Clickers, also known as student or audience response devices, are useful for interactive quizzing, polling, and classroom data gathering. Interactivity in the classroom is enhanced, and there is a large body of scholarship about the effectiveness of clickers and designing clicker questions. Our campus uses the i>clicker system.
The FRC provides service and training for audio recording with Audacity and Garageband, test creation and management with Respondus, and document and presentation creation with Microsoft Office.
With Mediasite you can record lectures that are uploaded immediately to a streaming server, and you can post links to the recordings in your Blackboard course where your students can view them. Using screen capture applications such as Camtasia, Jing, Screenflow, and CamStudio, you can record anything that will display on the computer monitor as well as your voice and audio from the computer.
The FRC uses Adobe Connect as a virtual classroom to offer synchronous (real-time) seminars and training. It is especially useful in online courses for synchronous class meetings. Skype is another tool for synchronous audio and video communication.