Tools We Support & Recommend

Tools Supported by IDAT

  • Ally – accessibility tool
  • Audacity – audio editing
  • Brightspace – learning management tool
  • Flipgrid – video engagement
  • Foxit Editor & Reader – PDFs
  • Google Workspace – email, collaboration, & storage
  • Infobase – training platform
  • Kahoot! – interactive quizzes
  • Kaltura – video creation & hosting
  • MindMup 2.0 – Google Drive mind map add-on

Explore tools by teaching goal

Do you know what you are trying to do but just don’t know which tool to use? We’ve got a chart to list tools by the teaching goal.

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  • Engage with students
  • Assessments
  • Student collaboration
  • Accessibility
  • and more

For another list of what Instructional Technology tools by purpose or instructional goal, please visit our list our page within the My Meredith portal.

Other Instructional Tools

In addition to our categories exclusively for Zoom, Brightspace, and Google Workspace, we have many other instructional tools to use. You can also explore instructional tool tutorials and tips here on the blog under the “Instructional Tools” category.

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Creator+ Intro Webinar

Still Curious About Creator +? As the semester has successfully begun, we hope that your students are finding your course content to be engaging, interactive and as impactful as you designed it to be. If you attended the Creator + Sessions during Faculty Staff Planning Week, we learned about how the Creator + creation tools …

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View Kaltura Video Analytics by User or Specific Course

It can be hard to see the big picture view of the effectiveness of your videos when you have to look at individual video analytics. Luckily, if you are using Kaltura videos, you can see dashboards of all your user or course video analytics! User analytics look at all user videos across your account: published …

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How to Remove “Work-to-Do” Widget From a Course

Brightspace introduced a new “Work to Do” system widget that can be added onto Course Homepages and is on the Brightspace Main landing page. By default, this widget is viewable by Learners and pulls data from all tools within the Brightspace Learning Environment including: There has been some confusion for students with this widget so …

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Manage File Versions in Google Drive

A organizational benefit of Google Drive is the ability to manage file versions easily. Instead of have 10 different draft versions of a file, you can easily save and manage versions from one file. I’m sure we’ve all had the misfortune of wanting to revert back to an older version of an edit and it …

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Interactive Training and Course Modules

This video presentation gives an overview of IDAT’s online module production service, demonstrating what it is and how to get started. Examples from across campus are highlighted. If interested in learning more, contact IDAT. To change the video view, hover over the video and use the toggle icon.

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Using Flip in the Classroom

Welcome to Flip (renamed from Flipgrid)!  To ignite your learners’ discussions, you will need to set up your  Educator account, create a classroom (we call them Groups!), and share your first Topic.   Topics are discussion prompts that you create and your students respond to that prompt with a short video.  Video Intro Walkthrough the whole process for setting …

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Microsoft Office Training

Need to level up your spreadsheet skills? Or create better presentations and Word docs? We’ve got training for that! Microsoft Office training modules are always available in Infobase and are broken up into short (less than 4 min) specific videos. Take the whole training or easily skim through to the topic you need. Trainings currently …

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Kaltura Pages, Channels, and Playlists

Kaltura MediaSpace is a robust, YouTube like options for video storage and publishing available to the whole campus community.  It can be a bit confusing to understand the different terms and options so this is an illustration of how a Kaltura page works vs a channel. Kaltura page A Kaltura page (or gallery) is a …

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