Digital Teaching Resources2023-05-18T12:24:41-04:00
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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
  • If you’re having difficulty with your Middlebury credentials or logging in, contact the ITS Helpdesk.
  • If you need help with in-classroom technology setup, contact Media Services at the College or Institute.
  • 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.
  • The DLINQ Canvas Course Template provides a base course site and pages from which to begin building your course. Learn more about the template (and Canvas, in general) at the DLINQ Canvas page.
  • 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.

Where can I get help with hybrid or hyflex teaching strategies?

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

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

This webpage offers links to a variety of digital teaching and learning resources. Click to expand items in the menu at left to find resources specific to the featured topic. You may also wish to schedule a one-on-one consultation with a DLINQ team member for help with a particular digital teaching or learning tool or to discuss pedagogical practices and strategies related to teaching/learning with tech in-person, online, or in a hybrid mode. DLINQ’s 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.


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 online or hybrid teaching strategies, how to work with digital teaching tools and technologies, and structuring teaching and learning activities using digital tools.

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 need help with in-classroom technology setup, or you want to borrow media like cameras or other hardware, contact Media Services at the College or Institute.

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.



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