Technologies We Support

LSC-Online Technology Portfolio

The technologies below are supported by the LSC-Online team through VTAC Chat or your campus Instructional Technologist/Designer.

D2L

The D2L Learning Environment provides a platform for online course content in face-to-face, hybrid and online courses.
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D2L Capture

D2L Capture allows instructors to record classroom presentation to supplement key concepts or provide targeted study aids. Once the Capture recorder is installed, D2L Capture Central is accessed by instructors through the Course Management link in any course in the D2L Learning Environment.  

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Assignment Grader

The Brightspace Assignment Grader App allows instructors to grade drop box assignments from an iOS or Android device with this mobile application available for download from the App Store.

D2L Binder App 

D2L Binder App allows students to use eTextbooks and other course content from an iPad whether online or offline.

Respondus

  • Respondus 4.0  is an exam authoring software that can be used to create exams and publish to D2L.
  • StudyMate provides learning activities including flashcards, crosswords and self-assessment quizzes to help students master content. To obtain access to Respondus StudyMate, contact VTAC Live Chat.
  • Respondus LockDown Browser helps increase exam security with Respondus LockDown Browser which prevents students from printing, using other applications or visiting other websites while an exam is open. Computers in assessment centers all have Respondus LockDown Browser installed. 

SoftChalk

SoftChalk is content authoring software that can be used to create engaging, media-rich modules for your online courses. SoftChalk allows instructors to incorporate images, audio, video and even quizzes into content modules. Lessons can be stored in SoftChalk Cloud for anytime access and portability. Lessons can be shared with the global Softchalk Community of just to specified individuals or groups.

Turnitin

Turnitin.com is an online database that checks for plagiarism in papers. Faculty can use Turnitin.com by simply clicking a checkbox within any Assignment in D2L. Students can also use Turnitin.com to check their work before submitting. For account access information for students, contact your campus Professional Development centers.

WebEx – via OTS

WebEx is videoconferencing software that allows instructors to set up synchronous meeting times with students via the web. WebEx combines desktop sharing, video and phone conferencing. All employees have a general WebEx account. Contact OTS at 832.813.6600 or 1.866.614.5014 if you do not.