Course Tools

Adobe Creative Cloud

Software suite for media production including Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, and After Effects.

Book Scanning

A dedicated book scanner is available to patrons, at no charge, on level 2 of the Rock, adjacent to the reference/periodical collection. 

Brown Blogs

Online platform to quickly and easily publish text, images, audio, and video to web pages.

Canvas

Course websites with built-in tools for communication, collaboration, assignments, assessments, grade book, etc.

Citation Management

Software download and online instructions for EndNote, Mendeley, or Zotero. Training workshops through the library are also available.

Digital Research Methods

Incorporate digital methods into your teaching. Contact the Center for Digital Scholarship to discuss using GIS/text analysis/visualization in your course and available teaching spaces.

Digitize Movies

Service to digitize movies for courses, presentations and research for items not available in Kanopy

GIS and Storymap

Software suite and workshops for visualizing spatial data. Training and support available through the Library or attend the S4 GIS Institute.

Google Course Groups

Suite of Google tools for course use including a shared email, calendar, documents, and website.

Google Sites

Simple public-facing website creation for Brown users. 

iClickers & In-Class Polling

Personal response system to obtain instant in-class feedback.  

Kanopy Streaming Movies

Over 8,500 films, documentaries, and training videos available for viewing by faculty, staff, and students

Lab Notebooks

Cloud-based Electronic Lab Notebook for instructors and students to input and organize laboratory data and collaborate. For use in a wide variety of laboratories.  Labarchives@brown.edu

Lecture Capture

Prescheduled automated classroom recording of instructor and projected content; available in several rooms on campus.  

Library Research Instruction

Workshops support student learning and course-specific instruction cover the use of digital and other information resources in your course.

Namecoach

Allow students to audio record their names to help instructors with pronunciation.

Online Course Reserves

Request digital versions of articles, e-books, book excerpts, audio, and video for course use.

Piazza

Online discussion tool where students can ask and answer course questions 24/7, under the guidance of their instructors.

Turn It In

Software that checks student papers for plagiarism and delivers originality reports. Available within Canvas. 

Wireless Projection

Connect laptops and mobile devices wirelessly to classroom projectors and displays with AirMedia. 

Zoom Web Conferencing

Software that allows multiple people to participate in a live web video or audio conference.

Support

Center for Digital Scholarship

The Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) supports teaching, learning, and research activities that use digital technologies.

Classroom AV Help

Personalized help with installed classroom technology. Call 401-863-3600 for immediate assistance. 

Copyright and Fair Use

The library provides guidance on questions about copyright and fair use related to teaching and learning.

Data Management

Help with writing data management plans for grant proposals and support for the retention and dissemination of data and research output.

Digital Research Methods

Incorporate digital methods into your teaching. Contact the Center for Digital Scholarship to discuss using GIS/text analysis/visualization in your course and available teaching spaces.

General IT questions and support

Wifi not working? Can’t remember your Brown password? Contact the IT Service Desk for immediate help.  

GIS and Storymap

Software suite and workshops for visualizing spatial data. Training and support available through the Library or attend the S4 GIS Institute.

Instructional Technology questions

The Instructional Technology Group provides guidance, expertise, and technical support for integrating technology and pedagogy.

Language Resource Center

Provides technological support for language teaching and learning and online access to relevant audio materials and other digital resources.

Librarians

Classes, workshops, and individual consultations on digital and other information resources to support student research. Includes literature searching, citation, research management, and digital scholarship. 

MEET THE SPS ONLINE TEAM

The Online Team at Brown’s School of Professional Studies (SPS) is responsible for the design, development, delivery, and facilitation of online and blended courses.

Multimedia Assignment Support

Provides training, technology, and pedagogical consulting to integrate multimedia assignments into courses.

Online Training

Lynda.com provides access to thousands of self-paced courses on technology, software, and business topics for Brown faculty, students, and staff.

Research and Data questions

A wide array of data sets are available from the Library. Subject librarians are available to answer research questions from students and faculty. The Center for Digital Scholarship handles scholarly research support for faculty for academic digital projects.

Research Consultations

Meet with a subject librarian to explore research materials, evaluate sources, or seek advice on tools and publication.

Teaching and Learning questions

The Sheridan Center offers faculty confidential support for developing their pedagogy and instructional techniques.

Tech TA

Undergraduate teaching assistants work with faculty to use technology for teaching and learning. 

Training Workshops for Students

Software and hardware training for students in class as requested by instructor.

Undergraduate Teaching & Research Award

Brown students collaborate with Brown faculty on research and teaching projects during the summer or the academic year.

Workshops on Research Skills

Finding and using literature and data, citation, avoiding plagiarism, copyright, and literature searching strategy are some of the many workshops offered by the Library and available for your students.
Listing of current workshops.

Equipment

3D Printers & 3D Scanners

Available for use by faculty, students, and staff. View the Makerspaces section for more information about where to find specific printers and scanners.

Audio Transfer

Convert audio from one format to another including LPs, cassettes, CDs, and 78s. Digitize within copyright restrictions from those formats, as well as from reel-to-reel tape. Email: orwig@brown.edu

Audio/Video Suite, Sidney Frank Digital Studio

AV suite (recording area, green screen, and editing room) ideal for creating interviews, podcasts, lectures, and small musical projects. Contact digital_studio@brown.edu.

Instructional Video Kits

Loaner recording kits with all the necessary hardware and software for faculty to create instructional videos. 

iPads & Accessories

Instructors can reserve iPads for course use. 

Large Format Printing

Large format printers are available for course-related project for students and faculty. Learn more:

Granoff Center Multimedia Lab, email MML@Brown.edu

Sidney Frank Digital Studio, email digital_studio@brown.edu

Loaner Laptops

Brown community members can borrow Mac and Windows laptops from the IT Service Center

Microphones

The IT Service Center offers condensers, wireless lapels, PZM, stereo, camera, tabletop, & dynamic mics for loan.

Sidney Frank Digital Studio

A seminar room, a consultation room and collaboration space for courses that take advantage of the equipment in the Digital Studio.

Video Cameras

Video cameras for loan at the IT Service Center or by instructor reservation for course projects- mml@brown.edu. 

VR goggles for mobile devices

Google Cardboard VR goggles can be reserved by instructors for course use. Required smartphone not included. 

Webcams

Loaners webcams are available to faculty, students, and staff from the IT Service Center

Teaching Spaces

Active Learning Classrooms

Rooms (CIT 219, LIST110) with rolling whiteboards, pod tables for group work, and multiple displays for active learning and other teaching strategies. Request a consultation, sheridan_center@brown.edu

Brown Design Workshop

Makerspace providing open and supported access to 3D printers, laser cutting services, CNC machines, and other unique fabrication equipment.

Cave

Eight foot cube with projected images on the three walls and the floor open to the Brown community. New projects initiated by consulting CCV visualization staff info@ccv.brown.edu.

Digital Scholarship Lab

Collaborative, flexible, and easy-to-use space for digital projects; allows access to large LED display with multiple inputs for presenting data-rich and visually-mediated research.

General Purpose Classrooms

Classroom assignments are based on course enrollment, space attributes, technology, etc.  Faculty & staff request classroom features using Classroom Request link on Banner

Grad Center Multimedia Lab

High-end workstations for creative production. Animation stations, scanners, MIDI keyboards, pen-tablet displays. 24-7 card access for Brown students, faculty and staff.

Granoff Center Multimedia Lab

High-end workstations for creative production. 3D printing, 3D scanning, large-format printing, animation stations, scanners, MIDI keyboards, pen-tablet displays.

Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative Lab

Lab dedicated to robotics as a means to tackle the problems the world faces today.

ITG Teaching Lab

Instructors investigate new technologies & teaching strategies with reconfigurable space, writable walls, wireless projectors, class recording and help from ITG.

Lecture Capture Classrooms

Rooms equipped for automated lecture recording. Questions should be directed to Media_Services@Brown.edu.

List Art Building Multimedia Lab

High-end workstations for creative production. 3D printing, scanners, pen-tablet displays.

LRC Media Classroom

Seminar configured classroom equipped with quality projection and video conferencing capability. 

Sidney Frank Digital Studio

A seminar room, a consultation room and collaboration space for courses that take advantage of the equipment in the Digital Studio.

YURT

State of the art virtual reality theater in support of teaching and research projects. 

Makerspaces

Audio/Video Suite, Sidney Frank Digital Studio

AV suite (recording area, green screen, and editing room) ideal for creating interviews, podcasts, lectures, and small musical projects. Contact digital_studio@brown.edu.

Brown Design Workshop

Makerspace providing open and supported access to 3D printers, laser cutting services, CNC machines, and other unique fabrication equipment.

Grad Center Multimedia Lab

High-end workstations for creative production. Animation stations, scanners, MIDI keyboards, pen-tablet displays. 24-7 card access for Brown students, faculty and staff.

Granoff Center Multimedia Lab

High-end workstations for creative production. 3D printing, 3D scanning, large-format printing, animation stations, scanners, MIDI keyboards, pen-tablet displays.

Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative Lab

Lab dedicated to robotics as a means to tackle the problems the world faces today.

List Art Building Multimedia Lab

High-end workstations for creative production. 3D printing, scanners, pen-tablet displays.

Sidney Frank Digital Studio

A seminar room, a consultation room and collaboration space for courses that take advantage of the equipment in the Digital Studio.

Video & Media

Audio/Video Suite, Sidney Frank Digital Studio

AV suite (recording area, green screen, and editing room) ideal for creating interviews, podcasts, lectures, and small musical projects. Contact digital_studio@brown.edu.

Closed Captioning Service

Add captions to Brown videos for courses and events to provide accessible content for all community members. 

Digitize Movies

Service to digitize movies for courses, presentations and research for items not available in Kanopy

Instructional Video Kits

Loaner recording kits with all the necessary hardware and software for faculty to create instructional videos. 

Kanopy Streaming Movies

Over 8,500 films, documentaries, and training videos available for viewing by faculty, staff, and students

Lecture Capture

Prescheduled automated classroom recording of instructor and projected content; available in several rooms on campus.  

Media Booth

Self-capture studio for recording and annotating micro-teaching videos and powerpoint lectures. Contact MML@brown.edu.

Media Development

SPS staff can help online course instructors develop digital media assets including video, audio, motion graphics, and media-based learning interactions.

Personal Recording

Downloadable software to create instructional videos that can easily be made available to students via Canvas.

Self Service Video Studio

Pre-set professional video, audio, and lighting equipment in studio environment to easily record high-quality video and audio. 

Sidney Frank Digital Studio

A seminar room, a consultation room and collaboration space for courses that take advantage of the equipment in the Digital Studio.

Video Recording, Editing, and Delivery

Document course work and other campus events in support of teaching, learning and research. To order services use this form     

Webinar Studio

Self-service studio with a white backdrop, lights, iMac w/webcam and USB mic for staff and faculty to record webinars or teach remote classes. Located at 200 Dyer Street. Contact SPS@Brown.edu

Zoom Web Conferencing

Software that allows multiple people to participate in a live web video or audio conference.

Research & Data

Brown Digital Repository

Online platform for discovering, publishing, archiving and publishing digital projects, metadata, and instructional and research content created by Brown faculty, staff, and students.

Center for Digital Scholarship

The Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) supports teaching, learning, and research activities that use digital technologies.

Citation Management

Software download and online instructions for EndNote, Mendeley, or Zotero. Training workshops through the library are also available.

Data Management

Help with writing data management plans for grant proposals and support for the retention and dissemination of data and research output.

Data Visualization

Center for Computation and Visualization (CCV) provides high-end visualization services through several facilities including two immersive virtual reality labs: the CAVE and the YURT. Center for Digital Scholarship offers consultation in data visualization, email cds_info@brown.edu.

Digital Research Methods

Incorporate digital methods into your teaching. Contact the Center for Digital Scholarship to discuss using GIS/text analysis/visualization in your course and available teaching spaces.

GIS and Storymap

Software suite and workshops for visualizing spatial data. Training and support available through the Library or attend the S4 GIS Institute.

Lab Notebooks

Cloud-based Electronic Lab Notebook for instructors and students to input and organize laboratory data and collaborate. For use in a wide variety of laboratories.  Labarchives@brown.edu

Library Research Instruction

Workshops support student learning and course-specific instruction cover the use of digital and other information resources in your course.

Research and Data questions

A wide array of data sets are available from the Library. Subject librarians are available to answer research questions from students and faculty. The Center for Digital Scholarship handles scholarly research support for faculty for academic digital projects.

Research Consultations

Meet with a subject librarian to explore research materials, evaluate sources, or seek advice on tools and publication.