The library provides services to support classroom teaching, research and other special projects. We explore new technologies, evaluate usefulness at William Mitchell and promote use. We can help you stay abreast of current trends in educational technology by providing training at faculty workshops or individually designed training sessions. We work closely with the IT department (including multimedia) to make sure that your teaching experience is successful. Lindsay Matts, our educational technologist, is happy to help in any way that she can.
William Mitchell College of Law is a member of CALI, Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction. CALI is a consortium that offers more than 800 interactive lessons in 30 areas of legal education. These lessons are useful as study aids, practice exams, or class exercises. Lessons can be run from the CALI Web site, downloaded to your own computer, or played through Blackboard Web Courses. As a CALI member we are also encouraged to use CALI Author to create CALI Lessons. We have access to Medianotes – a video annotating software, Classcaster – a blogging and podcasting software, Instapoll – a polling software and the eLangdell project - an e-book project.
To access CALI’s materials you need to create your own account at the CALI Web site, with your personal password. However, before you can create your account, you will need an Authorization Code identifying you as faculty, staff or student at Mitchell. You may obtain your Authorization Code from the Reference Librarians or Lindsay Matts.