ICCOC Software

The ICCOC Partnership also provides licenses to various software that enhances the online learning experience and course development.  Below are listed the software available to all ICCOC faculty and students.
Respondus is a software tool for creating and managing exams that can be published directly into the eCollege system. 
To obtain the software license key and instructions for downloading Respondus, ICCOC instructors should contact the Distance Learning Dean or Director at their college or Ann Jenkins. 

Respondus Resources

Converting an Online Exam to MS Word

Respondus Knowledgebase
Respondus offers a Knowledgebase page where you can go to access Frequently Asked Questions.    
 
Respondus Test Bank Network
Before an instructor asks their publishing representative about converting their textbook testbanks to the eCollege platform, an instructor should check the Respondus Test Bank Network. This network contains over 2,000 test banks for the leading textbooks in higher education. The test banks are in Respondus format and can be downloaded for free by instructors who adopt a participating textbook.
 
Download Publisher Test Banks  
The leading textbooks in higher education have test banks available in Respondus format. Learn how to request an download a test bank. If there is a publisher test bank that an instructor would like available in Respondus format, go to the following link to fill out a form:  Test Bank Suggestion
Click here for instructions
 
Why Convert an Exam?
  • A student missed the online exam and the instructor prefers to deliver the makeup exam from a printed copy.
  • A visually impaired student wants a printed copy of the exam that uses a large font.
  • An instructor wants to do a post-exam review in the classroom and would like a printed copy of the exam and answer key.
  • An instructor suspects that someone other than the intended student completed an online exam. So the instructor has the student retake the exam using a printed copy.

Retrieving an Exam Using Respondus 

(and publishing the exam back out to another course)

Instructors can contact the Mentor Trainer at their college if more help is needed with the retrieving of an exam from a course using Respondus. 
Respondus Quickstart Guide
Respondus User Manual
Importing Questions with Respondus
StudyMate Class is also available to all ICCOC instructors. StudyMate allows instructors to create Flash-based activities and games using simple templates.  
 
 The Flash activities are usable with any web server or can be published directly to a Canvas course.  
StudyMate Class lets instructors create Flash-based activities and games using four simple templates. The Flash activities can be published directly in a course.

StudyMate will import items from MS Word files and publisher test banks, making it easy to create interactive activities from existing content. You don’t have to know Flash programming or HTML to use StudyMate Author. 

Five Ways to Utilize StudyMate

 
  1. A game can be embedded at the end of a Unit lecture that covers key words and concepts.  
  2. Before completing an assignment, students are required to complete a game that covers learning objectives or concepts targeted in the assignment.
  3. Games are perfect self-checks for students before taking an exam;  allows students to monitor their learning before being evaluated.
  4. After a threaded discussion that emphasized several learning outcomes in a Unit, include a game that summarizes what the students learned in the discussion.

ICCOC provides online tutoring services for our online students through SMARTHINKING. 

Students access this service through their online course. The Online Tutoring link is located under the Course Homepage button. Students may utilize this service in all formats of online teaching - eCourse, Hybrid, and eCompanion.
Note: Students do NOT need an additional username or password to access Smarthinking.
http://www.smarthinking.com/
 
Hours of Service
SMARTHINKING is a live, online, personalized learning assistance for students in:
 
Math:  From developmental math to calculus and beyond, Smarthinking delivers. 
Writing:  Smarthinking strengthens writing, from grammar skills to composition.   
Reading:  Strong reading comprehension skills are essential to a successful academic career.   
Science:  From general biology to organic chemistry, Smarthinking is ready to help.  
Business :  Smarthinking builds business skills, from accounting to finance and more.   
English for Speakers of Other Languages: Helping students strengthen their English skills is our specialty. 
Spanish :  With Smarthinking, students can practice and master Spanish.   
Nursing and Allied Health:  Smarthinking helps students strengthen their knowledge and skills.
Computers and Technology:  From Word to Windows, Smarthinking supports student success.  
 
This service is available from anywhere and at anytime. All a student would need is access to the internet and they can: 
  • Connect with an e-structor and interact with a live tutor
  • Submit a writing assignment for any of their classes to one of the essay centers
  • Submit a question and receive a response within 24 hours
  • Utilize the academic resources provided to look for answers to their questions before engaging a tutor
  • Schedule a personal session with a tutor.
 
SMARTHINKING Resources
 
To learn more about Smarthinking and how it can be used, click on the SMARTHINKING Faculty Handbook
or check out the training videos:
 
HOW TO:
Submit an Essay www.screencast.com/t/uum9IZlRLsJ
 
Use Drop-In Tutoring www.screencast.com/t/ugs2tktIcl
 
Use Scheduled Tutoring www.screencast.com/t/7ntagHfbojJd
 
Submit Offline Questions www.screencast.com/t/RcBFoyt0V
 
Use Academic Resources www.screencast.com/t/f651j03XW
 
See all training videos at  www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRpRY65o3rxY6YMiruI-rwaGIVKpE0eL1
 
You may share these links with students in your courses. 
 
Turnitin is a plagiarism detection software tool is available to all ICCOC instructors with the goal of helping students learn about and prevent plagiarism in written work.
The Turnitin link resides under an instructor's course homepage button as a content item entitled, Turnitin.

Instructor's First Step Getting Started with Turnitin

Plagiarism Links

  • The Ultimate Plagiarism Resource - Detecting plagiarism and preventing it
  • Plagiarism.org - Can help educators understand what plagiarism means.
  • Preventing Plagiarism - Explains steps you can use to help students avoid plagiarizing.
  • Avoiding Plagiarism - Another resource that helps educators avoid students plagiarizing in class.

Student Aids

  • Turnitin Instructions for Students
  • Student Quickstart Guide
  • How to Submit a Paper
  • Demo
  • How to Enroll in a Class
Camtasia is a program that allows you to video capture what you do on
your computer in 'real time.'
You can also add narration to the video.  
It generates a Flash file that can be uploaded into the course shell.
  • Create Engaging Screencasts (pdf)
  • Camtasia Studio 7 Online Help (pdf)
  • Overview of Camtasia 7 Interface (video)
  • Record Full Screen (video)
  • Applying SmartFocus to Zoom/Pan (video)
  • PowerPoint Add-in Toolbar (video)
  • PowerPoint Custom Production Settings (video)
  • Introduction to Sample Projects
  • SmartFocus (video)
  • Working with Audio on Timeline (video)
  • Share Your Video to YouTube (video)
  • Share to iPod or Phone (video)
Snagit helps you create and share high-quality screen captures for your inserting into your course, presentations, documents, or blogs.
 
  • Snagit 10 Learning Center Link  
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Introduction to New Users
  • Introduction for Existing Users
Caught somewhere without Snagit loaded on your laptop?    Download Jing for free!
 Jing is a free TechSmith download.  Use Jing to capture anything you see on your computer screen
and share it instantly...as an image or short movie.  
 
Jing Overview