Please visit the IRC Page (link here) for various video conferencing support options.
Blackboard Learn is the CMS (course management system) that is used at Kent State University for both face-to-face and online courses. Blackboard Learn allows instructors to share a variety of course materials in a secure online space for each of their classes. Students can access these materials 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Blackboard Learn provides instructors and students with features such as online quizzes/tests, assignment submission tools, interactive chat, and can hold materials such as syllabus and schedules, readings, links to videos, etc. Students can also work in small groups in a Learn course and can participate in online discussions, creation of wikis and even online journals.
Main Support Page (with updates and announcements about BB Learn)
Course Combine Form
Annenberg Media's multimedia resources help teachers increase their expertise in their fields and assist them in improving their teaching methods.
MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students in higher education. With a continually growing collection of online learning materials, assignments and reviews, MERLOT helps faculty enhance instruction.
OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons
Ohio campuses are treasure troves of knowledge, but valuable resources are often hidden. The award-winning Ohio Digital Resource Commons (DRC) provides a robust, statewide platform for saving, discovering and sharingâ€”free of chargeâ€”the instructional, research, historic and creative materials produced by the University System of Ohio and Ohio's private colleges.
Vignettes of PreK-12 teachers
Online video vignettes of PreK-12 teachers integrating technology into their classroom.
A digital video-on-demand service created by Discovery Education, this is the largest and most current K-12 digital video/video clip library available today.
Screen casting (Camtasia)
Camtasia is software used for screencasting, or creating a digital recording (movie) that captures actions taking place on a computer desktop.
OhioLearns is a searchable catalog of college level distance learning courses, programs, and degrees from Ohioâ€™s colleges and universities.
Gateway to Educational Materials
The Gateway to Educational Materials is a Consortium effort to provide educators with access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites.
Gallery of Teaching and Learning
The Gallery of Teaching and Learning provides premier, digital representations of knowledge related to teaching and learning. It features the works of numerous participants of Carnegie Foundation programs and partners and includes examples for individuals, projects, departments, institutions, and communities of practice.
Edutopia provides practical, hands-on advice, real-world examples and other resources, tools and tips on teaching teachers. Some video clips of successful teaching incidents as well as technology integration, articles and audio clips:
Concept to Classroom
The site features a series of FREE, self-paced workshops covering a wide variety of hot topics in education. Some of the workshops are based in theory, some are based in methodology - but all of the workshops include plenty of tips and strategies for making classrooms work.
Teachersâ€™ Domain is a multimedia digital library for the classroom that provides learning experiences in ways no textbook can.
PBS Teachers is PBS' national web destination for high-quality preK-12 educational resources. Here you'll find classroom materials suitable for a wide range of subjects and grade levels where lesson plans, teaching activities, on-demand video assets, and interactive games and simulations are provided across a variety of multimedia and interactive platforms:
AwesomeStories is a gathering place of primary-source information. Its purpose is to help educators and individuals find original sources, located at national archives, libraries, universities, museums, historical societies and government-created web sites.