New Technologies

We are thrilled to offer a unified technology platform, onePratt, for students, faculty, and staff that provides a personalized set of design applications, information dashboards, and multiple channels for social engagement and collaboration all in one package.

  • onePratt Student and Faculty Communities aggregate all academic and support tools like Canvas, e-Portfolios, Google Suite, Advisement and Registration, Financial Information, Safety & Wellness, Student Life, as well as social spaces to connect with your peers or get any type of help needed. 

  • Launchpad, the new virtual lab environment provides students and faculty with access to all licensed software titles like the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Autodesk, ArcGIS, Rhino, Fusion360, etc. This cloud-based platform not only provides off-campus access but will also allow users to shift more computing cycles to the Launchpad platform rather than their own computer.

  • Production is the new job submission and fulfillment environment in which students have virtual access to output centers for 2D, 3D, cutting, and milling across both campuses. 

  • Canvas, a new Learning Management System (LMS), is being implemented. Resources are available through the Center for Teaching and Learning for faculty and students, including guides, video tutorials, and self-paced training.

  • Milanote: All students and faculty can now access Milanote, an easy-to-use tool to organize your ideas and projects into visual pin-up boards. With Milanote you can share work in real time, collaborate, and organize feedback. When logging in, select “Log in with Google” and sign in with your Pratt credentials.

Policies and Guidelines

New policies for field trips and internships are now available through the Center for Teaching and Learning. Faculty can also find updated guidance for recording and camera use in online classes.

Learning/Access Center

In preparation for fall 2020, the Learning/Access Center is meeting with registered students with disabilities to adjust their accommodations for new online formats and continuing remote tutoring and academic coaching for students enrolled in summer classes. The L/AC is meeting with students and their families to make plans for fall that best suit their circumstances. The L/AC is also providing virtual “incomplete boot camps" to assist students in finishing up previous coursework.

Telepresence Cloud Kit 

All community members should familiarize themselves with Pratt’s Telepresence Cloud Kit. It includes guidance on sharing and accessing files, video conferencing, sharing lectures, and collaborating on the cloud.

Library Services

In preparation for the fall 2020 semester, the Pratt Institute Libraries are adapting and improving services to better meet the research needs of students, faculty and staff.  While ensuring safe access to information means that more services and resources have moved online, the Libraries will also be providing a limited schedule for pickup appointments for those seeking to borrow physical materials.

Electronic reserves support

While health and safety constraints will prevent the in-house circulation of print reserves this fall, we will be providing support via additional scanning services. See our reserves procedures for more information.  

Integration of readings into Canvas LMS

Search for and add library resources directly to your courses within Canvas. This brief video demonstrates this new, easy to use feature.

Information literacy instruction

Librarians are available for customized information literacy instruction to support online learning. Find more information on remote learning support services here.

Reference services

Get research help via chat, email, and by appointment! Look for the "Ask a Librarian" pop up chat on the right side of the library’s webpage.  

PDF scanning

A “Request a PDF” button will let you request a scan of a book chapter or print article, which will be emailed to you within two business days. Launch - Tuesday, August 18.

No-contact pickup of books, DVDs

Links within your search results will allow you to select books and DVDs for scheduled, contact-free pickup, at both the Brooklyn and PMC libraries. Scheduled appointments for pickup will be between the hours of 10am-4pm, Monday - Friday. Launch -  Monday, August 24.

No-contact pickup of equipment

Audiovisual equipment will also be available for low-contact pickup. Scheduled appointments for pickup will be between the hours of 10am - 4pm, Monday - Friday.  Launch - Monday, September 14.

Special Collections and Archives

Materials held in the libraries’ special collections and archives will be available through scanning, video recordings, and a limited number of scheduled research appointments. For more information see the research guides for Special Collections and the Archives. In-person appointments begin Tuesday, September 7th.

Although the physical facilities are temporarily unavailable, the Pratt Institute Libraries are open and ready to serve you online with a wide range of collections and services!  For more information see our webpage, or email libref@pratt.edu.