Instructional Technology

  • Overview

    In conjunction with Morton College's Teaching and Learning Center the Instructional Technologist supports faculty in the effective use of technology in teaching and learning. This includes conducting training workshops for faculty and providing group and one-on-one consultations with faculty seeking to incorporate educational technology into the curriculum. The Instructional Technologist is also available to assist faculty in detecting and eliminating electronic plagiarism as well as incorporating online information literacy resources into instruction.

  • Instructional Technology and Teaching and Learning Center Technology Pedagogy Challenge

    The Instructional Technology and Teaching and Learning Center Technology Pedagogy Challenge aims to encourage collaboration, the use of technology and creative pedagogical designs amongst both full and part-time faculty in the following areas:

    1. Blackboard Enhancements
    2. Technology Infusion (on-ground or online)
    3. Open Educational Resources

    For more information, download an informational flyer (PDF).

    Ready for a Challenge? Download the Pedagogy Challenge application (PDF).

    Important Dates/Deadlines for Applicants  

    8/21/17       Technology Pedagogy Challenge Application Opens
    9/18/17       Technology Pedagogy Challenge Application Due
      11/17/17       Brainstorming Workshop  Scheduled & Complete
    1/10/18       Technology Pedagogy Challenge Presentations Take Place 
    2/7/18       Technology Pedagogy Challenge Certificates Awarded
  • Blackboard resources

    Management Information Services (MIS) has created and maintains a collection of resources on Blackboard.
    Additionally, Blackboard Inc. has created video tutorial library on different features of Blackboard.  The video library can be accessed here:
     Blackboard Learn: For Instructors   
  • Turnitin

    The Morton College Library offers an online plagiarism prevention service for the Morton College Community called TurnItIn. This database is a proprietary system that instantly identifies papers containing unoriginal material and acts as a powerful deterrent to stop student plagiarism before it starts.

    TurnItIn can be used in conjunction with Blackboard and is found under Course Content > Assessments of your Blackboard Course Site.  Please note, if you wish to use TurnItIn as a stand-alone plagiarism prevention service you will need to create an account.  Please contact the Instructional Technologist for more information on accessing this resource.

  • Instructional Technology Resources and Articles

    Workshop Resources

  • Book Online

    Click here to book a workshop or individual consultation with the instructional technologist.

  • Contact information

    Courtney A. Griffin, M.A.
    Instructional Technologist
    Room: 215B
    Phone: (708) 656-8000 Ext. 2430

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