The university has licensed versions of the following software for faculty use:
Camtasia Studio can be used to create high-quality screencasts from a Windows computer screen. Recordings can easily be edited, enhanced and published in all the popular multimedia formats for upload to your D2L course. We do not have a license for our Mac mini.
How can you try it? Camtasia is available to try in the LTC office. Stop in for a demonstration of Camtasia and schedule time to create a screencast for your particular project!
PowerPoint / iSpring
A component of Microsoft Office 2013, which is installed on all university computers, PowerPoint is a presentation graphics program with audio recording features. Faculty can use PowerPoint to create a narrated presentation, compress it with iSpring Free and use it as a mini-lecture within a D2L course site.
PowerPoint is available on all campus computers. iSpring can be installed on faculty university-issued computers by the Help Desk or downloaded free on personal computers. Please contact the LTC for assistance in preparing your PowerPoint and documentation on how to compress it with iSpring and upload it to D2L.
Call Help Desk to request iSpring. x2640
Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to D2L. Exams can be created offline using a familiar program such as MS Word or Notepad. Faculty can use Respondus to easily create exams or quizzes for placement in D2L or for use in class.
A campus-wide license is available and faculty may request the installation on a university computer or download the software directly to their home computer. The license is available to all faculty and must be renewed on your computer every year. For download information, please refer to Computing Services software website. Training materials are available through the LTC's D2L faculty support page or you can come to the Learning Technology Center for assistance.
Please go to our Respondus web site for more information on the download process or for renewing your current Respondus license.
Snag-It is an easy-to-use image editing tool that enables you to capture screen images, text, video and print output from a Windows PC and enhance your digital images with annotations, titles, callouts, graphics, and clip art.SnagIt is located in the LTC Faculty Development area of G-13 Still Hall.
StudyMate (a product of Respondus)
StudyMate allows you to create 10 interactive Flash-based activities that you can load into D2L. The activities are fact cards, fact cards plus, flash cards, pick a letter, fill in the blank, matching, crosswords, quiz, challenge, and glossary. If you already have questions built in Respondus, you can import them into StudyMate.
The university has a site license for this software. For download information, please refer to Computing Services software website. Training materials are available through the LTC's D2L faculty support page or you can come to the Learning Technology Center for assistance.
Turnitin Anti-Plagiarism software
In partnership with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Clarion University has contracted with Turnitin.com, an anti-plagiarism software company, to provide campus-wide service for faculty to help determine whether a student's work is original or if it has been matched to an alternate source. It is important to advise students at the beginning of a course about university policies on plagiarism and the use of Turnitin.
The Turnitin service is available only through D2L and and documentation is available through the D2L faculty support page.