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coffeelearn_headerCoffee & Learn is a new series of mini-workshops held at the Arts & Humanities Café in Bartlett 201 every Monday afternoon from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Members of Dartmouth's Digital Humanities community will discuss technologies for research and teaching, and participants will have plenty of time for guided practice over delicious afternoon cappuccino. Read more for a list of Coffee & Learns that we've organized for the remainder of winter term. ...continue reading "Coffee & Learn"

Library Reserves files and links are now placed directly in your Canvas course! When you request reserves you will receive information on where to find the files and links.

Screen Shot 2016-08-18 at 2.37.49 PMQuestions on how to integrate these materials seamlessly in your course? Check out the Canvas guides or email for assistance.

The instructional design team would also like to use this change as an opportunity to remind Dartmouth faculty that the college recently adopted a new set of guidelines for using copyrighted material. You can read about the new Dartmouth College Copyright Policy here, or click "Read More" for an FAQ on posting copyrighted materials to your Canvas site.

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On Friday, April 8th, students in Professor Tom Hendrickson's Ancient Books course (CLST 10) gathered in the Arts and Humanities Resource Center for a very unusual assignment. Using papyrus purchased 323_Thomas-Hendricksonwith funding from Dartmouth's Experiential Learning Initiative, they were constructing scrolls for the first of a multi-phase textual criticism project.

Please click "Continue Reading" for a Q&A with Tom about his course, the assignment, and experiential learning at Dartmouth.

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Please join ITS and the Library for a series of Spring events at the Arts and Humanities Resource Center (201 Bartlett Hall). Every month, we hold First Thursday at the AHRC, a social event that features wine, fine meats and cheeses, and conversation about teaching, technology and research. This spring term, First Thursday will be held on the following days:

  • April 7th, 4:30-5:30 pm
  • May 5th, 4:30-5:30 pm
  • June 2nd, 4:30-5:30 pm

Twice a term, ITS and the Library also host a Digital Seminar event at the AHRC. The seminars are always organized around a topic and feature short presentations from faculty and staff and a Q&A with the audience. Topics for previous Digital Seminars include virtual reality, digital exhibitions, digital annotation, and teaching with social media. For updates about these events and other happenings at the AHRC, please join the Dartmouth DH mailing list! To do so,  send an email to with the subject heading "DH List".

ITS (Information Technology Services) and the Dartmouth College Library are pleased to announce the Digital Humanities Residency for Summer 2016. All Dartmouth faculty are eligible to submit a proposal to by April 18th. The selected Resident will not only be awarded $10,000 for project expenses but will also work with a team composed of computing specialists, librarians, and instructional designers during the summer term to execute his or her digital humanities project. Click here to read the CFP or see details after the jump.

During the summer term of 2015, the Digital Humanities Residency was piloted at the Arts and Humanities Resource Center. Professor Scott Sanders (French and Italian) was selected as the 2015 DH Resident and was supported by John Wallace and Mark Boettcher from Research Computing, Scott Millspaugh from Educational Technologies, and Jill Baron, Eric Bivona, and Laura Braunstein from the Library. Please watch the following trailer that was produced to support Scott's project, Multimedia in the Long Eighteenth Century.

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If you're teaching in the spring and would like help setting up your Canvas sites, the Ed Tech team is happy to assist!

We're offering two Beginning Canvas Workshops before the start of the term. These workshops are designed for both new users of Canvas and anyone who would like a refresher on designing a course site. We will provide examples of different types of sites in Canvas and explain:

  • navigation
  • using the calendar feature
  • creating new pages
  • creating links to pages and files
  • adding media
  • organizing the course navigation menu

Please use these links to register for a Beginning Canvas Workshop:

Tuesday, March 15th, 10:30 am to noon, in DCAL (Baker 102)

Monday, March 21st, 2:00 to 3:30 pm, in DCAL (Baker 102)

Remember to bring your laptops! And please email with any inquiries.

In addition to Beginning Canvas Workshops, the Ed Tech team will also be available for office hours every business day between Thursday, March 17th and Tuesday, April 5th. All office hours will take place in the Arts and Humanities Resource Center (AHRC), which is located in 201 Bartlett Hall.

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After the next production release goes live (Saturday, February 20th, 2016), you'll be able to see whether your students are viewing feedback you leave using Speedgrader!

Whenever you use Speedgrader to annotate your students' work or leave comments, they should click "Grades" in the course navigation menu on the left, then click "Preview" after selecting the proper assignment. When they do this, they'll be able to view the annotations you've made in the margins of their work.


Instructors will now be notified that students have clicked "Preview". This is a good way to ensure that students are receiving the feedback you leave.


If you'd like to incorporate this feature into your assignments, feel free to contact an instructional designer by writing You may also be interested in registering for an upcoming workshop on Using Grading for Learning and Assessment (DCAL, March 16th, 12:30-2:00 pm). Click here to register:

Will your students be giving a final presentation at the end of the spring term? If so, you might consider encouraging them to use Prezi instead of PowerPoint.

canepaNancy Canepa, Associate Professor of Italian, teaches a Comparative Literature course on Fairy Tales (as COLT 10 or COLT 39). For the second offering in a row, students in the course have used Prezi for their final presentations. Prezi is a cloud-based presentation tool that allows students to put digital objects into relationship with each other in such a way that enables a visual representation of their argument. Whereas PowerPoint is linear, Prezi allows for much more flexibility in the structure of a presentation. It has some drawbacks, however, which should be taken into consideration when deciding on an appropriate tool for your students' projects.

Please read a Q&A with Nancy after the jump and explore the prezi, entitled "Hansel & Gretel Around the World", submitted by Savannah Moss '18, Christopher Park '17, Priscilla Salovaara '19, and Neha Shetty '15.

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