Tools & Software

There are a variety of online tools and software available to help you with your teaching, research and scholarship. Some are purchased and installed by the College. Others are available as third party services.
Course Management System

    • Blackboard — automated student email list; calendar; document storage/organization and distribution; collaborative assignment tool (blogs/wikis/discussion boards); journal tool; assignment hand-in and feedback tool; grade center …
    • Additional tools integrated with Blackboard  include:

Additional/complementary Tools:

    • Storage and distribution channels for course media:  Vimeo, Youtube, and Google Docs.

Tools independent of Blackboard

  • Additional blogging tools: WordPress, Tumblr
  • Smart classroom tool for looking up what equipment is available in a particular classroom, seating capacity and who is scheduled to teach in that room.
  • Google Apps – Email, Docs, Calendar; Sites, Blogger …
  • Placement Exams
  • Survey tools
    • Blackboard – from within a course or organization.
    • Qualtrics – go to main page and log in using your ObieID. This will create an account that allows you to test out the system.  If you wish to use it for active surveying, contact OCTET and ask for an expanded account.
    • Google forms
  • Quantitative and Spatial Analysis software
R studio
  • Classroom Response Systems
  • Video conferencing tools (contact A/V for assistance x58757)
    • Zoom(institutional support via A/V 58757)
    • Google
    • 3rd Party: AdobeConnect, GoMeeting, WebEx

Online training – 3 ways to access

 Get a Cleveland Public Library Card Online
Eligibility Criteria
    • Permanent residents of Ohio
    • Those who go to school in Ohio .  ******
    • Those who work on a permanent basis in Ohio
    • Those who own property in Ohio
Cleveland Public Library Lynda Login Portal

Through Oberlin Public Library
Go to the Oberlin Public Library Lynda Login Portal

Other tools you might consider

Poll anywhere
iTunes U
Google books
Survey Monkey
TED talks

See the software available in the Mac Labs and Windows Labs around campus, lists maintained by CIT
In most cases, OCTET will be able to help you or to direct you to where you can find some help. Feel free to call or email us.

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