Teaching Tools

Math and Science Tools

There are many software applications and technology tools used in the math and science departments here at St. Olaf. See here for links to tutorials and information about installing these applications.

RStudio Server Pro

RStudio Server is a web-based statistics package using the R programming language. Primarily used for St Olaf statistics courses. See this page for basic information about using RStudio Server Pro.


EndNote is a tool to help you organize your pdf’s, references and Works Cited pages.

Clickers and Polling

Clickers are small handheld devices that promote active learning in the classroom by allowing students to respond to interactive test, quizzes, surveys, review questions, and more

GIS and Mapping

GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems, which is a computer system used to store, display, and analyze spatial information.

3D Scanning

Read about how to get checked out on the DiSCO’s NextEngine 3D laser scanner, which can scan objects of any size, in full color, to an accuracy of .005″.

Academic Poster Design

Learn the foundations of poster design for academic purposes.

LinkedIn Learning Design Basics Playlist

Learn the basics of Graphic Design with topics ranging from the foundations of layout and composition to color and typography.

WordPress for Official College Sites, Course Sites & Individual Sites

WordPress is an open-source content management system that can be used to create websites, blogs, or a combination of the two.

Video Conferencing

We primarily support Google Hangouts Meet for video conferencing as this is a free video conferencing and screen-sharing tool that integrates with our existing St. Olaf google accounts.

(GoogleHangouts Meet , Skype)