The following tools and technologies are available at Studio 6, eLearning's faculty/staff computer lab. Accessibility information for these learning technologies can be found on our accessibility statements page.
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Learning Management Systems (LMS)
Blackboard can be used to supplement a traditional class, to support a hybrid or blended course, or as the main delivery structure for an online course. Organize learning materials and grades, communicate with students, and facilitate student interaction.
Adobe Presenter integrates with PowerPoint to produce interactive presentations. However, technical issues with the latest version of PowerPoint, and Adobe’s 2020 phase-out of Flash, limit the usefulness of this tool. If you are already using Adobe Presenter, eLearning will continue to support you. If you are not using Adobe Presenter but are interested in interactive presentations, at this time we are recommending Camtasia. You can also contact an instructional designer to talk about your needs and identify the best tools.
Faculty members can use Cascade for creating websites to list faculty bios, office hours, contact information, classes taught, accomplishments, publications, CV, etc. Note: Faculty Cascade sites are not recommended to post class materials; Blackboard is the preferred tool for this purpose.
Engage users in a web conference with a variety of tools such as instant polling, whiteboard, desktop sharing, audio and video conferencing, and chatting. Use Adobe Connect Meeting for virtual class sessions or online office hours.
Microsoft Office is the most popular and widely used suite of productivity software, including favorites like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Also take advantage of Cal Poly Pomona's Office 365 subscription, featuring online versions of your favorite apps, making it easy to share and collaborate.