Classes at Reed use a variety of technologies to support teaching and learning.
Below are some notes on the technical aspects of computing at Reed that may be helpful for students. If you have questions, get in touch at email@example.com. If you encounter a system that is not working as expected (e.g. Moodle, Zoom), check the IT status page for outage news or contact us.
Covering basic technology needs
Technology for courses and beyond
Students at Reed use computers in almost every area of the curriculum. Every student should have a laptop with a currently supported operating system, capable of running Microsoft Office, email, modern web browser, and Zoom. (For more details, see technical recommendations from CUS.)
If you do not have access to a computer, Reed may be able to help. Read more about the Student Technology Equipment Program, or contact Taylor Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your situation and make arrangements. If you need to borrow a computer for a shorter period of time, you can check out a laptop from the Instructional Media Center (IMC) in the library.
In addition to the virtual labs, many commonly-used programs are accessible at downloads.reed.edu.
If you are in need of specialty software to complete your thesis or coursework, get in touch with us at email@example.com.
If you have questions about accessibility and the technologies used in your classes, get in touch with your professor and with Disability & Accessibility Resources.
Many courses at Reed use Moodle. Depending on the course, you might find a syllabus, e-reserves, assignments, quizzes, and other materials and activities on the Moodle course page. If you are new to Moodle at Reed, we have a short introduction to get you started.
Many courses at Reed use Panopto for viewing video and audio media. We have a brief overview of the tools in Panopto to get you started.
Reed IT provides general recommendations for safe computing as well as suggestions for safely maintaining access to Reed email and services while traveling.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any issues accessing course materials.