Instructional Tools Overview

Introduction

Instructional Tools Support manages a wide variety of tools that can be used to support student learning. Examples include plagiarism detection, polling, lecture capture, and more. After reading this article you should be more familiar with supported instructional products that the Office of Information Technology provides. 

Supported Instructional Tools

Exam Management

Tool Description Support Site

Respondus 4.0

  • Create and manage exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard.
  • Access to Respondus-compatible publisher test banks.
https://support.respondus.com/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/List/Index/1/respondus-40

Respondus LockDown Browser

  • Locks down the testing environment to prevent cheating.
  • Students are unable to copy, print, access other applications, or visit other websites during the exam.
https://support.respondus.com/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/List/Index/17/respondus-lockdown-browser

Respondus Monitor

  • Use student’s webcam and video analytics to prevent cheating during exams.
  • Records and analyzes student exam sessions.
  • Automated proctoring.
  • Can only be used in conjunction with LockDown Browser.
https://support.respondus.com/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/List/Index/26/respondus-monitor

 

 

Writing and Plagiarism:

Tool Description Support Site

SafeAssign

  • Compares submitted assignments against a set of academic papers to identify areas of overlap between the submitted assignment and existing works.
  • Provides originality report that includes detailed information about matches found between a student’s submitted paper and existing sources.
https://help.blackboard.com/SafeAssign

Turnitin

  • Prevent plagiarism by identifying unoriginal content using the largest database of submitted work and sources.
  • Provide feedback and grading using easy to use tools like the FeedBack Studio.
https://help.turnitin.com/Home.htm

 

 

Attendance

Tool Description Support Site

Qwickly Attendance

  • Take attendance that is automatically graded in the Grade Center.
  • Multiple ways to take attendance such as attendance list and student check-in using an PIN and countdown timer.
  • Send absence emails when students miss.
https://www.goqwickly.com/support/

 

 

Lecture Capture and Video Conferencing

Tool Description  

Yuja

  • Software-based and mobile capturing for recording classroom lectures.
  • Can also be used by students for creating videos for assignments and group work.
  • Provides analytics for instructors to see how students are progressing.
  • Create video quizzes from recorded content
  • No download required. Browser-based video conferencing.
  • Used for real-time video conferencing that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact.
  • Create online rooms to provide virtual office hours.
https://help.yuja.com/

Collaborate Ultra

  • No download required. Browser-based video conferencing.
  • Used for real-time video conferencing that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact.
  • Create online rooms to provide virtual office hours.
  • Breakout rooms, polling, and more.  
https://help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/Ultra

 

 

Polling

Tool Description Support Site

TurningPoint (Clickers)*

  • Create polls through web, PowerPoint, and schedule surveys and assessments.
  • Allows for anonymous polling for student responses with a mobile app or clicker.
https://www.turningtechnologies.com/training-and-support/

 

*TurningPoint by default is not included with Blackboard. Students will need to make a separate purchase to gain access to their services. 

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Article ID: 84330
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Mon 8/5/19 10:14 AM
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