Across the Distance

One of the greatest affordances of the digital world is the ability to stay connected to one another. The internet...

A verse, a tweet and an invitation – Bob’s Reflection on Collaboration and Distance

Greetings from the the Digital Learning Commons at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California! We are looking...

Moodle to Canvas: Language Assessment Transitions

With Middlebury’s recent institution-wide transition to a new Learning Management System (LMS), many instructors as well as programs have worked diligently...

Envisioning Distance Collaboration

Welcoming. Creating space. Participation and collaboration. Inclusiveness. The Middlebury ecosystem—the College, the Institute, the Language Schools, Bread Loaf School of...

The Rutabaga: What to Do with the Digital

The rutabaga. Also known as swede, or neep, part of the mustard seed—or brassica—family of vegetables. Closely related to turnips...

Postcards from Portland: Work and Collaboration at a Distance

Tea time is at 10:00 AM. Closing time is around 6:00 PM. I have lunch meetings at 3:00, and breakfast...

Announcing MiddCreate

It’s official! MiddCreate is live! What is MiddCreate, you ask? MiddCreate allows Middlebury students, faculty, and staff to create a...

Bringing digital humanities tools to your classroom

Recently, I had the privilege to present with Dr. Florence Feiereisen (Department of German) at the CTLR Writing and Teaching Retreat. We talked...

Canvas: Creating audio playback in quizzes (w/o audio controls)

Post written by Andrea Narciso, summer intern for the Office of Digital Learning This summer, I worked  as an intern...

Small dollhouse figure of a man sitting on a sand-colored beanbag.

Bean Bags in the LMS

Recently, I spoke with an English teacher at the University of Dayton who despaired over the cold, sterile environment the...

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