Lync

Lync

The Office of Information Technology is excited to announce the deployment of Microsoft Lync to all HPU faculty and staff!  Lync is a web conferencing tool (similar to WebEx, Adobe Connect, GoTo Meeting, etc.) that is included in our Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, enabling us to make this powerful communication tool available for all HPU faculty, […]

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Socrative Delivers a New Look

You might remember the blog post comparing the alternatives to clickers in the classroom. In this blog post, I compared two polling sites, Poll Everywhere and Socrative. Socrative just announced a new interface to their polling website. This website will have the same functionality, just a new look. The new look will integrate better with […]

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Evernote Scannable

Evernote scannable is an app that is a scanner without having to by a psychical scanner. It can scan any document directly to your phone and enables you to save or share these scanned documents easily. Evernote scannable is only available for iOS devices. Learn more and get scannable here: https://evernote.com/products/scannable/   Post by Kaitlyn Reish, Training […]

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Create Interesting Video Content with TouchCast

This is a wonderful little app for flipping your classroom or creating interesting video content. Touchcast allows you to pull in video, websites, images, polls, and more creating an interactive and engaging experience. See TouchCast in action below:   Not only can you use the app on the iPad, PC users can download a desktop […]

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The New Passport Mobile App

We have recently released a new passport mobile app. You can now view your account balance, make a deposit, and deactivate your card if it lost or stolen right from your phone. Simply search for Blackboard Transact Mobile eAccounts in the app store or play store. The interface for the passport mobile app on an […]

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Swvil: Capture Solution

Swivl is a robotic mobile accessory, app and connected cloud services made to help you improve skills and organizational performance with video. You can use Swvil for lecture capture, assist in flipping the classroom, distance learning, and much more. To find out more about Swvil visit the website below. http://www.swivl.com/ The Office of Information Technology […]

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iOS8 Tips and Tricks

With the release of iOS8, I thought it would only fitting to share some awesome new tips and tricks that iOS8 has to offer. The below article by Gizmodo, introduces some great tips and tricks that you might find useful.   Click here to find the tips and tricks article by Gizmodo.     Post […]

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Google Hangouts: Online Communication Tool

Google Hangouts is Google’s free video-conferencing tool that is available for teachers to use as part of Google Apps for Education. Up to 10 participants can join a Google Hangout at a time. This is a good alternative to WebEx. Like WebEx, professors can record Hangout discussions as a resource for other students. Professors can […]

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GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting is an online meeting, desktop sharing, and video conferencing software that enables the user to meet with other computer users, students or colleagues via the Internet in real time. GoToMeeting is much like WebEx, but High Point University does not license GoToMeeting. However, I thought it was important to introduce GoToMeeting since other off campus users use GoToMeeting often. The tutorial […]

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4 Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom

Google Docs is a user friendly suite of online collaborative tools that come with tremendous potential for use in the classroom. Below I have put together a list of possible uses for Google Docs.   Students can receive immediate feedback on their writing from teachers and peers when sharing their work. Students are provided with […]

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