News and Events

Academic Technology Showcase Friday October 11, Noon

posted Oct 11, 2013, 7:12 AM by Patricia Zudeck

Please join us as Art Salomon shares his award winning Biology course in
the first of the Academic Technology Showcase series luncheons. His latest
string of technology usages includes: monitoring the test taking
environment, Lecture Capture, a YouTube Channel, an in class discussion
channel, a facebook group, and to top it off, an amazing exam turn around
Friday October 11

24/7 Support for MyCourses and Canvas

posted Jun 18, 2012, 6:15 AM by

From the CIS Blog - June 14th, 2012 by

Got a MyCourses or Canvas problem at 4am on a Sunday? You can get help! Users of MyCourses and Canvas can now receive 24/7 Help Desk support for these systems via phone, chat and email 365 days of the year. Here’s how it works:

Call our regular help desk number, 401-863-HELP (4357) and follow the prompts to get MyCourses and Canvas support.

Email: email , please include “MyCourses” or “Canvas” in your subject line.

Within MyCourses, open a chat session with a specialist by choosing the “Get Help Using Our Live Chat” link in the Campus Bookmarks section:

Within Canvas, open a chat session with a specialist by clicking the Help link on the top right corner and then selecting “Get Help Using Our Live Chat.”:

In both systems, there is an option to receive an email transcription of the chat in case you need to refer back to it.

Please note that 24/7 support is available only for MyCourses and Canvas at this time-other services are still supported during regular Help Desk hours, which remain 8:00am-4:00pm in the summer and 8:30am-5:00pm during the school year. For more information about the Help Desk, visit

Matlab Renewal instructions

posted May 16, 2012, 5:28 AM by

Our friends at the CIS Help Desk want you to know: Brown's Matlab license will expire May 31, 2012.

If you use the TAH "Designated Computer License," follow the steps on this page to renew your Matlab license:

Versions of Matlab that are dependent on Brown's CFARM server will be automatically updated on May 22, 2012.

Contact the CIS Help Desk if you use the TAH designated computer license and your Matlab renewal is unsuccessful.

Call for Fall 2012 Technology Project Proposals

posted May 14, 2012, 3:32 AM by   [ updated Apr 30, 2014, 12:40 PM by Patricia Zudeck ]

Are you interested in having your students complete multimedia assignments? Do you have a challenging instructional concept that could be more easily explained with the aid of a digital model? Would you like to use Kindles or iPads in your course? Do you need help with digital media?

-- Academic Technology is now accepting proposals for its fall programs offering support for innovations in teaching and learning. For priority consideration, complete the application form by May 25, 2012. --

iPads and Kindles Available for Fall 2012

posted Apr 30, 2012, 5:54 AM by

We have a limited number of iPads (2nd gen) and Kindles (basic, keyboard) available. If you are interested in investigating the possibilities of tablet computing in your course but do not wish to invest in devices, we can help!

Request a consult or submit a project proposal form

DOC accepting applications for FA12 UTRA

posted Apr 23, 2012, 6:16 AM by   [ updated Apr 23, 2012, 6:16 AM ]

The Fall 2012 UTRA application deadline is May 1, 2012 by 5pm.  The application is now available online at  Both students and faculty must visit the site and click "create a new application" to begin.  See the UTRA website for more information on semester UTRAs.

More info:

Announcing the Brown Summer Institute 2012

posted Apr 20, 2012, 10:45 AM by

Academic Technology is ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for Summer Institute 2012, a 4-day program for faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate student instructors. Participants will explore the pedagogical underpinnings that inform the effective use of technology in teaching and learning, and ultimately identify and develop technological solutions to meet their specific course goals and objectives. SI2012 will run from May 21-24. Deadline for applications is April 23. 

View website for more information.

2011 TWTA Winners announced!

posted Apr 11, 2012, 10:56 AM by

2011 Teaching with Technology Awards

2011 Teaching with Technology Award for Communication & Collaboration

Madhumita Lahiri
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in English
ENGL1761W Modern South Asia: Literature and Theory

2011 Teaching with Technology Award for Use of Multimedia
Casey Dunn
Assistant Professor of Biology
BIOL0410 Invertebrate Zoology

2011 Teaching with Technology Course Design Award

Thomas Serre
Assistant Professor of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences
CLPS1520  Computational Vision

2011 Teaching with Technology Showcase Award

Richard Bungiro
Lecturer in Biology
BIOL0530 Principles of Immunology

2011 Teaching with Technology Showcase Award

Douglas Burtt
Assistant Professor of Medicine

BIOL3662 Integrated Medical Sciences III - Cardiovascular

About the Awards
Each year the Instructional Technology Group presents the Teaching with Technology Award to instructors whose courses have been nominated by students, faculty and staff for the most effective use of technology in advancing teaching and learning goals. The award is co-sponsored by CIS and the Dean of the College. Learn more and view prior years' winners.

Call for Presenters - AT Showcase

posted Apr 10, 2012, 8:27 AM by

How has technology made a difference in the way you teach, interact with students, manage large enrollment classes, collect assignments or assess student learning? Share your innovation with fellow faculty! Selected presenters will be a part of the 2012 Academic Technology Showcase on May 3, 2012. 

Innovating with the iPad March 13, 2012

posted Apr 10, 2012, 8:26 AM by

Innovating with the iPad:

An Academic Technology Showcase

March 13, 2012 
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

CIT 201
Education Technology Center

Event Details and RSVP
Please RSVP by March 9th.

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