Educational Technology Services (ETS)

Software and Equipment

TECHNOLOGY TOOLS

Smart Classrooms

All technology installed in UNA classrooms is managed by Educational Technology Services.  In an exciting development, as we are replacing old projectors in classrooms across campus, we are upgrading to High Definition projectors, and eventually all classrooms will be equipped with HD. Look forward to finding a jump in brightness, contrast, color reproduction, and resolution for your students’ viewing pleasure.  Turning off the classroom lights will no longer be necessary! Contact ETS at ets@una.edu  for additional information.

Respondus Test Generation Software

Respondus 4.0 Test Generation Software is a tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard, ANGEL, Desire2Learn, Pearson eCollege, Canvas, Moodle, and other learning systems. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment, or moved from one LMS to another.  At UNA, Respondus is often used to import existing tests, move them from course to course, or to access publisher test banks.  For additional information contact ets@una.edu.

Respondus Lockdown Browser

Respondus Lockdown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the online testing environment within Blackboard, ANGEL, Desire2Learn, Canvas, Moodle, and Sakai. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications.  When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading.  For additional information contact ets@una.edu.

Remote Proctor Now (RP Now)

Remote Proctor Now (RP Now) offers proctored testing.  The Office of Distance Learning has partnered with Software Secure and is using their RPNow product to offer remote proctoring to students.  Easy-to-use and requiring no separate software, RPNow provides security using students' own computer and webcam.  RPNow provides students with a high-speed internet connection and a computer the freedom of on-demand test taking, and eliminates the hassle of scheduling remote proctors, going to testing centers or commuting to campus. RPNow offers this service for a fee of $15 per exam.  RPNow offers convenience without sacrificing integrity.  Contact Bonnie Coats at bdcoats@una.edu for additional information.

Smart Boards

A projector connected to the computer displays the desktop image on the interactive whiteboard. The whiteboard accepts touch input from a finger, pen, or other solid object. Contact ets@una.edu for additional information.

Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate allows individuals to connect, communicate and collaborate through real-time or anytime virtual classrooms, offices and meeting spaces by creating engagement opportunities at an individual level to students and faculty wherever they are located. This software helps faculty deliver a more effective learning experience through online, blended, and mobile learning, and to engage more students and improve outcomes. Contact ets@una.edu for more information.

Camtasia

Camtasia is screen recording and video editing software that allows you to customize and edit your videos. Record on-screen activity, add imported media, create interactive content, and share high-quality,  videos that your viewers can watch anytime, on nearly any device. Contact Brian Ford at jbford1@una.edu.

Screencast.com

Screencast.com  allows you to store and share your video content.  You can post your captured image and videos to Angel, Facebook, Twitter, or your blog via the short URL or embed code Screencast.com gives you – saving time and avoiding the sharing runaround. Contact Brian Ford at jbford1@una.edu for additional information.

Canvas

Canvas by Instructure is UNA's web-based Learning Management system used to deliver online, hybrid/blended, and traditional courses and course materials to students. Faculty can use Canvas to distribute course materials, provide student access to grades, collect student files, provide discussion forums, and administer assessments (exams, quizzes, surveys). For additional information contact ets@una.edu.