As part of our mission, the Koehler Center responds to the present needs of instructors by supporting various educational technology solutions, and by keeping the TCU community informed of new educational technology possibilities to promote engagement and improve learning.
Some of the solutions we support are:
AirMedia is an app for your laptop, tablet, or phone that allows you to wirelessly connect your device to the projector in a classroom. Laptops will display exactly what is on your laptop’s screen, as well as play video and audio. Tablets and phones will show static images, such as a .pdf or .jpeg.
Audio and Video Tools
Providing an audio or video clip in your course can help students connect with the instructor and the course content and boost student engagement.
Learn more about Audio and Video Tools
Google Drive is a free file storage and synchronization service that allows users to store files in the cloud, synchronize files across devices, and share files. A variety of free, user-friendly Google Drive apps provide students and instructors with options for content creation and editing, group collaboration, and sharing of information.
The i>clicker is a student response tool that allows the instructor to increase student engagement through in-class, real-time polling.
iThenticate is the leading provider of professional plagiarism detection and prevention technology used worldwide by scholarly publishers and research institutions to ensure the originality of written work before publication.
Panopto offers a way to create video content in TCU Online. Instructors can use Panopto to record, edit, organize, and publish video content with accessibility features such as captioning, bookmarks, and downloadable support files. Students can use Panopto to submit video assignments.
Respondus LockDown Browser
Respondus LockDown Browser helps prevent cheating in online exams. This tool is integrated with the Quizzes tool in TCU Online.
Brightspace by D2L, referred to as TCU Online, is TCU’s current online learning management system. In TCU Online, instructors are able to post syllabi and announcements, share course content, give quizzes and exams, conduct discussions, accept electronic assignment submissions (and verify assignments with Turnitin), email students, and maintain grades.
Turnitin is an internet-based originality checking and plagiarism prevention service that allows instructors to verify the originality of text. Turnitin’s service compares text submitted by students with sources available on the web, and with materials archived in Turnitin’s databases. It can be enabled within an Assignment in TCU Online, or used as a stand-alone tool through Turnitin.com.