The following technology resources support teaching in Fordham University’s flexible hybrid learning environment.
Resources on the Fordham Website
An overview of the University’s approach to teaching and learning can be found on the Fordham Forward website. Within that section are pages that support teaching, learning, and research.
Live Q&A: Using the Technology in Fordham’s Classrooms
Periodically, Fordham IT’s ITAC staff offer a series of Live Q&As regarding the technology options in on-campus classrooms. Click here for times and to register.
Baseline Classroom Technology
> Podium computers: Login to use classroom equipment and systems
> Projection screens or wall mounted monitors
> Webcams (flexible goosenecks)
> Microphones (loaner wireless mics available)
> Connection for faculty laptops (for projection only)
> Hot phones in the classroom for remote technology support (or use your own phone: LC support: 212-636-6313 RH support 718-817-4170)
> Zoom, Blackboard Collaborate, and Panopto on podium computers
Grab and Go Equipment Loans
> Laptops (Windows, Mac, Chromebooks)
> Writing tablets
> Document cameras
> Wireless microphones
To request a loan, contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-1111 or use the Tech Help tab at My.Fordham.
Software for Teaching and Learning
Your Zoom and Blackboard Collaborate accounts enable synchronous teaching. It is important to login to your Fordham Zoom account with your Fordham credentials and use it with all University resources for all hybrid and remote learning courses. Contact IT Customer Care if you need assistance activating and using your Fordham Zoom account.
Apporto, the virtual computer lab, provides access to software applications normally found in a campus computer lab or classroom. The Apporto web page lists the software currently available through this application.
Panopto (fordham.hosted.panopto.com) is a screen and lecture capture tool that records, close captions, indexes, and archives your class for asynchronous learning. It integrates with Zoom and Blackboard. Documentation and workshops for using Panopto will be available soon.
Technology Workshops and Learning Resources
New technology workshops, delivered online, are on offer this summer and throughout the semester. Register for them at the Fordham IT Events Calendar.
“Preparing to Teach in a Flexible Hybrid Model” A hybrid course with opportunities to practice using online tools. The self-enroll class is offered in Blackboard, but if you need help accessing it, email Steve D’Agustino.
Learning at a Distance A blog with a series of short videos and links for teaching with technology.
Twice Over A podcast hosted by Anne Fernald and Steve D’Agustino that spotlights Fordham instructors discussing the impacts of the current situation and effective instructional practices.
The Blackboard Classroom Video demonstrates a new, streamlined approach for creating your Blackboard course.