ANGEL – ANGEL is the Learning Management System for Ashland University. This is the website that students taking online courses or supplementing their traditional courses will login to access course material, and communicate with instructors and classmates. More information can be found here.
Mediasite – Mediasite is the system that allows instructors to record presentations and lectures to place in their course in ANGEL. Mediasite presentations can include video of the instructor as well as simultaneous screen display of slides, notes or materials on a document camera. Ashland University has many classrooms setup to accommodate a Mediasite recording as well as a mobile unit that can go anywhere there is electricity. More information can be found here.
Quality Matters – Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. A course that is certified by QM means that the course has established alignment between course objectives, unit/module objectives, instruction and assessment. Alignment simply means that the course teaches what it set out to teach and students are assessed on what the course set out to teach. QM certification also means that the course has consistent and logical navigation as well as meets accessibility standards. More information can be found here.
WebEx – WebEx is a real time collaboration product. Classes can be taught via distance with WebEx. Students and faculty come together in a virtual classroom and students can see and hear the instructor as well as the notes and presentation that the instructor is teaching on. In return the instructor also has the ability to allow students to give presentations to other members in the class. It is a great tool to do all of the things via distance that used to be only possible in a traditional setting.
In addition to the afore mentioned tools, Ashland University professors may utilize Turn-It-In. This is a service that allows professors to check student work for plagiarism. The Turn-It-In database compares submitted student work to a database of research and previously submitted work.
ITSG offers training on all of the above tools as well as private consultation for help with course design. Upcoming trainings can be found on the ITSG Training Calendar.
If you are having trouble with any of the systems above please check out the FAQ's on them. Choose Instructional Technology as the category to search within.