Spark is a suite of communication and collaboration tools sponsored by UIT that are designed to enrich your teaching/learning experience. You can easily create online web pages and sites using a blog or a wiki to showcase your academic and co-curricular activities. Discuss ideas and materials, collect and share resources. You can link Spark tools to your Trunk course site as well.
Spark is available to all Tufts University faculty, staff and students.
|Blogs||Create an online journal with brief daily or weekly updates to document and share expertise, experiences, research, and resources with the Tufts community.|
|Wikis||Collaborate with others to create papers, document and collect resources for projects, and develop dynamic knowledgebases that grow with time.|
|Podcasts||Publish your Tufts-related podcast titles for others to subscribe to and download.|
|Forums||Create and participate in online discussions.|
|MediaMarkups||Annotate video and audio files for teaching and learning.|
|Maps||Create and share maps and georeferenced data|
You will need your Tufts Username (UTLN) and Tufts Password to use the majority of the functions within Spark, but some content is available without logging in.
Trunk is a web-based, course management program designed to facilitate teaching, learning, and assessment. The use of Trunk enables the sharing of knowledge and new models of collaboration within and across disciplines, at Tufts and beyond. Trunk enables instructors to provide students with course materials, discussion boards, and online quizzes. The degree to which Trunk is used in a course varies and some faculty members do not use Trunk at all. If you're enrolled in a course that uses Trunk, be sure to find out from your professor how Trunk will be used. Anyone with a Tufts Username (UTLN) and password can also create a project site; project sites can be used for many types of collaboration. Tufts and non-Tufts people can be added to project sites, and/or Tufts community members are able to find and join public sites.
You can access your Trunk courses at http://trunk.tufts.edu. You log in with your Tufts Username (UTLN) and password, the same credentials you use to sign into your Tufts email account or the computers in the Ginn Library and Mugar Lab.
You may be able to find the answers to your questions on the Trunk Support site which also contains self-study videos and other documentation. You can also send an email to the Trunk Support Team at email@example.com. In your message state what you need help with and include your Tufts Username and email address.
The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Center is a teaching and research facility funded, maintained, and supported by University Information Technology (UIT) to promote and facilitate GIS, remote sensing, cartography, and geographic research and analysis at Tufts University.
The GIS Center is equipped with a range of specialized hardware and software to enable users to input, analyze, and display spatial data. It is staffed with senior GIS staff and student lab assistants to aid GIS users from across the University. The GIS Center offers a wide range of services to Tufts students, faculty, and staff. Please see GIS Center Services for a complete description.
Please contact the staff at GIS for more information:
GIS Center Support
Patrick Florance, GIS Center Manager & Senior GIS Specialist
Barbara Parmenter, GIS Teaching & Research Consultant
The Ginn Library maintains a set of clickers and receivers that faculty can borrow for classroom use to poll students in a classroom in real-time. We will provide orientation to the iClicker software, please contact IT@Fletcher to reserve the clickers. Learn more information about iClickers here.
The Digital Design Studio (DDS), housed within Tisch’s Media Center, is a collaborative learning space for the creation of course-related multimedia projects including video, audio, imaging, and web publishing. The DDS primarily serves Arts, Sciences, and Engineering students and faculty. Students and faculty from other Tufts schools are welcome to use the facility as space permits.