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Tools and Resources

IDLT members advocate 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.

Learning Management Systems

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.

Web Conferencing

ZoomA web conferencing tool that SIUE faculty and staff can use for a variety of purposes including: synchronous online meetings with students, lecture capture, live or recorded screen sharing, meetings with out-of-area participants, and more.


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.

Classroom Interactivity

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.

Mobile Computing

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.

Training and Support

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).

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