Think-In 2013: a Teaching with Technology Showcase!
This spring we are preparing for Blackboard, SabaCentra and Turning Point upgrades and new features. In addition, Sonic Foundry (video management) has new features that will be available soon to Mediasite users. Additionally, we are pursuing a pilot with Turnitin, an academic tool designed to provide more personalized feedback on writing assignments. So be sure to stop by and visit with the vendors that are sponsoring this year’s Think-In! Ask questions and see what’s on the roadmap for the coming year!
Joe Goatcher, Senior Sales Executive
9:00 am to 9:30 am in Joyner 2409
What’s New in Service Pack 9? (Will be presented by Matt Long)
ECU will be upgrading to a new service pack this May. This upgrade offers faculty and students an even more streamlined view of a number of powerful Blackboard features to enhance the teaching and learning experience. Service Pack 9 also offers a new set of options such as course to course navigation, new menu design, auto regrading, negative grading, new gradebook history options and many more. During this demonstration we will review these new features and talk about the Bb roadmap for the next 12-18 months.
Kim S. Walker, Saba Client Executive
Visit the SabaCentra table to learn more!
Saba Product Overview with concentration on Saba Meeting/Classroom
East Carolina University uses the SabaMeeting Classroom (formerly Centra) software product as its Web Conferencing Program at the university. SabaMeeting Classroom helps instructors build classes quickly and deliver them effectively. Attend classes from your mobile device anywhere, anytime, or edit, record, and store classes for later viewing. Quiz, poll, and test trainees to ensure retention and track productivity. Breakout rooms with integrated video and VoIP allow high quality visual and audio interaction for creating collaborative teams. In addition to SabaMeeting Classroom, we will be providing an overview of Saba’s additional product offerings.
Chris Mann, Regional Sales Manager
10:00 am to 10:30 am in Joyner 2409
How faculty can leverage Mediasite's Enterprise Video platform to increase student engagement?
Mediasite provides an enterprise video platform that allows you to deliver rich interactive video - live and on-demand - to any user on any screen. Video content can be created anywhere - training rooms, classrooms, videoconferences, user-generated from their desktops, studios and live events. You will see how Mediasite's flexible options to record and upload content from anywhere - training rooms, classrooms, laptops, studios and live events can empower faculty and increase student engagement.
Todd Pinney, Account Manager
10:30 am to 11:00 am in Joyner 2409
Clickers - What benefits will the TurningPoint student response system bring to my classroom?
This session will demonstrate how instructors can use clickers to create engagement, provide real-time feedback, and instantly assess student’s understanding.
Jorge Quintanilla, Regional Sales Manager
11:00 am to 11:30 am in Joyner 2409
"Improving Student Writing Outcomes through Personalized Feedback"
One of the great promises of technology in education is the ability to deliver more personalized feedback to improve student learning outcomes. In this session, Jorge Quintanilla will share how over a million instructors are using Turnitin to provide more targeted feedback on student writing. Jorge will explain how educational technology services such as Turnitin can help students by delivering richer feedback while also saving instructors time in marking papers.