Welcome to Learning Technologies at Emporia State University. We are tasked with supporting educational technologies for faculty, staff, and students. Some of our services include: classroom support, video services, course design, research, 3D printing, class presentations, workshops, and training opportunities. Plus more! To get started, choose a service below:

Course Design Canvas


Learning Spaces Classrooms Research Events i3 Grants makerspace


Canvas Video





i3 Grants



Instructional Designers can help with course design for face-to-face, online and hybrid courses. Instructional Designers work collaboratively

Dr. Stephens demonstrates Lightboard

with faculty to help develop course materials. The Learning Technologies Departmental approach is to support each instructor and giving them the tools needed to be successful in course delivery. Learning Technologies provides a variety of instructional design support and development ranging from online to face-to-face and hybrid classes. Our team is Quality Matters Peer Review and Online Facilitator Certified. We also have staff who are Google Apps for Education Certified and can assist you in developing courses using Google technologies.

If you have an instructional methodology that you are wanting to implement, please contact one of the three instructional designers to get started. Our mission is to help you meet your students needs through course delivery. Here are some helpful resources where you can find additional information about our services:


MERLOT Library
Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching(MERLOT)is a leading edge, user-centered, searchable collection of peer reviewed and selected higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services.

A website whose "mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology," the Educause website contains information, resources, and a community area for higher education professionals and information. Emporia State University has a site license to ECAR. Set up your account by accessing Educause's registration page. Be sure to use your emporia.edu e-mail address to set up the account. 

Part of Educause, ECAR (Educause Center for Applied Research) has a goal of "fostering informed decision making on matters related to the application and use of information technology in higher education. Access to ECAR research is available through institutional and corporate subscription, sponsorship, and purchase. Some materials, such as the survey instruments used for our research, are publicly available from this Web site." As above, if you've created an account with Educause, you will have access to the materials and research contained on this site.

Educator's Reference Desk
"The Educator's Reference Desk builds on over a quarter century of experience providing high-quality resources and services to the education community. From the Information Institute of Syracuse, the people who created AskERIC, the Gateway to Educational Materials, and the Virtual Reference Desk, the Educator's Reference Desk brings you the resources you have come to depend on. 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses.

United States Library of Congress Copyright Office
The Library of Congress Copyright website provides information on all aspects of copyright, including a section including frequently asked questions (FAQs), copyright basics, and taking the mystery out of copyright for students and teachers. You may link to the Electronic Copyright Office to register a work from this site.

Association for Educational Communication and Technology
The AECT "is a professional association of thousands of educators and others whose activities are directed toward improving instruction through technology. AECT members may be found in colleges and universities; in the Armed Forces and industry; in museums, libraries, and hospitals; in the many places where educational change is underway. AECT members carry out a wide range of responsibilities in the study, planning, application, and production of communications media for instruction." See the fee structure for AECT dues here.

Creative Commons
A nonprofit organization that increases sharing and improves collaboration, Creative Commons works "to increase the amount of creativity (cultural, educational, and scientific content) in “the commons” — the body of work that is available to the public for free and legal sharing, use, re-purposing, and remixing. Our tools give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions to their creative work."

Our Instructional Design Team:

Specializing in Canvas support, Mark Summey - msummey@emporia.edu

Specializing in Research, New and Emerging Technologies, Anna J. Catterson, Ph.D. - acatters@emporia.edu

Specializing in K-12 Education, Kristy Duggan - kduggan1@emporia.edu