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The following is a brief overview of the main ECU supported learning technologies:

BlackboardBlackboard is ECU’s Learning Management System (LMS), provides the main interface to the student digital learning environment for learning materials, assessment and interactive online learning activities.  Many of the following technologies mentioned below are integrated within Blackboard.Staff Portal > Easy Logins > Blackboard
Blackboard Collaborate UltraVideo conferencing in Blackboard to support a real-time virtual classroom environment.  Enables easy file and application sharing for presentation, with more advanced tools to support polling and break-out groups to enhance real-time online engagement.Within Blackboard
CadmusCadmus is an online environment where teachers create, and students complete written assessments in one shared place.  It offers a new way of conducting assessment that will help to improve teaching and learning outcomes, including, but not limited to, academic integrity, student experience and graduate outcomes....Within Blackboard
CamtasiaAlthough Panopto is the preferred ECU video capture system and video management system, Camtasia offers video editing tools to create a more polished video with added features e.g. text call-outs.  The final video should be uploaded to Panopto.

Installed software.

Request via Software Centre

LinkedIn LearningLinkedIn Learning is a comprehensive collection of expert video tutorials and courses that can be viewed at your own pace whilst on campus or at home. Students and Staff have unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning during their time at ECU, and can access videos on Business, Creative or Technology topics, or suggested Learning Paths from the LinkedIn Learning Browse menu.

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LinkedIn Learning

MS TeamsMicrosoft Teams is a great tool for collaboration with your staff peers and your students. Staff can create a new Team and invite people to join, including students.  A Team is different from a group chat. It is a more permanent home for your conversation, allows for posts and replies, pinned posts, topic channels, a file repository, shared document and live document collaboration. The team manager can also add applications for collaboration.  Only staff can create a Team – students can only create group chats and gain all the benefits posts.

Install software.

Office 360

PanoptoPanopto is a video content management system for uploading, managing and sharing videos and audio files. It's a centralized, secure place for recorded lectures, training videos and student assignments. Video capture requires downloading the small Panopto recorder program while video editing and content management are web browser based.

Installed recorder software.

OR web capture


PebblePad is the learning ePortfolio used by ECU. It is useful in the classroom because it allows students to take control of their own learning. PebblePad provides scaffolding to students, giving them skills that can be directly integrated into their working life.

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Learning Portfolio

Qwickly AttendanceQwickly Attendance within Blackboard creates the ability to record attendance either manually or through a student check-in on their own device.Within Blackboard
Reading List (eReserve)All Third Party text-based Copyright Material to be communicated online under the Part VB Statutory Licence Scheme must be placed into the Reading List tool. Readings can include links to e-books, books held by the library, journal articles, excerpts from books, conference papers, links to websites, and other sources.Within Blackboard
SoniaSonia is an online placement application used to capture students’ placement information.  All schools with placements are required to enter placement information into Sonia.

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Sonia Online

TurnitinTurnitin is a text matching system that compares text in a student assignment against a database of sources, including journals, websites, and other students’ submissions. Students submit their assignments through a Turnitin submission point in their Blackboard unit. The results can be used to identify similarities to existing sources or can be used in formative assessment to help students learn how to avoid plagiarism and improve their writing.Within Blackboard
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