TEACHING TECHNOLOGIES

Teaching with technology can promote deeper learning experiences for our students when implemented properly. Instructional technology, in the context of higher education, includes the systematic application of technologies that promote interactive and engaging teaching and learning opportunities. Regardless of your comfort and ability with technology, the IDT team can help you build your capacity with instructional technology and support you through the instructional technology integration process.

Instructional Technologies

Note: Technologies marked with an asterisk (*) are enterprise tools provided to faculty and staff by Johnson & Wales University.


ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE*

What is it?
Adobe Creative Suite is a software bundle of graphic design, video editing, and web development applications developed by Adobe Systems.

For more information:
Visit the JWU IT website for instructions on how to download Adobe Creative Suite to your home computer.


*HARMONIZE

What is it?
Harmonize is a discussion tool in which students respond to a top-level prompt, each response starting a new thread within which the instructor and students can reply with additional comments. Harmonize has very strong multimedia features, including annotation of images and video files within posts. It also contains integrated chat, videoconference, and polling features, which could allow discussions to shift back and forth between synchronous and asynchronous.

Harmonize organizes response threads as Pinboard-style cards under the prompt, and discussion can thread further within each ‘card’. Harmonize is available in a limited number of ONL courses in ulearn.


KAHOOT

What is it?
Kahoot! is a user-friendly web tool for designing in-class questionnaires and quizzes. A user designs a quiz, survey, or questionnaire to test the knowledge of his or her audience. Audience members can answer questions using a variety of devices. The quizzes and questionnaires, referred to as "Kahoots," are designed to promote a game-like atmosphere in the learning environment.

For more information:
Kahoot! is a free, web-based tool that requires an account. You can sign up through their website at kahoot.it. Free EDU accounts can host up to 10 users per game.


LINKEDIN LEARNING*

What is it?
LinkedIn Learning is the leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

For more information:
Visit Linkedin Learning to access a JWU Linkedin Learning account.


MICROSOFT OFFICE 365*

What is it?
Microsoft Office 365 is a comprehensive platform of tools and mobile apps that provide teachers, staff members, and students with access to communication tools, document editing, file sharing, storage, email in one place!

For more information:
Visit the JWU IT website for instructions on how to download MS Office to your home computer.


POLL EVERYWHERE

What is it?
Poll Everywhere is an application for audience participation. It can bring more interactivity into your classes to further engage students in the learning experience. You can create a poll for a specific class and students can vote via cell phone, text messages, or any web-enabled device (smartphone, tablet, laptop). Ask the audience a question. Then watch their answers come to life on the screen.

For more information:
Poll Everywhere offers paid and free accounts. To register, visit their website www.polleverywhere.com


QUALTRICS

What is it?
Qualtrics is a web-based survey tool that provides users with an intuitive toolkit to build and deploy a variety of surveys (research-based surveys, performance evaluations, student satisfaction, etc.). Qualtrics automatically analyzes your results and offers a variety of detailed reports, which include multiple methods of data visualization. Qualtrics requires little-to-no experience from its users.

For more information:
JWU provides all faculty, staff, and students with free accounts. Visit the Qualtrics Support page to learn more.


RESPONDUS*

What is it?
Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams and exam pools that can easily be published directly to ulearn. As a bonus, Respondus allows you to import a Respondus-formatted exam from Word directly into Respondus for publishing to ulearn.

For more information:
Email ulearnhelp@jwu.edu for instructions on how to download Respondus to your home computer.


SPSS*

What is it?
SPSS is a quantitative data analysis and statistics software package. It provides statistical analysis/reporting, predictive modeling, data mining, and decision management/deployment.

For more information:
Email the IT Service Desk for more information including how to access SPSS on your personal device.


ZOOM*

What is it?
Zoom is a web communications tool available for all active JWU Faculty, Staff, and Students. Zoom provides an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars.

For more information:
A Zoom account will be automatically created the first time you log into Zoom using your JWU email address (i.e., awildcat@jwu.edu) on the https://jwu.zoom.us website. The JWU Zoom login is Single Sign On (SSO) and will use your current JWU password.


Instructional Design & Technology

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