Audience response devices, or Clickers, are designed to actively engage students during the entire class period, gauge students’ level of understanding of presented material, and provide prompt feedback to the instructor. Neat article on it’s use in classroom.
As an instructor, you can create instant polling questions from Web content, PDF’s, Microsoft Office products, whiteboards and more. In addition, you can create and save quizzes or create interactive presentations in a PowerPoint format. Grades from polled responses can also be downloaded into the Blackboard Grade Center.
Clicker & Receiver Options
Instructors may choose to have students purchase a physical clicker or by allowing them to respond using the free TurningPoint mobile app. Mobile device polling comes at no additional out-of-pocket cost to students.
A few start up reminders
Make Course Available and other tips
Try Clickers this semester
Using Webex to stay in touch
Classroom Technology resources.
Questions on how to use or need assistance contact OET!
And finals begin. As we all say where did the semester go? Take note of what went well this semester and what did not. Put a calendar reminder if you are not sure you will remember. Ready to try something new for Spring Semester. Various training’s are offered by OET and on Cornerstone. Think about lecture capture and desktop publishing for those winter weather days! Want to get students more involved try clickers, flipped classrooms or ?????
Desktop or Classroom Capture recordings can both be edited along with adding these features, to access your recordings go to My Mediasite and login.
- Mediasite includes engagement and interactivity features that personalize learning experiences and improve retention.
- Embed quizzes, automatically score them and export the results to gauge students’ understanding of topics in real time
- Add comments and discussions to specific spots in videos to call out certain topics or timestamps to viewers
- Encourage interaction between users and instructors with in-video annotations, discussions and comments
- Easily pinpoint videos with improved search
- Add links to direct students to specific locations lectured about
- Add chapters for students to return quickly to specific point
- Crop and cut video incorporating fades or transitions
- Add video intros, outros, chapters and watermarks
- Update or replace slides
- New Recording Options when using the Desktop Recorder
For more information click here
ITCS’s new home page provides links to most items you may be looking for.
Contact this office to setup training for yourself or your class and take a deep breath it will all settle down!
Fall Semester 2018 begins. Some start up tips/reminders
How do I make my course available to students?
Control Panel > Customization > Properties > Set Availability > Yes
How do I copy my course from one semester to the next? Blackboard Course Copy Guide
How do I merge (or collapse) two or more course sections? Blackboard Course Collapse Guide
Why can’t students see a recently added course?
Blackboard enrollments require 12-24 hours to update.
Embed Mediasite into Blackboard – click here
Reusing Mediasite Recordings? – go to Control Panel, Mediasite Options and Click Submit to update the Spring Semester Settings.
Want to use Mediasite Desktop Recorder check out it’s upgrade!
Saba Web Conferencing – click here
WebEx – click here
Turning Point Cloud – click here
First week success check out this link!
Anything else? Contact OET for assistance!
So easy now and just as easy to integrate into your Grade Center,
Students can connect via phone, tablet or computer. You don’t even need the usb device just get a session id once Turning Cloud is launched. To get there from a computer it is https://student.turningtechnologies.com/#/profile and they would click Sign In and enter their ECU credentials.
Student Regisitration http://www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/clickers/upload/TurningRegistrationInstructions_ECU_1.pdf
Participant List http://www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/clickers/upload/tp_8.pdf
How do students obtain their license?
Licenses will be automatically distributed when students register their clicker or mobile device in Blackboard.
Is there still a cost for a physical clicker?
Yes. Students required to use a physical clicker must still purchase a clicker or use and existing one.
Is there a cost for the mobile app?
No. To use an Android or iOS mobile device, students download the free app from the Google Play or Apple App Store. Students not using an Android or iOS device can participate in polling through a Web browser on their mobile device or laptop.
Fall Semester 2018 starts in just 2 months!!!!
Fall classes are available on Blackboard, rooms have been assigned.
Have you been thinking of trying something new? Flipping the classroom, using clickers, webconferencing, or something really different. Perhaps just a remodeling of your past course is something you would like to explore.
Contact this office to help get you started
As instructors you have a wealth of information but sometimes there is someone who may be an “expert” on a topic and having them share their experiences and knowledge can be priceless. Some things to consider when hosting a guest speaker, first will they be lecturing on site or virtually. Depending on their location please follow these guidelines –
On site – check if they are bringing their own laptop and whether it is a Mac or PC. If the class content is to be lecture captured there are certain “dongles” which must be connected to do this. Find out what else they might need in presenting their content. Ask if they can arrive 15 minutes early so that we can help get them set up prior to the start of class.
Virtually – all general classrooms have microphones and cameras to connect virtually. OET has webcams with tripods which also can be installed. ECU supports the use of SABA and WebEx for virtual meetings. Skype can be used with an online login and content can be presented using Skype. If the speaker is initiating the call there are many systems that can be used. Best practice have a practice call prior to the class session.
Need more information contact OET.