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  • Capital University has more than 50 classrooms with presentation technology. Classrooms equipped with a computer and projector have the capability to play DVDs, CDs and can stream audio and video on computers*. Most classrooms are equipped with selected media equipment. When scheduling classes, faculty should note of the equipment available in each classroom. Information Technology (IT) oversees and maintains all audio/visual components of each class.

    *As of January 2013, VHS technology is not supported in the classrooms. A VHS to DVD conversion station is setup in the IT offices in the lower level of Blackmore Library. Any Capital faculty, staff or students may use this equipment to convert their own VHS media to DVDs during regular IT business hours.

    Below, you'll find details about available academic technology solutions across the university. Academic technology questions can be directed to the CELT (Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching) at celt@capital.edu.


    iLearn

    Capital University uses a learning management system called iLearn, which is a branded version of Moodlerooms. Every course approved by the registrar’s office receives an iLearn course shell and course enrollment is done automatically.

    Instructors can also use iLearn for academic advising functions, such as communicating with student advisees, providing documentation, and managing advisee progress. In addition, instructors may request blank course shells to be used as sandbox and development environments (for future course development or for testing functionality of the system).

    CELT offers one-on-one sessions for course development, instructional design assistance, and training offerings for iLearn.

    All iLearn questions and requests can be directed to Dan Parker at dparker3@capital.edu.


    Echo360

    Capital University employs a multi-faceted lecture recording system called Echo360. Instructors can use Echo360 to record classroom lectures (or any class session) via classroom computers and web cameras and to create personal recordings (e.g., narrated presentations, etc.). All captured videos are stored in course sections unique to each class section, and all course videos can be made available to students via iLearn.

    For more information or to get an account or course section set up, contact Dan Parker at dparker3@capital.edu.


    AdobeConnect

    Instructors teaching online or hybrid courses can request access to Capital University’s AdobeConnect tool. AdobeConnect allows for facilitated remote class sessions, presentations, and interactive discussions with users wherever they are; no class seat time is needed. AdobeConnect allows for the sharing of documents, multiple presenters, and webcam functionality to provide a synchronous experience for an online or hybrid class.

    For more information, training, or account set up, contact Dan Parker at dparker3@capital.edu.


    TurningPoint Clickers

    The CELT office has a set of over 100 TurningPoint audience response system devices, more commonly referred to as clickers. TurningPoint clickers enable an instructor to poll a class about things such as student opinions, understanding of subject matter, or even how many are present.  

    Clickers can provide:

    • Projected graphical results to the students
    • Opportunity for discussion
    • Anonymity for students
    • Data that can be downloaded and evaluated at a later time
    • Data that can be integrated into iLearn 

    Faculty can check out the clickers to use in class. At the time of checkout the faculty member must sign a waiver taking full financial responsibility for the clicker set. Clickers may only be checked out for one class period at a time.

    To check out the clicker set contact the CELT office at celt@capital.edu.  


    Plagiarism Checking

    Turnitin is a digital assignment tool that can check for originality and allow instructors to digitally mark up a paper. Questions about Turnitin should be directed to Dan Parker at dparker3@capital.edu.

    Instructors can use Turnitin as a webservice at turnitin.com or through iLearn. If an instructor chooses to use Turnitin through iLearn they will need to log in to iLearn with their university username and password and navigate to their course. From there they will need to turn editing on and Add a Resource. From the Add Resource Panel they will need to add a Turnitin Assignment. 

    If you choose to use the webservice at turnitin.com, you and your students will need to create accounts with username and passwords. The username and passwords at turnitin.com will be different from your university username and password. You will need to contact Dan Parker to get the Account ID for Capital.

    More information and training materials for instructors can be found on the Turnitin website. 


    Respondus Lockdown Browser/Monitor


    Respondus Lockdown Browser is a special testing browser used to minimize the ability to cheat on a iLearn test. If an instructor requires Lockdown Browser for a test then that test cannot be taken with any other browser (i.e., Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome). The Lockdown Browser only allows access to iLearn and will disable:

    • the ability to open any other program on the computer,
    • the ability to open a new window or tab in the browser,
    • all screen capture — no print screen, and
    • all printing abilities.

    All functionality returns to the user's computer after the Lockdown Browser is shut down. The Lockdown Browser is available for students to use in most labs and on all of the laptop carts. Instructors may also allow your students to download and install the browser on their own computers. Please contact IT to get the URL for the free download.
    Instructor Help Document (PDF)
    Student Help Document (PDF) 

    Respondus Monitor is a companion application for LockDown Browser that uses webcam and video technology to prevent cheating during online exams. Respondus Monitor integrates seamlessly with iLearn, and is useful for non-proctored testing environments.