Recommended Technology Resources

 

 

 

 

 

This page includes recommended technology resources for transitioning elements of your course into MyCourses.

 

Screencapturing Software

What is screencapturing software (SCS)? SCS allows you to capture either a still image or video of what is happening on your computer. This is a great tool for demonstrating how to work within a specific program, how to navigate a website, etc.

 

 

SnagIt (TechSmith) - Snagit is a simple to use SCS used by many at SPC. It allows you to capture screen grabs (i.e. still images of your screen) as well as video of your screen. Techsmith is offering temporary free access to SnagIt thru June 2020.

Camtasia (TechSmith) - Camtasia is a great tool for making videos of either your screen (as with SnagIt). Unlike SnagIt, Camtasia offers additional, advanced video editing features such as annotations. Camtasia also integrates well with PowerPoint so you can narrate over existing PowerPoint presentations.

Webinar Software

Webinar software allows you to host a presentation or lecture online using either video or text-only chat. Using webinar software, participants can share audio and/or video, documents, or your screen. SPC offers free licenses for Zoom webinar.

 

 

Video Storage

Video storage is an important component if you plan on creating your own videos for your courses. You never want to upload videos directly into MyCourses. Instead, you want to place the videos on a storage site such as YouTube or Ensemble. Once there, you can quickly add the videos into your course within MyCources.

 

YouTube - Register for our online, self-paced (~30 minute) Introduction to YouTube course

 

Youtube is a free, widely used video storage site where you can quickly upload and auto-caption your videos. Videos can then be link or embedded within your course in MyCourses. You can make your videos "Unlisted" so that they do not appear publicy on the main YouTube search. It will only show for students to which you provide the link.

 

Ensemble - Register for our online, self-paced (~30 minute) Introduction to Ensemble course

 

Ensemble is a college licensed video storage site where you can quickly upload and auto-caption your videos. Videos can then be link or embedded within your course in MyCourses. Ensemble is private so only students to which you provide the link or embed the video will be able to see your videos.

 

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Have Questions? Contact the OLS iTech team at mycourses4faculty@spcollege.edu or call 727-341-3500 (Mon.- Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern) or the SPC Helpdesk at 727-791-2795 or onlinehelp@spcollege.edu during nights and weekends.

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