Here are some tools that work great inside of Blackboard to enhance your classroom experience.
ASU Play is a video repository for video lecture capture, video screen capture tutorials, and other learning videos. Use video lecture capture linked to Blackboard courses or to advertise a program. The university has several channels that have tutorials, study abroad advertisements, and other special events.
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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
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.
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.