Technology + Innovation

Technology available for all faculty

The following tools are available through the college’s Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas. ET+ I and ITS have shared responsibility for these tools. Feel free to reach out to either team with any questions (located under Get Support)

  • Canvas Studio – video repository for any recorded videos shared through Canvas (Studio Canvas Community)
  • DesignPLUS – Canvas plug-in tool that helps with creating higher quality page designs
  • Simple Syllabus – syllabus management system that displays within Canvas 
  • Turnitin – plagiarism detection (Turnitin Knowledgebase)
  • UDOIT – increase the accessibility of your Canvas content (UDOIT Knowledgebase)
  • Watermark – course evaluations surveys (Watermark Support)

The following tools are accessible through the Access Manager. Information Technology Services (ITS) describes how to access the following tools that are available to faculty and students on their Software at CCS page.

  • Google Workspace (Docs, Presentations, YouTube, etc.)
  • Zoom
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Autodesk
  • Microsoft Office 365 (students)

Recording Studio


The faculty recording studio is designed to support faculty in enhancing their teaching experience across all modalities. Whether for in-person, online, or blended learning environments, the studio offers a comfortable setting for creating high-quality video content tailored to the diverse needs of the courses.


Ford Campus, Yamasaki Lower Level, in the space with ET+I and ITS.

Book an Appointment

The recording studio is available to all faculty members and can be booked in advance. Use the Recording Studio Booking form to indicate your recording needs and schedule a time to visit.

Faculty Recording Studio Request Form


  • High-Quality Equipment: Equipped with cameras, lighting, and sound systems to ensure a quality video production.
  • Ease of Use: Designed with faculty in mind, the studio offers user-friendly technology that doesn’t require extensive technical knowledge.
  • Versatile Space: Suitable for various types of recordings, including introductory videos, demonstrations, lectures, and more.
  • Technical Support: On-site assistance is available to guide faculty through the recording process and provide technical support as needed.
  • Editing Services: Post-production services may be available to edit and enhance the videos, making them ready for integration into online classes.

Types of Shots

Recording Options in the Faculty Studio:

  • Medium Shot: Capture yourself from the waist up, allowing for natural gestures and audience connection. Perfect for presentations and lectures.
  • Top Down: Showcase your work area or demonstrate tasks with a clear overhead view. Ideal for writing on whiteboards or showing objects.
  • eGlass: See your notes or prompts discreetly on a transparent screen while maintaining natural delivery. Perfect for presentations with prepared material.
  • Screen Recording: Share your computer screen directly, ideal for software demos, online lectures, or showcasing presentations.
  • Close-up: Emphasize your emotions and expressions with a focused shot on your face. Great for conveying passion and highlighting key points.
  • Multiple Camera Angles: Increase dynamism and engagement by recording from different positions or capturing audience reactions.
  • Virtual Backgrounds: Enhance professionalism and add visual interest with a virtual environment replacing your real background.

Additional Content:

While we are unable to record other shot types directly in the studio, you can provide us with:

  • Audio-only recordings for lectures or podcasts.
  • Pre-recorded screen shares with annotations.
  • Live streams for your online audience.
  • B-roll footage for visual interest and context.
  • Wide shots and moving shots for specific needs.

By providing this recording studio, CCS reinforces its commitment to innovative and engaging teaching practices across all modalities. Faculty members are encouraged to utilize this resource to enrich their teaching methods and provide students with a dynamic and immersive learning experience.

Exploring New Tools or Approaches to Teaching

Are you intrigued by the idea of integrating innovative tools into your teaching methods? Do you wish to delve into diverse techniques to amplify student engagement? If you’re eager to explore fresh approaches or technologies and have concepts in mind, we invite you to share them with us. We would like to discuss these ideas with you to see how we can help.

Email us at or call us at 313.664.1427.

Also, if you are interested in having us visit your class to discuss educational technology recommendations, please email or call us.