger on a Strange ‘Net: How to stay secure on an untrusted network

Picking the right web browser and add-ons is fine if you're on a desktop or a laptop at home, but are you still protected if you're using some public wifi network at coffee shop or a hotel? Or what about when you're using 3G or 4G wireless broadband on a tablet or...
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Resolutions for the New Semester: Backing up your data

If you have never known the pain of losing all of your files when your computer hard drive fails or a device is stolen, then you are lucky. This situation can go from merely annoying to devastating if you don’t have backup of your important files. Most people know...
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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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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.