Institutional Instructional Applications
Blackboard is an online learning management system. The templated web-based system allows instructors to develop online content. This online content can then be used to interact with and engage students.
YouTube is a video-sharing website which users can upload, view and share videos. The company uses Adobe Flash Video and HTML5 technology to display a wide variety of user-generated video content, including movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well as amateur content such as video blogging and short original videos.
With Softchalk LessonBuilder, you can create professional-looking, interactive content without knowing any HTML, or programming. With this software you can easily create engaging, interactive web lessons for Blackboard integration. For more information, visit our SoftChalk webpage.
SafeAssign™ is a plagiarism prevention service, offered by Blackboard to its Blackboard Learning System clients. This service helps educators prevent plagiarism by detecting unoriginal content in student papers. In addition to acting as a plagiarism deterrent, it also has features designed to aid in educating students about plagiarism and importance of proper attribution of any borrowed content.
Classroom Technology and Multimedia Training
Classroom technology and multimedia equipment support and training are provided by the Academic Innovation & eLearning department. Training sessions on the use of classroom technology and multimedia equipment are listed in the are listed in the current workshop schedule.
If you would like to schedule individualized training, please contact Gary Bach, Instructional Technology Specialist at (217) 786-2345 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If technical assistance is required for classroom computers or equipment contact the IT Service Desk at (217) 786-2555 or email at email@example.com
Multimedia Development and Production
The department of Academic Innovation & eLearning offers assistance to faculty and staff with multimedia development and production. Support for the following areas include, but are not limited to:
- Podcasts / Vodcasts / Screen Recording
- Video Editing & Production
- Digital Image Editing
For more information on projects involving multimedia development and production, please contact Barry Lamb at 786-2334 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that projects involving multimedia development and production are subject to approval based on Academic Innovation & eLearning staff schedules and availability, as well as institutional priorities.
Academic Innovation & eLearning Faculty Open Lab
The Academic Innovation & eLearning facilities is available to LLCC faculty for support of online & multimedia academic projects and courses. The facilities include:
- Windows & Mac OS workstations
- Image & Document Scanning
- Color & Grayscale Printing
The following software is available for use in the Academic Innovation & eLearning lab:
Acrobat: Invented by Adobe Systems and perfected over 17 years, Portable Document Format (PDF) is the global standard for capturing and reviewing rich information from almost any application on any computer system and sharing it with virtually anyone, anywhere. Acrobat also helps you reach new levels of productivity by eliminating retyping and allowing you to turn documents into electronic files you can edit, search, and share. Precision OCR technology, advanced layout analysis, and powerful editing tools allow you to quickly turn paper and PDF files into editable electronic documents that look just like the original–complete with text, tables, and graphics.
Camtasia: Screen recording software records mouse movement and and other activity from your PC desktop and then allows you to save it as a movie file. This software is useful for creating training presentations, showing websites, walkthrough, demonstrating software, and turning PowerPoint presentations into movies that can be saved for sharing on the web, CD-Rom, and portable media players.
iMovie: This is digital video editing software specially designed to give beginners the power to create digital movies from existing digital video footage and to convert VHS video to digital video. (Only available for use on Macintosh computers.)
Photoshop: Photoshop is a sophisticated graphics editing program used by photographers, graphic designers, web designers, videographers, and 3D artists to enhance and manipulate photos and create original digital art.