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Academic Technology

Tools for Students

For more information about the tools our office supports, please consult the links below.

 

Learning Management System (LMS)

eCampus (Blackboard)

Canvas

Software used at the School of Public Health

ExamSoft/Examplify

Poll Everywhere

Zoom

Respondus Honorlock  
 

TAMU Resources 

 

Tools for Faculty

Learning Management Systems (LMS) 

eCampus
During the Fall 2020 semester, all eCampus courses were created automatically. If you need to enroll TAs or combine sections, you still need to go to ecampustools.tamu.edu. Faculty members are responsible for creating their own courses and exporting/importing content from past courses.  
Canvas
Canvas, the new Learning Management System, will be in a pilot phase during Fall 2020. If you want to use it, please see the instructions and tutorials below.
  • Learn more about Canvas here: http://lms.tamu.edu/
  • If you decide to use Canvas, please use the App to opt-in for Canvas and select the courses that you use with Canvas. Follow the instructions on that page if you are combining or cross-listing sections. NOTE: this process takes up to 5 business days. 
  • Go to https://lms.tamu.edu to log in to your Canvas courses and customize it. (Make sure you do this after you have combined your sections).
  • Take the Growing with Canvas training course to learn how to use Canvas
  • Students are already enrolled in your courses if you decide to use them.
  • Ask your scheduler to add your TAs or alternate instructors to your course
Keep Teaching Resources

Assessment Tools

  • ExamSoft/Examplify

If you are planning to use ExamSoft with scantrons or online exams/quizzes, then courses and students are automatically enrolled when syncing with eCampus courses. Please send your request at least one week before the first week of classes. 

Note: for Canvas, ExamSoft integration tool will not work during Fall 2020, but you still can use the Examsoft and Examplify with students, and sending grades from ExamSoft to Canvas manually. For more tutorials, visit the ExamSoft & Examplify Tutorials page

  • Respondus (Respondus 4.0, LockDown Browser)

Respondus LockDown Browser 

This is a tool that works in both LMS, Blackboard and Canvas, and prevents students from accessing other applications on their desktop/laptop, including other browsers and communication channels, during an exam. Respondus Monitor is a tool used in conjunction with Respondus Lockdown Browser in eCampus and Canvas to record students taking the exam using Artificial Intelligence. This algorithm flags any testing irregularities for review by the faculty member and/or TA. See Respondus LockDown Browser Tutorials

Respondus 4.0

This software enables the creation and management of printed and online exams. You can create exams directly within Respondus, import existing exams from word processor files, or pull content from publisher test banks.

We provide a university-wide site license for Respondus, which is available at no cost for instructors.

Visit the Texas A&M Software Store to download Respondus at no cost. Note: The software licensing expires annually and must be updated.

  • Honorlock

Honorlock provides on-demand proctoring services for schools and universities. Our simple, affordable platform operates around you—no scheduling, headaches, or bulky software downloads. We prioritize academic integrity and are continually innovating to hinder cheating, and our patented mobile device detection system is the only technology of its kind. Remotely proctored exams shouldn’t be a pain for you or your students. Let our cloud-based service make it easy.

Tutorials for Faculty and Staff


Poll Everywhere

If you are planning to use PollEv for grades or attendance, then you need to synchronize your polls with your eCampus course. This will allow you to send grades automatically from PollEv to eCampus. 


Tools for video and audio recordings

  • Mediasite

Your eCampus course has access to Mediasite. You have a limit of 10GB for lecture recordings or videos that you can share with your students. Mediasite Tutorial

How to upload videos to MyMediasite

  • Zoom

With Zoom, you can record your lecture and upload it to the cloud. Then, share that link. For Zoom tutorials, consult  TAMU Zoom Account.

  • YouTube

This is another option, but make sure your recording is unlisted: How to make your YouTube video unlisted.

  • Camtasia
TAMU has licenses for staff, faculty, and students. Go to  TAMU Software Store to get the license and installation file. 
Refer to the Guidance for Student Related Recordings stated by TAMU, for Zoom Recordings.

Zoom

All students, faculty, and staff have access to a TAMU Zoom Premium account. Go to https://tamu.zoom.us and log in with your NetID credentials to claim and start using your account. 

Zoom allows you to use polls during your sessions and generate an attendance report. Check out the tutorials below.


Lab computer software

  • STATA /IC15 (Perpetual license for 47 users)
  • SAS 9.4 (licenses in Room 119)- Needs to be renewed annually
  • ArGIS (More info)- Needs to be renewed annually
  • Tableau 2019 Free
  • Examplify (Free)
  • R (Free)

For more information, consult the Office of Academic Affairs. 


Disability Resources


Additional Resources