Academic Computing Overview
Academic Computing provides and supports educational technologies and resources for the academic area. Though the main area of support is to our schools (GSBS, SHP, SOM, SON) many of our applications are available for use campus wide. Resources include the Blackboard learning management system, lecture capture, online testing, evaluations, among other resources.
Blackboard is our campus Learning Management System (LMS) and used for distance, blended, face-to-face and adhoc courses. Blackboard allows for online teaching and learning, content management and distribution, communication and collaboration. Features include: discussions, assignments, assessments and grade book. We also have many integrated applications such as Panopto, Softchalk, Respondus, and VoiceThread. Learn More
Panopto was launched as our screen/lecture capture solution on January 5, 2020. With Blackboard integration, students and instructors simply access recordings from the Panopto Video link within the course. Instructors, we have many resources to get you started.
Panopto is also a full video management system for hosting and sharing video content. Contact Academic Computing, firstname.lastname@example.org, for assistance.
EAC Visual Data
EAC Visual Data (EAC) enhances Blackboard Assessment statistics and analysis. EAC can be used to review test and item reliability statistics. This information can aid in improving quality of tests and test questions.
This tool provides live interactive polling, web delivery & PowerPoint embedding, as well as reporting and results. It is available for on and off-site functions.
Respondus LockDown Browser
Respondus LockDown Browser is available to enhance security in a proctored environment.
Respondus 4.0 Exam Software
Respondus 4.0 Exam software is an additional tool for editing and publishing exams into Blackboard. It can also be used to created digital and printed copies of an exam.
SafeAssign is a Blackboard tool that compares submitted assignments against a set of academic papers to identify areas of overlap between the submitted assignment and existing works. SafeAssign originality reports provide detailed information about the matches found between a student’s submitted paper and existing sources. Both instructors and students can use the report to review assignment submissions for originality and create opportunities to identify how to properly attribute sources.
Sigmaplot is a scientific graphing and statistical analysis package for Windows computers. Academic Computing provides and manages a 50 concurrent user license.
SoftChalk Cloud is an eLearning content authoring tool which allows you to develop learning modules and host your content.
SPSS is a high-powered statistical analysis package for Windows and Apple computers. Academic Computing provides and manages a 30 concurrent user license.
VoiceThread transforms media into asynchronous collaborative spaces with video, voice and text commenting. It is a cloud application with no software to install. The application is available to all Blackboard Instructors through LTI integration.
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