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Software available in the CLEs and suggested uses.

TASK

SOFTWARE

PRODUCTS

Scanning: Documents & Images
multi page docs; images; slide scanning Epson Scan Scan print to PDF files for electronic distribution to students. Convert slides to electronic image files to post for students or use in presentations.
Image Creation & Editing
image editing; vector illustration Adobe PhotoShop CS5
Adobe Fireworks CS5
Adobe Illustrator CS5
Edit images for use in presentations or to post for students.
Create your own artwork for presentations or document illustration (advanced)
Audio Creation & Editing
editing/recording Audacity
GarageBand
Quicktime
Record and edit audio presentations to post to Blackboard or to incorporate into PowerPoint or Presenter presentations.
Video Creation & Editing
video capture; video editing iMovie
Camtasia Studio
Sorenson Squeeze
Record and edit video lectures or introductions to post to Blackboard.
Edit video from cameras or software-captured files. Convert videos to Flash with Squeeze.
Screen Capture Recording
lecture & screen capture Camtasia Studio
Camtasia for Mac
Camtasia Relay
Adobe Captivate 5
Jing
Capture screen actions and narration to create instructional videos for students on using software, navigating your Blackboard site, formatting Word documents, etc.
Instructional Development
assessment tools
lesson and presentation development
Respondus
StudyMate
SoftChalk 9
Adobe Presenter
Microsoft PowerPoint
iWork Keynote
Flash CS5
Create or import tests and quizzes to publish to Blackboard.
Create self-assessment or study activities to post to Blackboard. Create HTML lessons with assessment activities to publish to Blackboard.
Create narrated PowerPoint presentations to share on Web or post to Blackboard. Create slide presentations to upload to Blackboard as PPT files or as PDFs.
Create Flash videos or tutorials (advanced).
Word Processing, Page Layout, Document Creation
document design
forms
collaboration
Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro
Adobe InDesign CS5
iWork Pages
Microsoft Word
Create editable forms with Acrobat.
Add audio comments or sticky notes to PDFs for assessment or collaboration.
Design flyers and brochures as assignment handouts or as models for student document design.
Spreadsheet Creation
grading
linear representations
Microsoft Excel
iWork Numbers
Make changes in exported Blackboard Grade Center in Excel, then upload to site.
Create timelines and other linear representations of events or data.
Web Page Editing & Development
webpage/site development
lesson development
Dreamweaver CS5
SoftChalk 9
Create HTML pages to publish on your own Web host as course site, lesson, group interest site. Create HTML lessons with assessment activities to publish to Blackboard.

 

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