In addition to MS Office, there are a variety of other tools that you may find helpful when collaborating with your class colleagues or completing assignments. In many cases there will be optional , but in some cases you may be asked to use a specific tool.
Among these tools are the following:
Voicethread is a collaboration tool that allows you to create and share documents, presentation, images and audio files. Using Voicethread, you can comment on your work or that of others by using microphones, webcams and more.
LiveText is a Web-based subscription that allows users to create and submit projects and assignments on-line. Using LiveText, you can store documents so they are accessible to you from any compute, collaborate with other LiveText users world-wide, and much more.
LinkedIn is a very popular business- and employment-oriented social networking service. A large number of professionals and organizations create a digital presence using LinkedIn, and it offers a great way to network with other professionals.
Dropbox is a file hosting service. Dropbox enables you to store and share files by utilizing cloud storage. It also offers file synchronization and client software services.
LucidChart is a tool that enables you to create flow charts and other diagrams. You can also share your work and work collaboratively.
Prezi is a popular tool for creating presentations. It includes functionality for motion and zoom.
EndNote is a software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references.In many of your assignments you be required to cite resources, or create bibliographies. Tools such as EndNote can help with these activities.
Outlook is a very popular email application offered by Microsoft. In addition to traditional email functionality, Outlook integrates with a variety of other applications that may be useful to you in communication and collaborating with your student colleagues. Among these tools are:
Blackboard Collaborate is an easy-to-use tool that will help you engage with your classmates. Built into your Blackboard learning environment, Blackboard Collaborate is designed to make you feel like you and your classmates are together in the same room.
Kaltura enables you to record, upload, and manage high-quality video content. In many of your classes you will have the opportunity to complete assignments creatively by using video. Among the many tools available to you within the Blackboard learning environment is Kaltura. This link explains more about using Kaltura within Blackboard.