About: Center for Instructional Technology in Education
The Center for Instructional Technology in Education (CITE) is a resource center where faculty can go to learn about, experiment with, and get advice and assistance with a variety of instructional technology tools. The CITE may be best known as the place to get assistance with NMU's online course management system, NMU EduCat™. It is also a "faculty sandbox" for a variety of other hardware and software that can be used to enhance teaching and learning online and in classrooms.
Have an idea for using instructional software in your course but aren't sure how to make it happen? We'd like to help you figure it out. Looking for an idea? Come by and we'll brainstorm with you! Appointments are not necessary; please stop by at your convenience. However, if you want to consult with a non-student staff member you may want to call ahead to check on availability.
In addition to providing hands-on assistance to faculty, CITE staff also provide limited course building services. These include:
- Loading assessments (quizzes and exams) into the course management system.
- Multiple choice quizzes may be created using Microsoft Word as long as the specific format is followed (see below).
- E-mail the file as an attachment to email@example.com.
- The CITE staff will then take the .doc or .docx file and then loaded into the specified EduCat course using a phaser program. An example of the needed format is listed below:
01. The capitol of the United States is
*d. Washington D.C.
02. The president of NMU is
a. Barack Obama
b. Uncle Sam
*c. Les Wong
d. Clint Eastwood
The format includes:
- No auto format in Word, all lines must be left justified.
- No line space after the question text.
- An asterisk " * " before the identifier for the correct answer.
- Only 1 line space between questions.
- A minimum of one week's notice prior to the exam date is required. For mid-term and final exams, two weeks' notice is requested. Faculty are responsible for verifying the content of the posted assessments prior to the exam date.
- Adding content and links provided by faculty to their courses.
- Note: All copyrighted content must go through the reserves process, managed by the Olson Library, before it can be placed online.