8 Things Faculty Can Do at the Learning Innovations & Design Desk

Posted on: May 3, 2024

The Learning Innovations & Design Desk in Rose Library has been open for a year. If you haven’t stopped by yet, come see what you’re missing!

Get Walk-in Help with Canvas 

Want help organizing your course in Canvas or making the most of features like Canvas Studio, Reading List, Gradescope, or other applications that can make your teaching easier and more effective? Schedule a meeting with us…or just walk in!

Request Help with Creating Instructional Video or Audio 

Want help creating a video, podcast, or an assignment for your students that involves technology? The Learning Innovations & Design Desk is a great place to start! We have teams to help with audio and video production, teaching with technology, and more! 

Connect with Our Instructional Designers

Looking for other experienced faculty who can help you design a course or assignment? Having trouble keeping a large class engaged? Request a consultation with an instructional design expert who is eager to help!

Visit to The Makery to Use Cricut Cutters, 3D Printers, and More

Whenever The Makery is open, you are welcome to stop by to use our crafting supplies, scanners, button makers, Cricut cutters, 3D printers, and more. 

Make an Appointment with The Makery to Use Laser Cutters, Sewing Machines, and More

Our staff at the Learning Innovations & Design Desk can help you make an appointment for training on our sewing machine or electronics and programming workbench. Our laser cutters, audio recording room, embroidery machine, and virtual reality room are also available by appointment.

Reserve Our 3D Printing Classroom, 3SPACE

Stop by the Learning Innovations & Design Desk or reach out online if you want to learn more about reserving 3SPACE, the nation’s first general education 3D printing classroom, for your class.

Get Help with Classroom Technology and Equipment

Need help with a projector, microphone, document camera, or other classroom technology? We can help you with your technology setup for in-person, virtual, or hybrid classes. 

Check Out Equipment

Borrow a microphone, tripod, external hard drive, projector, or audiovisual equipment at the Learning Innovations & Design desk. Equipment loans are available for both professional and personal projects. We are here to support your creativity both inside and outside the classroom.

These are just a few of the things you can do in person or online at the Learning Innovations & Design Desk, your source for educational technology and instructional design expertise at JMU. If you have an idea for another way we can collaborate, stop by anytime during the desk’s open hours. We look forward to partnering with you!

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