Course Development: Technology Enhanced Learning Tools


Lecture Capture

Capturing course lectures (with full video or just your computer screen and audio) can be a great resource for increasing student engagement in a flexible format useful both on and off campus. Pre-recorded lectures can also maximize classroom learning time by introducing new content before students meet with you face-to-face, freeing up class time for active learning, teacher guidance, and meaningful discussion. This is one way to create a 'flipped classroom.'

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Respondus Lockdown & Monitor

FHSU currently supports two Respondus products and is piloting a third. Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment. Respondus LockDown Browser® is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard. When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading. Respondus Monitor® is a companion product for Lockdown Browser that enables institutions to protect the integrity of non-proctored, online exams.

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Yellowdig is an online social learning community that can be used within Blackboard. It has a modern, familiar feel that is similar to Facebook but more structured and course friendly. Yellowdig is a collaborative platform that promotes the importance of sharing ideas to build knowledge and reinforce learning. Students are awarded points for completing/receiving various tasks/feedback: posting, commenting, upvoting, and tagging-activities they are already familiar with. This significantly reduces the learning curve to get students up and running on the platform.



SafeAssign is a tool used to prevent plagiarism and to create opportunities to help students identify how to properly attribute sources rather than paraphrase. SafeAssign is effective as both a deterrent and an educational tool. SafeAssign compares submitted assignments against a set of sources to identify areas of overlap between the submitted assignment and existing works.

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Atomic Learning

FHSU is dedicated to bringing technology training to all learners on campus through this partnership. With Atomic Learning, schools can provide instructors, staff, and students 24/7 access to technology training resources. Featuring a guided, step-by-step path through online workshops on topics from APA and MLA to blogging and online discussions, Atomic Learning provides valuable educational resources as well as just-in-time training and support on over 215 applications.

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Qwickly is a Blackboard building block that allows educators to conveniently-and quickly!-communicate with their students-one course or multiple courses at a time, without logging into each individual course on Blackboard. Their four big features include customizing course availability, posting announcements, sending email, and setting a reminder of which courses need assignments graded. Qwickly is designed around the user, giving instructors access to tools they use frequently and repeatedly. Instead of having to drill down several layers into each course to complete a common task, instructors can get started on the same task from the home screen in just a click.

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