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Software Tools that enhance Distance Learning
  This page provides links to resources and technology assisted software tools that help you create a better online course.
       
 
Software Description PDF Download
Wimba Wimba Live Classroom  
With a fully-featured, live, virtual classroom solution that includes audio, video, chat, application sharing and content display, Wimba Classroom allows instructors to create an efficient on-line class with more interactive with their students.  
  > Create a Powerlink inside GeorgiaVIEW Vista 8 to Wimba Classroom
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  > Basic Instructions for using Wimba (PDF)
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  > Step by Step start archiving and sharing the desktop
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  > Wimba Classroom's support page  
  > Upload Content to Wimba Classroom
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  > Add Image to the Branding Frame
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  > Record a Short Archive
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  > Edit Archive Names
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  > Adding an Archive PowerLink
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> eBoard Tools Reference

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  > Granting eBoard Access
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> Sharing the Desktop

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  > Sharing Web Pages
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  > Breakout Rooms
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Wimba Wimba Create  

Quickly and easily convert your Microsoft Word documents into content for your online courses. From one Word document you can generate a set of webpages that includes navigation and interactive features that are easily uploaded in to your course.

 
  > Downloading and Installing Wimba Create
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  > Macro Security Setup
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  > Starting Wimba Create
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  > Adding Meta Data
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  > Change the Settings for use with GeorgiaVIEW
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  > Editing in MS Word
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  > Create Flash Cards
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  > Use a Template
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  > Generate Content
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  > Upload to GeorgiaVIEW
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Wimba Wimba Voice Board  

Speak and read a language at the same time, or simply create threaded voice discussions about any subject. Great for brainstorming and collaborating on almost any topic in any language, instructors and students can post vocal messages with accompanying text into voice-based message boards.

 
  > Create a Voice Board
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  > Setup
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  > Create a New Thread
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  > Review a Message
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  > Options
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  > Reply to a Message
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  > Edit a Message
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  > Delete a Message
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  > Forward a Message
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  > Save a Message
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  > Publish Content
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  > Export Content Files
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  > Import Sound Content
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  > Grade a Voice Board
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Camtasia Camtasia
Camtasia is a screen video capture tool for creating screen capture movie, narrated Powerpoint presentation, training videos etc. Camtasia allows you to record exatly what's on your screen, record you voice while browsing through your presentation, and finally create a final product, narrated presentation with screen capture movie.
  > Create a Window Media Video (WMV) with Camtasia
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  :> Three ways to record PowerPoint from Camtasia
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echo_logo Echo360  

The Echo360 system captures and publishes lectures, tutorials, and other instructional materials by faculty. Then it provides an on-demand internet viewing service for students. This system captures lectures in real time digitally, using video and /or audio and then provides links for the instructor to deliver the content to the students.

 
  > Echo360 General Information  
  > Personal Capture  
  > Appliance Supported Classrooms  
Impatica Impatica
Impatica transforms Powerpoint file into tiny-secured file that is ready to publish in internet presentation including WebCT, e-mail, etc. The impatica file is typically compressed and hence significantly smaller than usual Powerpoint file. This allows user to minimal download file in no time.
  > Opening Impatica
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  > Use Impatica to create streaming presentations from PowerPoint
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  > Upload Impaticized files to GeorgiaVIEW Vista 8
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  > Place an Impatica presentation in a Learning Module
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Respondus Respondus
Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing quizzes, exams, or surveys that can be printed to paper or published directly WebCT. Respondus includes the ability to import questions from either MS Word or Note Pad format. Simply create an exam in either MS Word or Note Pad and use Respondus's exam wizard to create an assessment in minutes. If you use MS Word, you will need to disable the Auto Numbering feature. We have provided instructions on how to do so.
  > Download Respondus
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  > Using Respondus
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  > Disabe Auto Numbering in MS Word 2003
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  > Disable Auto Numbering in MS Word 2007
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  > Using Respondus with GeorgiaVIEW Vista 8
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  > Cheat Sheet for creating exams
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  > Sample Word .doc of formatted test (Actual MS Word file)  
   
Turnitin Turnitin

This online tool helps faculty check students’ work for improper citation or potential plagiarism by comparing it against continuously updated databases. An originality Report provides instructors with the opportunity to teach their students proper citation methods as well as to safeguard their students’ academic integrity.

Student users in classes on some accounts may also be able to:

  • Review the Originality Reports for the submissions made to assignments
  • View papers marked with our GradeMark® paperless grading tool
  • Write peer reviews on papers
  • Read peer reviews written on their papers
  • View their grades in the GradeBook
  • Participate in discussions on a discussion board
  > Turnitin Quick Start Instructors Guide (PDF only)  
  > Additional Training materials at Turnitin.com  
     
Podcasting Podcasting
A podcast is a series of audio or video digital-media files which is distributed over the Internet by syndicated download, through Web feeds, to portable media players and personal computers.
  > Request a Podcasting Channel
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  > Add episodes to your Podcasting Channel
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  > Create Subscribe Button to place in GeorgiaVIEW Vista 8
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