When an increasing part of teaching and learning happens digitally, it is crucial to have tools to support teaching and platforms that foster both collaboration and communication. We have selected some e-teaching resources to support your teaching. Together these resources help you explore ways in which teaching can be done strategically in efficient, effective, and innovative ways.
Canvas is a course management platform that allows instructors to organize all the resources students need for a class (e.g. syllabi, assignments, readings, online quizzes), provide valuable grading tools, and create spaces for discussion, document sharing, and video and audio commentary. All courses are automatically given a course space in Canvas.
Blackboard Collaborate is a web conferencing platform which instructors can use to schedule synchronous online lessons. Synchronous online lessons are a convenient medium for collaborative, interactive, and mobile learning. They also provide an alternative venue for student group work. Collaborate comes with polling feature which assist student engagement.
The Microsoft Imagine Initiative is a Microsoft programme that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching and research purposes to students, instructors and faculty.
Under this Initiative, SUSS is able to offer a suite of Microsoft software free-of-charge to facilitate your teaching and non-commercial projects. For the full list of Microsoft software available for download, please click here.
Before you can start to download the software, an account sign-up is required. A sign-up email triggered from Microsoft Imagine will be send to your SUSS email shortly. Please follow the instructions.
Due to licensing requirements, your Microsoft Imagine account will be deleted at the end of every semester. If you are still an Associate of SUSS for the next semester, a new sign-up email will be send to your SUSS email before the start of a new semester.
For frequently asked questions related to technical issues, please refer to https://e5.onthehub.com/WebStore/Support/WebStoreHelpContents.aspx?ws=3d07f11e-60c6-e311-93fc-b8ca3a5db7a3&vsro=8
For technical related support, please submit an online form via https://e5.onthehub.com/WebStore/Support/RequestCustomerSupport.aspx?src=1&ws=3d07f11e-60c6-e311-93fc-b8ca3a5db7a3&vsro=8
For account sign-up related enquiries, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that SUSS Technical Helpdesk does not assist in technical related enquiries/support for this initiative.
The support is provided via the online form mentioned above.
Reflector is a wireless mirroring and streaming receiver that works great with Google Cast™, AirPlay™ and AirParrot 2®. It is used to mirror your content to the big screen without wires or complicated setups. It allows you to show video, demo applications or presentation or even send your screens directly to YouTube for others to watch live without wires.
Swivl is a video learning platform—an inexpensive mobile accessory, cloud hosting service, and mobile app—that enables users to capture and share videos from anywhere at any time. Swivl allows users to utilize a variety of technology, such as tablets and smartphones, to create multimedia videos. Users can then share this content on Swivl’s private and secure video hosting service, where they always retain the rights to their content.
See the Swivl in actionhttp://vimeo.com/97365085
Smartmarker allow you to capture, share and stream live notes from any whiteboard surface - straight to your favourite device such as phone, tablet or computer. It can also help make your lessons more effective and interactive by streaming your writing on whiteboard in real time. It also allows you to organize, title, and tag your notes to help you find content faster.
Plickers is a free-to-use simple tool that let users collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices. It is used for quick checks for understanding to know whether your students are understanding big concepts and mastering key skills. Unlike clickers, plickers does not rely on electronic devices to take part in your assessment. Instead, it uses cards with a unique visual codes for assessment.
i-Clicker is an interactive technology that enables instructors to survey students and immediately collect and view the responses of the entire class. It allows students to participate actively in lecture or large group presentation using their smart devices, including smartphone, tablet, laptop or an i>clicker remote. Students can receive correct and incorrect answers, and can review session history as a study guide outside of class.
Yammer is similar to Facebook except that it focuses on work and that it is kept strictly private. Some of the uses of Yammer include collaborating on team projects, getting updates on what others are working on, asking questions, sharing ideas, receiving feedback, creating and editing content, and planning events. These uses are made possible by a number of the key features of the Yammer platform.
VoiceThread is an interactive collaboration and sharing tool that enables users to add images, documents, and videos, and to which other users can add voice, text, audio file, or video comments. You can post your VoiceThread on your website or save it to an MP3 or DVD. You can also integrate VoiceThread with your Learning Management System.