Classroom Resources

The following are core services offered by the college, along with some commonly requested services provided by other campus units. If you require a service that is not listed, contact the unit most likely to offer the service to see if it can be provided. Accommodations are based on available resources, time, potential impact, sustainability, and with consideration to whether the service is already provided by another ISU unit.

Class websites and class content capture

Create/edit a class on the college website (ClassWeb)

Supporting Unit: ODEET

Contact: Karla Embleton, embleton@iastate.edu, 294-9198

Cost: None

Time: Becomes available 1-3 days after account ordered.

URL: CHS Class Websites

Note: Course site is rebuilt each semester. Each course should contain (at a minimum) instructor contact information and a syllabus. Can include link to WebCT, library, or other site. Separate multi-year syllabi collections are also maintained for some departments.

Library eReserve class site

Supporting Unit: Parks Library

Contact: Reserve and Media Services, Room 140 Parks Library, ereserve@iastate.edu, 294-4958

Cost: None

Time: Varies by task

URL: Instructor forms and instruction

Note: Request course account at least 5 weeks before start of semester. (Allow 10 weeks if library must acquire new book). Allow at least 7 days for processing materials during the semester before directing students to site.

Order a WebCT account

Supporting Unit: ODEET

Contact: Karla Embleton, embleton@iastate.edu, 294-9198

Cost: None

Time: Becomes available 1-3 days after account ordered.

URL: Account request form

Note: Can order account for specific class, special project, or administrative task. By default, class accounts are semester specific. Complete the form yourself or send course and instructor netIDs to Karla. Typically TAs are added as “instructors,” and must be added by Karla or when the course is first requested.

WebCT help, training, design

Supporting Unit: ODEET
Contact: Karla Embleton, embleton@iastate.edu, 294-9198, and Ann Bugler, bugler@iastate.edu, 294-5812

Cost: None

Time: 1-3 days

URL: WebCT Tips

Note: Call or email for quick question. Schedule 1-on-1 training session for more involved support. Can send material to ODEET staff to post in your course. If you have a question about how to do a specific task, check the tip collection. Support is also available from the Center for Learning and Teaching (CELT): WebCT Instructor Support

Order Adobe Connect account

Supporting Unit: ODEET

Contact: Ann Bugler, bugler@iastate.edu, 294-5812

Cost: No fee for class accounts.

Time: 1-3 days

Note: Adobe Connect Server is maintained by ISU Extension Service.

Adobe Connect help, training

Supporting Unit: ODEET

Contact: Ann Bugler, bugler@iastate.edu, 294-5812

Cost: No fee for class accounts. $15/hr for non-class support

Time: 1-3 days

Note: If arrangements are made ahead of time (preferably several weeks before semester begins if arranging ongoing support), ODEET will normally be able to provide a technician to assist while you are working with Adobe Connect.

Wimba help, training

From Human Sciences

Supporting Unit: ODEET

Contact: Ann Bugler, bugler@iastate.edu, 294-5812

Cost: No fee for class accounts. $15/hr for non-class support

Time: 1-3 days

URL: Wimba Support website.

Note: If arrangements are made ahead of time (preferably several weeks before semester begins if arranging ongoing support), ODEET will normally be able to provide a technician to assist while you are working with Wimba during your class periods. ISU has a 2 yr (2009-2011) service contract with WIMBA so you can receive 24/7 telephone support directly from Wimba. Go to their website for more information.

From Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Supporting Unit: Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

Contact: webctgold@iastate.edu, 294-5357

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Clicker help, training

Supporting Unit: Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

Contact: clickerhelp@iastate.edu, 294-5357

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URL: ISU Clicker

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Classroom capture device (ECHO360)

Supporting Unit: ITS

Contact: Jim Twetten, jtwetten@iastate.edu, 294-2317

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URL: ISU Classroom Capture

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