e-Learning Services

Faculty Tools and Resources

Faculty Technology Tools

The tools listed here are available to all LCSC Faculty.  

Technical Support for these tools is not always provided by e-Learning Services, see notes in the descriptions.

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Blackboard Collaborate Ultra - A superior web conferencing experience for teaching, learning, and sharing. Blackboard Collaborate is a browser-based web conferencing solution that makes synchronous collaboration simple and crystal clear. Java-free launching and easy deployment mean you can focus on teaching and learning, not technology requirements. 

Support for Collaborate is provided by e-Learning Services.

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Snagit - Software for recording videos and creating screen shots, with easy output to a variety of file types and destinations (ex. Direct publishing to YouTube).

Basic instruction in the use of Snagit for lecture capture is supported by your instructional designer at e-Learning Services.  Technical support and learning to use Snagit's many other features is self-supported with TechSmith Snagit online help and tutorials.

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Camtasia Studio - Lecture Capture software that is available to use in the Quiet Room in Sam Glenn 214F. In addition, each division has access to a single Camtasia Studio license. Individual licenses can be purchased through IT with approval from your division chair.

Technical support and learning to use Camtasia is self-supported with TechSmith Camtasia online help and tutorials.

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Respondus 4.0 - Respondus is a powerful tool for publishing properly formatted exams directly to Blackboard Learn. Respondus 4.0 is available to use in the Quiet Room in Sam Glenn 214F.

Support for Respondus is provided by e-Learning Services.  Contact your instructional designer for instructions on how to format exams for upload with Respondus.

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Respondus LockDown Browser - Respondus LockDown Browser™ is a customized browser that increases the security of test delivery in Blackboard. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser to access an exam, they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications.

Support for Respondus LockDown Browser is provided by e-Learning Services and the Testing Center.

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Read&Write Literacy Software - Read&Write is an award-winning literacy toolbar that enables all learners to realize their full potential. It offers support with everyday tasks like reading text out loud, understanding unfamiliar words, researching assignments, and proofing written work.  Faculty can download Read&Write to explore how students might use the tool for their courses.  

Support provided by LCSC Disability Services. Learning and support found on the Read&Write website.

Safeassign Icon Blackboard SafeAssign - SafeAssign™ is a plagiarism prevention tool available in Blackboard. SafeAssign compares submitted assignments against various databases to identify areas of overlap between the submitted assignment and existing works.

Support for using SafeAssign comes from your Instructional Designer.  Technical support for SafeAssign is provided by the LCSC Blackboard Help Center.  

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Softchalk - Softchalk is content authoring software that allows instructors to make multi-page lessons with text, images, interactive activities, and self-check quizzes, using a webpage-style navigation system.

Support for Softchalk is provided by Softchalk Self-Service Support.

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YouTube - YouTube is currently the chosen repository for faculty to house instructor-created video content for their online courses.  Videos housed at YouTube can be captioned and embedded directly in Blackboard courses, making it easy to create engaging, accessible lecture content.

Support for learning to use YouTube to house and caption videos is provided by your instructional designer.  

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Google Drive - Access files anywhere through secure cloud storage and file backup for your photos, videos, files, and more with Google Drive. With your LCMail account, you have access to Google Drive, which includes Docs, Sheets, and Presentations.  You can also link your existing lcsc.edu account to a Google account to gain access to Drive storage and apps.

Visit the Google Drive help section for questions and support.

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Microsoft Office Suite - Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is provided to LCSC students and instructors at no cost. Download it online by logging in to Microsoft 365.  

Installation support provided by the IT Helpdesk.

 Faculty Resources

LCSC offers many resources to faculty.  The resources below work closely with e-Learning Services.

Library Logo Hi Library - Visit the LCSC Library website to access information about collections and databases.  Technical support for "Films on Demand" used in online courses is provided by the Library.
Disability Symbols 16 Disability Services - Disability Services facilitates equal access for students with disabilities by coordinating accommodations and support services, cultivating a campus culture that is sensitive and responsive to the needs of students.  Students need to contact Disability Services at the beginning of each semester to arrange for accommodations. 
Proctored Exam Logo Testing Center - The LCSC Testing Center offers test proctoring services to students and community members who need to take exams in a supervised setting.