Learning Technologies

The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) is your resource to expand your understanding and implementation of technology in your role in the Appalachian community. CAE also provides pedagogical support to help instructors use these tools effectively.

For technical support or to schedule a consultation in instructional design and practices, please contact the Instructional Technology Consultant for your college.

AsULearn

AsULearn (powered by Moodle) is a course management system that allows classroom interactions to extend onto the web. AsULearn lets faculty post course information, hold class discussions, create and accept assignments, and conduct exams online. AsULearn may be used to create a fully online course or to augment a traditional face-to-face class.

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i>clicker

A student response system (i>clicker) allows students to instantly provide feedback and answer questions posed by their instructors.

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Online course evaluations

We are currently hosting a few pilots to provide an opportunity for departments to experiment with the online evaluation of courses.

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Surveys

Qualtrics is the campus online survey tool  that empowers you to collect and analyze relevant data. We provide support and training workshops for using Qualtrics.

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Video conferencing

We take the traditional video conferencing format and provide opportunities to collaborate on a multi-tier set of platforms taking the video conferencing experience to a level beneficial to teaching, learning, and collaborating.

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Teaching and learning with Mountaineer Apps

We specifically help faculty explore ways to effectively support teaching and learning with Mountaineer Apps, Appalachian's installation of Google Apps for Education, and related technologies.

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Video captioning

In collaboration with the Office of Disability Services, we can assist you with captioning original videos for university use to meet requirements of the American's with Disabilities Act.

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Video support

Our consultants have experience using Panopto, Camtasia, Screencast-o-matic, Office Mix and YouTube as video/lecture/desktop capture and sharing tools in instructional settings.

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Web conferencing

Web conferencing tools allow faculty, staff, and students to interact live via a web interface. We can work with you to use Zoom and Google Hangouts to connect with two-way audio, video, chat, screen-sharing and more.

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