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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Using Films on Demand in Brightspace

Faculty have access to thousands of educational and documentary videos from Infobase’s Films on Demand. This is a fantastic resource on campus and you can learn more about it on the Carlyle Campbell Library website. This post focuses specifically on how to easily use this resource in Brightspace. It is possible share with a link …

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Kaltura Media Storage Best Practices

It is a good practice to remove content you no longer use, has become outdated, or contains private student information from your My Media repository. This also has the benefit of helping Meredith make the best use of our storage resources as we do not have unlimited storage space. Some questions to consider when evaluating …

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Cathie Ostrowski’s Escape Room

Faced with having to fill in while multiple colleagues were out, and always looking for new ways to engage students, Director of the Dietetic Internship program Cathie Ostrowski used an Escape Room activity to solve both challenges. On the video below, Cathie guides you through how she used Google Slides and Forms to create this …

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Software Training Video Page

Did you know we have 100+ software training videos? We’ve captured a lot since the beginning of our push to record more videos and they are all available for your here on the Software Training Video page in Kaltura MediaSpace. Here is a short description of the page channels and what videos you will find …

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Easily Convert Images & PDF to Text with Google

Page scan, shared PDF, screenshot, photo of a brainstorm session on the white board… it’s easy to collect course content and notes that are not editable and not accessible. Luckily it is even easier with Google to extract uneditable text to a document through optical character recognition (OCR). As an automated process, OCR is not …

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Automatically Add Course Videos to the Media Gallery

Every Brightspace course has a Kaltura Media Gallery to store and sort media just for that course. There are many ways to use the Media Gallery but in this post we will talk about easily adding ALL Kaltura media for your course to the Media Gallery. If you embed a video in your Content area, …

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How-to See Course-wide Video Analytics

It can be hard to see the effectiveness of video within your course when you have to look at individual video analytics. Luckily, if you are using Kaltura videos, you can see a dashboard of all your course video analytics in one place! These analytics will look at all the videos in your course wherever …

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Course Accessibility Report- ALLY

In the first Ally blog post, we discussed that Ally provides feedback on the accessibility of your course content and guidance on how to fix any identified accessibility issues. In addition, Ally provides instructors with a method for looking at the accessibility status of all of the items in the content areas of the course …

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