The following software products are available for all faculty (both full time and adjunct) at Walters State. Respondus 4.0 is fully available to all faculty. The other software is available to faculty after completing the “Let’s Make a Deal” form and receiving training from Instructional Design.
Adobe Connect produces webinars that offer sharing of the faculty member’s desktop as well as PPT and other documents. At a minimum, faculty share their camera and voice; students have chat at the faculty member’s discretion. With a web cam and headset, students may talk to the instructor and the whole class and faculty can share students’ camera and voice with other students. At the faculty discretion, students can be allowed to present to the class. Students may join an Adobe Connect sessions on Windows and iOS desktops, laptops, and mobile devices (including iPads and phones). Save sessions and share them with students via a hyperlink. Currently, the Spanish and Criminal Justice departments offer classes remotely via Adobe Connect in the Desktop Video Course mode of delivery. Adobe Connect is available from the Instructional Design department through the “Let’s Make a Deal” program.
|Andy Aarons||Cathy Deaderick||Bob Dixon|
|Tom Duda||Angie Elkins||Samantha Isasi|
|Julie Lewis||Paul Ludwig||Dennis McKemy|
|Michelle Mitrik||Terry Rawlinson||Erika Stevens|
|Kathine Stone||Victor Suich|
Grammarly is a web tool that analyzes student papers and written work. After uploading a WORD document to Grammarly, students choose the kind of writing they are submitting (research paper, business document, memo, etc.). Grammarly replies with a list of the student’s errors in terms of grammar, punctuation, spelling, needless repetition, word choice, and style. Word counts and readability scales are also returned to students. A built-in plagiarism detector can also be turned on by faculty. Faculty can request trial versions directly from the website. The full version of Grammarly is available from the Instructional Design department through the “Let’s Make a Deal” program.
Quickly capture images and videos of your screen. Snagit’s image and video capture is powerful, but not complex. You’re in control of everything you capture. From a drop down menu to a scrolling webpage and everything in-between. Choose whether you want to capture an image or video after you make your selection, and resize the capture area right down to the pixel.
Screencast.com is a TechSmith solution for business and academic professionals looking to manage and share videos, images, documents, or anything else online. Screencast.com's high-quality content-hosting gives you complete control over how, when, and to whom your content is distributed.
Faculty currently using Screencast.com
Screencast-O-Matic is a screen recorder for Windows, Mac, and Chromebook that captures your screen with the option to add narration from your microphone and video from your webcam. For recording lectures, webinars, etc. and share free on Screencast-O-Matic.com, YouTube, or save directly to a video file.
Piktochart is a web-based infographic application which allows users without intensive experience as graphic designers to easily create infographics and visuals using themed templates.
The free version of Nearpod allows faculty to create interactive lessons with presentation of PPT and other slides, links to the web, polling, and quizzing. Students sign in to sessions, and faculty members control students’ devices. Students interact and submit responses. Faculty members can monitor and retain records of student interaction and assessments at the individual and whole-class level. Save sessions and allow them to be viewed by students as “homework” 24/7. The Nearpod web site curates lessons created and shared by other faculty members in several disciplines. Nearpod for Schools allows 200 simultaneous student users and is available from the Instructional Design department through the “Let’s Make a Deal” program.
|Cathy Deaderick||Angie Elkins|
|Whitney Jarnagin||Candace Justice|
|Sabrina Moreland||Wesley Pierce|
|Audrey Shoemaker||Kelsey Solomon|
|Kirstin Elliott||Samantha Isasi|
|Julie Lewis||Darlene Smith|
Respondus 4.0 allows faculty members to create and manage quizzes, exams, and assessments that can be published directly to Brightspace (D2L). Respondus allows faculty members to take WORD documents used as exam and quizzes, send them through Respondus, and then add questions of the ordering, matching, and multi-select question-type. Create randomized answers. Create randomized questions. Respondus will even pull old quizzes and exams from Brightspace and then modify them at will. Saved Respondus projects can be revised and changed from semester to semester. Respondus 4.0 is available to all WSCC faculty members (both full time and adjunct). For training on Respondus 4.0, contact the Instructional Design department.
For Mac and PC
Camtasia Studio is a professional quality screen recorder and video editing suite. Record your screen movements and actions, or import a video from a camera or other source. You can then edit and customize the video on both Mac and Windows with voice over, call outs, and moving symbols and cursors. Uploading to YouTube allows easier sharing with students and others. A free version of Camtasia, called Jing, is available from the TechSmith website. Camtasia (either Mac or Windows version) is available from the Instructional Design department through the “Let’s Make a Deal” program.
Podbean is an online podcast-publishing and crowdfunding service that provides free and premium hosting packages for individuals and businesses. Podbean offers a user-friendly interface that integrates publishing, management, syndication and analysis tools into an easy to use podcasting package.
This web-based system allows users to publish, manage and promote podcasts in an easy point-and-click blog-like environment without any technical knowledge. The embeddable code make it easy for publishers to integrate podcasts into their own websites, blogs and social networks around the web, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Blogger, etc.
Quizlet is a mobile and web-based study application. It is currently used by 1-in-2 high school students and 1-in-3 college students in the United States. It was created by Andrew Sutherland in October 2005 and released to the public in January 2007. Quizlet trains students via flashcards and various games and tests
The free version of Educreations is an interactive whiteboard and screencasting tool. Annotate, animate, and narrate nearly any type of content as you explain any concept. Faculty members can create short instructional videos and share them instantly with students, or ask students to show what they know and help friends learn something new by creating their own Educreations videos. Faculty can import web pages, screenshots, pictures from the camera roll, or take pictures to use for annotation and voice-over. Send a link from your Educreations video to students or embed it in eLearn. Students may view Educreations videos on any Windows or iOS device. The Educreations website curates videos created and shared by other faculty The Pro version of Educreations allows quick uploading and syncing of your Educreations videos to YouTube. Educreations Pro is available from the Instructional Design department through the “Let’s Make a Deal” program.
AirServer acts in a fashion similar to Apple TV but with much easier set up. Download the software to your PC or Mac and mirror from your iPad through the classroom podium. AirServer is available from the Instructional Design department through the “Let’s Make a Deal” program.
|Darlene Smith||Erika Stevens|
|Susanne Stephens||Marisa Miller|
ProctorU allows students to take proctored exams online from anywhere with a headset, camera, and an Internet connection faster than dial up. For faculty, ProctorU provides real time proctoring and academic integrity for assessments in online, DVC, and hybrid courses—up to two per semester (more in mathematics). Faculty members contact Instructional Design a minimum of three weeks before exams; students create accounts and set appointments three days before exams. Exams are administered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during each semester.
Apple TV is a digital media player and microconsole developed and sold by Apple, Inc. It is a small network appliance and entertainment device that can receive digital data from a number of sources and stream it to a capable television. Apple TV gives you access to everything you want to see and hear - like movies, music, photos, games, news, sports. It's one box that simplifies it all.
Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with a secure, easy cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, messaging, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms. Founded in 2011, Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done. Zoom is a private company headquartered in San Jose, CA.
|Suzanne Stephens||Gail Winkler||Darlene Smith|
|Erika Stevens||Bob Dixon||Julia Bell|