Tools

Video & Multimedia

A few video creation programs to help interested faculty in producing video to support your teaching and your students' learning.  Work with us to determine which tool works best for you.

  • Films on Demand is a web-based digital video subscription with thousands of videos available for in-class use and remote viewing.  Save your video library lists and embed them into your Canvas courses.
  • MonoSnap - free screen capture video and create quick screencasts.
  • You can utilize all the YouTube options at your fingertips. You can even use a feature called Video Everywhere in Canvas, record, publish and share with your students in an instance.
  • Once you have your video produced and if you choose to have it podcast. Contact ITS for a Dropbox licence and save your video in your dropbox to be linked to Canvas.  Contact CETL’s IT Support Specialist if you need help.
  • Pixlr is free web-based photo editing tool. You can upload your image, make edit and grab it from the web.
  • Jing is a free tool for screen capture and short video creation.  Super easy and super effective.
  • Snagit is a part of TechSmith suite of video creation tools. It's a tool to screen snag and built simple video. It can be tried for Free.
  • Screencast-O-Matic is a free screen capture for both MAC and PC.  It is a one click, short clip video creation that you can utilize at your own pace.
  • Screen casting tool is completely free. It's a web-based screen recorder. With just one click to capture screen and voice to share with a link.
  • Audacity is a free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.  It is available for download. You can import/export using many different file types.  Editing is just easy as cut, copy and paste.
  • VoiceThread is now integrated into Canvas.  Log into Canvas to set up your account.

Web

With today, technology emerging in such a fast pace, we at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning never stop exploring the best and trending technology tools available out in the higher ed world to bring them to you.  While classroom technology is evolving, online classes are moving forward in the fast pace.  The following are some of the tools that we find can help you improve your class in many different ways.

  • Dropbox - allows you to store your data for free starting with 2BG storage.  You can access anywhere there is internet connection.  Forgot your flash drive, not a problem.  It is on the cloud!  Faculty will need to contact ITS to register for a Dropbox account.
  • Evernote - a digital note taking tool, store, sync and share anywhere there is an internet connection.
  • Facebook - a social media site that you can use for your class.
  • Twitter - an online social networking tool.  It is all text based, limited to 140 characters in length.  You can follow what is most important to you. 
  • Google Docs - allows you to create work online, share and collaborate.  You can access your document include but not limited to Sheets (Excel), Docs (Word Document), Slides (PowerPoint) and Forms anywhere.  It is on the cloud!