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The Department of Instructional Design and Delivery supports a variety of useful tools that enhance the educational experience for students and a provides a richer delivery method for instructors. For more information, click on the links below.
Blackboard Learn (Bb) is Frostburg State University's Learning Management System that allows users to access course materials, announcements, assignments, tests, and grades. They can also collaborate online through discussion boards, blogs, wikis, and more.
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a browser-based web conferencing tool that makes distance teaching and learning simpler. Bb Collaborate Ultra can be used for online office hours, lectures, and small group collaboration. Recorded sessions can be accessed through directly through a Bb course.
Respondus Lockdown Browser (LDB) is a custom browser that locks the testing environment within Blackboard Learn. When students use LDB to log into their Bb test, they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. LDB is used for securing online exams in classrooms or proctored environments.
Lynda.com provides high-quality online tutorials covering software, creative elements, and business skills to supplement curricula, promote faculty and staff development, support classroom technologies, and drive student engagement and success.
Qwickly is a productivity platform integrated with Blackboard Learn. Faculty can use it to track course attendance, easily make courses available, send emails, post announcements, and post content to multiple courses at once. Students can easily submit assignments, email instructors, and send group emails.
Turning Point Clickers allow instructors to get student responses during interactive sessions in class. Turning Point's Blackboard integration allows students to register their response device ID numbers for tracking purposes. It allows instructors to load data into Blackboard and track student's participation and learning.
Voice Thread is a cloud-based collaboration tool that allows users to upload documents, presentations, images, audio files, and videos for discussion. Collaborators discuss the shared content asynchronously by leaving comments using a microphone, webcam, text, telephone, or audio file upload.