Ed Tech Help Resources
Educational Technology Help Resources
This site is meant as an educational resource for Kent State University at Stark faculty. Here you'll find links to technology support staff contact information, instructional guides for software, and other helpful information.
Click here for contact information for technology support staff at Stark Campus, including Educational Technology Designer, Network Services, Media Services, and the 24/7 KSU HelpDesk.
Creating Educational Materials
Want to create online materials for your classes, but don't know where to start?
Visit the Office of Continuing & Distance Education's Online Learning Site.
What software can I use to create online course materials?
This page (Online Course Development and Delivery Software) in particular is very helpful when starting to create online content. You can think about what type of activity you want to create and then find out what KSU-supported software can help you. This is not to limit how you create your course materials, but to help guide you along the way.
What resources are available specific to Stark Campus only?
Panopto is a multimedia capture software licensed for Stark Campus faculty and staff. Click here for more information about Panopto at KSU Stark.
Moodle is an alternative Learning Management System that is supported at Kent State University at Stark. It offers certain features that Blackboard Learn does not, such as guided lessons and LaTex integration. Click here for more information about Moodle at KSU Stark.
Online Software Assistance
Click the links below to view step-by-step instructions, videos, and other support information for various KSU software.
Blackboard Learn is the Learning Management System for Kent State University. It is used to host course materials, online testing, and online activities.
Respondus is a test creation software that integrates with Blackboard Learn.
Panopto is a multimedia capture software licensed for Stark Campus faculty and staff.
- Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
KSU Multimedia Apps (KSUTube, Multimedia Presenter, KSU Dropbox)
KSUTube is a video hosting site, similar to YouTube. Multimedia Presenter allows you to create flash-based narrated PowerPoints and presentations suitable for online viewing. KSU Dropbox gives you a place to store your files online for sharing and access from any computer.
Camtasia Studio allows you to record your computer screen, record audio narration, edit video, and output in different formats.
- SMART Board and SMART Notebook
SMART Boards are interactive whiteboards which are connected to classroom computers. SMART Notebook software can be used in conjunction with the SMART Boards or on its own to create interactive educational materials for use in the classroom or online.
Moodle is an alternative Learning Management System that is supported at Kent State University at Stark. It offers certain features that Blackboard Learn does not, such as guided lessons, calculated quiz questions, math symbols, and LaTex integration.
- Google Sites
Google Sites is a free online website-building tool that both faculty and students at Kent State University at Stark can use to create websites and online portfolios.
- Clickers (Turning Point)
Clickers are wireless response devices that students can use in the classroom to take polls and quizzes with the responses reported to the instructor.