New Technologies for use in the Classroom

CAVS is committed to providing Faculty members with information on New Technologies for use in the classroom. These New Technologies will enhance the teaching and learning experiences.

SMART Podium™ 500 Series Interactive Pen Display

The SMART Podium display allows you to write on its surface with the provided electronic pen. T"he content

that you see on the display will be projected onto a large screen.

SMART Technologies Website: http://smarttech.com/us/Solutions/Business+Solutions/Products/SMART+Podium+interactive+pen+display

Product Brochure: http://downloads01.smarttech.com/media/sitecore/en/pdf/brochures/podium/smart_podium_factsheet.pdf

 

 

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SMART Kapp

SMART kapp™

"The dry-erase board reinvented"

A digital replacement to dry-erase boards and flip charts, SMART kapp allows you to save and share notes as they are written or drawn on the board, all using a regular dry-erase marker.

Capture ideas and notes

Save directly to your device

Share content remotely, in real-time

SMART Kapp Website: http://smartkapp.com

Product Information: http://smartkapp.com/en/products

 

 

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ECHO360 Lecture Capture

Echo 360 is a Lecture Capture System.  The system records audio, display, and optional video, for viewing in digital format. This provides students with a powerful tool that can be used for review, or to supplement materials covered in class.

The captures can be viewed via a web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari), and/or be downloaded to a computer or mobile device. 

ECHO360 Available in the following rooms:

ABB-102 (CS)

BSB-147

CNH-B107 (CS)

CNH-104

ITB-137 (CS)

JHE-264 (HD)

JHE-376 (HD)

KTH-B135 (CS)

MDCL-1105 (CS)

MDCL-1305/1307 (HD)

MDCL-1307 (CS)

MDCL-1309 (CS)

MML-L107 (WONG Room) (HD)

MUMC-1A1 (HD)

TSH-B105 (CS)

TSH-B128 (CS)

TSH-120

 

If you need to capture course lectures for the term, in the above rooms, contact Rick Hayes  (hayesri@mcmaster.ca)

If you need to capture course lectures for the term, in rooms not listed above, contact Rick Hayes (hayesri@mcmaster.ca) for other technologies available.

For more information about ECHO360, contact Otto Geiss  (geisso@mcmaster.ca)

Copyright - Lecture Recording Consent and Release

Before a lecture is captured, the 'Lecture Recording Consent and Release' form needs to be completed and submitted to the Classroom Audio Visual Services office. Please complete the Lecture Recording Consent and Release Form and submit to CAVS, attention David Kidney.

Lecture Recording Release Form

FAQs:

How long will the captured lectures be available for viewing?

NOTE: The captured lectures will be available for viewing for six months from the capture date. At that time, the captured lecture will be removed from the system.

 

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iClicker "Student Response System"

iClicker Base Units have been installed in some classrooms on campus.

For more information contact Otto Geiss at extension 26967 or email: geisso@mcmaster.ca

Below are some resources that may be helpful:

Training:

.  Training webinars are found here:  http://iclicker.webex.com.  I would attend Higher Education Training or i>clicker demo.

 There is also a quick start guide in the i>clicker software

.  You can contact Otto Geiss geisso@mcmaster.ca for a training session - he covers the more technical side of things

.  You can reach out to Jon Kruithof  kruithj@mcmaster.ca and/or Daryl Hartz  hartzde@mcmaster.ca from MIIETL. They can provide more pedagogical information on using i>clicker.

.  A call can be set up as well with iClicker

 

Pedagogical Resources:

.  Upcoming webinars can be found here: http://www1.iclicker.com/pedagogy-webinars

.  All of iClicker case studies are found here:  http://www.iclicker.com/community/casestudies/.  These are very helpful to read through and see how others have integrated i>clicker into their courses.

.  You may also want to look at iClicker tips and best practices found here: http://www.iclicker.com/community/bestpractices/

.  CU Bolder has some great resources for using i>clicker:  http://iclicker.illinois.edu/ClickerVideos.aspx - there are various videos depending on what you are interested in learning more about

.  The Carl Weiman Group at UBC has done a lot of research on using clickers which can be found here: http://www.cwsei.ubc.ca/resources/clickers.htm

 

Integration with Desire2Learn:

There are two tutorials on uploading and downloading data from Desire2Learn and i>clicker. You can find them here:  http://support.iclicker.com/entries/23865118-Manual-Integration-Desire2Learn-

 

Other Resources:

iClicker Website - http://www1.iclicker.com/

iClicker Downloads - http://www1.iclicker.com/audience-response-system-downloads

iClicker Support Portal - http://support.iclicker.com/home

Documentation and Tutorials - http://support.iclicker.com/forums

 

 

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Smart Podium

The Smart Podium is the control center for the Technology in each classroom. It is equipped with a user-friendly control panel, which controls the projector and allows users to select which Technology they want to use: the Smart Podium's local computer, DVD player, VCR, sound system, or external laptop.

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