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Learn about software available through the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides face-to-face, online, and on campus technical support for the faculty and staff. CTL also provide technical-driven support on enterprise services for students. 

 

Adobe Connect (umMeet)

The University of Memphis offers a web-based communication tool called Adobe Connect, locally branded as umMeet. Users can meet, share, and collaborate virtually from a desktop/mobile device using only a webcam, microphone, and web browser. This allows classes or groups to meet synchronously online, with up to 100 participants.

 

BlueJeans

BlueJeans is a cloud-based video conference service. It allows users to conduct live, multi-person conferences from any video-enabled device with internet access.

  

Emerging Technologies - How do I get a consult and training on Emerging Technologies in Teaching?

The University has a commitment to foster student success via pathways of emerging technologies to drive professional and customer-focused services. The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) strives to promote effective teaching through a commitment to best practices in instructional design and technology. CTL’s goal is to maximize learning for the University community.

 

eCourseware (D2L)

eCourseware is the learning management system utilized at the University of Memphis by Desire2Learn (D2L). The system can be used for creating, hosting, and editing online learning resources.

 

Ensemble

Ensemble is one of the University's video content management systems. This system is available to faculty and staff as a tool to help engage the learning community. This platform enables users to manage their own video library, upload video files, and easily share them through multiple sources. The system allows users to easily publish videos to eCourseware, HTML pages, blogs, and other web technologies. Ensemble video is integrated with our learning management system, eCourseware. 

 

iClickers - How do I request assistance with iClickers?

iClicker REEF is a mobile engagement system that allows instructors to present with any software. With iClicker REEF, instructors can send images and polling questions to student devices. Students can access iClicker REEF via Web Browser, the IOS app, or the Android app from Google Play. Students can also review session history as a study guide outside of class. With REEF, multiple choice, numeric, and show-answer questions are easy to setup within the REEF instructor software.

 

iTunes U

iTunes U is a service that allows departments, faculty, and staff to provide users access to a variety of information.

 

myMemphis Portal - What is the myMemphis Portal and how do I get documentation on this service? 

The myMemphis Portal is an online tool that allows you to access many university services from one location. In addition, the portal offers personalized content and individual customization.

  

TurnItIn What is TurnItIn and how can faculty get consulting and training on this service?

TurnItIn is an online plagiarism prevention software. This software is used to help promote originality in student work, improve writing and research skills, and encourage collaborative learning.

 

umBlogs

umBlog, also known as blogs.memphis.edu, provides a place for users to share experiences and reflect on activities. Students can publish creative works through written posts, pictures, videos, links, and comments. Your blog is reflective of the power that can be created when you combine collaboration, social media and meaningful activity.

 

umSurvey (Qualtrics) 

umSurvey is a survey tool provided by Qualtrics at the University of Memphis. This service can be used to create, distribute, and analyze surveys. Qualtrics has advanced report capabilities, social media integration and useful collaboration features.

 

umWiki - What is umWiki and how can faculty and staff get a consult and training on this service? 

umWiki is the University document share and collaboration tool. This tool can be used to create documents, web pages, and share them with others for viewing and/or editing. umWiki requires an active university account for access. Students are allowed to create pages in their personal wiki space. Students are not allowed to create additional spaces. Faculty and staff are allowed to create as many spaces and pages as they desire. umWiki - https://umwiki.memphis.edu.