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The following documentation focuses on instructional based software for faculty. Contact the EDC if you would like to schedule a hands-on training session.
 
 
 
BlackBoard (Bb) Collaborate Web-Conferencing
Free for Brazosport Employees, Bb Web-Conferencing is used for live meetings, lectures, and holding virtual office hours. To request a Bb Web-Conference room please submit a Bb Meeting Room Creation Request.
 
Access Bb Web-Conferencing Video Tutorials select to view training sessions based on whether you are a Participant, person viewing the meeting/lecture or a Moderator, you are the instructor or presenter. (created by Blackboard)
 
Open-Office (download)
Free open-source office suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, web-development, graphics and databases. Very similar to Microsoft Office.
 
Access Open-Office Online Manuals and FAQ's (created by Open-Office)
 
Respondus (request Brazosport College IT Department to install on your office computer - this is NOT the Respondus LockDown Browser)
Free for Brazosport employees, Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Desire2Learn. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment. Whether you are a veteran of online testing or relatively new to it, Respondus will save you hours on each project.
 
 
 
SharePoint2010
Used at Brazosport College as the content and document management system for the college website. You must have administrative privileges in order to log in and work with SharePoint. Each department has allotted specific personnel to act as administrators in order to update and maintain department, program and other pages on Sharepoint. If you are a faculty member you should have access to your own Faculty page. For additional information on how to access and work with your faculty page, please contact the EDC.
 
         

 
SoftChalk (request Brazosport College IT Department to install on your office computer)
Free for Brazosport employees, SoftChalk is a web-content authoring software for creating online interactive lessons.
 
Access Softchalk Video Tutorials (brought to you by SoftChalk)
 
 
Techsmith Camtasia (download 30 day free trial)
Pay for video/audio screen capture and editing software. Use for recording lectures and doing computer screen demos. The software is freely available for use on select machines in Sadler and the Employee Development Center. Contact the EDC for additional information.
 
View Camtasia Tutorials (created by Techsmith Camtasia)
View Mock Syllabus for Camtasia Workshop - Convocation

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