- Attendance Tracking
- Classroom Technology
- Computer Labs
- Course Evaluations
- Data Analysis
- Learning Management System
- Lecture Capture
- Online Learning Interaction
- Reference Management
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Classroom Technology Terminology
Camera and mic at the podium that can be used for Zoom. This works best when the speaker is at the front of the room.
An overhead camera that projects whatever object or book is below the lens.
Allows the presenter to interact with the projected image. Technology is located in the white board.
Allows the presenter to interact with the projected image. Technology is located in the projector.
Classroom Technology By Building (with pictures)
Kiosk Computers: located in general areas for quick access to email or printing
Campus Center first floor
Hartzler Library third floor
|Roselawn Academic second floor||Roselawn Academic third floor|
|Suter Science Center concourse|
Public Labs: available to all students when open and are not available for scheduling
University Commons 125
Library Main Floor
Classroom Labs: contain a projection system, are open to students when not in use by classes and are available for scheduling
Campus Center 234
Department Labs: open only to student in that department. Open hours are determined by the department. Consumables and any special equipment is supplied by the department
Academic Success Center
Department Classroom Labs: contain a projection system, are open only to students in that department when not in use by classes
Advanced Media Lab (AML)
Digital Media Lab (DML)
Roselawn 116 (IEP)
Consulting is offered for faculty who want to discuss classroom technology.
Course evaluations are automatically scheduled for all courses with more than two students enrolled that are at least 14 days in length. The evaluations will be scheduled shortly after the last day to drop classes.
All evaluations will be scheduled with default start, reminder and end dates.
- For undergraduate courses, the start date will be three weeks before the end of the course and the end date will be six days before the end of the course.
- For graduate and seminary courses, the start date will be two weeks before the end of the course and the end date will be the same as the end date of the course.
Evaluations for undergraduates classes must end before final exams begin (that is, on the last day of classes). Evaluations for graduate and seminary classes must end by the last date of class. Evaluations must always end before posting of grades.
You may view and modify the dates associated with automatically scheduled course evaluations. You may also delete a scheduled course evaluation if the course should not be evaluated (for example, an independent study with three students enrolled, practica or internships, student teaching). Any modifications to the course evaluation dates must be done before the date you wish to change. For example, evaluations are automatically emailed to students on the default start date, so you cannot change the start date after that has occurred.
Everyone associated with courses as faculty or staff assistants still have access to their courses in the course evaluation portlet.
- Invitation email dates (consequently evaluation survey start dates) are limited to being sent no earlier than 30 days prior to the end of the course).
- Evaluation end dates are limited to being no later than 7 days after the end of the course.
Important: Evaluations should always end before posting of grades.
EMU has a 25 concurrent user license for SPSS-Base. It is only available on EMU Windows computers. Departments that need to use SPSS on a Mac will need to use Remote Desktop Services or fund the purchase of SPSS for Mac. Departments that need additional modules will need to fund the purchase. SPSS offers a student version for students who want to purchase SPSS.
JASP is an open-source project supported by the University of Amsterdan. It is available to anyone for free.
R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is available to anyone for free.
Panopto captures class lectures, and not just recordings of an instructor speaking but can include computer screen projections and other presentation materials. Panopto is installed on all EMU computers and is available for faculty, staff and students to install on their personal device.
VoiceThread is a tool to facilitate online learning interaction.
Using in Moodle: https://voicethread.com/howto/moodle/
VoiceThread Training Session: https://voicethread.com/share/14346146/
Available VoiceThread Workshops: https://voicethread.com/workshops
VoiceThread Blog: https://voicethread.com/blog
VoiceThread YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXggZ2yUPudu9EKx5ZtrdAw
Intermittent page load problems
April 2, 2020 6:46PM UTC
Investigating - We have identified an issue that is causing VoiceThread pages not to load occasionally. We are investigating and expect to have a resolution shortly.
April 2, 2020 7:30PM UTC
Monitoring - VoiceThread pages are loading. We are monitoring to make sure all issues are resolved.
April 2, 2020 7:47PM UTC
Resolved - All issues are resolved. VoiceThread is operational.
June 25, 2019 3:35PM UTC
Investigating - Ongoing slowness appears to be due to unreported AWS hardware issues.
VoiceThread will be offline for 2 minutes while we migrate to new hardware.
June 25, 2019 4:01PM UTC
Monitoring - Update is complete. Load times should continue to improve quickly.
June 26, 2019 1:09AM UTC
Resolved - The issue was caused by faulty hardware with AWS. As soon as Amazon was able to address the issue, VoiceThread pages loaded normally.
May 23, 2019 11:33PM UTC
Investigating - VoiceThread is currently down. We are investigating now.
May 24, 2019 12:04AM UTC
Resolved - We experienced an unexpected complication while performing routine operations. Our redundant infrastructure was able to scale out and restore service after 14 minutes of down time.
Video recording and processing
February 27, 2018 6:34PM UTC
Investigating - We've received scattered reports from some institutions about video recordings taking too long to process and occasionally playing back with choppiness. We are investigating the situation and will release some optimizations as soon as possible.
February 28, 2018 7:20AM UTC
Monitoring - We have deployed a number of optimizations and enhancements to the recording process to help video files process and play back successfully.
March 1, 2018 3:46PM UTC
Resolved - Implemented changes have resolved reported issues.
January 11, 2018 2:26AM UTC
Investigating - We are investigating slow page load times for VoiceThread pages.
January 11, 2018 6:54AM UTC
Resolved - All pages should be loading normally now. Thank you for bearing with us!
Login at voicethread.com
November 28, 2017 11:20PM UTC
Identified - Login at voicethread.com is currently not working. We are in the process of rolling out a solution now. Login via external authentication (LTI, LDAP/Active Directory, Shibboleth, CAS, ADFS, Google Suite) is not affected.
November 28, 2017 11:46PM UTC
Resolved - We have deployed a fix for all logins at voicethread.com. There was a bug introduced to our internal login page that caused an error message for some users, but it has been resolved. Thank you!
Service Intermittently Down
September 14, 2017 7:34PM UTC
Monitoring - Amazon Web Services (AWS), which hosts VoiceThread's servers, is experiencing intermittent outages. This causes media recording and playback not to work. Problems began at 2:44pm EST and appear to be ongoing. Amazon is aware of the issue and is posting updates here: https://status.aws.amazon.com/
September 14, 2017 8:30PM UTC
Resolved - This issue has been resolved by Amazon. Thank you for bearing with us!
Contact form not accepting submissions
March 6, 2017 7:48PM UTC
Identified - The contact form for support is currently not accepting submissions, which means it is more difficult to reach our Support Team. We've identified the cause and are working to resolve it now. In the meantime, contacting us at email@example.com will still allow you to reach us successfully.
March 6, 2017 11:34PM UTC
Resolved - The contact form is functional. The cause was a change in a third-party provider used for spam detection. We've adjusted so that the change does not cause a failure to our form.
Service Intermittently Down
February 28, 2017 5:57PM UTC
Monitoring - Amazon Web Services (AWS), which hosts VoiceThread's servers, is experiencing intermittent outages. This causes the VoiceThread website not to work. Problems began at 12:45pm EST and appear to be ongoing. We will update as we learn more from Amazon about the issue.
February 28, 2017 6:18PM UTC
Monitoring - Amazon is aware of the issue and is investigating. Please find more here: https://status.aws.amazon.com/
February 28, 2017 9:10PM UTC
Monitoring - Amazon reports expected improvements within the hour. VoiceThread is seeing longer periods of up time now.
February 28, 2017 9:59PM UTC
Monitoring - The VoiceThread website is loading. Media uploads and comment recording may still fail intermittently.
February 28, 2017 11:43PM UTC
Resolved - Amazon has resolved the issue with their services, and all VoiceThread services have returned to normal.
Some emails may not arrive
January 19, 2017 8:45PM UTC
Resolved - Problem: Some users might not have received emails from VoiceThread's system today due to an increase in DMARC email protection.
Solution: Settings were adjusted to be flexible enough to allow more emails to arrive without sacrificing the added security.