August 12, 2013

JabberPad

jabberpadJabberPad (free)

jabberPad is a collaborative network whiteboard tool that runs over the jabber (XMPP) protocol. jabberPad acts as a shared XML editor of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) documents. Text messaging is possible between jabberPad users as well as other jabber messaging clients.

August 12, 2013

Educreations

EducreationsEducreations (free)

Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping and talking. Explain a math formula... Create an animated lesson... Add commentary to your photos... Diagram a sports play...

With voice recording realistic digital ink, photo imports, and simple sharing through email, Facebook or Twitter, now you can broadcast your ideas from anywhere.

FEATURES

  • Record and replay your voice, handwriting and drawings
  • Add photos from the iPad camera, Photo Albums or Dropbox
  • Animate images by dragging them around while recording
  • Pause and resume recording anytime
  • Create multiple whiteboard pages
  • Undo and redo your actions
  • Choose from 10 different ink colors
  • Create a free account on educreations.com and choose who can view your lessons
  • Share your lessons via email, Facebook and Twitter
August 12, 2013

Zigzag Board

ZigZagZigzag Board (free)

ZigZag Board is a collaborative whiteboard for your iPad and the Web. Ranked by Business Insider and Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the “10 iPad Apps That Will Make You One Million Times More Productive”

  • Great for brainstorming, block diagrams, timelines, process maps, etc.
  • Change your drawings easily with move, resize and delete operations
  • Jot down quick notes and sketches while you're on the go - now your whiteboard is as portable as your iPad
  • Take handwritten notes during meetings
August 12, 2013

Mobile Air Mouse

MobileMouseMobile Air Mouse Pad (Fee-based)

Turn the iPad into a viable wireless remote or trackpad using Mobile Air Mouse, which fortunately sports far more uses than these. Educators with a love of incorporating technology into the classroom will appreciate how it functions as an all-in-one tool with a number of excellent remote control, trackpad, keyboard, and foreign language functions -they can even place a computer into sleep mode and wake it back upl The application comes very much in handy for controlling the visual aids dunng lectures by reducing the amount of necessary equipment.

August 12, 2013

Groupworld

groupworldGroupworld (free)

Groupworld is a secure, customizable, cross-platform web conferencing/meeting software package that allows you to set up online meeting rooms with whiteboard, voice/video conferencing and desktop sharing. Users can connect to Groupworld using a Mac, Windows PC, iPad or Android tablet.

August 12, 2013

ShowMe

ShowMeShowMe (free)

ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s a radically intuitive app that anyone will find extremely easy to use, regardless of age or background.

 

INTUITIVE AND POWERFUL

  • Begin recording your ShowMe as soon as you open the app—no need to navigate complicated menus
  • Drop images from your photo library to write over or around
  • Easily switch between drawing and erasing (as well as pausing and playing) to make your ShowMe flow from concept to concept
  • You can make your ShowMe as long or as short as it needs to be, and record as many Showmen’s as you want. Go nuts!
  • Once you're finished recording, upload your ShowMe to share with the community (or keep it private if you prefer)
August 12, 2013

Groupboard

GroupboardGroupboard (free)

Groupboard turns your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad into a collaborative whiteboard, allowing you to draw and chat in real time with other people anywhere on the internet, even with users using a web browser. Use it for online tutoring, collaborative design, or just for fun!

August 12, 2013

Sundry Notes

SundryNotesSundry Notes (free)

Sundry Notes is a free app that provides you with the ability to import pdf files, format writing, make quick drawings, run searches on wikipedla, google, and google books, snag images off the internet, make recordings, among other functions. You can use this application to organize all of your course content and store it in one place. Math instructors might also enjoy the ability to work on ‘virtual graph paper'.


Online Readiness Faculty Development Project

The purpose of this project is to ensure that all school of education faculty are conversant with the technology tools and elements of design and delivery so that each may participate fully in the development of a framework for online courses that is appropriate for individual programs. Please select all sessions that you feel can contribute to your understanding of online course design, development, and delivery.

Additional sessions on systems such as Bb Collaborate (a virtual classroom environment), Taskstream (portfolios), and other tools will be offered at a future time based on level of interest.

All workshops will be held at the Center for Teaching & Learning unless otherwise noted. Click on the Workshop title for a description.

You can register for all applicable workshops at one time. Register here

Workshop Title Session Date Session 1 Session 2
Blackboard Workshops
Foundations Monday 3/25 12:30 - 2:00 2:30 - 4:00
Basic Tools Friday 3/29 1:30 - 3:00
Grade Center Monday 4/1 12 - 1:30
Discussion Boards, Wikis, Blogs, and Journals Friday 4/5 12:15 - 1:45
Discussion Boards, Wikis, Blogs, and Journals Monday 4/8 12:30 - 2:00
Foundations: Sessions #3 and #4 Wednesday, 4/10 9 - 10:30 1 - 2:30
Basic Tools: Sessions #2 and #3 Thursday, 4/11 9-10:30 1 - 2:30
**Session date changed due to scheduling conflict Friday 4/12
Course Development Sessions:
Online Course Design Monday 4/15 12:30 - 2:00 2:30 - 4:00
Faculty Forum: Good Practice for Blackboard** Friday 4/19 10 - 11:30
Teaching Presence in Online Environments Monday 4/22 12:15-1:45
Faculty Forum: Good Practice for Online Courses Friday 4/26 10-11:30



Foundations
This workshop will introduce you to basic best practices for organizing, optimizing, and uploading content into a blackboard course. The course is intended for novice and new users of Blackboard. Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Check the java version on your computer
  • Organize content within a Blackboard course shell
  • Navigate the Blackboard Interface
  • Manage course content using the course menu and control panel
    • Including adding menu links and adding content to a content area
  • Communicate with students using Blackboard’s communication tools
Recommended for xx Novice users (click for more information)
What to Bring: Content that you would like to upload to a blackboard course shell xx Register




Basic Tools
This workshop is designed for non-experienced users of Blackboard Learn who have already taken the Blackboard Learn Foundations workshop. In this workshop participants will learn how to manipulate Bb Learn's basic tools, create links to course tools, and set adaptive release on tools and other content items.

  • Tools Availabilty and Visibility
  • Creating Discussion Boards
  • Creating Blogs & Journals
  • The Tests, Surveys and Pools menu
  • Creating a test
  • Set adaptive release
Recommended for xx Novice and/or intermediate users (click for more information)
What to Bring: Content that you would like to use for formative or summative assessment and/or student interaction xx Register


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Grade Center
In this workshop participants will learn how to use, manage, navigate, and customize the grade center. The workshop is for users who have already attended the Bb Learn Basic Workshop or the Bb Learn Enhanced workshop. Topics covered during this workshop include:

  • Creating Columns
  • Creating Calculated Columns
  • Managing the Grade Center
  • Running Reports
  • Downloading the Grade Center to Excel
  • Automatic Regrading of Tests
  • Creating a rubric in Blackboard
Recommended for xx Intermediate users (click for more information)
What to Bring: The grade structure that you would like to create for your course xx Register



Discussion Boards, Wikis, Blogs, and Journals
In this workshop participants will learn how to set up course tools for students to use, how to grade tools, and elements of good practice for assignment design using these tools. Topics covered in the workshop include:

  • Creating groups
  • Design discussion, wiki, blog, and journal assignments
  • Grade assignments built using these tools

 

Recommended for xx Intermediate users (click for more information)
What to Bring: Content that you would like to use for formative or summative assessment and/or student interaction xx Register


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Online Course Design
This session will provide you with a set of principles and practices for designing and organizing your course in a blended or online environment. This session explores implementation of principles developed by UAB faculty, and include:

  • Designing and Organizing Content: Key Elements
  • Creating an Online Syllabus
  • Enhancing content for online delivery
Recommended for xx All instructors with little or no experience teaching online
What to Bring: Course syllabus xx Register



Teaching Presence in Online Environments
This session will provide you with a set of principles and practices for delivering your course in a blended or online environment. This session explores implementation of principles developed by UAB faculty, and include:

  • Developing Instructor Presence in online environments
  • Setting and Communicating Expectations for Students
  • Creating a Collaborative Environment

 

Recommended for xx All instructors with little or no experience teaching online
What to Bring: TBD xx Register


Faculty Forum

The panel sessions are intended to bring faculty together to discuss good practice and initiate development of a framework for online courses that make sense for individual programs, or departments.

Faculty Forum: Good Practice for Blackboard, Friday 4/12
• a panel discussion between faculty on uses and limitations of education technology tools, particularly Blackboard
• a focus group session to identify principles and practices that will help individual departments create a framework for online courses
Faculty Forum: Good Practice for Online Course Design, Development, and Delivery 4/26
• a panel discussion between faculty on experiences in online learning environments
• a focus group session to identify principles and practices that will help individual departments create a framework for online instruction

Recommended for xx All interested School of Education Faculty and instructors
What to Bring: Questions xx Register

 

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