Learning Technologies

  • Truman Tech Break – How to Make your Course Available in Blackboard and How to Configure your Course for Panopto

    August 17, 2015

    At this, the beginning of a new semester, we thought we would address two topics that garner many calls at the beginning of a new academic year – how to make your course available in Blackboard and how to provision your course for Panopto.  This brief video tutorial will walk you through the steps necessary […]

  • Truman Tech Break – Google Forms

    May 12, 2015

    Google has a myriad of tools to make daily tasks simpler.  Google Forms is a fantastic option for collecting and organizing data.  Whether you need to create a survey, an exit ticket for a course, an equipment checkout form, document when supplies need to be restocked, or any other use you can come up with, […]

  • Truman Tech Break – myHistro

    myHistro is a web-based timeline tool.  It allows for not just dates and events to be entered, but to tie each of those events to a specific location using Google maps.  Beyond that, you can add photos and notes to each event to create a more immersive and detailed experience.  Once created, you can create […]

  • Truman Tech Break – eduCanon

    When making mini-lectures, sharing interesting “found” videos with students, or when creating online training – there is always the concern that just watching a video is so passive that your target audience will not stay engaged.  eduCanon is an easy-to-use cloud-based app that allows an instructor to insert reflective pauses, multiple choice questions and more, right […]

  • Truman Tech Break – Remind

    Remind is a fantastic tool that allows for sending group or individual texts to an entire class, set of student workers, department, or other combination of people.  Even better, it does not require ever collecting the participants phone numbers.  This means that you gain all of the advantages of texting without having to cross those […]

  • Truman Tech Break – Screencast-O-Matic

    Screencast-o-Matic is a web based service that allows you to create and host screen casts online.  A screen cast captures your computer desktop as a video, and allows you to capture additional audio as voice over.  If you’ve ever watched a video of computer screen with someone giving directions to you at the same time, you’ve […]

  • Truman Tech Break – Truman’s Virtual Desktop Environment

    March 17, 2015

    Truman State University’s virtual desktop environment is available to give you access to the same software and resources available in our public computer labs and classrooms from your personal computer system even if you live on campus or off campus. The virtual desktop connection will give you a full screen remote connection to the same […]

  • Truman Tech Break – Poll Everywhere

    March 2, 2015

    Poll Everywhere lets you engage your audience or class anywhere in real time!  Learn how to create polls that you can use in your next staff meeting or class to keep your participants engaged.  Watch the brief video below to learn more!

  • Truman Tech Break – The 2015 PASSHE Virtual Conference

    February 19, 2015

    In honor of the tradition of University Conference Day and its plethora of development options, our Truman Techbreak today is a full access pass to the 2015 PASSHE Virtual Conference:  Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment. By following the link below, you will find a huge listing of the recorded sessions from this week’s conference […]

  • Faculty Workshop Series for Fall 2013 Announced

    September 27, 2013

    Faculty Workshop Series for Fall 2013 Announced The Learning Technologies Team in conjunction with Dana Vazzana, Director of Academic Professional Development are pleased to announce a Fall Semester lineup of workshops for faculty focused on a variety of topics, ranging from advising, to scholarship, to teaching with technology.  The workshops will be held on the […]