Cal State University Fullerton offers to faculty a variety of teaching tools that can be used alone or integrated into the course. Video capturing, digital learning creation and learning resources are some of these accessible tools.
In this page we list a number of computer applications that CSUF provides to faculty free of charge as well as instructions of how to obtain and install the program in the specific devices.
Faculty can use screen capturing tools to record, edit, and save video lectures. Student-centered learning puts students in control of their learning and pre-recorded video lectures allow students to decide when and where to watch courses content.
Camtasia is an screen recording application that helps you create powerful and professional-looking videos without having any prior experience with video editing. You can incorporate the webcam, external audio, cursor movements and real-world footage to create authentic videos that you can save, share or send.
Snagit is a simple screen capture software that allows you to capture either videos or pictures of your desktop, edit, and share quickly. The power of Snagit is the annotations; they are simple to do. Use Snagit for short disposable videos.
Hosted web conferencing
Web conferencing is another way faculty can interact with students remotely using internet connection or phone. The synchronous video, audio and screen sharing can be used from any computers, tablet, or smart devices.
Anyone in the world can join a web meeting, making this medium very convenient for inviting guess speakers, promoting collaboration, and encouraging group presentations.
Zoom is a web conferencing software service used for online meeting, collaboration, virtual classrooms, seminars and webinars. Faculty members can accessed Zoom through the portal.
DIGITAL LESSON CREATION
To make your handouts more visually appealing, you can use eLearning authoring tool to create interactive lessons in which you can add audio, video. You can also integrate quizzes to create an engaging learning experience for your students. The lessons can be embedded into TITANium and the quizzes can be integrated into the grade book.
SoftChalk allows you to easily create engaging web lessons or electronic texts . It allows you to add interactive games, quiz questions and pop-up text annotations. If you are interested in SoftChalk please contact OET.
CSUF contracts with different organizations to deliver eLearning tools that promote independent engaging learning.
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Getting the Apps
To get software installed in your university-owned devices, please follow these instructions:
- For desktop computers please request by calling extension 7777
- For portable devices please take the device to the Faculty Commons at PLS-237 (Monday thru Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm)
- For home-computers email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org