Technology & tools

Course website on MiddCreate

This is our home on the web. We’ll use the site to share general information about the course, course content (including readings and videos), and instructions for each week. If you have a question about what you are supposed to be doing, when you are supposed to be doing it, or how you’re supposed to do it, go to the course site first.


This is our community space. We’ll use Teams for small group work, and to share what we’re thinking and finding. Dr. LW and Dr. C will also share key course info (announcements, etc.) via Teams. Learn more about Teams.

NOTE: we will be using Teams, and not Zoom, for our live video sessions during winter term.

This is our social annotation tool. We’ll be using to read and think together about several key texts this semester. There are several steps you’ll need to take to use in this course so be sure to check out the tool page for


We’ll be using Padlet for an ongoing assignment called the Exclusionary Design Wall of Shame. Padlet is a collaborative, multimedia brainstorming tool. Learn more about Padlet.

We know that with the pivot to remote and online learning during the pandemic, you may have had some positive, and maybe some not so positive, experiences with online learning. We are here to support all of you on your online learning journey. Online learning can be challenging. Please, if you are struggling with any aspect of this course, let us know as soon as possible so that we can work together to figure out how to best support your learning. You may also find some helpful resources in DLINQ’s Digital Student Resources, including the Remote Study Guide.