Services

Implementation of Technologies to Improve Student Success

Online Learning Services offers instructional technology services to faculty and staff in the design, development, training and support of instructional resources for teaching and administrative needs. We provide technical expertise and consultation in a variety of areas including:

 

Faculty Support

Online Learning Services is committed to assisting faculty enrich their teaching environment through the adoption of appropriate technologies. With a focus on teaching and learning, OLS consults with faculty to offer resources and support in an effort to extend the traditional classroom or move classes online. OLS provides a network of support for instructors in online, face-to-face, and blended learning environments and welcomes the opportunity to discuss how they can support you.

 

Blackboard

Blackboard learning management system makes course content available to students via the Internet. Blackboard uses interactive and collaborative technologies to help instructors enhance learning, interaction, and collaboration.

 

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect is a secure web conferencing system that Syracuse University instructors and students can use at no charge. Participants can interact via real-time audio and video, share presentations, and join discussions verbally or by chat.

 

TurningPoint Student Response System

TurningPoint clickers and response solutions allow students to become active participants in their classroom by responding to interactive questions using a clicker or web-enabled device. The instructor has the ability to display a graph after students have answered, letting students assess their knowledge.

 

Expressions

Anyone in the Syracuse University community can create their own website with Expressions. Each user can customize their WordPress site to express themselves and create an online presence.

 

Turnitin

The Turnitin plagiarism-detection service checks the originality of student essays. Turnitin can also be used to check spelling and use of grammar.  Instructors can leave a voice comment with each submitted assignment.

 

Ensemble

The Ensemble Video Platform simplifies video management and distribution. Videos can be streamed from your course’s Blackboard page, Sharepoint, Cascade, iTunes/iTunesU, web pages, iPads, and more with the help of Ensemble.

 

Social Media

Social media such as YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook can help instructors and students supplement and extend conversations that occur in the classroom, allowing discussions to continue even after class has ended. Incorporating social media is also a great way to encourage students to connect with other subject matter experts or professionals in the field.