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Check out one of our favorite tools!

Jing is such a useful and neat tool, it’s hard to believe it’s FREE! While you do have to download the software, Jing will surely be something worthwhile. It allows users to create annotated screen captures instantly, and create screencast videos. Jing allows users to capture all or part of images and add text, draw, or highlight text. They can then be shared with students on Blackboard in class notes! UIS faculty, staff and students also can take advantage of Camtasia Relay – but for folks not associated with UIS, then Jing is an amazing free tool!

5 ways you can use…Camtasia Relay!

Lecture capture is a revolutionary tool that facilitates communication in learning, which makes it particularly valuable for higher education. If you are looking for a tool to increase student accessibility to lectures, class materials, or any other information you provide them with, Camtasia Relay is the tool for you. By capturing your screen and voice/other audio, Camtasia Relay offers educators the ability to record lectures, presentations, or demonstrations. Here are 5 ideas to get you started:

  1. Use Camtasia Relay to record “how-to” videos for navigating through computer programs or useful websites you wish to share with your students or colleagues.
  2. Record and capture your lectures to share online with students for online courses, or if you are sick and unable to hold class.
  3. If you teach an online course, have students remain interactive with the class by using Camtasia Relay to narrate and capture their presentation. This way, they will be able to present and share their projects with the class.
  4. Record web-conferences or web-meeting to utilize for future reference.
  5. Provide individual feedback to students by recording your assessment of their papers. Go through making comments, and then share the screencast with them to review.

Camtasia Relay provides educators with the opportunity to share lectures and supplemental materials for students to view outside of class, keeping them connected. Explore the different ways Camtasia Relay can be integrated in your classroom, whether it is recording a narrated journey through the web or simply recording lectures so students have the ability to go back and review key concepts. Feel free to contact us with any questions!