The IDLT Center advocates the use of technology not simply for the sake of technology, but rather to help faculty and students meet course learning objectives. Below are some of the tools and resources utilized at SIUE.
Blackboard - The primary learning management system used at SIUE to administer curricula in online, blended, or web-facilitated environments. Faculty will find a comprehensive list of tools available within Blackboard in the Bb 9.1 Tool Guide. The guide also identifies the pedagogical objectives each tool is best suited to meet.
Moodle - A secondary learning management system used primarily within the School of Engineering at SIUE to administer curricula in online, blended, or web-facilitated environments.
Blackboard Collaborate - A web conferencing application built into Blackboard that can be use to hold synchronous online class sessions, conduct online office hours, or invite guest speakers from a distance to present to the class. In addition, it can be used asynchronously to record and share lectures, conduct a tour of your online course or another web site, or host student presentations.
Cisco WebEx - Another online conferencing tool used at SIUE. WebEx is similar in functionality to Collaborate but is not integrated into the Blackboard platform.
Gallery - A repository for SIUE faculty, staff, and students to save, store, and share pictures.
Media Production - A unit of ITS that supports faculty with preparation of media including posters, presentations, and video streaming for teaching and learning.
Turnitin - A suite of web applications that provides faculty the ability to check student papers for proper citation (Turnitin Originality Report), electronically annotate and grade students' papers (GradeMark), and create activities for students to conduct peer reviews (PeerMark).
Respondus - A Windows-based application that enhances the functionality and usability of Blackboard's quiz, survey, and self-test tools.
Respondus LockDown Browser - A custom browser that provides a more secure testing environment. When LockDown Browser is required, a student can only take the test (not instant message, search the Internet, or copy and paste test questions to another application).
Portfolios - A location within Blackboard for students to collect and showcase the work they complete in individual courses and/or throughout a program. Portfolio contents can be shared with all students in a course or with individual faculty members.
Course Eval - A web-based course evaluation system that automates the distribution, collection, collation, and reporting of course evaluations, providing faculty with immediate access to results.
Turning Technologies (Clickers) - Software and handheld response devices that can be used by instructors and students to create, present, and in classroom polls and report on interactive sessions.
Blackboard Mobile App - An SIUE-licensed mobile application that allows faculty and students to access Blackboard courses on an iPad, iPhone, or Android phone.
SIUE Mobile App - A mobile app that provides access to a number of SIUE resources including Blackboard courses, Athletics, CougarNet, Lovejoy Library, campus calendars, and more.
Blackboard Collaborate Mobile App - A mobile app to view recorded lectures and engage in synchronous web conferences as a participant.
Turnitin - A mobile app for faculty to both review and mark up Turnitin assignments.
ITS-Recommended Free Software - A wide variety of free, third-party software and plug-ins recommended by SIUE Information Technology Services. Many of the products that can be useful to faculty and students in the development, creation, and completion of teaching and learning activities.
ITS Technical Support - The Information Technology Services support page, with Help Desk contact information and more details on ITS services.ITS Faculty/Staff Training - A list of training opportunities for SIUE faculty and staff, including quick reference downloads and links to sign up for face-to-face and web-facilitated training sessions.
e-ID Support - A site for students, faculty, and staff to reset e-ID passwords, look up University ID and PIN numbers, and where first-time users can create/preserve their e-ID (username).
Visit the ITS Faculty/Staff Training page to find software training opportunities that meet your needs.
Interested in learning how Open Educational Resources can be used in higher ed? Read about an OER pilot project underway at SIUE and listen to a WBGZ radio broadcast on the project: http://www.siue.edu/its/oer/
Learn more about Turnitin for grading and feedback, preventing plagiarism, improving writing skills, and engaging students through one of their live webcasts or recorded webinars.
Each summer, the ITS Instructional Design & Learning Technologies Center offers a course design seminar that explores the pedagogy and tools of the online and blended environments. Teaching faculty and instructors are encouraged to apply.