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.

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-376

KTH-B135 (CS)

MDCL-1105 (CS)

MDCL-1305

MDCL-1309 (CS)

MML-L107 (WONG Room)

MUMC-1A1

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 one year from the capture date. At that time, the captured lecture will be removed from the system.

 

CAVS updates: 

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

REPORTED ISSUES:

September 11, 2014 

No reported issues..

 

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 Kris Knorr knorrk@mcmaster.ca  in the Teaching and Learning Centre.  He 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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SMART Board 600i Interactive Whiteboard System

With the SMART Board 600i interactive whiteboard system, the simple push of a button puts you in control of a powerful multimedia environment. It’s never been easier or more convenient to make your meetings more collaborative and efficient – without the need for a PC or extra training.

For specific questions about using a Smart Board, please contact Kevin Andrews (Certified Smart Trainer) andrewsk@mcmaster.ca

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USB Flash Drive

The USB Flash Drive is a portable storage device for computer equipped with a USB port. E-mailing files to yourself and carrying around floppy disks is something from the past. Accessing and transporting data has been made easier with the USB Flash Drive. These devices plug directly into your USB port on any compatible computer. USB Drives are "plug and play" compatible devices. Simply plug the drive into any USB port and the computer will automatically detect it as a removable drive. You can read, write, copy, delete and move data from your hard disk drive to the USB drive or from the USB drive to your hard disk drive. Note: USB drives can transport viruses between computers. Scan your USB device with your anti-virus software on your computer.

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USB Instant DVD

Instant DVD from ADS Technologies is an external video capture/editing device that connects to Windows-based PCs through a USB connection. Designed to bring in audio and video into a PC for video editing or DVD authoring, this device includes video encoder and decoder chips and hardware MPEG2 codec to compress and decompress MPEG2 video.

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Keyspan - Media/Presentation Remote

The Keyspan Digital Media Remote and Presentation Remotes are powerful infrared remotes which allow you to control your PowerPoint slides away from the laptop. If you like to walk around while giving presentations, these devices allow you to advance the powerpoint slide away from where the laptop is situated.

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