Instructional Development Services supports the technologies below. For more information
on one of these, click the icon or select a link from the left-hand navigation.
For information on studio production recording, events recording or video equipment
checkout, visit the Media Production and Delivery site or contact Media Production Services.
For information on additional webconferencing/videoconferencing tools, visit the Collaborative Systems pages.
|Cougar Courses (CC) is our customized version of the Moodle learning management system. Cougar Courses
can support any course design from face-to face to fully online, combining your uploaded
resources with built-in activities focused on interaction and collaborative student
work. You'll find instructions and help in the Faculty and Student how-to guides on
the CC site at the top. See the Training and Support tab for upcoming workshops on using CC or stop by the Technology Resource Center during open labs for some immediate help.
|Mediasite Desktop Recorder allows you and your students to easily record and view lectures or presentations from
almost anywhere."Flip" your class by recording your lectures for students to view
as homework, freeing up class time for more active learning. Help students master
difficult concepts by producing mini-lectures or tutorials they can view as often
as needed. Students can record their presentations so they can be viewed asynchronously
by other students. Mediasite Desktop recordings are uploaded to our secure Mediasite
server and available to you from your personal My Mediasite webportal.
|Zoom is a web conferencing tool freely available to CSUSM faculty and students using your
campus logins. Use this tool for real-time online meetings/screen sharing and collaboration.
You can integrate a permanent link to your Zoom meeting room in your Cougar Course
or create individual meeting sessions as needed. This series of video tutorials can help you get started using Zoom.
|Turnitin is a plagiarism prevention, detection, and online grading tool available within Cougar
Courses. When a student uploads a paper, Turnitin automatically checks it against
billions of webpages, publications and student papers and delivers a similarity score.
The Grademark feature allows you to create rubrics, quickly grade using drag and drop
comments, type feedback or record audio feedback. Scores automatically transfer to
your Cougar Courses gradebook.
|Respondus Lockdown Browser is similar to the Safe Exam Browser. Available in Cougar Courses from the Add a
Block dropdown, Respondus must be selected when setting up your quiz. You can also
enable the Respondus Monitor function, which records students via their webcam during the exam. Respondus Lockdown
is installed on all CSUSM lab computers. Instructions for use can be found in both
the faculty and student guides.
|iclicker 2 (handheld device) and iclicker cloud (mobile and laptops) is a student response system that allows the instructor to
pose questions, collect and analyze the students' responses to a number of different
question types during class. The results can be displayed in graphical form on the
classroom projection system in real-time. The system also supports self-paced quizzing
and the results can be exported to your Cougar Course gradebook. Participants can
take quizzes containing up to 99 questions. Three decades of studies have consistently
documented positive results associated with the use of student response systems in
lecture courses, including increased engagement, student satisfaction and conceptual
gains.The iclicer cloud instructor software is needed to run iclicker from a laptop
or instructor station. Students leave class with every question you ask to be used
as a study guide. You can also choose to provide students with the correct answers
and control when students receive the study guide.
|Poll Everywhere is an online service that takes advantage of a technology most students already bring
to class - their mobile devices. Students submit their responses to your questions
by texting the unique numerical identifier associated with that answer choice. The
response graphs dynamically update to display the latest responses on the classroom
|SoftChalk is an easy to use e-learning authoring tool that allows you to build, interactive and
engaging e-learning content with minimal time, effort and resources. Incorporate text,
video, audio, images, quizzes and built in interactions and Build, customize and
personalize content by mashing up their own materials with rich media (video, audio,
images), interactive activities, quizzes and text. SoftChalk Cloud allows you to store
your content in the cloud, access it from anywhere, link it into multiple Cougar Courses
and transfer student quiz results into your gradebook.
|ArcGIS is a geographic information system (GIS) platform used for working with maps and geographic information. It can be used
to create and view multi-layered maps, add pop-up information, compile and analyze
geographic data and share it online. Incorporate maps from the GIS community into
your presentations or use the vast array of information available from the Community
Analyst database to create your own. The GIS teaching lab in SBSB can be reserved
for GIS instruction and student project support. For more information about incorporating
GIS into your course, contact IDS@csusm.edu.