When paired with a Learning Management System, assessment tools facilitate students and instructors to improve their learning experience. Here are some options available for Texas A&M users:
It is a peer assessment technology, that improves writing and critical thinking skills by engaging students in the role of the teacher. Peerceptiv supports writing across the curriculum and is also effective for other types of assignments—such as presentations, videos, art projects, business plans, and legal briefs—that require formative feedback. It does not need to download any software as it is fully integrated with eCampus at no charge for students and instructors.
It is a tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to eCampus. It allows instructors to create an assessment database and reuse information to create new exams. We provide a university-wide site license for Respondus, which is available at no cost for instructors.
Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to engage students in the writing process, provide personalized feedback, and assess student progress over time. It is recommended for plagiarism detection, citations, peer review, and paperless grading.
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Adobe Creative Suite
It gives you a variety number of apps and services for video, design, photography, and the web. It contains the entire collection of 20+ creative desktop and mobile apps including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Adobe Spark Premium. If you are faculty and/or staff please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get a free membership as part of a A&M System-wide Adobe Contract. Visit the Adobe Education Exchange to enroll in free online courses to ignite creativity in your classroom.
Camtasia Studio & Snagit
Camtasia Studio is a screen recorder and video editor to record and create professional-looking videos on Windows and Mac. Snagit is a screenshot program that captures video display and audio output. Visit the Texas A&M Software Center to download Camtasia Studio (and Snagit) for a one-time cost of only $18.
It is a specialized database application specifically designed to handle internet media streaming content, which is available at no cost for instructors.Texas A&M is currently working to replace MediaMatrix and implement a new tool called MediaSite to improve performance and functionalities.
Mediasite is the university's standardized streaming media system that provides either public or private access to video and audio content. Mediasite integrates with eCampus. Implementation in progress.
or Camtasia Relay is a powerful tool that allows you to quickly record, publish, and stream screen presentations. You can get it at not cost. For more information click the corresponding button below.
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
It is an integrated LMS tool for interactive instruction and web meetings, works seamlessly with eCampus (Blackboard Learn).
It is the Learning Management System that integrates tools for managing documents, grades, groups, projects, and for accessing to collaborative tools, all in one single place. eCampus is a secure, centralized system that allows you to create a course structure, design your lessons, and maintain an active communication with your students.
It is used by instructors and administrators for both course management and member management for eCampus courses. It allows to create, combine, and manage eCampus courses based on Compass sections, and to add/manage additional users to your eCampus course(s) under any of the five possible course roles. Such as Alternate Instructor, Course Builder, Teaching Assistant, Grader or Auditor.
It enables users to create their own web-based surveys and conduct statistical analysis as a feedback tool. Request your account and/or training at email@example.com. Some benefits are:
It is a student response system that can help engage students in classroom discussion topics. It can be used with or without remote devices, depending on the iclicker instructor version you choose iClicker Classic or iClicker Cloud. It is free for instructors but students have to select a paid-plan in order to participate in polling or quizzes. iCliker is free for students if is only used to track attendance.
The Texas A&M University community now has access to more than 13,000 courses at no charge, thanks to LinkedIn Learning (LiL) and the Office for Academic Innovation.
Texas A&M upgraded to LiL from Lynda.com, which was acquired by LinkedIn Learning. All saved files, certificates and progress from Lynda.tamu.edu users were transferred to LiL during the upgrade.
Students can log in to linkedinlearning.tamu.edu with their NetID and password to learn:
Faculty can use LiL to discover supplemental material for their classes and polish skills such as:
Users can associate their personal LinkedIn account with LiL so course completion certificates appear on their profile.
Frequently asked questions and answers regarding the upgrade can be found on the Texas A&M IT Self-Service website.