Digital Teaching Resources2021-08-25T09:03:37-07:00
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Digital Teaching Resources

I’m new to Middlebury or to working with digital teaching and learning tools. Where do I start?

  • If you’re new to Middlebury, first review the Faculty Technology Orientation
  • DLINQ’s Toolshed page provides an introduction to a wide range of digital tools for online, hybrid, and in-person learning available to Middlebury faculty, staff, and students across campuses.
  • Camp Online Design provides a self-paced, asynchronous learning experience for diving into research-based practices for designing online, hybrid, and flexible learning environments.
  • Middlebury’s Online Course Design Rubric articulates core components of good online course design, and identifies specific elements to attend to while creating your online course.
  • DLINQ’s Asynchronous Cookbook provides recipes for asynchronous activities that encourage active and engaged learning, including specific instructions plus examples.
  • The Canvas Course Template provides a base course site and pages from which to begin building your course.

What are my options for digital tools to support learning in person or online?

Are there opportunities to learn more about digital pedagogy and tools for both in-person and online teaching?

What do I need to know about data privacy and security for myself and my students?

DLINQ offers online resources, professional learning opportunities, and one-on-one consultations. Our goal is to:

  • Guide and support faculty, staff, and students in the design, development, and implementation of digital learning and use of digital tools, whether in the classroom, hybrid, or fully remote.
  • Advocate and support critical digital literacy among faculty, staff, and students.
  • Promote inclusive, equitable, and humanizing approaches to teaching and learning.
  • Facilitate and participate in projects and communities that cross institutional boundaries, and that support ownership and agency by faculty and students alike.

We invite your input for ongoing programming. If you have ideas for online learning topics that you’d like to know more about, please email us at dlinq @ middlebury dot edu.

Request a DLINQ Consultation



DLINQ serves all of Middlebury, including the College in Middlebury, VT, the Institute in Monterey, CA, the Language Schools, Schools Abroad, the School of the Environment, and Bread Loaf School of English. By combining expertise in instructional design, pedagogical research, learning space design, animation and video production, and more, the team provides dynamic, strategic, and robust resources that are accessible to faculty, staff, and students across all of Middlebury’s programs. Click the button below to request a consultation with a member of our team.

Contact DLINQ for assistance with such things as remote teaching strategies, how to work with remote teaching tools and technologies, structuring remote teaching activities.

Request a DLINQ consult

Contact the ITS Heldesk for assistance with such things as logins, VPN, access to software and remote teaching equipment (order requests, installation, technical problems), system and application access status.

Helpdesk hours are subject to change. The Helpdesk Hours page will reflect these changes.

Helpdesk support is available via a ticket, email, Zoom, or phone (802) 443-2200 VT and (831) 647-6656 CA. Please Zoom or call to schedule.

Visit the Middlebury ITS website for the latest updates and system status information.

If you are having upload/download or processing issues with online tools or software, we recommend checking the system status to see if it’s already a known issue before contacting the Helpdesk. ITS offers a system and performance dashboard on its homepage at

Contact the Middlebury Libraries for assistance with such things as e-Reserves, digital research, digital textbooks, and copyright questions.

Middlebury College Libraries, Vermont

To access a library-licensed resource from off campus, click on its link from the Library Homepage, LibrarySearch, MIDCAT, Research Guides, Middlebury Databases, or Journals.

Middlebury Institute Library, CA

You do not need a VPN connection to use these databases.

When using the Library Catalog, be sure to use the “Advanced Search” tab and select “Middlebury Institute – Online” as the item location to access our e-books.

See the DLINQ Remote Student Resources page for remote learning support and guidance for students.

Thanks to video annotation software (and a timely grant from the DLA!), Oratory Now is now offering Asynchronous Coaching. For classes meeting online, faculty can request Real-time Zoom Coaching. To sign up, or for more information, visit Remote Oratory Coaching.


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