LRC has new technology tools available for faculty and students in the 2016-2017 Academic year.
Antidote is a set of software tools for French writing. These tools include an advanced grammar checker with a smart filter, which corrects all the text at once, an important collection of twelve dictionaries, and an interactive compendium of grammar rules. Seamlessly integrated with major word processors, email programs and internet browsers. Computers in the LRC are equipped with the latest version (v. 9) of Antidote.
Auf geht’s! is an interactive program for German learning. It targets beginner and intermediate learners with a well-rounded understanding of everyday life in German-speaking countries. The application utilizes dozens of different activities, focusing on creating meaningful, real communication like in real life. The program focuses on cultural learning as well as listening and speaking since language and culture are inextricably bound. All materials are authentic and engaged with people from German-speaking countries. The latest version of Auf geht’s! is installed on all the computers at the LRC.
Adobe Acrobat DC is the latest version of Acrobat after Acrobat XI. With Acrobat DC, you can view, create and edit PDFs and scanned documents. The program allows you to replace ink signatures as well as send, track, manage, and store signed documents with a built-in e-signature service. You can also protect important documents by preventing others from copying or editing sensitive information in PDFs.
Handbrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. It is free and open source and works on multiple platforms (Windows, Mac and Linux).
ScreenFlow lets you record any part of your monitor while also capturing your video camera, iOS device, microphone, multi-channel audio device and your computer audio. Faculty can use ScreenFlow to record lectures, tutorials, or rich-media presentations. This program is installed on two computers in the LRC.
Camtasia can create video tutorials and presentations via screencast. The screen area to be recorded can be chosen freely, and audio or other multimedia recordings may be recorded at the same time or added separately from any other source and integrated in Camtasia. In the past, faculty have used Camtasia to add subtitles to films. It is installed on the computers of the Lovejoy 400 computer lab and the LRC is responsible for the support of this program.
VoiceThread bridges the gap between real-time discussions and standard video lectures or online presentations. This makes VoiceThread a platform for teaching, learning, training, and collaborating, on-demand. We have an online license.
Sound Booth located in the back room of the LRC (Lovejoy 406), the Sound Booth is an isolation booth that allows you to reduce ambient noise and record high-quality audio. Students can use it to record podcasts, voice-overs, or even their own music.
One Button Studio is an easy to use recording system that consists of a controllable camera, a microphone, lights and multiple colored backgrounds. It can be used for any video projects such as interviews or recording lectures among others. For the latter, the user can alternate between slides on a connected computer and footage from the camera.