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Educational Technology Support Services and Tools available to ATSU Faculty and Staff
Welcome!

Tutorials for many e-learning applications and productivity tools are available through Lynda.com.

You can access Lynda.com by logging in to the ATSU portal, then going to Resources>My Tools>Lynda.com

ATSU iPad Initiative

Check out some good iPad tutorial videos on the ATSU - ITS YouTube Channel.

Reminder: Make BB courses for the upcoming term available to students

Here's a reminder from ITS's Dean Maag:

 
This is a quick reminder to make your Blackboard courses available to students for the upcoming semester of courses.
 
 
CampusVue automatically sets up the courses and enrolls everyone, but it does not make the courses available.  Course Availability is a manual setting at the request of ATSU faculty. 
 
To make your Blackboard course available, go to the Course Management Menu in your course and select Customization>Properties.  On the Properties page, Section #3 is Availability.  Click the "Yes" button here and the "Submit" button to make your course available to students.
 
Here is a link to a quick Bb video that will show you the process:
New Respondus Lockdown Browser app for iPad

This app will allow iPad users to take quizzes in Blackboard that require the Respondus LockDown Browser. This Respondus knowledgebase article explains how it works, and how to obtain the app for your iPad.

iPad users may get the RLDB iPad app from the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lockdown-browser/id659101775?mt=8

Blackboard Collaborate Launcher for Mac OS 10.8.4+

The Blackboard Collaborate™ Launcher is a new utility for users on Mac OS 10.8.4+ systems that simplifies the process for joining Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing sessions. Several recent updates to Java issued by Oracle, coupled with Apple's new security measures around Java on the Mac, created a barrier for participants to easily attend Collaborate sessions and resulted in an increasingly disruptive user experience.

Creating a Survey?

We've added a Surveys tab.  On the Surveys page you'll find information about creating surveys using Zoomerang.  You can click on the tab, or here to take you to the page.

About the ETDC

The Educational Technology Development Center

The focus of the ETDC is to provide faculty support with creating online content. ETDC services include:

  1. Creating voice-over screen content using Articulate, Camtasia with PowerPoint, or web-based content.
  2. Developing and producing video for Blackboard or other web-based course content.
  3. The development of HTML-based interactive content for use with the Blackboard platform.
  4. Assistance in the use of new applications to create PodCasts, Blogs, and Wikis.

The ETDC is available through the libraries on both the Missouri and Arizona campuses. The center includes state-of-the-art Windows and iMac computers. These are available both for use in teaching you how to make effective digital content, and in supporting you in your production of more sophisticated, interactive content.

The ETDC Staff and the IT Department will continue to explore new technology and applications that can further strengthen our ability to provide quality educational online content.

To initiate a project, call or email Bill Coombs, ETDC Director, at 480-245-6259 or wcoombs@atsu.edu to set up a time for an initial consultation. On the Missouri campus, you may also contact Margaret Hoogland (mhoogland@atsu.edu(660) 626-2340, who manages the Creation Station located inside the Library.

Bill Coombs
William Coombs
Contact:
(480) 245-6259
Margaret Hoogland
Margaret Hoogland
Contact:
660.626.2340 or 1.866.626.2878 x2340
cyberllibrarian@atsu.edu
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