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Teaching with Technology: Services for Instructors

Academic Computing provides faculty with training, support, and resources to help them incorporate technological tools into teaching and research.

October 2015 Moodle Updates 

The Instructional Media Lab has moved to the Du Bois Library.
Our new location: Room 765, Du Bois Library.
Regular Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Contact us:; 413-545-2823

We also have Moodle-related updates:
  • Moodle Course Requests for Winter/Spring 2015 open November 12;
  • Minor fixes/improvements to: Questionnaire; Assignment; Quickmail and McGraw Hill LTI.
For details, please visit our blog, Instruct@UMass.


IML Move and Moodle News September 2015

The Instructional Media Lab (IML) is moving to the Du Bois Library. Next week will be a short week in the Lab:

  • IML will be closed on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015  for the Columbus Day Holiday.
  • Closed on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 and Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 for moving (but we're available by phone and email).
  • On Tuesday, Oct. 20, we re-open in our new location: Room 765 on the 7th floor of the Du Bois Library. 
Moodle News:
  • Important Changes to Moodle Questionnaire Activity: It’s important to check your settings;
  • New UMass Libraries Course Materials Block is now available; 
  • International Phonetics Alphabet Filter Added;
  • Media Collection Activity Pilot is available; 
  • Other Fixes & Improvements. 
Please visit our blog, Instruct@UMass for complete details.

Lecture Capture at UMass Amherst

Lecture capture encompasses a range of technologies that provide instructors with the capacity to record content in their classrooms or on their own laptop or desktop. Recordings are available to students in a variety of digital formats.

UMass Amherst is offering lecture capture software and equipment from Echo360, a media capture technology company. For more information, please see Lecture Capture at UMass Amherst.

Want to learn more about Moodle?

Come to the IT Academic Computing Instructional Media Lab and get help with your Moodle needs from some of the most knowledgeable (and patient) people you will ever meet.

One-to-one appointments are available in the Instructional Media Lab in up to 2-hour blocks most weekdays. Contact us at or 413-545-2823 to schedule an appointment. Drop-ins are welcome on a space-available basis.

You can also learn more about Moodle and review our support documentation at:

Quick Links: Moodle | Clickers | Workshops  |  Instruct@UMass

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Last Updated: Nov. 06, 2015