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Faculty Course Technology Support

RIT Academic Technology

Contact the Teaching & Learning Support Desk

The Academic Technology team in TLS supports faculty in using a wide range of academic technology tools. We can work with you to identify a technology that fills your online, blended, or campus course needs, and provide training and support for you and your students.

TLS-Supported Technologies

myCoursesRIT’s course management system enables instructors to post course content and information, interact with students, and conduct classes in a secure online environment.

Camtasia StudioRecords desktop images, webcam video, and audio, and includes a robust set of editing tools for adding transition effects, text callouts, and other engaging media components.

Ensemble Video ServerEnsemble (aka stores videos for streaming in myCourses.

ZoomUsing this web conferencing tool, faculty and students can easily communicate, share material and collaborate online in real time.

QualtricsQualtrics is a highly sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, online survey tool for RIT faculty and staff.

iClickeriClickers, or "clickers," are wireless devices that can receive and display input from a large group within seconds.

RespondusThis quiz management system for Microsoft Windows enables faculty to create and manage question and quiz libraries to create printed or online quizzes. Respondus also imports publisher-supplied question banks into myCourses.

RIT WikiWikis are group-editable websites that enable easy group collaboration and information-sharing. The RIT Confluence Wiki contains wiki spaces owned by faculty and staff at RIT.

SlackSlack facilitates quick, informal communication through group and one-to-one messaging, file sharing, emojis and other multimedia content, and third-party integrations. Slack can be used synchronously or asynchronously.

G SuiteG Suite for Education (aka Google Workspace for Education) is a suite of tools for file editing, sharing, and storage.

Vendor-Supported Technologies

TLS offers best practices and guidelines for using these technologies to create course media. For technical documentation and support, use the links to vendor resources in the information pages.

Note: RIT does not provide site licenses for these; users must purchase the software or arrange with their department.

Technology Investigations

Academic Technology will work with faculty to investigate new or emerging technology products and evaluate how well they accomplish learning goals.

Find out about using new technologies


Discovery Notes

Discovery Notes summarize the initial research done by TLS on select emerging Academic Technologies.

Drones (PDF)

Swivl (PDF)

VoiceThread (PDF)


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