Academic and Research

ITS supports the teaching and learning mission by providing instructional technology and resources, including learning management systems, lecture capture, instructional design and research consulting.

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Advanced Applications

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Survey Software - Qualtrics

Qualtrics is a robust and intuitive web-based survey software tool that allows all members of the St. Thomas community to create web-based surveys and web forms.

Audience:

Faculty & Staff Audience Icon Faculty & Staff    |   Students Audience Icon Students

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Assessment Systems

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Test Scanning and Scoring - Scantron

ITS has two Scantron Test Scoring and Optical Mark Read (OMR) scanners that score “bubble” answer forms to assist instructors in quickly grading exams. 

Audience:

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Audience Response Systems

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Audience Response Systems - TurningPoint

The TurningPoint Audience Response System or classroom "Clickers" are used to poll students in the classroom using small, handheld devices.


Audience Response Systems - Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere is a web-based technology that allows students to respond to class polls via text messages and a web interface.


Audience for All:

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Classroom Technology and Support

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Classroom Technology and Support

ITS provides services to ensure classrooms are suitably equipped and functional to meet the needs of the education experience, including training and support for instructors.

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Faculty & Staff Audience Icon Faculty & Staff    |   Students Audience Icon Students

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Educational Technology Consulting and Training

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Educational Technology Consulting and Training - STELAR

The STELAR center provides faculty and other course creators with the knowledge and assistance they need to optimize their effectiveness in using teaching and learning technologies.

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Instructional Design

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Instructional Design

​ITS provides instructional design services to assist faculty and course creators develop effective online, hybrid, and blended course content and systems.

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Learning Management Systems

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Learning Management System - Blackboard (Students and Faculty & Staff

Blackboard Learn is the University's online Learning Management System in support of managing and sharing course materials and facilitating class and community functions.

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Faculty & Staff Audience Icon Faculty & Staff    |   Students Audience Icon Students

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Instructional Media

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Instructional Video Hosting - Ensemble Video

Ensemble Video is the audio & video hosting and streaming service for instructional recordings created with desktop software such as Camtasia and Quicktime X.

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Instructional Recording and Sharing- ilos (Students and Faculty & Staff)

ilos is a web-based screen recording tool used to create videos and store them directly in the cloud for easy sharing from the web or through Blackboard.

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Faculty & Staff Audience Icon Faculty & Staff    |   Students Audience Icon Students


Media Development

The STELAR center has expertise and media production facilities to enable instructors to develop audio and video presentations.

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Research Computing

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Research Computing Consultation (Coming Soon)

Consultation for advanced research computing; data analysis, algorithm development and Big Data technology including Hadoop, Spark and related cluster computing resources.

Audience:

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