Streaming Media Pilot
In Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters, we conducted pilots of Panopto and Kaltura- two streaming media solutions. Both products provided tools for users to create videos, upload videos, and serve videos via their Blackboard courses.
Student Response Systems Pilot
In Spring 2016, we conducted a pilot of three student response systems (SRS). The products were Turning Technologies, REEF Polling, and TopHat. All three products allow students to submit responses using their own devices without the need for physical remotes. Classroom polling using either of these products is no longer limited to rooms with base units installed. Each allows for several question types including multiple choice and short short answer.
In Fall 2015, we conducted a pilot on the use of VoiceThread in courses. VoiceThread is a cloud-based platform that allows instructors and students to upload media (videos, images or documents) and invite others in the class to comment using video, voice, or text.