eLearning Tools and Applications
Blackboard Collaborate/Online Room is a web conferencing tool added to CougarVIEW that will allow you to hold live and interactive presentation classroom sessions with your students, or record them for later playback. The tool allows for voice and video communication, sharing of (applications, files, websites and desktop), private and public chat, breakout rooms, and guest participation.
Camtasia by TechSmith is software available for Microsoft Windows and Mac/Apple environment that allows you to record, edit, produce and share instructional and training videos. There are many reasons you may want to incorporate videos into your course such as engaging student with customized presentations or flipping your classroom and allowing students to watch lecture outside class time.
More than just a repository for storing and streaming videos, Kaltura also is a great tool for live streaming, lecture capture, creating playlists, editing videos, and inserting interactive content like quizzes into existing video. It also supports adding Digital Rights Management (DRM) to your content to protect it from unauthorized use.
Articulate Storyline 2
Articulate Storyline 2 is a suite of eLearning authoring software that allows you to create highly interactive content that can be produced into various format such as HTML5/Flash. It allows text editing, importing from PowerPoint, the creation of interactive slides, and more. Articulate Storyline 2 also includes a full set of tools to ensure your newly created content follows all accessibility guidelines.
Adobe Captivate 8
Adobe Captivate is an eLearning authoring software allowing you to create highly interactive content that can be produced into various format such as HTML5/Flash. Adobe Captivate helps create responsive eLearning content that can be displayed on a wide range of platforms, including tablets and and mobile devices.
Respondus is a software tool that allows you to retrieve, create and publish exam, assessments, and surveys from CougarVIEW (Brightspace by D2L). Respondus will allow a user to upload questions from text files and other documents and can convert test banks into quizzes for easy upload into CougarVIEW.
Create engaging, animated videos that bring a touch of excitement while grabbing the attention of your students in a strong learning environment. This learning tool is designed for educational professionals and students to create fun engaging content to increase learning using all three major adult learning modes.
Atomic Learning is an online technology training and professional development tool that uses a digital content library of more than 1,500 hours of online professional development and learning resources consisting of over 60,000 video tutorials. The Atomic Learning library contains many useful tutorials and training modules for higher education, including topics like plagiarism, developing good study habits, and thriving in online courses.
SoftChalk is a tool that allows instructors to create, manage, and share rich interactive, and engaging online instructional content. Content can be uploaded directly to your CougarVIEW course. Interactive activities such as games, self-assessments, puzzles, and flashcards can be created and embedded directly within your CougarVIEW content.
Using Adobe Flash, upload, share and present audio files and video's. Replace text-only discussions to interactive lectures by inserting comments and activities on VoiceThread slides using various commenting options: microphone, webcam, audio-files. Have interactive assignments in VoiceThread, and have the grades link to CougarVIEW to reduce double grade entry.
Other External Learning Tools and eLearning Applications
Columbus State University has a suite of external learning tools that are intergrated with CougarVIEW (Brightspace by D2L) to provide a seamless experience for students. These can be assessed from inside CougarVIEW, using the external learning tools function in Brightspace. Some tools may also require additional configuration or purchase to fully function.
Use the links below to access instructions that will help you add tools to your courses:
- Follet Faculty Discover
- GALILEO Widget
- Pearson MyLab
- Ebsco Curriculum Builder
- Films on Demand
- MacMillan Higher Education
- McGraw-Hill Connect
- DubLabs Mobile App
- Respondus LockDown Browser
- TurnItIn Guides
- zyBooks Integrations