Eluminate

What is it? Elluminate is a suite of tools.  The tool used at The College of Wooster is Elluminate Live.  This tool allows for synchronous meeting with an unlimited number of users across a distance with audio and video conferencing, a common whiteboard space and text chat. Key features Integrated teleconferencing Voice over internet protocol […]

Overhead Document Cameras

What is it? Document Cameras are digital video cameras with a bed or tray to place media on for projection purposes in a classroom setting. They are similar in function to overhead projectors, but with greatly improved capabilities such as zooming in or out, adjustable light levels (ideal for slides), and various viewing angles (ideal […]

Polycom

What is it? Polycom is one company that provides video conferencing capability for the institutions using its services.  Polycom offers various products providing varying levels of video and voice collaboration. Key features Virtual face-to-face meetings Cut down on travel cost Who uses it? Video Conferencing systems are popular within business and increasingly within academe. How […]

Skype Conferencing

What is it? Skype is a software that allows users to make telephone calls over the Internet. Calls to other users of the service and to free-of-charge numbers are free, while calls to other landlines and mobile phones can be made for a fee. Additional features include instant messaging, file transfer, voice conferencing and video […]

SMART Boards

What is it? The SMART Board is a touch sensitive display that connects to a computer and/or digital projector to show computer images and applications, documents, and notes in digital ink. A user may use his or her finger, pen or mouse to navigate on the display, the same way as you would navigate using […]

SMART Notebook

What is it? SMART Notebook software is a content delivery and creation platform that gives users access to create multimedia content and the tools to edit, save and share that content. Designed to be used in conjunction with SMART Boards and Sympodiums, Notebook is most commonly the primary application used by instructors in classrooms with […]

Sympodiums

What is it? Sympodiums are a tablet-style display that are attached to computers to provide a more interactive and versatile workspace for instructional use. Users may write or draw on the screen using a stylus tool to annotate or make notes on any application or window. Similar in functionality to SMART Boards but without touchscreen […]

Tabletop Document Cameras

What is it? Tabletop Document Cameras are digital video cameras mounted into a ceiling with a workspace below them to place media or objects on for projection purposes in a classroom setting. They are similar in function to overhead projectors, but with greatly improved capabilities such as zooming in or out, adjustable light levels (ideal […]

Turning Technology Student Response System

What Is It? Turning Technology’s student response systems are used by faculty members during class to poll students or give a short quiz. Typically, they are used in larger, lecture-style classes and can involve hardware-based systems (where students are given a hand-held device similar to a remote control) or software-based systems that use existing hardware […]