Academic / Teaching Resources



  • The CIS Instructional Technology Group provides individualized guidance on the use of instructional technologies in support of faculty goals. Contact us at itg@brown.edu for a consultation.

Course Tools

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

Faculty Development

  • Canvas training: Contact itg@brown.edu or check out our articles available in the knowlegebase.
  • Workshops: that support instructors exploration of technology to enrich teaching practices and effectively engage student learning through integrated instructional design.
  • For more information and a schedule of events check our calendar here.

Programs and Project Support

  • Academic Technology UTRA - Grant for undergraduate students to help faculty integrate instructional technology into their courses.
  • Instructional Project Development- Support for innovative teaching and innovative learning, including development of materials such as animations and videos in courses. 
  • Multimedia Assignment Support - Equipment and support for instructors who want to integrate multimedia assignments into courses.

Multimedia Production

Technology-Enabled Spaces

  • 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 http://wifi.brown.edu 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 http://brown.edu/go/vpn. We also have a guide to Working from Off-Campus.

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