Technology Tools Available for Rollins Faculty and Staff


Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Rollins is an Adobe Campus which means that you have access to the Adobe Creative Cloud tools (e.g., Photoshop, Premiere, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Illustrator).
  • All faculty and staff may access the Adobe Creative Suite in computer labs on campus.
    • Please remember that lab computers are work stations and not for storing your work, so be sure to bring an external storage device to save your work.
    • Faculty and Staff with a Rollins computer may contact the IT Help Desk and request to have Adobe Creative Cloud tools installed on your machine.
    • Don’t know how to use Adobe Creative Cloud tools but want to learn? Check out Lynda.com for video tutorials. Rollins has a subscription to Lynda.com so be sure to log in with your Rollins email address.
    • Directions to access Lynda.com

Blackboard

  • Blackboard is the learning management system for the Rollins community and is used for academic courses, committees, and training.
  • As the instructor of a Blackboard course, you may share content and communicate with students, create assignments, discussions, tests, collaborative group spaces, and more. You can also set up the gradebook to automatically weight and calculate grades.
  • Log in to Blackboard with your FoxID and password.
  • Blackboard Faculty/Staff FAQs and Resources


Foliotek

  • Foliotek is the e-Portfolio tool used at Rollins.
  • Faculty and staff automatically have access to Foliotek via Blackboard and may create presentation portfolios in Foliotek at no charge.
  • Currently, all CLA students have access to Foliotek. Students that don’t currently have access to Foliotek may pay a fee to use this tool.
  • Foliotek allows students to submit files to an assessment area and create unlimited presentation portfolios (traditional e-portfolios) that they may share publicly or privately.
  • Foliotek Faculty/Staff FAQs and Resources


Kaltura

  • Kaltura is an all-in-one video tool that allows you to upload, store, create, share, and trim videos.
  • Once you upload videos to Kaltura, you can embed them in multiple Blackboard courses. You may also add faculty, staff, and students as collaborators to co-edit and/or co-publish videos.
  • Within Kaltura is a tool called CaptureSpace Lite that allows you to create a screen recording, webcam recording, voice only recording, or a combination of these. This tool is helpful in recording narrated PowerPoints and embedding them in a Blackboard course.
  • Log into Blackboard to access Kaltura.
  • Kaltura FAQs


Lynda.com

  • Lynda.com has a repository of over 5,000 training videos that help you learn business, software, technology, and creative skills. You can complete entire video courses, select specific course sections, and bookmark where you left off.
  • You can create a custom playlist for students and add this link in Blackboard for easy access.
  • Log into Lynda.com using your FoxID and password.


Mediasite

  • Mediasite is a lecture capture tool that is available in Crummer 107 and 108.
  • If you are interested in using Mediasite, please contact the IT Help Desk or reach out to an instructional technologist to learn more about this tool.


Mediaspace

  • MediaSpace is the public facing side of Kaltura (listed above). This tool allows you to create channels, add Rollins community members to specific channels, and set up channels to be open to the world or only to specific users.
  • MediaSpace may be used for projects that span classes and semesters.
  • If you are interested in using MediaSpace, please contact the IT Help Desk or reach out to instructional technologist to learn more about this tool.
  • Mediaspace Faculty/Staff FAQs and Resources


NVivo (Faculty only
)

  • NVivo is software that supports qualitative and mixed methods research.
  • You may access NVivo in certain computer labs on campus.
  • Faculty with a Rollins computer may request to have NVivo installed by contacting the Help Desk.
  • The NVivo license is only for faculty and students.


Qualtrics

  • Qualtrics is a survey tool that allows you to create and distribute surveys, collect data, and view or download data in a variety of formats. You can collaborate and share surveys with other students, faculty, and staff members at Rollins.
  • Rollins’ Qualtrics account is open to faculty, students and staff for institutional use only.
  • Log into Qualtrics using your FoxID and password. 
  • Qualtrics FAQs and Resources


SPSS


SAS/JMP

  • SAS/JMP is a statistical analysis tool with data visualization and data modelling features.
  • You may access SAS/JMP in certain computer labs on campus.
  • Faculty with a Rollins computer may install SAS/JMP on their machine. Please contact the IT Help Desk.  


Turning Point Clickers

  • Turning point is PC and Mac-compatible interactive "clicker" classroom response software that allows you to engage students during class by conducting polls and asking questions.
  • There are 3 sets of 25 clickers available for checkout at the Olin Library circulation desk.
  • There are several other options for polling tools that utilize laptops and cell phones. Please contact the IT Help Desk if you are interested in learning more about clickers and other polling tools.


Turnitin

  • Turnitin is a tool that allows you to provide formative feedback on writing assignments and check the originality of writing. Additional features include a peer review option and the ability to build a customizable library of drag and drop comments.
  • Turnitin is intergrated into Blackboard and accessible within the Assessments area.

 
WebEx

  • WebEx is an online video conferencing tool that allows you to conduct synchronous meetings. This tool is helpful for bringing in guest speakers who are at a distance or connecting your class with a class at another institution for an interactive discussion.
  • WebEx has several features including the ability to share your computer screen and record the meeting for later viewing.
  • Rollins has a WebEx site license for faculty and staff. There are a couple of rooms on campus equipped with room microphones and a camera that work with WebEx. Please contact the IT Help Desk if you would like to learn more about this.
  • WebEx Faculty/Staff FAQs and resources

 
 WordPress

  • Rollins hosts an instance of WordPress which is used for academic purposes. You may request to have a WordPress site set up for a class blog or website project.
  • You may choose to setup your class’ WordPress site to be open to the world or only to members of the Rollins community.
  • WordPress is a wonderful tool to promote professional writing and can also be used as a wiki where students collaboratively create content together.
  • Contact the IT Help Desk if you would like to have a WordPress site created or for more information.
  • WordPress FAQs and Resources


VoiceThread

  • VoiceThread allows users to communicate in an auditory and visual way. You can also integrate it into Blackboard.
  • Rollins has a limited license for VoiceThread.
  • If you are interested in using VoiceThread, please contact the IT Help Desk.


Video Tools

There are a variety of tools available to help you create, edit, publish, and share video projects. 

  • You can check out video cameras, tripods, and lighting equipment from the Olin Library Circulation desk.
  • Video editing tools:
    • iMovie is a good video editing tools for beginner and intermediate users and is available in the Mac computer labs on campus.
      • Lynda.com provides tutorials on using iMovie.
    • Adobe Premiere is an advanced video editing program available in all Mac and PC computer labs on campus.
      • Lynda.com provides tuturials on using Adobe Premiere.
    • Kaltura allows you to create clips of videos or chop the beginning or end of video clips. See the Kaltura section above for more information.