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Instructional Multimedia Tools

Multimedia ToolStrengths and WeaknessesContacts
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.
Tammy Cummings
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. 
Luke Prather
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

Cj Johnson

Steve Beckermann

Snag-It Tutorials
  • Take a photo of your computer screen, including long webpages
  • Create quick demo videos to share with anyone
  • Costs $30 from

Cj Johnson

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
Steve Beckermann

Luke Prather
Wimba Archives
  • Blackboard Collaborate has replaced Wimba as of Fall 2013
  • Wimba archives - if you wish to download your archive you  must do it before December 31, 2013
Tammy Cummings

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