Full List

The e-Learning Center has experience with all of the following technology tools and services, and more. Please contact us if you are interested in using any of these tools (or others not listed) so that we can discuss your learning objectives and determine how we can help you meet them.

Tool or Service Description
Blackboard Learn NAU's learning management system, with a "shell" for every course.
Blackboard Collaborate Web-based conferencing.
Blackboard SafeAssign Tool used to teach proper citation and detect plagiarism in written assignments.
Turn It In Tool used to teach proper citation and detect plagiarism in written assignments.
Blackboard Outcomes Course-embedded assessment of learning outcomes.
Google Docs Collaborative, cloud-based word processing, presentations, spreadsheets, surveys.
Google Calendar Calendar tool integrated with the whole Google suite of products.
GMail Google Mail, the primary NAU e-mail system for students and alumni.
Google Earth Navigable map of the earth with layers of informative content.
Google Sketchup Intutive 3-D drawing tool.
Google Sites Simple website design using a variety of templates.
Google Hangouts A multi-way video chat tool.
Google Drive Cloud-based file storage and file sharing.
SharePoint Microsoft's cloud based file storage solution.
Skype Instant messaging, multi-way video, and voice over internet client now owned by Microsoft.
Alfresco Open-source web based content repository tool.
i>Clicker Hardware based "classroom response system" for polling students.
Poll Everywhere Web-based system for polling the audience.
iTunes U Content repository for lecture podcasts.
ProfCast Tool for adding audio to PowerPoint and converting to podcast.
Camtasia Studio Tool for recording computer screen to create video tutorials with voiceover.
Screen-Cast-O-Matic Free, easy-to-use tool for creating screencasts.
Screenr Free, easy-to-use tool for creating screencasts.
PB Works A collaborative web-based wiki tool.
Confluence Wiki tool used by our central IT group.
Blogger A simple blogging tool owned by Google.
WordPress A powerful blogging tool.
Flickr A photo sharing website owned by Yahoo.
Picasa A photo sharing website owned by Google.
Microsoft Office Using the Office productivity suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as an effective teaching tool.
OneNote Type, handwrite, or sketch your thoughts in this word processor designed for the tablet.
Apple iWork Suite Using Pages, Numbers and Keynote, the free Apple alternatives to Microsoft Office.
Open Office Using the free, open-source alternatives to Microsoft Office.
Prezi Web-based presentation tool with lots of animation effects.
Apple iMovie Edit digital video with this powerful but easy-to-use tool for the Mac and iOS.
Windows Movie Maker Edit digital video with this powerful but easy-to-use tool for Windows.
iBooks Author Apple's free tool for creating your own iBooks.
DreamWeaver Adobe's powerful HTML editing tool.
SnagIt Quickly snag what’s on your screen, enhance it with effects, and then share your creations instantly.
Jing A free tool for sharing screenshots and short video recordings of your computer screen.
Pearson Learning Solutions Adaptive online content from Pearson Publishing.
McGraw-Hill Connect Adaptive online content from McGraw-Hill.
Wiley Plus Online course content from Wiley Publishing.
Sapling Sapling Learning's instructional online homework drives student success and saves educators time.
Aplia Aplia is a learning solution that increases student effort and engagement.
Hawkes Mastery based homework and testing system.
MathWorks Mathematical computing software including MATLAB.
Lynda.com Excellent training videos on a variety of technology tools.
MERLOT A repository of high quality learning objects that instructors can freely use in their classes.
Naturally Speaking Dragon's highly rated speech recognition software.
LiveScribe Smartpen records your lecture (both audio and text) as you write it for later playback on computer.
YouTube Google hosts instructional videos with automatic transcripts and closed captions.
Respondus Test authoring tool that easily generates multiple versions and imports/exports from Blackboard.
StudyMate Tool for developing learing activities such as crossword puzzles, matching games, etc.
Quality Matters The QM program uses peer review to recommend course improvements.
RefWorks Helps researchers keep track of scholarly articles, generate citations and bibliographies.
NBC Learn A collection of video resources including footage of historic events and current news.
AppleTV A tool for conducting wireless presentations from iOS devices to HDTV or LCD projector.
Chromecast A tool for wireless "casting" from iOS, Android, Mac and Windows to an HDTV.
Facebook The biggest of the social networking sites has some uses as a marketing and teaching tool.
Twitter Microblogging service lets users send and read 140-character text messages, called "tweets."
Delicious An online tool for storing and sharing your favorite website bookmarks.
Vimeo A video-sharing website on which users can upload, share and view videos.
Second Life An immersive 3-D world on the web.
Evernote A cloud-based to-do list.
iOS Mobile Devices iPhones, iPads, iPods.
Android Mobile Devices Android phones and tablets.
TaskStream Assessment, evaluation and ePortfolios.
Waypoint Outcomes Using rubrics to create personalized, timely feedback for learners.
Attendance Card Readers Use NAU ID cards to gather attendance data from designated classrooms.
Audacity An open source audio recording and editing tool.
GoToMeeting Hosting tool for web meetings.
Adobe Connect A web conferencing platform for web meetings, eLearning, and webinars.
WebEx Teleconferencing tool for web meetings, webinars.
Photoshop The premiere photo editing tool.
Illustrator Powerful drawing tools
Final Cut Pro Apple's high-end digital video editing tool.
Adobe Premiere Adobe's high-end digital video editing tool.
Garage Band Learn, play, record, mix, and share great-sounding music, even if you've never played a note.
Aperture Sophisticated tools to perfect your photos and powerful ways to browse and choose your best shots.
BigBlueButton An open source alternative to Collaborate.
Moodle Open source learning management system.
Desire2Learn A popular commercial learning management system.
Canvas A new open-source LMS with a lot of potential.
LON-CAPA Open source LMS in use by NAU's Chemistry department.
Sakai Open source LMS with a large community of users.