Instruction Tech: November 2010 Archives



Access it:
View the overview video: on YouTube:
Wiki page: Wiki page: and User Guide:
  • Automatically creates a page for all courses with the "subjects" and course reserves with additional customization through courselib pages
  • Think of it like a new skin for Courselib pages
  • If you are working with a course--we can help you to create a page (don't have the be the "official" liaison)

2. Moodle


Access it:
  • Largest course management system on campus--Replacing WebVista as the CMS on campus
  • Students are increasingly familiar with it
  • Library Course Pages appear as a "block" in all Moodle courses
  • Anyone can request a Moodle site for instruction to organize content, give quizzes, forums, etc.
  • Examples:

3. ChimeIn (web-based student response system)


Access it at:
View the overview video:
  • Polls & surveys
  • Background probe
  • Misconception check
  • Word cloud (automatically generated for free response questions)

4. Clickers


Access it: (book via Aleph)
Getting the Software:  Installation CD with clickers
Online Training:
Examples in the Information Literacy Toolkit: (Google Your Own Adventure)
  • Determine order of class presentation (let the audience choose what you cover)
  • In class assessment of concepts -- test if your audience learned what you just covered.
  • Create quizzes in a game-style format

5.SMART Sync


Overview tutorial:
  • Broadcasting instructor's desktop - used during a demo to make sure all student's can see the screen clearly
  • Sending files- fused in the Formatting you Dissertation/ Thesis in Word 2009 class to send template Word documents to participants
  • Poll Yes/No -  ask if students were ready to move on yet
  • Announcements - letting students know when they had 1 minute left in an exercise
  • Chat- used this to brainstorm keywords on a particular topic

6.  Class Cature/Camtasia Relay


Access it:
Overview tutorial:
  • Use to record face-to-face session (records screen and voice) such as workshop or course integrated instruction. You can then embed these into Library Course Page or Moodle.
  • Use to make quick tutorials (little editing possible)
  • What equipment do I need? Generally need microphone
  • Uses MediaMill for storage (easy to send content to YouTube, get embed code, apple mobile devices, etc.)
  • Examples: