Getting Started with Technology

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To get started with integrating technology in your course, you don’t have to use all the tools an application has to offer. You can start small and use only what you need. As you become more comfortable, you can see if other tools can help you further manage your course or enhance instruction and learning.

Below are a some of the applications that ITS supports and are available to faculty and staff systemwide to enhance a course or facilitate collaboration. To learn more about them and how to conduct some basic course functions with them, click on a tool’s title below or on the links to the left.

Laulima
A learning management system (LMS) which provides a variety of online tools to enhance teaching, learning, and collaboration. Courses spaces are automatically created from Banner and populated when students register.

Preparing your material
Whether you are delivering content to your students online, submitting an assignment for a course, or contributing a document for a collaborative group, it is best to optimize your material for delivery online.

Halawai
A webconferencing system that can be used to conduct a synchronous meeting or small group collaboration from your computer. It can also be used to enhance face-to-face or online courses.

iTunesU
Enables the sharing of audio and video using Apple’s iTunes Music Store infrastructure. It more facilitates the distribution and management of podcasts.

SurveyShare
A web-based survey and assessment tool to help collect and organize information.

StudyMate
Software that creates study activities and games that can be made available online so students can assess their own knowledge and comprehension.