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Technology Tools for Teaching


As you develop your course in uiuLearn, there are a number of supporting technologies that expand the scope of instructor and student activities available in your course. Here is a list of the licensed and supported technologies available for enhancing your course: - See more at:

Resource Document Video Vendor Resources
Smarthinking - Tutoring services available to all online students      
Panopto - Lecture capture and podcasting software      Resources
Respondus - Quiz and Exam management utility      Resources
Livetext - Academic assessment and ePortfolio utility      
Turnitin - Plagiarism prevention and research originality tool integrated with uiuLearn      Resources
Zoom - Desktop video conferencing application      Resources
McGraw-Hill Connect- Access to publisher texts and materials      

 

  • Smarthinking - Tutoring services available to all online students
  • Panopto - Lecture capture and podcasting software
  • Respondus - Quiz and Exam management utility
  • Livetext - Academic assessment and ePortfolio utility
  • Turnitin - Plagiarism prevention and research originality tool integrated with uiuLearn
  • Zoom - Desktop video conferencing application
  • McGraw-Hill Connect- Access to publisher texts and materials

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Smarthinking Tutoring Services

Help when you need it: 24 hours a day! Available to all Upper Iowa University students FREE of charge! Online tutoring: Anywhere, anytime.

With SMARTHINKING, you can:

    • Connect With an e-instructor and interact with a live tutor.
    • Schedule a Personal Session and pre-schedule a live session with an e-structor of your choice.
    • Submit your Writing for any class to our Online Writing Lab.
    • Submit a Question and receive a reply from a tutor.

Follow these steps to get started:

    • Go to http://services.smarthinking.com/
    • Log in with your full UIU peacocks email address and the password: Pcocks@1857
    • Change your password in the About Me section of your SMARTHINKING homepage.
    • Refer to theStudent Handbook in the Customer Support & FAQ section for information regarding the use of the service.

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Panopto Lecture Capture

Panopto is a lecture capture system for streaming audio and video. To best view Panopto videos, you should have the Silverlight browser plug-in. If you encounter a Panopto login screen, then you need to modify your browser settings. Follow these step-by-step instructions to configure your browser for Panopto. A Panopto Recorder Panopto Recorder Quickstart Guide is also available, and more documentation and tutorials are online at support.panopto.com

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Respondus

Respondus is an exam management software application we license for our instructors to import or create exams and then publish them to their uiuLearn course.

This 30-minute training video demonstrates how Respondus can be used to import existing exams from MS Word. It also demonstrates how to use the Respondus Test Bank Network. 

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LiveText

UIU utilizes LiveText, a web-based assessment management system, and is requiring its use for coursework that provides evidence of meeting rigorous state, regional, and federal requirements. University accreditation is important as academic communities, employers, and other constituents recognize it as evidence of quality which enhances the prestige of the institution, and consequently the value of the degree you will earn. It will be used in select general education courses, for portfolio development, and several other university initiatives. UIU understands that the cost of college is high, so we are providing free membership to LiveText to all students.

If you have not already done so, please go to the LiveText tab on myUIU and register your account (instructions provided).

For more information about using LiveText, use the following links:

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Turnitin

Turnitin is a tool for both teachers and students to ensure academic integrity by checking the originality of submitted papers to avoid issues of plagiarism and academic dishonesty. Turnitin compares submitted written work with literally millions of websites, scholarly journals, magazines, books, printable reports, and other student papers and is widely recognized as one of the leading plagiarism prevention and education services. However, users should be aware that Turnitin scans submitted work and compares it to ALL other sources on file. Therefore, it is possible that a student paper may have similarities to other written works that are merely coincidental, and not plagiarism. It is important that instructors and students scan the originality reports generated by Turnitin carefully to determine what areas of concern need to be addressed in each submitted paper.

Upper Iowa licenses Turnitin and provides instructors with simple setup for use within courses. Download the Turnitin Instructor Guide for directions. The Turnitin integration with uiuLearn allows instructors to designate any assignment in uiuLearn as a Turnitin assignment. Instructors and students can then view originality reports for submitted work. 

For more information, see:

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Zoom Video Conferencing

Zoom provides the first Unified Meeting Experience platform that brings HD video conferencing, mobility and web meetings together as a free cloud service. So you can have crystal-clear video conversation and high quality screen sharing, anytime, from anywhere, with up to 25 people. It is available for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us

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McGraw-Hill Connect

Publisher McGraw-Hill has collaborated with Pearson LearningStudio to fully integrate their digital books, ancillary learning objects and test banks.

Here are some supporting documents:

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