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Instructor's Technology Toolkit

ITaP provides Purdue faculty with a selected suite of instructional technology tools that allow the enhancement of the student experience inside and outside the classroom.  Read more about how technology tools support Chickering and Gamson's Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education.

Course Management

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Blackboard Learn
Course management for Purdue campuses at
West Lafayette, Calumet, and North Central.

Canvas
Course management system in pilot at Purdue starting
Fall 2014.

LON-CAPA
Course Management System that offers a library of assessments and important STEM education tools.


Communication and Feedback

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Course Signals
Provides course performance feedback to students
based on multiple criteria.
Login to Signals

PassNote
Research-based feedback respository to assist faculty in student communication.

iClicker
Classroom response system offering ability for instructors to capture student participation and poll responses.

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Hotseat
Allows for backchannel discussions and polling both
inside and outside of the classroom.
Login to Hotseat
Gradient
A web-based writing tool that allows for organized and structured peer assessment of student writing skills.

Course Email Lists
Provides instructors with a single email address to allow for rapid communication with students.

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CoursEval
Web-based course evaluation software that replaces traditional paper bubble sheet evaluations.
Login to CoursEval


Collaboration

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Adobe Connect
Adobe Connect will be retired at the end of the Fall 2014 term and shut down on January 30, 2015.  Please view our transition information.
Adobe Connect Transition

WebEx
Web conferencing tool for instruction and collaboration at any time.  Also includes easy session recording and distribution of recorded content.
Log in to WebEx

Confluence Wiki
Enterprise-level wiki allowing for faculty and students to collaboratively create information on pages within a site.  includes ability to restrict pages if desired.
Log in to Confluence

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Mixable
Social learning tool incorporating ability to use common social networking tools allowing students to build their own learning network.
Log in to Mixable
xpLor
Learning Object Repository for Blackboard and other Learning Managment Systems.  Access xpLor through Blackboard Learn.


Multimedia Creation and Delivery

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Kaltura
Audio and video streaming server, with the ability to capture webcam video and screen recordings.  Available via Kaltura MediaSpace or Blackboard Learn.
Log in to Kaltura MediaSpace
Video Express
Self-service video recording labs located at multiple locations at the West Lafayette campus, and several other locations statewide.
Log in to Video Express
Camtasia Studio
Screen recording software and video production software.  Supports the creation of videos with embedded quizzes and export of video into multiple formats.

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SnagIt
Screen image capture software that can also record actions on a computer screen.  Features included editor allowing for image enhancement or annotation.
ITaP Audio/Visual Services
Provides faculty with leading edge audio/visual systems in the classrooms.  Offers additional services on request.
Video and Multimedia Production Services
Offers to faculty and staff a professional broadcast television studio, field recording, professional video editing, and more.


Survey Creation and Analysis

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Qualtrics
Web-based survey creation, collection, and analysis software.  Allows for creation of open surveys, panel surveys, and polling.
Login to Qualtrics


Assessment Creation, Management, and Badging

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Respondus
Software that allow for the offline creation of exams and quizzes that can then be uploaded directly to Blackboard, Canvas, or provided on paper.

Respondus LockDown Browser
Web browser that prevents students from using other resources on their computer during a Blackboard Learn exam or quiz.

Passport
Learning system that allows for the creation and awarding of customizable badges for students, training participants, and more!
Log in to Passport


Lecture Capture and Sharing

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BoilerCast
Lecture capture system present in many classrooms on campus, allowing for scheduled and automatic recordings and automatic upload to Blackboard.


Classroom and Computing Lab Technology

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Technology in the Classroom
Technology in the Classroom (TIC) sites host a number of technologies to directly support many types of instruction.

ITaP Computer Labs
Windows and Mac labs located in multiple locations on campus.  Labs feature a rich selection of software applications for faculty, staff, and student use.
Software Remote
Allows faculty, staff, and students to access a select number of applications from any location both on- and off-campus.

ITaP ATC

Assistive Technology Center
Promotes accessible technology to assist faculty, students, and staff with disabilities in achievement of their academic and professional goals.

 


eText Development

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eText
Electronic textbook project seeking to develop more affordable textbooks and improve the student experience.
 


Training

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ITaP Teaching and Learning Technologies
Providing training and workshops to faculty and staff via workshops, small group training, and 1:1 consulting.
Training Schedule

ITaP Student Trainers
Provide in-class and open workshops on common software products used by students.  Student Trainers also provide small group training and 1:1 consulting.
Open Workshop Schedule

Lynda.com
Rich web-based training resources covering topics including Microsoft Office, interpersonal communications, and more.
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