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Northwest Missouri State University

Teaching Resources

Pearson eCollege Course Management System Software:

Pearson eCollege Course Management System software is Northwest Missouri State University's campus-wide course management software (CMS). Course sites are automatically generated each trimester.  Faculty can copy content from previous course sites using the Copy Course Content tool found under the Admin tab in the course site.  The Pearson eCollege CMS is offered in eCompanion format for campus-based, web supplemented courses and for blended courses and the eCourse format for online courses. A variety of tools and techniques are provided through the Pearson eCollege CMS including authoring and content development tools, e-mail, chat, web conferencing, document sharing, dropbox, webliography, and gradebook.

Faculty Northwest Online Tutorials

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eConferencing Software -- ClassLivePro (Elluminate):

ClassLivePro is a web conferencing software available through eCompanion and eCourse course sites. It must be requested by the faculty member via e-mail to the CITE Office.

ClassLivePro is powered by Elluminate software which creates a virtual, collaborative classroom environment using an interactive whiteboard. Basic functionality includes audio, video, interactive whiteboard, chat, application/document sharing, and moderator/participant tools.

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Impatica for PowerPoint

Impatica for PowerPoint is a software conversion tool. Impatica takes a PowerPoint presentation and compresses it to a much smaller size than the original.  Impatica works great for narrated PowerPoints which are usually too large to post on the Internet. Impatica also creates a Java-based streamer which will stream the compressed presentation file over the Internet.  Learn more about Impatica.

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Respondus is an exam management tool. It is used to upload and download exams in the Pearson eCollege environment. It can also be used to create paper exams. Check to see if your publisher has a testbank in Respondus format to make for easy transfer of questions to course site. Learn more about Respondus.

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Audacity is a freeware audio recording software that allows multi-track recording. Great for building pod-casts. Learn more about Audacity.

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Captivate and Camtasia

Captivate and Camtasia are special software to capture images from the computer screen. Captivate works great to create tutorials of software programs or to demo through a process. These tools can be used in the CITE Office or request our staff create a product for your use.  Learn more about Captivate and Camtasia.

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The CITE office provides Northwest faculty and students with Turnitin's plagiarism prevention software. This product may be used to check whether submitted Microsoft Word files contain plagiarized materials. Every paper submitted is returned in the form of a customized Originality Report. Results are based on exhaustive searches of billions of pages from both current and archived instances of the Internet, millions of student papers previously submitted to Turnitin, and commercial databases of journal articles and periodicals.

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There has been growing interest among faculty across the Northwest campus to utilize an electronic student response system (clickers) within their classes. These systems can be used within a class to promote an interactive environment by allowing students to answer multiple choice and numeric response questions. Instructors can actively engage the students during the entire class period, gauge their level of understanding of the material being presented, and provide prompt feedback.

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Softchalk is software for building lessons for the web. It comes with an easy to use interface that builds web pages that look professional and engage students. It comes with 18 different activities that are easily built and demand student interactivity with the content presented. 

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Elluminate Live

Elluminate Live is our tool to pre-record learning sessions and have available as ‘view-on-demand' video learning objects.  Our license with Elluminate allows us 10 virtual rooms for recording.  Rooms will be assigned to faculty working on recording content for a course.  Contact the CITE Office at x-1532 for room availability and training in Elluminate Live. 

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Microsoft Office 2007

Make the transition from Microsoft Office 2003 to 2007 easier. Download the quick start guides and tutorials.

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Colden Hall Printer Setup

Need to know how to install the Colden Hall first floor printer?

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Use OneNote at school and at work for note-taking, class notes, projects and more. You can take notes anywhere on the page. Add text, to-dos, pictures, files, and audio recordings.

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Northwest Video

Northwest Video is a video repository website where Northwest faculty and staff can securely and easily upload video content. Northwest faculty and staff automatically have accounts with the system and can use it immediately. The site provides a clean and simple interface to upload a video and also provides a video player that can easily be embedded within an eCompanion/eCourse course site to allow students to view content. Northwest Video is a video storage site, NOT an open, social website where anyone can browse through and watch any video. It is left up to you to make videos available to students by embedding within eCollege course sites. Content posted within Northwest Video is secure and not available to the general public.

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