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Additional instructional technologies:

 

Zoom

Zoom supports live, real-time lectures, presentations, and conversations with a wide range of tools such as 2-way audio; interactive whiteboard and desktop sharing; breakout rooms; video feeds; and session recording. Use Zoom to deliver live lectures or study sessions, host virtual office hours (VOH), demonstrate software, host guest speakers, and more. Import PowerPoint or images with easy to use tools. You can later convert your recordings to MP4 to upload to YouTube, or upload the recordings to your OneDrive and share with students on their desktop or mobile device. Both faculty and students can access Zoom sessions via mobile browser via Wi-Fi or cellular.

 

Blackboard Mobile Apps

Both faculty and students can access their courses using the corresponding role-based mobile app for iOS and Android. Faculty can upload media such as images or video, add documents from Google Drive, and create content by simply typing on the touch interface on the mobile device. Users can maintain communication on the go or out of town. For example, instructors can post announcements while students can check their grades. Instructors and students can both follow and participate in discussions.

 

Google Apps for Education

Google offers a cloud-based solution for email, calendar, video streaming, create/edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations in a collaborative, real-time editing environment. There is no cost to faculty or students to use Google.

 

Office 365

Both Faculty, Staff, and Students have online access to all Microsoft Office products, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel. ECU students, faculty and staff also have access to 1 terabyte of cloud storage through Microsoft Office 365 and its related OneDrive. Additional tools include Teams, Stream, Sway, and OneNote. 

Step by Step Video- how to save files to the Office 365 Cloud: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RWfhIZ?pid=ocpVideo0-innerdiv-oneplayer&postJsllMsg=true&maskLevel=20&market=en-us

 

 

OneNote Class Notebook

The OneNote Class Notebook is an app that will create a class notebook, which includes three types of sub-notebooks:

  • Student Notebooks — private notebooks that are shared between each teacher and their individual students. Teachers can access these notebooks at any time, but students cannot see other students’ notebooks.

  • Content Library — a notebook for teachers to share course materials with students. Teachers can add and edit its materials, but for students, the notebook is read-only.

  • Collaboration Space — a notebook for all students and the teacher in the class to share, organize, and collaborate.

 

Remind App

Remind App helps with communication anywhere. Test, two-way message, and build communication.

 

Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser secures the testing environment within the Blackboard. Students cannot print, copy, visit another website, or use other programs when they are using the secure browser. Once the test starts, students cannot leave until they submit it for a grade. If students try to take a test without the secure browser, they are blocked. CETL can provide a link for faculty to give to their classes, which is unique to ECU’s license. The recording of ECU's how-to for LockDown Browser can be accessed on YouTube.

 

Respondus Monitor

Respondus Monitor works with the LockDown Browser. It uses a student’s webcam to record the assessment session. Respondus Monitor enables online exams to be taken in non-proctored environments and deters students from accessing other resources during an exam (such as a phone, a second computer, etc.). It also ensures the right student is taking the exam, and that the student isn’t getting help from others. The recording of ECU's how-to for Respondus Monitor can be accessed via YouTube.

 

Respondus

Respondus 4.0 is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or exported for use in Blackboard. With Respondus, an instructor can create exams and assessments offline using a Windows interface. The application supports up to 15 question types, including calculated and algorithmic formats, and allows for the import of questions from MS Word.

 

Quality Matters

Quality Matters has created an Emergency Remote Instruction (ERI) Checklist to assist with academic continuity. 

 

Mathematica Online

  1. Create your WolframID (if you already have one please skip to Section 2 below)
    • Go to user.wolfram.com
    • New users who do NOT already have a WolframID will need to use the link at the bottom of the box which says "Don't have a Wolfram ID?" and click on "Create one."
    • Fill out form using your ECU email account only (gmail or other email addresses will not work)
    • Click "Create Wolfram ID"
    • Check your email and click the link to validate your WolframID
  2. Request access to Mathematica Online:

            There are also many useful resources with courses, tutorials and ways to use Mathematica on the Wolfram website:

 

Adobe Creative Cloud

Please follow the instructions below to enable access to Creative Cloud Desktop Apps on your personal device.

  1. Visit https://creativecloud.adobe.com and use your full ECU email address to sign in.
  2. If prompted, select “Company or School Account” and then enter your ECU password.
  3. From the Creative Cloud website, browse for and download your desired app. Click Apps on the top of the page to view all apps.

*Note that you must have administrative privileges on the device that you are trying to install to.  Users with ECU laptops already have administrator privileges.

For more information on how to download or install apps, see Download and Install Creative Cloud apps.

If you experience any issues with access, please contact the ECU helpdesk at (580)559-5884 or helpdesk@ecok.edu.