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Instructional Multimedia Tools

Multimedia ToolStrengths and Weaknesses
Blackboard Collaborate
  • Collaborate = Collaboration!
  • Meet over distance with a robust environment of tools and functions
  • Great for distance education
  • Shares screen, video, audio, applications, polling
  • No editing capabilities.
Tegrity Lecture Capture
  • Records class time and course content for students to watch live, or review on-demand
  • Very easy for faculty to use
  • Great for student review, students who miss class, bookmarking and searching for content
  • Limited editing capabilities. 
Camtasia Tutorials
  • Combine screen content with audio commentary to create a polished product
  • Prepare supplemental materials outside of class
  • Has excellent editing capabilities and polished effects
  • Camtasia software costs, but is available in the ITS media studios
Snag-It Tutorials
  • Take a photo of your computer screen, including long webpages
  • Create quick demo videos to share with anyone
  • Costs $30 from techsmith.com
Media Studio Productions
  • Combine video, screen and audio to create a polished product
  • Green screen technology is available
  • Prepare supplemental / promotional materials, but can also be used for student projects
  • Has excellent editing capabilities and polished effects
Audio Recording Tools
  • Voice content and messages can increase the interaction and student engagement in your course.

If you have questions about these tools, please email ndsu.instructional.services@ndsu.edu or contact the IT Help Desk.


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