The Indiana Humanities Council is one of our original partners with the EPIC project, starting in 2006. The IHC developed the smartDESKTOP, which was later adopted by the Indiana Department of Education as the Teachers’ Portal of Indiana.

We used the smartDESKTOP as the EPIC collaboration environment in 2006-07 but we have since changed our main collaboration space to be Ball State’s Blackboard environment. This allows us to more seamlessly support our graduate credit options for EPIC teachers. However, EPIC maintains a community within the smartDESKTOP and we highly recommend the smartDESKTOP to all teachers as an online environment for curriculum, assessment, and professional productivity. EPIC continues to support the Resource Connection in the smartDESKTOP.

Teachers can use the smartDESKTOP for free. Create an account and log in at:

www.smartdesktop.org

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