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Online and Hybrid Technologies

With technologies growing so fast it is easy to get lost in "the new" Here is our OIR resource page for technologies we recommend for Faculty and Staff to help Teach and bring course material online.


jWebsite: http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html

Create images and videos of what you see on your computer screen, and then share them instantly. Jing is free and can be installed on any personal computer.




camWebsite: http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html

Use Camtasia to record on-screen activity, customize and edit content, add interactive elements, and share your videos with anyone, on nearly any device. Faculty and staff can contact the Technology Help Desk to have Camtasia installed on their University owned laptop, or desktop system.



Adobe Connect

acWebsite: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html

Adobe Connect is a web conferencing platform for web meetings, eLearning, and webinars. Faculty and staff can contact the Technology Help Desk to request an Adobe Connect license and training.



Google Hangouts

gWebsite: http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/

Google Hangouts free video chat lets up to 10 people converse at once and open up the viewing for as many people as you want. After that, you can save the chat onto YouTube. A Google hangouts account can be obtained by going to their website and signing up.  



sWebsite: http://www.skype.com/en/

Setup free voice and video calls to anyone else on Skype, whether they’re on an Android, iPhone, Mac or PC no matter where they are. A free Skype account can be obtained by going to their website and signing up.




bbWebsite: http://BB.PhilaU.edu/

Blackboard is an online collaboration software used by PhilaU so faculty and staff can share documents, links, and other media. Users can create discussion boards, private blogs, upload video, and share documents with classes in an instant.




Virtual Center for Instructional Technology Training Calendar

Website: http://www.philau.edu/oir/FacStaffTrainingCalendar.html

Access the site above to view a current listing of VCIT’s ongoing faculty and staff training courses.


Technology Help Desk

Website: http://www.philau.edu/oir/TechnologyHelpDesk

Please feel free to contact our office with any technology related questions, issues, or requests. We can be reached at 215-951-4648 or via email at HelpDesk@PhilaU.edu