IS&T has outfitted a set of classrooms for a pre-scheduled lightweight lecture capture pilot. Instructors may sign up for the pilot to have their lecture recorded during the fall 2021 semester.
Find Athena clusters. Request a course locker. Educational software and tools help you teach and learn.
Virtual Computer Labs are available to faculty, instructors, and Department, Lab, and Center (DLC) IT support providers for deployment as virtual Athena Ubuntu 18.0.4 or Windows 10 machines for an MIT class of up to 100 students for the duration of a single academic term.
NOTE: This service is in beta. Virtual Labs will be provisioned on a first come first served basis. During this beta period, IS&T may not be able to accommodate all requests immediately if demand exceeds expectations.
Poll Everywhere is a dynamic online polling platform that allows participants to respond in real-time to presenter-generated questions.
LabArchives is a cloud-based electronic lab notebook (ELN).
MIT primarily uses the Canvas platform for learning and course management.
IS&T maintains a limited pool of computing equipment available for loan to MIT students, faculty, and staff who do not possess equipment with which to learn or teach remotely. Note that there are separate options and loan request forms for students and for faculty and staff. Allow one to two weeks for delivery.
Athena is an academic computing environment provided to the MIT community in the form of remote access servers (known as the “dialups”), a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and Pharos, a hold-and-release service for printers distributed across campus.
An Athena locker is a directory (aka: folder) on the Athena filesystem. IS&T creates lockers for official MIT courses, UROP projects, student living groups, ASA recognized student activities and MIT organizations (including administrative offices, academic departments, programs, and lab or research groups).