There are a wide variety of instructional tools available to help you enhance your course activities and assessments, including ways to “flip” your classroom, bring social media and collaborative experiences to your students, and spice up your presentations and lectures. This section of our website will highlight the many tools available to you, providing tutorials, tips, and more for your use.

Note that there will be periodic webcasts and workshops related to these tools, as well as others in the future. Check the Professional Development section of this site to review archived materials and more! Also, be sure to check the schedule of workshops and webcasts to stay up on the latest offerings from the OLT!

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Lecture/Screen Capture Software and Hardware

Try the new Video Express Room!

Record your lectures with Echo 360 

Make instructional videos with Jing and Camtasia

Create handouts and tutorials with customized screenshots with Snag-It

Try using a document camera in your classroom

Publish your videos into BlackBoard using Kaltura

Assessments and Surveys

Import quizzes and exams into BlackBoard through Respondus

Engage students and obtain feedback with iClickers

Create and manage exams the easy way with Qualtrics

Learn about the End-of-Course Evaluation process at PNC

Anti-Plagiarism Software

Ensure authentic student work with LockDown Browser

Go further with preventing cheating with Respondus Monitor

Check for plagiarism with SafeAssign

Have students take online proctored exams through ProctorU

Microsoft Office Software, Adobe Creating Suite and Other Software

Learn all about operations for many common software titles

Web Conferencing/Synchronous Software

Conduct online class meetings with WebEx

Web 2.0 Tools For Teaching

Find out how a variety of free online tools can enhance your course