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.
The following is a list of educational technology solutions we support.
The ability to share work with classmates is key for class collaboration, and it promotes active learning and engagement. However, in many classrooms the biggest screen in the class is inaccessible to students. AirMedia is an app that allows instructors and students to wirelessly connect their laptops, tablets, or phones to the projectors in many classrooms to easily project and share their work.
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.
Originality Checking: iThenticate & Turnitin
iThenticate and Turnitin are both internet-based originality checking and plagiarism prevention services that allow instructors to verify the originality of text. iThenticate can be used by instructors and graduate students to ensure the originality of written work before publication. Turnitin allows instructors to verify the originality of student work, and can be utilized as a teaching tool to educate students about plagiarism and help them learn and practice proper citation. Turnitin can be enabled within an Assignment in TCU Online, or used as a stand-alone tool through Turnitin.com.
Panopto is a robust video capture tool for recording and editing video content with accessibility features such as captioning, bookmarks, and downloadable support files. It is also a video content management system for uploading, managing, and sharing video and audio files. Its TCU Online integration allows your video mini-lectures, tutorials, or reviews for your students to be easily added to your course and accessed directly through TCU Online. Students can also use Panopto to record and submit video assignments.
Respondus: LockDown Browser & Monitor
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.