ACTT Notes: April 4, 2017
Language School Orientations
It is that time of year again! In this meeting we will be going over the orientation sessions for Language Schools and Bread Loaf.
- Each school interprets the pledge slightly differently. Hospital, Helpdesk, and Reference Desk usually “English Safe Zones”. (Chinese School more strict)
Campus changes over. Some undergrad dorms become administrative & faculty offices. People who miss arrival center on Friday are often challenged by not having assistance other than Public Safety over the weekend.
Bilinguals: Traditionally, these support staff have assisted with technology help by translating tech questions to students.
- Also usually in charge of each school’s web presence during the summer.
- Also sort of RAs.
Send requests related to the orientation spreadsheet to Joe A.
DMTs: Unclear how much DMT support will be available.
2 separate start dates. “Hard” languages get extra weeks.
General Tech Training
Every Curricular Tech & Library training will ideally be preceded by a General Tech Training as it can be hard to focus on other info if you can’t log in.
Often run by Pij & Zach (and their colleagues).
Banner, wireless, printing, email, authentication
- Suggestion: Have someone who can reset accounts in room.
- Alternate suggestion: Get people to set up their accounts before they come to campus.
Challenge running orientation for different student levels (undergrad – masters – doctoral).
Library resources, ILL, purchasing.
Curricular Technology Orientation
- Course Hub intro (dashboard, resources, roster)
- **Moodle will NOT be available for ANY language school courses**
Help instructors set up their class resources.
Challenge: different ways each school schedule their classes/sections.
Academic Tech staff available for consultations for those who need more in-depth help.
We run Library/ITS orientations for BLSE students and faculty — I’d be happy to give you the details if you’d like to know what we cover with that group.
That would be great, Kellam, thank you.
Could we include Media Services in one of the orientations? Either General or Curricular? There was a specific request from the language schools for us to provide training on classroom equipment used for presentations and lectures.
This is good to know, we are gathering all of the requests and will review them together before confirming with the Language School Coordinators. Can you send me the days and times requested? I’ll add them to the spreadsheet – https://docs.google.com/a/middlebury.edu/spreadsheets/d/1iw_ohQqmy5lHGOU6uden8eDzHPd0___WRSoT47DMpqk/edit?usp=sharing
There were no specific dates and times requested.