The Bread Loaf School of English

 

Computer & Technology Support and Contacts

Computer & Technology Support

Bread Loaf offers a number of electronic resources as well as computer labs and computer support staff at every campus. Faculty with questions about using any of these resources should contact Shel Sax or, for BreadNet, Caroline Eisner.

BreadNet

Bread Loaf has its own communications network, BreadNet, which is a course management tool, and also functions as an e-mail server, an electronic bulletin board, a site for class folders and conferences, and a communications site for the Bread Loaf community throughout the year.

  • BreadNet is the primary means of communication at Bread Loaf, especially among the Bread Loaf office, administration, faculty, staff, and students; we urge all employees to use BreadNet during the summer.
  • All Bread Loaf employees are provided with a BreadNet account (free of charge); our technology staff will help them install and learn the system. At registration, employees receive a current BreadNet Account Information sheet that outlines the basics of setting up an account and using BreadNet.
  • Employees will have a BreadNet username and password (which are different from their Middlebury ID and PIN (see Middlebury ID).
  • Anyone wishing to have outside e-mail forwarded to their BreadNet account must make arrangements through their own e-mail provider.
  • The Director of BreadNet, Caroline Eisner, is available (usually at a moment’s notice) to give online support to BreadNet users year-round.

The Course Hub

The Course Hub (integrated with the course management system Moodle) is an online site where information on Bread Loaf courses is posted.

  • The Course Hub will automatically create a website for every course taught at Bread Loaf before the summer session. The default website contains the catalog description of the course and the name of the instructor(s). At the start of the session, Bread Loaf will post course syllabi that faculty have submitted, if faculty have not already added these to the site.
  • Once the Hub is live (in May), instructors can add their own resources, including syllabi (in Word or PDF format), Electronic Reserves (ERes), a course blog or Moodle site, and/or useful links. If faculty use Electronic Reserves, the Library automatically creates the links to the readings from the Course Hub page.
  • To log into the Course Hub, faculty should go to http://courses.middlebury.edu and enter their Middlebury username and password, and follow the Course Hub link to access a list of all the courses they are teaching.
  • More information about the Course Hub can be found on the Course Hub page itself and on the LIS wiki (http://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/CourseHub).
  • For information about Moodle, see: Moodle: Quickstart Guide (http://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/Moodle_Quickstart) and (http://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/Moodle_FAQs). For online training, see http://go.middlebury.edu/lynda

Computer & Technology Contacts

Middlebury Help Desk
www.middlebury.edu/offices/technology/help/technology
802.443.2200 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (EST)

Bread Loaf Director of Technology
Shel Sax: shel_sax@breadnet.middlebury.edu

Director of BreadNet
Caroline Eisner: caroline_eisner@breadnet.middlebury.edu

Course Hub
http://courses.middlebury.edu/
http://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/CourseHub