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Faculty Support

ATR (Academic Technology Resources) can provide instructional design guidance.  It is your course. We may be able to offer suggestions to improve navigation, student completion, or administration. 

Moodle courses created for faculty information.

Resources for Online Instruction, including instructional design, Zoom and more

Using Moodle 3.4

Panopto Informational Course

H5P Informational Course

What Is Academic Technology Resources and How Can They Help Me? Watch this brief interactive video to find out!

Quality Matters presented Busting Multi-media Myths: An Evidence-Based Approach to Quality Instructional Media by Stephen R. Crawford with the goal to help instructors create videos utilizing evidence-based data.

Online Orientation for Students

Check out this orientation for students. This is now an interactive Moodle course.  If a student is familiar with computers, the course will take less than 30 minutes. Students are able to self-enroll through the link in online student block in every course.

Below are resources provided to instructors.  This page is constantly being updated.  If you would like information on a topic not listed below, please contact Academic Technology Resources,, or 815.599.3411 and request support.

Free and Low Cost Tools

How to Enable Flash in Google Chrome

How to save to the Cloud

Video Playback Issues

Office 365, with a Highland email address, you may obtain a free copy of Office 365 by going to This license includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote plus additional classroom tools.  The Rosemary J. Shockey Bookstore also has licenses of Office 365 for purchase.  A five computer license $119.99 plus tax.

Workshops and Resources

  • MVCR Series – registration is open fall courses including accessibility and more.  Most courses have been or are in the process of being updated.

To see our video tutorials, click here and scroll to the bottom of the page or go to Services, Online Student Services, scrolling to the bottom. Titles include Adding Headers and/or Foots to Word 2013, Changing Line Spacing Word 2013, changing Margins in Word 2013, Information on Passwords and Password Resets, more being added constantly.  If there is a topic you would like added, please contact Academic Technology Resources, x3411.

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Frequently Asked Questions