Office of Instructional Technology

Office of Instructional Technology

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We are Point Loma Nazarene University’s Office of Instructional Technology (OIT). We exist to nurture technology literacy among faculty so they can implement appropriate uses of technology to enhance the quality of teaching and learning at PLNU. Our vision is to provide excellent training and consultation services for faculty using both classroom and online instructional technologies.

Staff members receiving training from an instructor in a classroom setting. Office of Instructional Technology


OIT offers training and support for various instructional technologies such as Canvas (PLNU’s Learning Management System or LMS), polling technologies, web conferencing, and other Web 2.0 technologies

To take advantage of our training opportunities, you may refer to our calendar for in person training, or select from the online tutorials and resources available using the drop down menu options in the upper right corner of this website.

Staff member receiving one-pon-one ipad training in a classroom setting. Office of Instructional Technology


We provide both instructional design and technical consultation services. Whether you want to brainstorm pedagogical solutions for learning needs, or would like help sorting through complex technical solutions we can assist. To schedule a consultation, please email oit@pointloma.edu

 Office of Instructional Technology

One-On-One Assistance

Our staff, which includes Star Technology Assistance Resource (STARs), are available to meet with you individually to implement any number of instructional technologies.  To make an appointment, email oit@pointloma.edu.

Faculty Development

We offer two primary faculty development programs. These programs include:

Canvas: Extreme Makeover

Faculty Learning Community for Technology Users

In order to participate in one of these faculty development opportunities, please contact Katie Jacobson at katiejacobson@pointloma.edu

There is also training for faculty desiring to teach in a hybrid or online course through the Online Facilitation Certification Course (OFCC) self-paced study course. Please contact Donna Marvel at dmarvel@pointloma.edu for information about this course.