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There are many digital tools available for use in instruction and research. This list represents the applications that are supported at Geneseo (by CIT, Research Technology, and Milne Library) and most used by faculty. For support with any of the tools below, submit a request in the CIT Service Desk.

For things not on the list: we are often asked, "Can I try this new tool with my class?" The answer is a resounding yes, however we may be learning along with you, the tool may not work well with our environment, and flexibility in use will be important. Please contact us if you have any questions.

 

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Purpose

Tool

Licensing/Cost Information

More Information

Application Suites

Microsoft Office

License paid by Geneseo

CIT Self Help: Microsoft Office 365

Google Apps for Education

Free

CIT Self Help: Google Suite at Geneseo

LTI (External Apps)Canvas Specific ToolsCIT Self Help: LTI (External Apps) Integration Notes

Audio Recording/Editing

Audacity 

Free

CIT Self Help: Lynda.com Training Library

Vendor Support: Audacity Manual (FAQ)

Vendor Support: Audacity Documentation

GaragebandFree- factory installed on Macs

CIT Self Help: Lynda.com Training Library

Vendor Support: Garageband

Media Comment ToolCanvas Specific ToolCanvas Guide: How do I record audio using the Rich Content Editor? (same for instructors and students)

Blogs

WordPress

License paid by Geneseo

CIT Self Help: WordPress at Geneseo FAQ

Policy: WordPress Services Policy

CollaborationCollaborationsCanvas Specific ToolCanvas Guide: What are Collaborations?
PadletFree trialLibGuide: Padlet
File SharingGoogle DriveFree

CIT Self Help: Google Drive @ Geneseo; Registering the Google Drive LTI (Canvas)

LibGuide: Google Drive/Docs

Learning/Course Management System

Canvas 

License paid by Geneseo

CIT Self Help: Canvas Self Help Documents 

Library Resources

Library Guides

License paid by Geneseo

Contact your subject Librarian: Staff Directory

MappingMy MapsFree

Vendor Support: https://support.google.com/mymaps/?hl=en#topic=3188329

TimelineJSFree

CIT Self Help: Getting Started With TimelineJS

Learn how to embed within Canvas.

Polling / AttendanceTopHatLicense paid by Geneseo

Sign Up (Professor): https://app.tophat.com/register/teacher/

Sign Up (Student): https://app.tophat.com/register/student/

Vendor Support: TopHat's Success Center

Roll Call AttendanceCanvas Specific ToolCIT Self Help: Canvas Attendance Tool

Presentation


Google SlidesFreeVendor Support: Google Slides

Microsoft Office PowerPoint

License paid by Geneseo

CIT Self Help: Lynda.com Training Library

Vendor Support: MS PowerPoint

PreziVaries ("Basic" is free)Vendor Support: Prezi knowledge base

Research Management  Tool

Diigo

Free 

Vendor Support: See "Diigo At a Glance" (bottom of page)

Mendeley

Free 

Vendor Support: Mendeley Guides

ZoteroFreeVendor Support: Zotero Support

Screen Capture/Recording

Camtasia

Licensed (Free version available with watermark)

Vendor Support: Camtasia Tutorials

Screencast-o-maticVaries ("Deluxe" + provides options)Vendor Support: Screencast-o-matic

Jing

Free 

Vendor Support: Jing Tutorials

TrainingLinkedIn LearningLicense paid by Geneseo

CIT Self Help: LinkedIn Learning Training Library

CIT Self Help: Ideas for Using LinkedIn Learning

Video Conferencing

Google Talk/Hangouts

Free 

LibGuide: Video Conferencing Tools

Backboard Collaborate

Canvas Specific Tool

CIT Self Help: Setting up Blackboard Collaborate

CIT Self Help: A Blackboard Collaborate Interface Overview

Skype 

Free 

CIT Self Help: How to sign into Skype for Business

ZoomVaries (40 minute meets free)Vendor Support: Zoom Video Tutorials

Video Creation

iMovie for Mac

Free- factory installed on Macs

Vendor Support: iMovie

CIT Self Help: Lynda.com Training library

Final Cut Pro

Available in South Hall 345

Vendor Support: Final Cut Pro

CIT Self Help: Lynda.com Training Library

Media Comment ToolCanvas Specific ToolCanvas Guide: How do I record video using the Rich Content Editor? (same for instructors and students)

Video/Media Recording Locations

Mediasite - Rm Newton 205

License paid by Geneseo

Contact CIT for information

One Button StudioFreeAdditional Information
Audio Recording LabFreeContact CIT for information

Wikis

Confluence 

License paid by Geneseo 

CIT Self Help: Wiki Basics

Writing Tools/Plagiarism Prevention

Turnitin.com 

Canvas Specific Tool

Turnitin Originality and Plagiarism Service

Additional Resources

Educators from all over the country have crowdsourced a list of more than 300 digital tools. You can find the resource at the following URL: bit.ly/ToolsForEngagement

More Help

For questions, contact the CIT HelpDesk by calling (585) 245-5588, visiting us in Milne Library, or visiting our online service desk.