Category Archives: Tech Spotlights

Technology Spotlights: Creating Video Using The Kodak Zi8

English: Eastman Kodak model B

English: Eastman Kodak model B (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This session was designed to show you how to incorporate the use of video in your class using the Kodak Zi8 Pocket video camera. With this camera you can:

  • Capture and critique student and instructor interviews and/or presentations
  • Assess student oral language skills
  • Capture video outside classroom for future discussions

To learn more about the Kodak Zi8 camera and how to use it in the classroom download the following document: Kodak Zi8 Video Camera-1.docx

Tech Spotlights: Audacity


Audacity (Photo credit: ppip)

This session focused on the voice recording software Audacity. Audacity is a freely available program for audio recording.  Follow the link below for instructions on downloading and using this software. The software is also available on all computers in the HRC.

AUDACITY Instructions.pdf



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Tech Spotlights: Wimba

Wimba 1.jpg

Wimba is used to enrich language learning programs. This audio tool can be used for instructors to create assignments that require students to post their recordings from within the Blackboard course site. Instructors can use this tool to verbally explain complex material and send voice comments on papers and assignments. Wimba can also be used to teach pronunciation, rhythm, stress and emphasis.

Click on the link below to get started using Wimba.
Wimba-Instructor Instructions.pdf

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Tech Spotlights: Introduction to Blackboard 9

Here is the presentation that we gave on September 21st at 2:30-3pm in East Pyne 012. It gives a brief overview of the new Blackboard 9 and what’s new in its design.

Handout for presentation (PDF): The New Blackboard Quickstart Guide.pdf

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