The Office of Research in Arts Technology supplies the following resources for Illinois State University Faculty.
The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT) offers a number of workshops available to faculty and staff throughout the year. They also have a terrific multimedia center that the friendly staff there will show you how to use. We especially recommend their workshops on creating gradebooks with Excel and on Dreamweaver. If you are interested in using Blackboard or Webboard for your class, please contact CTLT as well.
The Program in Arts Technology offers several five week, one credit hour courses each semester as ATK 301. The topics change each term, but the courses focus on particular applications such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Flash. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to register for these Friday afternoon courses. Contact the Arts Technology advisor, Jody DeCremer, for information.
If you are a College of Fine Arts faculty or staff member and have an idea for a workshop or training session that would be useful and is not being covered by the workshops at CTLT, please send your suggestions to the ORAT helpdesk.
ORAT provides "loaner" computers for faculty use in their offices. Each April Faculty must request a computer for the following year, even if they wish to keep what is already in their offices. This assists us in assessing our inventory and our needs for the coming year. You will get a notice from the Director when it is time to fill out your computer loaner form.
2011-2012 Computer Loaner request
Other equipment available
Faculty may check out laptops, projectors, digital cameras, and other equipment on a short term basis for presentations. Please check with the ORAT helpdesk for availability. You must sign a University equipment check-out form before using the equipment.
We do not work on personally owned equipment. We are often asked, however, to advise people on computer purchases, and we are happy to do so. The fine folks at Techzone are also great information resources, and can order computers and equipment from some vendors.