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MICROSOFT OFFICE 365

What is it?
Microsoft Office 365 is a comprehensive platform of tools and apps that provide teachers, staff members, and students with access to communication tools, document editing, file sharing, storage, email in one place!

Why it works for higher ed classrooms:
Office 365 has anytime anywhere access, which means students can easily stay connected with the classroom and learning community. Microsoft’s cloud storage system, OneDrive, allows teachers and students to store up to 1TB of data, and familiar programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, dual as web apps that allow the students to edit documents across multiple devices simply by using a web browser.

 

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BLACKBOARD LEARN (ulearn)

What is it?
Blackboard Learn (ulearn) is Johnson & Wales University’s learning management system.  All courses across the university use this tool.

Why it works for higher ed classrooms:  
Using Blackboard Learn (ulearn), instructors can all of their course materials online and they are immediately available to students. Instructors can post documents, make announcements, send e-mail, create online assessments, and more. Students can access course documents, send files to their instructor, and access grades directly - 24/7.

 

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ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE

What is it?
Adobe Creative Suite is a software bundle of graphic design, video editing, and web development applications developed by Adobe Systems.

Why it works for higher ed classrooms:
Creative Cloud offers the entire collection of the Adobe desktop, including Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro and Reader XI. The programs in the Adobe Creative Suite foster creativity in the classroom and help students develop the critical thinking and collaboration skills they need to put them on the path to success.

 

Respondus

RESPONDUS

What is it?
Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams and exam pools that can easily be published directly to ulearn. As a bonus, Respondus allows you to import a Respondus-formatted exam from Word directly into Respondus for publishing to ulearn.

Why it works for higher ed classrooms:
Many publishers will have a test bank included with the textbook (check with your publisher to see if your textbook has a Respondus test bank available) and easily create quizzes or exams out of test pools that can be printed or published directly into ulearn.

 

SPSS

SPSS

What is it?
SPSS is a quantitative data analysis and statistics software package. It provides statistical analysis/reporting, predictive modeling, data mining, and decision management/deploymen.

Why it works for higher ed classrooms:
SPSS can help enable educators to teach effectively and help students gain critical analytical skills.

 

Skype For Business

SKYPE FOR BUSINESS

What is it?
As a derivative of the Microsoft Office 365 suite, Skype for Business  provides a platform for video conference that allows up to 250 people to remotely join the meeting.

Why it works for higher ed classrooms:
Connecting students to content-relevant people from around the world is a more engaging way to learn core concepts than reading a chapter in a textbook.  Skype for Business allows for text chats, voice calls and video calls to make online communication more collaborative and engaging.

 

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LYNDA

What is it?
Lynda is the leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

Why it works for higher ed classrooms:
On-demand learning is paramount in education. Lynda's short and targeted videos allow anyone to easily learn a new skill.

Contact Us

Instructional Design & Technology
401-598-2389
idt@jwu.edu

Teaching Online?

For support of online courses, please visit the Faculty Resources site on College of Online Education

 

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