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Instructional Technology Support

The Instructional Technology Lab (ITL) team offers guidance and technical support to faculty using instructional technology. We can partner with you to understand your goals and help you choose from a variety of tools to help facilitate learning. The ITL also helps answer individual questions about specific tools. Learn more about the instructional technology tools we support by browsing frequently asked questions and how-to documentation.

Instructional Technologies supported by the Instructional Technology Lab

Tool Category Description
Blackboard Course management system Blackboard is GW's official course management system. You can use it to deliver course materials, assessments, and other learning activities to your students online.
Blackboard Ally Accessibility tool Blackboard Ally reviews the files uploaded to a Blackboard course, scores how well the content meets accessibility requirements and then provides guidance and tips on improving accessibility.
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Virtual classroom Blackboard Collaborate is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact with students.
Echo360 Online lecture capture Echo360 is a lecture capture tool to create and edit customized instructional video content.
Respondus LockDown Browser & Monitor Anti-cheating tool Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment for Blackboard quizzes and exams. Respondus Monitor is a webcam feature for LockDown Browser that records students during online exams.
SafeAssign Anti-plagiarism tool  SafeAssign is a plagiarism prevention service offered by Blackboard. It is a useful tool in educating students about plagiarism and the importance of proper citation for borrowed content.
TurningPoint Polling tool TurningPoint is a tool for instructors to run impromptu polls or use prepared PowerPoint presentations with embedded questions to engage students in active learning and make class time more interactive.
VoiceThread Discussion tool VoiceThread is a platform for creating rich, asynchronous conversations around media like images, documents, presentations, and videos.
Zoom Video conferencing tool Zoom is a video conferencing tool that can be used to host live class sessions, office hours, or other meetings. Zoom meetings can accommodate up to 300 participants and offer features such as screen sharing, chat, recording, breakout rooms, and polling.

Workshops and Consultations

Attend a workshop or schedule an individual consultation to learn more about GW's instructional technology. The ITL offers workshops throughout the semester for instructors, teaching assistants, and staff supporting instruction. 

Upcoming Instructional Technology Workshops

Contact the Instructional Technology Lab

The ITL team offers expertise and guidance to instructors who need assistance with Blackboard and other instructional technologies.

PHONE: (202) 994-0485
LOCATION: Gelman Library, lower level

Instructional Technology Support Staff

Assistant Director of Instructional Development & Support