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Faculty Center and eLearning

Learning Technologies

The following tools and technologies are available at Studio 6, eLearning's faculty/staff computer lab.

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Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Blackboard

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.

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Content Authoring

Adobe Presenter

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.

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Articulate Storyline

Advanced content creation software for creating engaging interactive courses. Advanced users can take advantage of Storyline's extensive features to create virtually any interaction imaginable.

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Articulate Studio

Create presentation-based courses quickly and easily right from within PowerPoint. Easily add assessments, interactions, and more to your slide-based e-learning content.

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Camtasia + Snagit

Powerful screen capture and video editing software that allows for the creation of software demonstrations, simulations, and presentations.

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Captivate

Create demonstrations, interactive simulations, branching scenarios, and quizzes to spice up your course - no programming experience needed.

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Microsoft Sway

Create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more. Where PowerPoint is meant for face-to-face environments, Sway is meant to be digested digitally.

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SoftChalk

Turn your course content into web-based lessons by combining audio, video, quizzes, and other interactive elements.

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Multimedia

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud offers the world's best creative tools to create and edit websites, graphics, photos, and more.

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Adobe Spark Suite

Adobe Spark is a suite of free, online tools that can be used to create simple infographics, stories, and animated videos.


Audacity

Record and edit sounds using this free, open source, cross-platform software.

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Cascade (faculty websites)

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.

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YouTube

Upload, share, and watch videos using this free video hosting website.

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Web Conferencing

Adobe Connect Meeting

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.


Zoom

Quickly hold web conference sessions in this light-weight conferencing tool. Use Zoom for virtual class sessions or online office hours.

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Student Response System

iClicker

iClicker is a fun, technology-based method for assessing students' knowledge, keeping their attention, providing immediate feedback, and encouraging all students to participate.

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Plagiarism

Turnitin

Turnitin is a suite of products designed to improve your students’ writing skills, provide opportunity for rich feedback, and discourage plagiarism by highlighting copied passages.

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Productivity

Google Drive

Google Drive is a suite of online collaboration and productivity software. Store files, share, and collaborate using basic word processing applications, spreadsheets, and more.

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Microsoft Office

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.

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