Tools and Resources
The tools and resources listed here are available to all LC State Faculty and Staff. Technical Support is not always provided by e-Learning Services, see notes in the descriptions.
Lecture Capture Software
What is Snagit?
Snagit is a program that can record videos and capture screen shots. It has basic video editing capabilities and multiple tools for marking up screenshots. Snagit is user friendly and easy to learn.
How do I get Snagit?
LC State has a site-wide license for Snagit. Contact the IT Helpdesk to have it installed on a work computer and one home computer. This means you can use Snagit anytime and anywhere!
Where do I learn to use Snagit?
e-Learning Services recommends three ways to learn about Snagit:
- TechSmith offers tutorials on how to use Snagit and its features. Visit the TechSmith Snagit Tutorials page.
- You can also work with your Instructional Designer to learn more about this product and how to embed videos into Blackboard.
- The Universal Design for Learning course in Canvas offers step-by-step instructions for how to record with Snagit, add closed captions in YouTube, and embed the video into Blackboard.
What is Camtasia Studio?
Camtasia Studio is a video-based screen capturing software program. It allows for complex editing of video and audio tracks.
Where do I use Camtasia?
Camtasia Studio software is only available for use in the eLS Work Room in Sam Glenn 214F. Book time in the Work Room with your Instructional Designer.
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 or department head.
How do I learn to use Camtasia?
Please note that if you are new to lecture capture, it is recommended you start with using Snagit prior to learning Camtasia. e-Learning Services recommends two ways to learn about Camtasia:
- TechSmith offers tutorials on how to use Camtasia and its features. Visit the TechSmith Camtasia Tutorials page.
- You can also work with your Instructional Designer to learn more about this product. Please note you will need to make an appointment with your instructional designer and also book the eLS Work Room.
Respondus 4.0 is an exam authoring and publishing tool. Exams can be created using Word or other text editing software, then formatted to be uploaded directly to Blackboard. Test banks provided by textbook publishers can also be uploaded using Respondus 4.0 (some exceptions apply).
Respondus 4.0 is available for use in the eLS Work Room. If you need assistance uploading exams, please book an appointment with your instructional designer and make sure to include a request to use the eLS Work Room.
- Instructions for uploading a test with Respondus (also available in the eLS Work Room) (link when updated and uploaded)
- Formatting test questions (link once updated and uploaded)
- View demo videos at Respondus' website
Respondus LockDown Browser™ (RLDB) is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Canvas. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading. Features include:
- Integrates with Canvas
- Assessments are displayed full-screen and cannot be minimized
- Prevents access to other applications including messaging, screen-sharing, virtual machines, and network monitoring applications
- Print, Print Screen and screen capture functions are disabled
- Copying and pasting anything to or from an assessment is prevented
- Right-click menu options, function keys, keyboard shortcuts and task switching are disabled
- An assessment cannot be exited until the student submits it for grading
- Browser menu and toolbar options are removed, except for Back, Forward, Refresh and Stop
- Assessments that are set up for use with LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with other browsers
- Supports screen readers
- Available for Windows and Mac operating systems
- All computers at the LCSC Testing Center are set-up to use RLDB
Faculty wanting to use Respondus LockDown Browser must complete the online training in Canvas. Contact Carrie Kyser for more information.
Within the required training course, you will be provided the link to download Respondus LockDown Browser to your own computer. Each institution has a slightly different version of the application, so it must be downloaded from the correct location.
Visit the Respondus LockDown Browser website for more information.
Respondus Monitor® builds upon the power of LockDown Browser, using a student’s webcam and industry-leading video analytics to prevent cheating during non-proctored exams. You won’t find a more cost-effective, student-friendly system for online proctoring.
For more information contact your Instructional Designer and view the tutorials (link to docs or videos).
Visit the Respondus Monitor web page for additional information.
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Other Technology Tools
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.
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is provided to LC State students, faculty, and staff at no cost. Download it online by logging in to Microsoft 365.
Installation support provided by the IT Helpdesk.
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 and staff can download Read&Write to explore how students might use the tool for their courses.
Plagiarism Checker that Prefers Results over Numbers. By combining both technological excellence and intuitive design, Unicheck helps to achieve authenticity instead of simply pointing out similarity.
For more information about Unicheck or to use it in your course please contact your Instructional Designer.
YouTube is the repository for faculty and staff to house instructor-created video content for online courses and organizations in Canvas. Videos housed at YouTube can be captioned and embedded directly in Canvas courses and orgs, making it easy to create engaging, accessible content.
Support for learning to use YouTube to house and caption videos is provided by your Instructional Designer.