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Request Forms

Need an account to get access to the Supercomputer SCIURus is a tool for research and education at Oberlin College, and as such its use is limited to Oberlin faculty, staff, students, and officially affiliated collaborators who are conducting research or course-related activities that require HPC resources. Once your account is approved, you will have […]

Bb Courses Blackboard Collaborate Tools and Software

Collaborate vs Zoom

Video conferencing options at Oberlin College There are two supported video conferencing options at Oberlin College. One is for course instructors and is fully integrated into all Blackboard courses. The other is available for students, faculty, and staff, independent of Blackboard. Blackboard Instructors: Collaborate – Should only be used from within Blackboard courses. Sessions are […]

For Faculty Online Student Evaluations Tools and Software

Using the SmartEvals course evaluation system (for faculty)

N.B.: SmartEvals will open multiple tabs so that you can move between screens of information without using the back button on the browser. Before release to students You will receive an email towards the middle of the semester informing you that you can view and add quesitons to your student evaluations. Getting to the SmartEvals […]

Adobe Tools and Software

Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign

Now that Adobe products are available in all labs on campus and for faculty/staff use, people have been asking which product should they use. Specifically, should one use Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign. I recently stumbled across a very easy to follow answer to this question. You can find it here: https://99designs.com/blog/tips/photoshop-vs-illustrator-vs-indesign/ Enjoy

Blackboard clicker Tools and Software

How to use i>clicker – both standalone and integrated into Blackboard

Why use iClicker? (Scroll down for instructions on use) The i>clicker, student response system is now integrated into Blackboard. The integration with Blackboard will allow you to more easily manage the registration of a particular clicker to a particular student, create the roster that is used by the iclicker software to identify users and make […]

Tools and Software

Owncloud access

For files that you want to retain on campus and protect (this is usually for large, copyrighted  files), we provide a service called own cloud.  Before requesting that this be set up for you, please explore other avenues such as the library reserve, Youtube, Blackboard, vimeo …  While these are off campus services i.e. in […]