WebEx is a web-conferencing tool that enables students to participate in a virtual live session. WebEx allows a complex and engaging collaborative experience; a few features include real-time polling, virtual breakout rooms, quizzes, threaded Q&As, and attention monitoring tools.
You can review the videos and documents below to learn more about WebEx. The Instructional Technologies training team will host WebEx workshops. Information and dates can be found at techevents.fau.edu. You can also schedule a personalized appointment.
**NOTE: Call via Computer or Join Integrated Conference are the only options for joining the audio in a session. A computer and headset or webcam are required. Joining via a mobile device is another option. You must access the course and session via the Canvas Mobile App by clicking on the "MEETS for WebEx" link in your course menu. Once you click on the yellow "Join" button for the session you will be prompted to download the WebEx Meetings App if you haven't already.
FAU is using My Mediasite Desktop Recorder (replacing Echo Personal Capture). My Mediasite makes it a snap to create great-looking videos, screen casts, and slideshows. From demos and video training to flipped classes, lectures, and assignments, everything you need is in one simple-to-use tool. No professional video skills needed!
If you teach a fully online course, you may work directly with the Center for eLearning. You can email the Center for eLearning at email@example.com
LockDown Browser is a customized browser that prevents students from printing, copying, browsing the web, or accessing other applications during an online assessment.
Monitor is a companion product for LockDown Browser that enables institutions to protect the integrity of non-proctored, online exams. Students use their own computer and a webcam to record assessment sessions, all without leaving Canvas. View resources below to assist you in implementing online proctoring in your class.
The LockDown Browser software has been installed in most FAU instructional and open labs. Students wishing to take an assessment requiring LockDown Browser from their own computer must first install the software (see installation links below).
Both the Windows and the Mac editions of the browser are based on Chromium, Google's open source framework. Students do NOT need Google's Chrome browser installed nor will this version affect a Chrome browser that's already installed.
Note: LockDown Browser should only be used for taking online exams and assessments. It should not be used to access other areas of Canvas.
Click on the logo of the operating system where LockDown Browser will be installed (or click here for more information on this product).
SELECT ONE: Please click on the logo of the Operating System where LockDown Browser will be installed.
If you encounter an issue that cannot be resolved with the above resources, ticket-based help is available. Respondus staff members generally respond to tickets within 24 hours, excluding weekends and U.S. holidays.
StudyMate helps students "master the basics" of course material through learning activities, self-assessments, and games. A dozen activities, such as flash cards, crosswords, and quizzes, engage students with course content in an individualized way.
Students access StudyMate activities using computers, smartphones, and tablets. StudyMate also integrates seamlessly with Canvas.
The StudyMate product line includes StudyMate Author and StudyMate Class. Both products are included with the FAU campus-wide license, enabling instructors to choose the approach and technology that best meets their objectives.
StudyMate Author is a Windows-based authoring tool that enables instructors to create learning activities that students access within online courses or anywhere on the Internet. Like Respondus, StudyMate Author will import items from Word files and publisher test banks, making it easy to create interesting, interactive activities from existing content.
To request your own copy of StudyMate Author please submit a request via the FAU Online Help Desk .
This is a web-based version that resides within the online course site in Canvas. Instructors and students can create items collaboratively; student participation can be monitored and graded.
Learn more about StudyMate; view videos, webinars, and guides by visiting https://www.respondus.com/products/studymate/ .
Respondus 4.0 is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Canvas. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment. Whether you are a veteran of online testing or relatively new to it, Respondus 4.0 will save you hours on each project.
View how-to videos, webinars, and get access to User Guides by visiting https://www.respondus.com/products/respondus/index.shtml.
Turnitin is a plagiarism prevention tool available for assignments submitted through Canvas.
Turnitin Feedback Studio provides:
Submit a ticket or call FAU's online Help Desk
Phone: (561) 297-3999
An iClicker is a tool that allows instructors to create questions to poll students in order to evaluate students' comprehension, retention of complex material, or classroom experience. Students enter their responses into a wireless keypad that looks like a remote control, providing instantaneous assessment feedback that enables instructors to confidently move forward with material or step back and review, closely tailoring the lecture to the students' needs. iClickers are especially useful in large lecture classes.
iClickers are sometimes referred to as a Student Response System, Personal Response System, or Classroom Response System
Florida Atlantic University has standardized the iClicker software/hardware platform, which means that students only need to purchase one device from the bookstore which they can then reuse in any of their classes that utilize clickers or sell it back when they're done using it.
iClicker software works seamlessly with all applications (including PowerPoint, Keynote, Adobe, Word, and websites), enabling instructors to prepare their questions (in advance or on the fly) within the tools that they're already using and poll students at any point during their lecture. It also integrates with Canvas, allowing students to register their iClickers and enabling response data to be uploaded into the grade center.
Instructors can use iClickers in any classroom as long as they have a computer or laptop available.
Faculty who wish to use iClickers should:
Students can purchase their iClickers through the campus bookstore or online.
Click on the iClicker software logo below to compare and download iClicker software.
Instructor Guide (Note: Please ignore Step 1 in these instructions)
|Product||Description||FAU Bookstore Price (New)|
|iClicker+||Same old iClicker, same price, but a new look (with less plastic and 2 batteries) - Spring 2013 release date||$42.85|
|iClicker2||LCD display so students can see and confirm what they voted, full numeric/alphanumeric functionality (ask open-ended questions), self-paced polling, 2 batteries, instructor's remote has a laser pointer||$46.65|
|REEF Polling by iClicker||This mobile classroom response system allows students to use their laptop, phone, tablet, etc. to vote in class alongside students using iClicker remotes. Instead of purchasing a device, students pay a subscription fee for the app. NOTE: You must have sufficient wifi in the classroom.
(Note that iClicker2 can be used in ANY classroom, while iClicker+ can only be used in classrooms that are limited to asking multiple choice questions. So if you required iClicker+, your students may have to then purchase an iClicker2 for another class.)
Learn more about using iClickers in the classroom.
iClicker Cloud (formerly Reef Instructor)
iClicker offers a cloud-web based alternative to the locally hosted iClicker Classic. The following are the tutorials related to the iClicker Cloud instructor software:
For technical support contact Kelly Morrow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-429-5224, or reach out to iClicker Client Support at 866-209-5698 or email@example.com (9am-11pm EST Monday - Thursday 9am-9pm EST Friday).
iClicker support portal (search for user guides and FAQs): http://support.iclicker.com
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Top Hat is a student response system that utilizes students' personal devices (smart phones, tablets, laptops, etc.) combined with interactive slides to facilitate classroom discussions, track attendance, and conduct real time polls or quizzes. Outside of the classroom, the platform features and Interactive Text platform where professors can adopt, customize or create content for their courses.
Main support page: https://support.tophat.com/s/
Support contact and hours: