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Teaching Tools & Technologies

North Dakota State University offers a wide range of technologies for teaching and learning to meet the needs of faculty, staff, and students. The Learning and Applied Innovation (LAI) Team helps to connect faculty with the appropriate technology tools to promote collaboration, enhance communication, and share knowledge for both online and traditional instruction.

View the technology options below to learn more. Can't find what you are looking for? Check out the How to Documents below for more detailed information. 

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Blackboard is the learning management system (LMS) for the North Dakota University System. It serves as the central hub for your all of your course communications, assignments and materials. Many of the technologies on campus are integrated directly within Blackboard.

To learn more visit our Blackboard Page.

Blackboard Basics Training: Remote Session Recorded 3/12/2020 (19:39)
Blackboard Assignments & Tests Training: Remote Session Recorded 3/20/20 (1:15:13)

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Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a web conferencing application. With screen sharing, breakout groups, virtual whiteboard, chats and polling it's a convenient solution for online classes or meetings at a distance.

To learn more visit the
How to Documents.

Blackboard Collaborate: NDUS Recorded Training (10:03)


The Optical Mark Reader (OMR) System at NDSU is operated by the main campus IT Help Desk. This system consists of an OMR scanner, software enabling the OMR to write scanned data to a file, and custom-written programs which read the raw data files from the scanner and score them. 

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Respondus 4.0 is a tool for creating and managing online exams. Exams can be created offline and published directly to Blackboard courses. Blackboard exams can also be printed to paper or saved as Word or PDF files from Respondus. Respondus 4.0 also provides other time-saving tools such as equation editors, web links, and multimedia functions.

To learn more visit How to Documents

Respondus Lockdown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser is a secure browser that locks down the testing environment within the NDUS Blackboard Learn.       

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SafeAssign, a tool within Blackboard, compares submitted assignments against a set of academic papers to identify areas of overlap between the submitted assignment and existing works. SafeAssign generates an Originality Report containing the results of the matching process which instructors can use to help determine if the content was plagiarized.

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NDSU has a campus wide license for Turning Technologies as our personal response (clicker) solution. Clickers provide an easy way to actively engage your students in your lectures or conduct surveys and quizzes. Results can be displayed in real time to encourage discussion or can be uploaded into your Blackboard Grade Center. 

To learn more visit our Turning Technologies page. 

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YuJa is a video management and lecture capture system that allows you to make recordings of your instruction and also organize any video assets that you use in your courses. Accessed through Blackboard, YuJa helps keep all of your materials in one place. 

To learn more visit How to Documents

How to Use YuJa: Remote Session Recorded 3/18/2020 (1:03:04)

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