Instructional Technology Updates

1 September 2023
By Wiebke Kuhn

Please be aware of these updates and additions to our instructional technology catalog:

Poll Everywhere

Carleton has purchased a license for Poll Everywhere, a student response system. If you are interested, please try it out.  Besides multiple choice options, Poll Everywhere also offers you such question types like word cloud, anonymous survey, clickable image, and a parallel open-ended question option, among others. Students will use their mobile devices, such as laptops, smartphones, or tablets, to participate. We will offer short workshops and other just-in-time materials.


We delayed the upgrade of Moodle from 3.11 to 4.2 to November 30, 2023. We will offer workshops for the new Moodle in early December. Stay posted for more info.

See also: Moodle Micro-Skills Tutorials.

Ally in Moodle

You can turn Ally on with a couple of clicks. Ally makes it easy for you to make your course materials accessible and for your students to access materials in multiple formats.


This time-saving online grading tool is improving its rubric feature.


You can now use Hypothesis to annotate Youtube videos, in addition to the previous web pages and pdf files. A tighter integration with JSTOR is now also possible.


Older Panopto videos that have not been viewed in 2 years will be automatically archived. If you know you want to use a video again, please make sure to start viewing it to reset its active clock. 

Google Bard

Please know that your Carleton Google account has Google Bard enabled. Read this AI article for more information about the opportunities, cautions, and community of practice around generative AI.


We reorganized the IdeaLab (Weitz 026) so that students, faculty and staff can use it as a collaborative space to innovate digitally. There are a few individual workstations, two collaboration spaces with wireless presentation, and a virtual reality corner. Please reserve the IdeaLab if you want to use it for an event or class. We are planning an Open House party soon.