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Emerging Media & Learning Technology in Higher Education

An overview of different tools and trends in emerging media and learning technologies as related to teaching and learning in higher education.

Center for Teaching & Learning Services for Faculty

The CTL Studio

The CTL Studio is a learning environment designed for creativity, innovation, and collaboration. As part of Otterbein’s Center for Teaching & Learning, it provides a faculty-focused, safe, and knowledge-rich space for pedagogical and design support.  The Studio features state of the art technologies that can support a wide range of learning goals and outcomes, but it's also an open location where informal visits are welcome. Drop by whenever you need a quick break, a hot beverage, or a few minutes of conversation.

  • To schedule a consultation at the CTL Studio, email

  • For more information about CTL programs and services, go to
  • Make sure you check out our calendar of events.

  • To learn more about digital media and learning technology, see our LibGuides for Faculty (some are featured below).

Learning Technology Support on Campus

Otterbein's learning technology infrastructure is supported jointly by Information Technology Services, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Library. Here is a breakdown of who to contact based on your support needs:

ePortfolio & Blackboard Collaborate: Contact the Center for Teaching & Learning ( | 614-823-1035).

Blackboard Learn: For pedagogical support and instructional design assistance, contact the CTL ( | 614-823-1035).

LibGuides: For help creating or using LibGuides in your courses, contact your Department Liason Librarian.

Blackboard Learn training & other technical issues: To request technical training in Blackboard Learn or if you experience technical issues that affect your use of the other systems on this list (e.g., software or network connection problems, etc.), contact the ITS Help Desk ( | 614-823-3100).

External Help Resources

Follow the links below to access vendor-provided support documentation for the different learning technologies available at Otterbein:

  • Blackboard Collaborate:
  • Blackboard Learn:
  • ePortfolio:
  • LibGuides:

CTL LibGuides for Faculty

For a complete list of our LibGuides, go to