Here are some tools that work great inside of Blackboard to enhance your classroom experience.
Audacity is free open source software for recording and editing sounds. Audacity can be used to record live audio; edit MP3 and WAV sound files; cut, copy, splice and mix sounds together; and change the speed or pitch of a recording.
To create MP3 files with Audacity, install the LAME encoder that can be downloaded at lame-3.96.1.zip
Kaltura Media is a tool used in Blackboard that stores videos for course use. Kaltura can record a mini session via a webcam or record your screen. This is useful in creating lecture sessions and tutorials.
Kaltura Media is licensed and purchased by the university and free for the user.
Adobe’s Captivate automatically records all onscreen actions and instantly creates an interactive Flash simulation. Users can point and click to add text captions, narration and e-learning interactions. Captivate is useful for creating tutorials.
Angelo State has limited site licenses for Adobe Captivate. Contact the IT Service Center to request an installation.
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