Dear Middlebury Students,
Hello, from the Office of Digital Learning and Inquiry (DLINQ)! Fall term is here and we look forward to working with you as you begin (or continue) your life as a Middlebury student. DLINQ can help you learn how to use digital tools in a way that advances your career goals and supports your education at Middlebury.
Here are some of the ways we can help:
Quick Reference Guide
You can learn more about each of these tools, and more, in the Tool Shed—a set of resources designed especially for the Middlebury community. Be sure to check out the section on “Informational Resources” for information around digital privacy and building your online presence.
Common Digital Resources
Course Hub (College / Schools| Institute) is the home base for accessing official course information for your classes. If your professor has a course website or online resource that is not linked in your Course Hub, please ask them to link it. (DLINQ can help them do it.)
Canvas is Middlebury’s learning management system. Many Middlebury professors use Canvas to share course information and syllabi, start online class discussions, give class announcements, assign homework, and give quizzes. You need to log into Canvas at least once with your Middlebury credentials before you can be added to a course.
Panopto is a video and audio storage service that allows you to upload, edit, store and share video and audio files with varying levels of privacy settings. Use this for storing class video assignments that you don’t want to be public on YouTube or Vimeo.
Zoom is Middlebury’s webconferencing tool. It allows you to schedule and record online meetings or talk to remote guest speakers in your class or at your event. It’s also a great tool for remote interviews. You have an individualized link that you can share with others, even if they don’t have a Zoom account.
Middlebury Google Apps is a suite of web-based Google services such as Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and more. It’s great for online group collaboration, especially since it’s linked to your Middlebury email, which means you don’t have to share your personal gmail address.
Another, similar option to Google Apps for EDU that is available to Middlebury is Microsoft Office 365.
With MiddCreate, you can create an online website or space for writing, self-expression, professional, academic, or creative portfolios, and more. It’s a more robust option for a website than sites.middlebury.edu or sites.miis.edu.
Lynda is an incredible video-based online resource for learning software or building your creative and business skills, available for free to the Middlebury community. Use it while you’re a student, because your free access goes away as soon as you graduate.
DLINQ staff, including student interns and graduate assistants, are available for one-on-one consultations (in person or online via Zoom) throughout the year to work with you. We help in a variety of different ways, often to teach you how to use an online tool or piece of software to complete a class assignment. This includes software for screen recording, creating a narrated Powerpoint presentation, making logic models, building websites, using WordPress, editing a video, creating a poster, and more.
On the Middlebury, VT campus, the Wilson Media Lab in the Davis Family Library is where you can go for appointments with interns or drop-in help.
On the Monterey, CA campus, the Digital Learning Commons (DLC) Learning Lab in the McGowan building is where you can go for appointments or drop-in help from DLINQ staff and graduate assistants.
Staffed Lab Hours
As of September 2018, the Wilson Media Lab and DLC Learning Lab will be staffed by DLINQ interns during the following hours:
|Wilson Media Lab||DLC Learning Lab|
|Monday||10am – 6pm ET||10am – 5:00pm PT|
|Tuesday||10am – 4pm ET||10am – 5:00pm PT|
|Wednesday||10am – 6pm ET||10am – 5:00pm PT|
|Thursday||10am – 4pm ET||10am – 5:00pm PT|
|Friday||12pm – 4pm ET||10am – 5:00pm PT|
|Sunday||12pm – 4pm ET||closed|
Other questions? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to working with you!