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Instructional Design Tools

Instructional Design Tools

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The UTSA Center for Distance Learning & Academic Technology’s
InstructionalDesign and Development Team
) is pleased to offer the following applications toenhance the instructional materials that you’re preparing for your online courses.
Available for Campus-Wide Use!
Respondus 3.5.2 Campus-Wide
Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing quizzes that can be printed to paper or published directly to your WebCT CE, Blackboard, Moodle and other eLearningsystem course.
Wimba Voice Tools (integrated with WebCT CE)
Give your online course a voice! Wimba Voice Tools are perfect for language learningand creating vocal exercises in any subject, or just adding that “human presence” to your course. These web-based voice tools facilitate and promote vocal instruction,collaboration, coaching, and assessment. Increase the interaction and student engagementlevel of any online class by allowing students to easily embed vocal interactions into the page level of their CMS. Have an actual “discussion” board instead of the traditional text- board. Wimba Voice tools are also perfect for Podcasting!
CourseGenie 2.2.0 Campus Edition
Quickly and easily convert your Microsoft Word documents into accessible, web-readyHTML content for your website, Blackboard, Moodle, or WebCT courses. From oneWord document you can generate a set of web pages that include navigation andinteractive features which can quickly be uploaded to your course. Your students willthink you’ve spent a great deal of time learning web design! We absolutely love this one!
We will be glad to offer a demo, or give you a quick Getting Started tutorial on anyof these applications. Call (210) 458-4053 today to schedule an appointment! Wecan also help you install a copy of the software (if needed) on your UTSA officecomputer, and/or recommend any additional peripheral equipment you might need(such as a headset microphone.)
Instructional Design ToolsInstructional Design Tools
For Use in the ID
Faculty Support Lab(COMING SOON! to MS 3.02.28B)
Impatica 4.0.2
Impatica for PowerPoint makes it easy to add narrated presentations to your web site or online course. You can create and add fully narrated and animated PowerPoint presentations to your course without plug-ins. Impatica for PowerPoint simply convertsthe PowerPoint file into a compressed format that is optimized for streaming over theinternet. The Impatica file is typically 95% smaller than the PowerPoint HTML files.Impatica for PowerPoint supports most of the features of PowerPoint, including text,graphics, transitions, animation effects and, of course, narration.
Accessibility Web Publishing Wizard for Microsoft Office
The Accessible Web Publishing Wizard for Microsoft Office provides a simple way tocreate highly accessible and standards compliant Web versions of Office documents thatare more accessible and usable by everyone, including people with disabilities. TheHTML generated by the wizard supports everyone from legacy browsers and slowInternet connections to the needs of blind users with screen readers. Documents createdwith the wizard can be put on the web, e-mailed to colleagues, or added to your onlinecourse and read with a wide variety of Web browsers
Macromedia DreamWeaver 8
The premiere web page creation application is available here for you to use.
Adobe Acrobat Pro
Create Adobe PDF documents for your course.
Adobe Photoshop CS
The latest image editing software.We also have a flat-bed scanner with OCR and black & white and color Laser Printers.
You are free to walk in and use any of these applications on your own anytimeMonday -Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you would like assistance or needtraining, please give us a call first so that we can be ready for you when you come in.
For use in the ID
Digital Studio(COMING SOON! to MS 3.02.28B)
Viewlet Builder Pro 5
Viewlet Builder's screen capture process automatically reproduces the movement of your cursor, allowing you to create Flash tutorials or simulations. Instead of spending time onthe technical aspects of creation, now you can spend more time being creative by usingcallouts, notes, interactivity and audio narration. Publish your finished tutorials as small,secure Flash files that can be delivered over the internet or embedded in your course.
Camtasia Studio 3
Camtasia Studio is a screen video capture program for Microsoft Windows. After the presentation has been captured, the presenter is able to revise it by cutting and/or pastingdifferent parts, as needed. In addition, the presenter is also able to overlay their voice, aswell as sound effects or music onto the presentation. Camtasia allows audio/videorecording while screen-capturing is in progress, so the presenter can narrate thedemonstration as it is carried out, or you can wait until you have finished the screen-capture, and then record the narration from a script as the application is playing back therecorded capture.
Media Semantics Character Builder 4.0.7
Character Builder software lets you build multimedia materials using animatedcharacters, or avatars that engage your students. It adds “virtual people” to your course.You can use it to turn your PowerPoint slides and other materials into uniquely effective presentations and quizzes.
Poser 7
Poser is a 3D rendering and animation software program optimized for models that depictthe human figure in three-dimensional form.
PodCast Studio/Audacity
Add narration to you PowerPoint presentation. Create and edit your own podcasts for students. Add music and sound effects as well as the sound of your own voice to personalize your course.We also have a video camera, sound mixer board, and professional quality microphonesand headsets for use in the studio.

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