Technology Services

Teaching

TTS can consult and provide technical guidance for using technology in the classroom and even provide access to and one-on-one tutorials for using that technology. Contact dhprojects@duke.edu to learn how to bring technology into your classroom teaching.
 
What TTS cannot do:
  • Offer in-class technology support
  • Teach a workshop specifically for a class
If you are interested in finding classroom support, contact Learning Innovation. TTS can work with staff in Learning Innovation to get you the technical support you need.
 
When TTS provides access to a technology for the classroom use, the technology will be available for only the semester in which requested, unless longer access is needed and approved by TTS.
 
Below is a list of digital tools that TTS supports which can be used in your teaching. Click on the links below to find out more about the technology, see examples of scholars using the technology, and to find out what level of support TTS offers around the technology.
 
Examples:
  • In Spring 2018 , Dr. Jennifer Ahern-Dodson, Assistant Professor of the Practice in Thompson Writing Program, had students use Social Feed Manager in her Understanding Student Activism course to help them explore how student activist groups utilize social media. Here is an example product from the class: MarchForOurLives Hashtag Analysis
  • In Spring 2018, Instructors Amanada Starling Gould (English - Acting Environmentally course) and Eli Myerhoff (Internatinal Comparative Studies - Global Protest course), worked with Drupal to begin a database of global social movement. Here’s a link to the site: https://socialmovements.trinity.duke.edu/.
  • In Fall 2018, Dr. Kristin Huffman, Lecturing Fellow of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, used Omeka and Neatline in her Art of Renaissance Venice course to have students map the art market in Renaissance Venice. The site can be found here: http://venice2018.trinity.duke.edu/
  • In Spring-Fall 2019 , Dr. Dominika Baran, Associate Professor of English/Linguisitcs, is using Omeka to have students in her Linguistic Landscapes course collect images of signs in the surrounding area to map and analyze the linguistic makeup of Raleigh-Durham. Here’s a link to the site: http://linguisticlandscapes.trinity.duke.edu/.

Available Applications

Analysis

ImagePlot
ImagePlot
TTS Support: Consult, Technical Guidance
ImagePlot is a free software tool that visualizes collections of images and video of any size
Neatline
Neatline
TTS Support: Consult, Technical Guidance, Hosting Service
Neatline allows scholars, students, and curators to tell stories with maps and timelines
Qgis
Qgis
TTS Support: Consult, Technical Guidance
Qgis is an open source software to create, edit, visualise, analyse and publish geospatial information on Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD

Collection

Lentil
Lentil
TTS Support: Consult, Technical Guidance, Hosting Service, Development Support
LENTIL IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO FACEBOOK CLOSING DOWN INSTAGRAM PUBLIC API ON DEC 11, 2018.
Omeka
Omeka
TTS Support: Consult, Technical Guidance, Hosting Service
Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform
Social Feed Manager
Social Feed Manager
TTS Support: Consult, Technical Guidance, Hosting Service, Development Support
Social Feed Manger is an application for harvesting tweets by Twitter users, locations, and hashtags

Publication

Drupal
Drupal
TTS Support: Consult, Technical Guidance, Hosting Service, Development Support
Drupal is content management software that is used to make many of the websites and applications you use every day
Geonode
Geonode
TTS Support: Consult, Technical Guidance, Hosting Service
GeoNode is a web-based application for uploading and sharing geospatial files like data files with latittude and longitude coordinates and georectified historical maps
Neatline
Neatline
TTS Support: Consult, Technical Guidance, Hosting Service
Neatline allows scholars, students, and curators to tell stories with maps and timelines
Omeka
Omeka
TTS Support: Consult, Technical Guidance, Hosting Service
Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform
Wordpress
Wordpress
TTS Support: Consult, Technical Guidance
Wordpress is an open source technology for creating websites or blogs