Category Archives: Software

Free Team Creation and Evaluation Tool_CATME

  CATME(http://info.catme.org) is a system of secure, web-based tools that enable instructors to implement best practices in managing student teams. It has two modules. First, CATME Team-Maker is designed for automating the assignment of students to teams to meet weighted criteria … Continue reading

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Using Mobile Device Logic and Tracking in Qualtrics Surveys

Qualtrics online survey software, provided to faculty, staff and students at Purdue, is providing more options for mobile device display choices and tracking. We often want to know these days whether someone is accessing our survey from a mobile device … Continue reading

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Checking Your Qualtrics Survey Display on a Mobile Device

Since mobile devices are often the access point for email, it’s logical to assume that someone might view your survey link on a mobile device. Checking to see if your questions will display properly is an easy thing to do. First you … Continue reading

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Confluence as an Alternative Learning Management System

Recently, a faculty member commented to one of my colleagues and I that Blackboard was simply “too much” for things he wanted to do within his course.  That got me thinking as to why someone might consider Blackboard Learn to … Continue reading

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Eight Questions About Windows 8

My first experience with the Windows 8 operating system began in December 2012 when I helped friends install their new desktop computer. Windows 8 was installed on the computer and my goal was to set-up Wi-Fi and install their printer. … Continue reading

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Qualtrics as a Quick Quiz Tool with Scoring

We often think of Qualtrics, Purdue’s online survey software, as primarily a research or data gathering tool, but it will also allow you to set up quizzes with scores and display results to students.  Though the tool is by nature … Continue reading

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Need a Wiki for Your Course? Choose the Confluence Wiki!

For some faculty, the use of wiki software during a class can provide a easy way for students to quickly develop content that can be easily edited, updated, or modified during the term. Students can obtain practical experience in creating … Continue reading

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What Can Camtasia Do for You?

As mentioned in Purdue Today, the University has purchased a site license for TechSmith’s all-in-one screen recording and editing software Camtasia.  It is already available for personal installation for most full-time faculty and staff who request it, and soon it … Continue reading

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