University of Redlands Supported Tools

The following list of tools are supported and promoted by the University of Redlands. These tools can be used in a variety of pedagogical approaches to enhance student engagement  and overall successful learning outcome. 

The Academic Computing and Instructional Technologies Services team are available to assist faculty that desire to learn more about incorporating any of the following tools into their courses.

Analyzing Data

ArcGIS

ArcGIS is the geography platform, enabling you to create, organize, and share geographic information and tools with anyone by using intelligent online maps and useful apps. These apps run virtually anywhere—on desktops, the web, smartphones, and tablets. 

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File Syncing, Sharing and Collaboration 

One Drive

Microsoft has also gotten into the file syncing and sharing business. OneDrive is a part of our agreement with Microsoft that also includes group calendars and e-mail. OneDrive integrates with the e-mail system making it easy to access and edit documents online. Files will sync across Windows devices, but there is no MacOS client at this time. However, Mac users can still access their files through a Web client.

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Social Networking

Yammer

Social networking has quickly become one of the most well know forms of communication among family and friends. So why not make social networking a communication tool for the classroom? In addition to providing users with access to message posts, social networks such as Yammer, allow users to create private or public groups where documents, videos, and images can be shared.

Yammer

Instructional Tutorials

Lynda.com

lynda.com is a user friendly, innovative eLearning website. It hosts engaging, high-quality instructional videos about “how-to-use” the latest software products and applications. It also features videos about creative, design and business skills valuable for aspiring entrepreneurs. All courses are modular and taught by industry experts.

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Video Conferencing

Zoom

Video conferencing is a way for collaboration to occur between two or more individuals located in differing locations. The video conferencing tool, Zoom, allows synchronous communication between faculty and students, students and students, faculty and faculty, or among others located outside of the Moodle Community. Video conferencing is a great way to bring a guest speaker in to address a class without actually having that person leave their current location.

Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Screen Sharing

Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.

 

Course Website

Moodle

Imagine having all of your assignments, reading materials, videos, and quizzes all located within a centralized location. Now add in the option to send out announcements instantaneously to the entire class and monitor student website interactions. All of this and more is possible through the creation of a course website. Moodle is a course website creator available free of charge to all faculty at the University of Redlands. While setting up your course may seem like a challenge, instructional designers and Moodle specialists are available during regular hours to consult and assist in any way desired.
 

Moodle Support

The University of Redlands uses Moodle as its Learning Management Systm (LMS). The system is administered and supported by the Instructional Technology services group of IT. ITS offers training, consultation and course design assistance as you use Moodle.

Notetaking

One Note

Digital note taking is a great way to capture thoughts, ideas, and notes and it is very similar to traditional note taking.  However, digital note taking requires additional resources such as; tablets, laptops, or smart phones. When using digital note taking the user forgoes traditional paper and pencils and instead, notes are typed up or “written” on a screen. Digital note taking allows the user to access notes online both inside and outside of class. Certain note taking applications also allow note sharing and editing, sending notes through email, and taking snapshots of online images to include in the notes.

Microsoft OneNote

Lecture Capture/Screencasting/Video Recording

Camtasia

Lecture capture, screencasting, and video recordings are a great way to capture presentations and/or lectures and store them for use at a later time. Many of these tools can also be used to record the process of “writing” overtop of pdfs or on a blank digital whiteboard. Being able to record an online presentation and an image of the speaker simultaneously allows the student to connect with the professor, but still have the flexibility to control their learning.

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