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Technology & Learning Program

Campus Supported Software

The following teaching and learning software has gone through campus review for security, accessibility, scalability, etc. And it is supported by TLP, DLT and/or ITSS.

  • Adobe Creative Cloud apps, but not Adobe Presenter - A suite of tools which includes Photoshop, Premier, Illustrator and others. High end creative tools that cover documents, images sound, video and more.
  • AudacityAudacity is a digital audio editor and recording software, available for Windows, macOS and others. Audacity can be used to perform a number of audio editing and recording tasks such as making ringtones, mixing stereo tracks, transferring tapes and records to computer or CD, splitting recordings into separate tracks and more.
  • Blackboard (and associated tools) - A learning management system.  Blackboard is a tool that allows faculty to add resources for students to access online. Files and resources are created outside of Blackboard and added into Blackboard courses for students to enhance teaching and learning efforts.
  • Blackboard AllyBlackboard Ally is a tool that integrates with our Learning Management System (LMS) to provide insight into our institution's accessibility. With Blackboard Ally, you can gain an understanding of your institution's accessibility performance.
  • Box (can be shared with @mail.csuchico.edu accounts). Cloud content management solution similar to Google-drive.  Allows sharing of and collaboration on electronic files.
  • Camtasia Screen recorder and video editor ideally suited for creating/editing video tutorials and lessons.
  • EesySoft an LMS integrated technology which allows for real-time insight, data-driven actions, pro-active messaging with a built-in Support center.
  • Google Apps (Docs, Sheets, Drive) are a suite of web-based messaging and collaboration applications that Google hosts on their own servers. Google provides these applications as a "service," rather than as software to download and install.  All CSU, Chico users have an account.
  • GoReact is an online video recording tool designed to provide feedback for public speaking/speech, presentations, sign language/interpreter training, student teaching observation, and music/dance/theatrical performances. You can set access settings as to who can see the videos, create comments, or see comments.
  • Kaltura Media Server (media.csuchico.edu) Chico State's "youtube"-style video hosting platform.  Kaltura Media provides users with options to create video content in a variety of Blackboard tools such as the discussion board, blogs, journals, as well as outside the LMS. The Kaltura Media tool is a video platform that lets you upload and create media to share within the LMS and publicly.
  • Kaltura Personal Capture  allows you to record videos on your personal computer and then easily share them with anyone. After a quick download and installation of the app, Kaltura Capture can record anything on your computer screen, along with your voice and webcam and is hosted/displayed by Kaltura Media Server.
  • Kurzweil A very powerful text-to-speech application that does so much more.  This is the tool that takes the lid off of content and allows all users a full and rich opportunity to engage with the materials.
  • LinkedIn Learning  was Lynda.com, offering comprehensive video trainings.  Now combined with the professional social network LinkedIn.
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). A suite of tools common in professional settings, especially Windows but compatible with Mac.  This is the industry standard productivity suite.
  • Proctorio (need training before implementing)  A proctor tool that can be added to a Blackboard test.  Metrics include audio and video, screen capture and locks down the student's computer from accessing online content or files during a test.
  • Snagit  Captures any process on your computer screen and can be used to quickly create visual instructions.
  • Softchalk E-Lesson builder/author.  Create highly engaging lessons and share them through the LMS
  • Zoom  Video conferencing software appropriate for lectures, small groups, meetings, creating video recordings.

laptop screen with Blackboard ALLY showing