Office of Information Technology

Information for Faculty and Researchers

Course Setup Checklist

Course Setup Checklist

  1. Upload your syllabus to CourseTools
  2. Prepare your Canvas site with resources from Digital Learning & Design
  3. Request or reactivate library e-reserves
  4. Thinking of adding a new technology tool to your teaching? Request a consultation with a Digital Learning & Design staff member.
  5. Learn more about technology installed in your classroom. Email to set up a consultation.

Academic / Teaching Resources

The Digital Learning & Design Team provides individualized guidance on the use of instructional technologies in support of faculty goals. Contact us at for a consultation.

Request access to course tools for online course management, communications, active learning, and student class engagement (i.e. Canvas, blogs, Google Apps for Education, etc.) via

  • Multimedia Labs - Students and faculty produce graphics, hypertext, video, animation, sound and more.
  • Teaching Lab - Innovative spaces for instructional practice and learning opportunities in a supportive environment.
  • Classroom Media Technology Support - Support for the use of installed A/V media technology in the classroom.

Tech Tips

Accessible Technology

  • A working group, with members from across campus, has created Accessible Technology guidelines for making your teaching accessible.

Getting Online

  • Wireless: Use Brown's secure "Brown" network for your privacy and safety! It requires a quick one-time setup process - visit to connect for the first time.
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN): Connecting from off-campus? VPN lets you connect securely and access Brown resources. For instructions, see We also have a guide to working remotely.

Email and More

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