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Resources for Educators

CTPD: Faculty and Staff Services
  • Online Course Support

    Need help with developing a course in Canvas? The Center can help with course development, Canvas, and much more! Call 217-234-5261 or email to schedule an appointment with the Center staff. Online tutorials for Canvas can be found on the tutorials page.

  • Workshops

    Workshops are held on staff development days and throughout the year. Workshops can be found on the E-Train system found in IRIS. For more information about E-Train and how to register for sessions, download the E-Train Tutorial (pdf) or log into IRIS.

  • Tutorials

    The Center has created some tutorials for the technology offered on campus.

  • Teaching Resources

    The Center has compiled a list of on-campus and offsite teaching resources.

  • Equipment and Services Available

    The Center has the following hardware available for checkout:

    • Digital Cameras and Camcorders
    • Laptops
    • Projectors
    • Tablets

    The Center also provides many services to faculty and staff. The following equipment and services are available: If you need CD/DVD duplication, video production, or web development, you must inform the Center staff at least 6 weeks before you need these materials.

    • Scanner
      Can scan photos and text documents
    • CD/DVD Duplication
      The Center as a CD/DVD duplicator and can duplicate discs very quickly
    • Video Production
      The Center can help you produce video and prepare it for the web or your online course
    • Web Development
      We can help you develop web pages or applications for your department or online course
  • Faculty Lab

    The faculty lab has the following software available:

    • Camtasia
      Can be used to create movie tutorials on using other software (available on laptops)
    • Premiere
      Professional video editing and DVD authoring
    • Audition
      Audio editing software
    • Photoshop
      Graphics and photo editing software
    • Respondus
      Software for creating exams to be published in Canvas
    • StudyMate
      Software for creating fun quizzes and flash cards
    • Microsoft Office
      Includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, FrontPage, and Publisher