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What is It?
Trunk is Tufts’ new online environment designed to facilitate teaching, learning, and assessment at Tufts. The use of Trunk will enable the sharing of knowledge and new models of collaboration within and across disciplines, at Tufts and beyond.
Trunk offers two types of sites, Course and Project. Course sites are automatically created based on Tufts Student Information System (SIS) and are currently available on the Medford campus. If your courses are officially registered at SIS, you will have access to your courses and registered students already. Project sites are available for all Tufts users. Not only can you create project sites on your own to teach your courses but also use them for any other scholarly activities including grant-funded research projects, scholarly collaborations, dissertation and tenure review committees, and departmental meetings.
Trunk is being implemented university-wide in three phases. To learn more about the Trunk Implementation Phases and its availability at your school, click here.
How Can I Use It in Teaching?
Trunk supports your teaching, learning and scholarly activities both inside and outside the classroom with the following capabilities:
- Content Creation and Distribution
- Assignment Collection and Grading
- Communication with Your Students
- Group Collaboration such as Discussion Board Forums
- Assessment with Polls, Quizzes, and Surveys
- And Much More
If you have any questions about how to use Trunk and how to best incorporate it into your own teaching and learning, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where Can I Access It?
You can access the Trunk site at trunk.tufts.edu with your UTLN username and password.
Where Can I Get Support?
There are four different ways to get support on Trunk.
- Send an email to email@example.com
- Call during business hours: 617-627-4848 (7-4UIT)
- Drop-in Consultation Desk in the Tisch Library Digital Design Studio
- Use the live chat box at the Trunk Support site
There is a comprehensive set of help resources on the Trunk Support site: sites.tufts.edu/trunksupport.