IT Learning Spaces – Handy Info for New Faculty

To new faculty on campus – welcome to OU! In an effort to make your teaching experience as meaningful (and painless) as possible, we’ve consolidated various information regarding campus learning spaces on our website. Here is a guide to that information.

Learning Management

  • Click on this link for information about D2L, iTunes U, student photo rosters, and Post-IT.
  • Post-IT is a quick/easy tool for sharing large files (up to 1GB) with anyone!


The IT Learning Spaces team supports technology in over 150 classrooms on the Norman campus.  Many of these rooms have seen recent renovations, and include standardized technology that is intuitive, familiar, and reliable.

  • In the “technology listing by room” section is a link to the classroom inventory spreadsheet.  This spreadsheet is an accurate account of the technology that is available in each of the campus’ centrally scheduled classrooms.
  • Know what classes you’ll be teaching next semester?  Consult this spreadsheet as quickly as possible, and contact the Office of Classroom Management to reserve your room of choice.
  • We are confident that most of the technology integrated into our classrooms is easy enough for anybody to use!  Still have questions?  We offer a plethora of online guidance, including online training videos, a classroom control simulator, and a standard classroom quick start guide.

Computer Labs

The IT Learning Spaces team also supports almost 1000 computers in over 40 campus computer labs.  Five of these labs have staffed IT support and are open late hours (some 24/7).  The rest are departmentally owned and can be used by faculty to teach classes that require high-speed internet, powerful computing, and specialized software.

  • Faculty can request software additions be made to a particular lab.  Typical requests must be submitted 2 months prior to the start of the next semester.  Requests submitted for the current semester are handled in the order that they are received.  Please submit requests by logging into and clicking on the “Lab Software Request” underneath “Service Desk” – “Resources”.

Academic Technology Expo, 2013

We’re currently in the planning phases of the second annual Academic Technology Expo.  This event is a great opportunity for campus faculty to learn about various innovations in higher education, watch fellow faculty demonstrate successful uses of technology in their classrooms, and make face-to-face connections with campus technical staff.  Be on the lookout – more information coming soon!

In the meantime, check out last year’s event.

Jeremy Hessman