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EduTools

We offer a number of educational tools ("EduTools") to help you connect and collaborate with your online and hybrid students. Please explore the list below to find the tools that will help you to take your online and hybrid instruction to the next level!

If you know which EduTool you would like to explore in further detail, please select from the buttons below to be taken to that tool's information page. Or you can scroll down to see the complete list of EduTools.

 


Distance Learning Supported EduTools

DL-Supported Banner

 

The DL-Supported banner indicates that the Office of Distance Learning Instructional Support Team has tested this tool and provides support for integrating and using the tool in your hybrid and online courses.

 

Link - Examity Logo link to Examity Tool Page

Examity

Examity is a virtual online proctoring service that is integrated with UL Lafayette’s Moodle learning management system.

Examity offers:

  • Five different levels of service
  • Authentication at all service levels
  • Ability for faculty to see when students complete exams
  • Detailed incident reports for any testing abnormalities
  • Review of recorded test sessions by faculty

Link - Panopto Logo link to Panopto Tool Page

Panopto

Panopto is a lecture capture software that enables instructors to create video and audio podcasts of lectures for student viewing at a later time.

Panopto offers:

  • Full Moodle integration
  • Unlimited video capture/creation
  • Editing capabilities within the Panopto cloud
  • Powerful analytics to see who is watching your videos
  • Ability to quiz students within video and track responses
  • Capture video from anywhere using mobile app

Link - ProctorU Logo link to ProctorU Tool Page

ProctorU

ProctorU is a virtual online proctoring service that is integrated with UL Lafayette's Moodle learning management system.

ProctorU offers:

  • Live monitoring/recording of exams by certified proctor
  • Faculty can leave specialized instructions for exams
  • Immediate faculty contact for any test infractions
  • Faculty video review of any incidents that occur
  • Convenient 24/7 scheduling for students

Link - Turnitin Logo link to Turnitin Tool Page

Turnitin

Turnitin is an online tool that allows faculty to provide detailed feedback on written assignments with the added benefit of ensuring that students are submitting original and properly cited work.

Turnitin offers:

  • Full integration with Moodle, including Gradebook
  • Ability to leave textual, visual, and audio feedback
  • Custom rubric creation and grading
  • Originality check for authentic work
  • Peer collaboration using PeerMark

Link - VoiceThread Logo link to VoiceThread Tool Page

VoiceThread

VoiceThread is a web-based sharing and collaboration tool that allows conversations to happen asynchronously. This interactive and immersive tool can create excitement and more participation from your students.

VoiceThread offers:

  • Humanize your course
  • Connect more deeply with both students and content
  • Engaging students in genuine conversations
  • Full Moodle integration, including Gradebook
  • Video, audio, image, and text formats supported
  • Mobile App for adding content outside of the classroom

Link - Zoom Logo link to Zoom Tool Page

Zoom

Zoom is an online virtual meeting space that can be utilized by instructors to hold synchronous (real-time) meetings and classes with students from any geographic location.

Zoom offers:

  • Ability to record class meetings for later viewing
  • Virtual class sizes up to 50 student participants
  • Screen Sharing
  • Interactive White Board
  • Lecture capture
  • Ability to divide participants into breakout rooms
  • Real-time Polling

 


Additional Recommended EduTools

You may find the following tools to be useful additions to your online and hybrid instruction. However, we do not provide direct licensing or support for these products.

Link - Animoto Logo link to Animoto Tool Page

Animoto

Animoto is a web-based video editing platform that allows for the quick creation of unique, professional quality videos. Fee-based services are available, as is an Education Subscription, which is recommended.

Animoto offers:

  • Quick and easy interface
  • No prior editing or creation experience required
  • Multiple templates from which to choose
  • Customizable visual style and music
  • Use your own images, video, and text

Link - Screencastomatic Logo link to Screencastomatic Tool Page

Screencast-O-Matic

Screencast-O-Matic is a desktop application that enables you to easily capture your computer screen activity.

Screencast-O-Matic offers:

  • Free account
  • Record videos up to 15 minutes in length

Link - Skype Logo link to Skype Tool Page

Skype

Skype is a video conferencing application with a number of advanced capabilities. Skype is a desktop application that is compatible with both Windows and Mac devices, as well as being compatible on both Android and iOS devices.

Skype offers:

  • Free usage
  • Allows for text, voice, and video messaging
  • Ability to send and receive files
  • Screen sharing ability
  • Conferencing with up to nine other individuals simultaneously