Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Technology
Manhattanville College offers a variety of instructional technology platforms to enhance the teaching and learning experience. Each platform features an array of tools to allow faculty and students to collaborate, create, and communicate.
If you have questions or need help with any of Manhattanville’s teaching technology solutions, the Office of Instructional Technology offers various resources ready to assist.
Contact the Instructional Technologists for support in meeting your teaching goals by using Manhattanville’s instructional technology solutions. Discover strategies in course design in either Blackboard or Digication, discuss student work assessment options, and explore how to engage students through multimedia, ePortfolio, discussions, blogs, journals, and more.
With the belief that our growth as a teaching and learning community requires a vibrant, collaborative support system capable of turning innovative teaching ideas into exciting realities, the Office of Instructional Technology offers one-on-one consultations.
These conversations start by working to understand the faculty member's goals, teaching context, and underlying pedagogical questions. The Instructional Technologist continues to support faculty as they brainstorm, view examples, and generate and experiment with new tools and techniques. Follow-up sessions are available to faculty as they work to implement their ideas and meet their teaching goals.
Examples of faculty consultation goals have included:
- Using Blackboard to enhance course organization, structure and learning material accessibility
- Using Blackboard for online and blended course design
- Using collaborative technologies—e.g. Blogs—to promote active student participation in and reflection on social justice issues
- Using ePortfolio for assessment and feedback Increasing student participation and engagement Integrating problem-based learning strategies
- Using Wiggins & McTighe's backward design process for course development
- Flipping the classroom
If you would like to schedule a consultation or would like to learn more, please contact;
Bancha Srikacha, Instructional Technologist
Rob Garfield, Instructional Designer
You may also reserve the ePortfolio Lab, or the Conference Room at the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship via the AdAstra scheduling platform.
Log in using your Mville server credentials. Find AdAstra scheduling How-To tips here.
Directory of Manhattanville Platforms and Tools
Organize and deliver course materials
Attach file, Create Item, Create Content Area, Create Folder,
Outlook (Skype for Business)
Skype for Business (w/in Manhattanville)
Contact IT for setup
Office 365 Word
Location: All public PCs on campus
Surveys and forms
Enterprise Survey (Contact Help Desk)
Adobe Creative Suite
Brownson Wing 001, Berman 001, 005
Library, Second floor
SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences)
Location: All public PCs on campus
Schedule appointments, track student progress, offer kudos; log in via Blackboard
Digi-Team Tech Guides
For additional quick self-help with commonly asked questions about our course management system, Blackboard, or our ePortfolio platform, Digication, please visit:
Other Manhattanville Resources:
Manhattanville Help Desk
Contact the Manhattanville Help Desk for issues including:
Technology is not working as expected (e.g. files not uploading, login not working, materials not displaying, etc.)
Problems with in-class technology such as computers, interactive whiteboards, projectors, etc.
Help with Digication courses (creating them for a class, enrolling students, merging two sections of a course, etc.)
Tech problems that occur outside of regular business hours
Office of the Registrar
The Office of the Registrar can assist with administrative questions or issues about Blackboard sites, such as:
Students or faculty not appearing as expected
Adding students, mentors, supplemental instructors, etc., to a site
Changing roles for yourself or a student in a site
Director of Student Success Initiatives
Contact the Director of Student Success Initiatives with questions about Starfish, our student support and engagement tool, including:
Accessing and viewing Starfish (if you have trouble logging in or do not see your expected students/courses)
Tracking items: how to raise a flag, kudos, etc.
Features of Starfish: setting up office hours, scheduling appointments, recording attendance, etc.