Please remember that Academic Technology Services, Information Technology Services, the library staff, the Serie Center, and the DLA team are all here to support you.

Who to Contact

Academic Technology Services

Academic Technology Services can help suggest and guide you through a variety of tools to help meet your changing pedagogical needs.

Thinking Through Teaching

Serie Center and Library faculty and staff, several of whom have taught online before are able to help think through additional pedagogical questions.

Your Research and Instruction Librarians can help with synchronous and asynchronous research session. Check the COVID-19 Library Service Updates page for up-to-date information about accessing library services.

Please know Disability Services is here to work with you and students on how to provide the best equal access for your courses. Accommodation plans may need to be adapted, or you may need support in problem-solving specific concerns.   We are here to support you in the move towards virtual learning, even if questions are not specifically related to a student with a disability.  

You can view recommendations and considerations to keep in mind for yourselves and your students from Disability Services on the Disability Services Faculty resource page.

Tools and Equipment

Tools for remote teaching are available for long term checkout from the ITS Help Desk and the Digital Resource Center

Contact the ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@macalester.edu for the following

  • Headsets to improve audio and microphone experience
  • Webcams, especially if you need a second camera to record sketches and drawings
  • Dongles and adapters to enable equipment connections to your laptop

Contact the Digital Resource Center at digitalresourcecenter@macalester.edu or your AIA if you need any of the following:

  • Document cameras to capture physical objects to share with your students live in Zoom or to record for asynchronous lessons
  • Wacom tablets for drawing and annotating computer screens
  • Video cameras, tripods, and cell phone tripod mounts for lesson recording
  • Microphones for better audio quality when needed