Teaching Resources - Technology Tools
MOODLE – Course Management System
Moodle (abbreviation for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is an e-learning software platform (Learning Management System) for administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of online courses and augmentation of on-campus courses. Moodle is available to all ONU faculty and students as well as staff with teaching responsibilities.
To log in to Moodle click on this link: https://northernonline.onu.edu/login/index.php
Extensive list of visual tutorials for Instructors: http://clickables.moodlerooms.com/m/joule2
Blackboard Collaborate provides comprehensive online learning and collaboration platform. The software enables instructors to create a virtual classroom setting for effective learning experience through online, blended, and mobile learning. Students are able to interact with each other and the course instructor in real time.
Blackboard Collaborate tutorials to guide you through the different functions: http://www.georgiahealth.edu/learn/bbcollabtutorials.html
Short recorded demos highlighting key features: https://www.blackboard.com/Platforms/Collaborate/Resources/Recorded-Demos.aspx
To learn more visit: https://www.blackboard.com/Platforms/Collaborate/Overview.aspx
ooVoo is a high quality video conferencing service that enables people around the world to collaborate with each other via the internet. Features include the ability to share computer desktops, record conferences, send video messages, chat and share files.
Tutorials on how to use ooVoo: http://help.oovoo.com/windows/#get_started_main.htm
To learn more visit http://www.onu.edu/administration/information_technology/oovoo
Turnitin is the originality checking and plagiarism prevention service intended to promote best practices among students when they use and cite other people’s written material. Instructors and students are able to submit to Turnitin and view the Originality Report, add comments, evaluate an assignment against qualitative and quantitative rubrics and enter a grade that is automatically saved into the Moodle GradeBook.
Instructor training resources to help you get started quickly: http://turnitin.com/en_us/training/instructor-training
To learn more visit http://turnitin.com
Qualtrics is Survey Software that enables users to develop, publish, and collect responses to surveys. It is web-based and free to use for all ONU faculty, staff, and students to support teaching and research.
Learn Qualtrics in 5 Steps with training Videos: http://www.qualtrics.com/university/researchsuite/
To learn more visit http://qualtrics.com/
Student Response System (Clickers)
Clicker are used in a classroom to rapidly collect answers to questions from every student, and, if desired, to graphically display summary data to the instructor and/or to all students. Clickers can be used to increase student-student and student-instructor interactions, to assess student preparation and learning, and to probe students' opinions or attitudes.
To learn more about using clickers with your class visit http://citl.indiana.edu/resources/teaching-resources1/student-response-systems.php
The SMART Board is an interactive whiteboard that uses touch detection for user input in the
same way as normal PC input devices. The features of SMART Board includes instant touch control over all software applications, draw or write in digital ink, write over any application, even moving video and capture all notes written on the screen to a single file.
Audacity is a free, easy-to-use and multilingual audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to record live audio, convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs, edit MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files, cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together and change the speed or pitch of a recording.
To learn more or to download Audacity please visit: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/