Instructional Development Support Center
Educational Technologies we are currently experimenting include but not limited to the following. Please see the CTL Educational Technology Demos Sign-up Form to sign up for upcoming educational technology demos.
- Tegrity – a lecture capture system that can capture instructor audio and any information presented through a computer, a laptop (including tablet), and peripheral devices such as a document camera. The resulting files would be available for student use via the web. Students can review the entire recorded course session, review certain chapters of the recording, or search and review a specific piece of information. This system is most beneficial for faculty who teach using a computer as a teaching tool to present information.
- Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor. Respondus LockDown Browser® is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser
they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading. Available for Windows, Mac and iOS. Check out the Lockdown Browser overview video at: http://respondus.com/products/ lockdown-browser/demos.shtml. Respondus Monitor works with LockDown Browser to enable students to take online exams in non-proctored environments. Students use their own computers with a standard webcam to record assessment sessions.
Google Hangouts is a unified communications service that allows members to initiate and participate in text, voice or video chats, either one-on-one or in a group. Hangouts are built into Google+ and Gmail, and mobile Hangouts apps are available for iOS and Android devices.
- Interactive projectors are a new technology that can turn any flat surface into an interactive whiteboard on which you can annotate. Epson BrightLink Pro 1430Wi integrates the utility of your whiteboard, projector and interactive display and easily connects to video conferencing equipment. It turns any surface into an interactive area on which you can annotate. Remote participants can use their mobile devices and write to the digital whiteboard in real time. Share notes easily; save, email or print directly - no PC or software required. Just turn it on and start writing with the pens or your fingers. A video presentation of this projector can be accessed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZyhjU2mLgI. Additional information about this projector can be accessed on Epson's site.
- Learning Catalytics is an advanced cloud-based student response system that you can use in lieu of clickers (such as TurningPoint and eInstruction clickers). Instructors push out questions to students via the web and students use their own web-enabled device (laptop, iPhone, iPad, iTouch, Kindle fire, Nook, etc.) to answer the questions. In addition to multiple-choice questions, you can use Learning Catalytics to ask questions in many open-ended formats, including graphical, numerical, algebraic, or textual questions.