Tutorials, Handouts and Software

The links below point to tutorials, handouts and useful software available to faculty. Some handouts require the free Adobe Acrobat reader.

Blackboard Learn 9.1

Blackboard Learn 9.1 is Atlantic Cape's web-based learning management system, used in all of our online courses. Not only does it have communication tools such as email, messages, discussions and chat, but it also allows you to create online tests, monitor your students' progress through activities, and it also supports many multimedia formats such as audio and video. Blackboard has created an "On Demand Learning Center" to assist faculty in learning Blackboard Learn 9.1. Click below for audio narrated Instructor and Student Blackboard Learn 9.1 tutorials.

HandBrake

HandBrake is a free, multi-platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.

Images

Educators often have use for high quality pictures and graphics. These two free image sources are “CC0” license. CC0 enables creators and owners of copyright-protected content to waive interests in their works and place them in the public domain. Others can then freely build upon, enhance and reuse the works for any purposes without restriction under copyright law.

Jing

Jing is software to create instant screenshots and screencasts.

Mac Help and Documentation

For PC users who have switched to a Mac:

Guide for using a Mac effectively:

Polling Tools for the Classroom

Free student response systems to use in your classroom. These free applications use students' personal mobile devices to increase classroom interaction. Students can participate in classroom surveys using SMS messaging, mobile and desktop web browsers.

Prezi

Prezi is zooming presentation software. It allows you to bring all of your ideas into one space and show how they relate.

SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard and SMART Notebook Software

View the links below for information on free Online training and resources for the SMART Board interactive whiteboard and the SMART Notebook software.

Turnitin

Turnitin is software used at Atlantic Cape to deter plagiarism. It is easy to use and quickly identifies unoriginal material. View the links below for useful tutorials.

Twiddla

Twiddla is a real-time Online collaboration tool that is free for educational uses. You can use Twiddla to create and attend password protected meetings with a custom meeting URL. Twiddla allows you to share images and documents and incorporates both chat and voice.

Venus Academic Server

The Atlantic Cape academic server ("Venus") provides native file storage and website technologies for faculty and students.

Venus also provides common web tools customized for educational use. Local hosting removes banner advertising on pages and third-party tracking for marketing purposes.

Whiteboard Animation Videos

Whiteboard animation videos are videos that draw themselves using images, shapes, characters and sounds. Below are three web tools that you can use to create whiteboard animation videos: