Lecture Capture (Echo360)

UMass Lowell’s Lecture Capture technology offers faculty the ability to record classes in more than 90 classrooms throughout the campus, or record/capture a lecture on a laptop anywhere, anytime.

Lecture capturing through Echo360 gives you the ability to record classes, special speakers, training processes and selectively send the captured sessions out to your students, either directly through a website or through Blackboard.

The Echo360 lecture capturing application is available in more than 90 classrooms campus wide. There is also a separate application available that allows you to record from a laptop or desktop machine anywhere.

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Faculty Development Technology Workshops

Workshops are provided in June, August, January, and March and have high attendance levels. This effort is a collaboration between many groups on campus including faculty facilitators, IT, and vendors. 

Workshop Topics include:

  • Let Students View Your Presentations Live in Class: Connect with Your Students.
  • What Do I Do With All These Videos?.
  • Camtasia Basics: Using Camtasia to Professionally Record and Edit Recordings – Plus More!
  • New Faculty Classroom Technology Orientation and Teaching Toolkit – Designed for all new faculty!
  • Using Video Capture to Enhance Your Students’ Academic Experience.
  • Service Learning Attribute Application: Hands-on help for faculty.
  • Using Clickers to Engage Your Students.
  • Using Turnitin to Encourage Best Practices for Student Writing.
  • Making Your Own Tutorials: Many Ways to Do It Very Quickly & Simply.
  • Web-Enhancing Your Face-to-Face Course with Blackboard – Facilitated online!
  • Blackboard Grade Center Workshop – Facilitated online!
Certificates of completion will be issued for your résumé. Workshops are co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Faculty Development Committee in collaboration with Information Technology and the Division of Online and Continuing Education. Additional details, including dates and registration links are located on the IT website.

Google for Education/Classroom

Google for Education/Classroom is a teacher education tool used by K-12 Districts and Higher Education institutions worldwide. Mostly as an LMS, incorporating flipped classroom, synchronous and asynchronous learning pedagogy.  This will provide UMASS Lowell GSE students an edge when entering into the practicum classroom and applying for employment upon graduation.  Along with iPads, Chromebooks, and Smartboards, this is something that most teachers will need to know in order to be competitive in the job market.