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Below is a list of readily available and supported learning technologies currently available at Stevenson University:

Blackboard Learning Management System

Resource Page

Tool

Description

Asynchronous, Synchronous or Both

Instructional Use

Difficulty of Use

Bb Announcements

Announcements are an ideal tool for facilitating communication with students concerning time-sensitive material such as reminders about upcoming due dates, changes in the syllabus, and corrections or clarifications of material.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFsPszU0l1k

Asynchronous

Communication

Low

Bb Assignments

Assignments allow faculty members to create coursework and manage the grades and feedback for each student separately.

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Assignments/Create_and_Edit_Assignments

Asynchronous

Assessment

Low

Bb Blogs

A Blog is a personal online journal that is frequently updated and intended for general public consumption.

https://youtu.be/joTBOkuv2Po

Asynchronous

Assessment, Collaboration

Low to Medium

Bb Content

Numerous options exist for storing and deploying course content in Blackboard including Item, Files, Folders, Learning Modules and Web links.

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Course_Content/Create_Content

Asynchronous

Content

Low

Bb Discussion

The Discussion Board is a tool for sharing thoughts and ideas about class materials asynchronously.

https://youtu.be/2PqHFhtlUuQ

Asynchronous

Assessment, Collaboration, Communication

Low

Bb Grade Center

The Grade Center includes features to communicate and share assessment data directly with students, parents, and institutional administrators. Feedback can include comments, rubrics, web link, file attachments and audio.

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Grade/Navigate_Grading

Asynchronous

Communication

Low to High

Bb Groups

The Groups tool allows faculty members to organize students into groups of any size. Faculty members can provide communication and collaboration tools that only Group members can access.

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Interact/Course_Groups/Create_Groups

Asynchronous

Assessment, Collaboration, Content

Medium

Bb Journals

A Journal is a self-reflective tool for students.

https://youtu.be/jnE3knqb-bc

Asynchronous

Assessment

Low to Medium

Bb Mashup Hoonuit

Mashup allows direct embedding of content from Hoonuit to Blackboard.

https://www.softchalkcloud.com/lesson/serve/jJLwvQ0hRdUcrB/html

Asynchronous

Content

Medium

Bb Mashup Youtube

Mashup allows direct embedding of content from YouTube to Blackboard.

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Course_Content/Create_Content/Create_Course_Materials/Add_Social_Media#browse-my-youtube-videos_OTP-4

Asynchronous

Content

Low

Bb Peer/Self Assessment

The Self and Peer Assessment feature is a tool that is designed to enhance the reflective learning skills of students.   Reviewing the work of fellow students through criterion-based reference evaluation promotes constructive feedback.

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Assignments/Self_and_Peer_Assessment/Create_and_Edit_Self_and_Peer_Assessments

Asynchronous

Assessment

High

Bb Portfolios

Portfolios offer a means to demonstrate formative and/or summative progress and achievement.

https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Assignments/Portfolios

Asynchronous

Assessment

High

Bb Tests/Surveys

The Tests feature enables faculty to check the knowledge and skill level of users enrolled in the course.

https://youtu.be/hms51SQtYzY

https://youtu.be/NSmIHnrHUCw

Asynchronous

Assessment

Medium

Bb Wikis

Wikis are used to create a collaborative space within the course where all students can view, contribute, and edit content.

https://youtu.be/-l6778cP0jM

Asynchronous

Collaboration

Medium

 

Office 365

Resource Page

Tool

Description

Asynchronous, Synchronous or Both

Instructional Use

Difficulty of Use

O365 Bookings

Microsoft Bookings is an online and mobile app for faculty and staff that provides services to customers on an appointment basis.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/business/scheduling-and-booking-app

Asynchronous

Communication

Medium

O365 Excel

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program that features calculation, graphic tools, pivot tables, and macro programming language support for Windows and Mac operating systems.

https://support.office.com/en-us/excel

Both

Collaboration, Content

Low to Medium

O365 Forms

Microsoft Forms is a tool that allows you to quickly and easily create custom quizzes, surveys, questionnaires, registrations, and more.

https://support.office.com/en-us/forms

Asynchronous

Assessment

Medium

O365 Office Lens

Tool to capture notes and info from whiteboards, menus, signs, handwritten memos, or anything with a lot of text using a mobile device such as smart phone. Images are clear and can have OCR if needed outputs as a PDF.

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Microsoft-Office-Lens-for-Android-ec124207-0049-4201-afaf-b5874a8e6f2b

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Microsoft-Office-Lens-for-iOS-fbdca5f4-1b1b-4391-a931-dc1c2582397b

Mobile

Content

Low to Medium

O365 OneDrive for Business

Personal and collaborative file storage

https://support.office.com/en-us/onedrive

Asynchronous

Collaboration, Content

Medium

O365 OneNote

Microsoft OneNote is a free-form note-taking program for Windows and Mac operating systems.

https://support.office.com/en-us/onenote

Asynchronous

Content

Medium

O365 OneNote Class Notebook

Class Notebook adds the ability to distribute and collaborate on content to an entire class through OneNote.

https://www.onenote.com/classnotebook

Asynchronous

Assessment, Collaboration,  Content

High

O365 Outlook

Outlook is the primary email and calendar tool at Stevenson University.

https://support.office.com/en-us/outlook

Asynchronous

Communication

Low

O365 PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation program for Windows and Mac operating systems.

https://support.office.com/en-us/powerpoint

Both

Collaboration, Content

Low to Medium

O365 Stream

Microsoft Stream is an enterprise video service that people in your organization can use to upload, view, and share videos securely.

https://products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-stream

Asynchronous

Content

Medium

O365 Sway

Microsoft Sway is a professional digital storytelling app for faculty, staff and students that helps ideas using an interactive, web-based canvas.

https://support.office.com/en-us/sway

Both

Collaboration, Content

Medium

O365 Whiteboard

Collaborative free form digital canvas whiteboard.

https://products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-whiteboard/digital-whiteboard-app

Both

Collaboration

Medium

O365 Word

Microsoft Word is a full-featured word processing program for Windows and Mac operating systems. Cloud version includes options for collaboration with others.

https://support.office.com/en-us/word

Both

Collaboration, Content

Low to Medium

O365 Yammer

While Yammer is typically for large organizational discussions, it can be used for chat with private groups including students.

https://support.office.com/en-us/yammer

Both

Collaboration, Communication

Low to Medium

 

Other Learning Technologies

Resource Page

Tool

Description

Asynchronous, Synchronous or Both

Instructional Use

Difficulty of Use

BlueJeans

Video conferencing platform that allows end users to connect with a variety of input devices including traditional phone, computers and a variety of mobile devices

https://www.softchalkcloud.com/lesson/serve/jx1Fgl2BiV4oG6/html

Both

Communication, Content

Medium

*FlipGrid

Cloud website that allows teachers to create "grids" to facilitate video discussions. Each grid is like a message board where teachers can pose questions, called "topics," and their students can post video responses via cell phone.

https://blog.flipgrid.com/

Asynchronous

Assessment, Collaboration

Low to Medium

Hoonuit (Atomic Learning) (LTI and Tool link through Blackboard)

Hoonuit provides a collection of products containing workshops, training tutorials, and assessment tools to support instruction.

https://www.softchalkcloud.com/lesson/serve/MEt0VKhbDTgLyH/html

Asynchronous

Assessment (limited), Content

Low to Medium

Hypothes’s (LTI in Blackboard)

Digital annotation tool that enables students to respond to text using different media and empowering them to collaborate on understanding and developing ideas about their readings.

https://web.hypothes.is/help/creating-hypothesis-enabled-readings-in-blackboard/

Asynchronous

Assessment and Collaboration

Low to Medium

*Kurzweil

Text-to-speech reader software, word processing and concept maps

https://www.kurzweiledu.com/help/how-to-videos/how-to-videos.html

Asynchronous

Assessment

Medium

OneSearch Curriculum Builder (LTI through Blackboard)

Curriculum Builder enables faculty to bring Stevenson library articles, databases, e-books, and other digital resources directly into Blackboard.

https://www.softchalkcloud.com/lesson/serve/JFMybCRWh2olnP/html

Asynchronous

Content

Medium

Quickly (Tool link through Blackboard)

The Quickly module allows you to make courses available, send emails and post announcements to multiple courses at once.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjbGHqQseBQ

Asynchronous

Communication

Low

SnagIT

Snagit is a screenshot program that captures video display and audio output. Recordings can be uploaded to Microsoft Stream and/or OneDrive. Tools is free for educator’s through 2020.

https://discover.techsmith.com/remote-techsmith/

Asynchronous

Content

Medium

*Softchalk Cloud

SoftChalk Cloud is SoftChalk’s e-learning authoring software that allows you to create web-based lessons for students or training materials for employees that explain department procedures or support department initiatives.

https://www.softchalkcloud.com/lesson/serve/ZcYhXRpVz23btj/html

Asynchronous

Assessment, Content

Medium to High

VoiceThread (LTI through Blackboard)

VoiceThread is an online platform that allows you to put digital media such as images, videos, and documents at the center of an asynchronous conversation.

https://www.softchalkcloud.com/lesson/serve/kta1qWASXdQ9F2/html

Asynchronous

Assessment, Collaboration, Content

Medium

*Note: Please check for tutorials/getting started information provided on the academic continuity page or Blackboard Faculty Help tab for more information setting up your Stevenson account.

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