Learning Tools

CPS -- Typically called the "clicker system." Allows faculty to program quizzes for student to take real-time in the classroom by pressing a button on the hand-held device to submit their answer. These answers are downloaded to the faculty members computer and can be integrated into the Gradebook for FerrisConnect.

FerrisConnect -- An e-learning course management system powered by Blackboard Vista. Provides web-based tools for face-to-face, blended, and fully on-line classes, such as: announcements, document storage, assessments, gradebook, discussion board, chat, etc.

LockDown Browser -- An add-on to FerrisConnect. This product, when turned on by the faculty member for a particular course section in FerrisConnect, will lock the student’s web browser while they take an assessment so they are unable to search for information outside of the assessment in progress. 

Tegrity -- A streaming video capture and storage application. This software allows faculty members to pre-record or live-record portions of or entire classes and post within FerrisConnect for review by students at their convenience.

Course Connectors-- Course packs pre-created by McGraw Hill which can be installed and integrated with FerrisConnect. These course packs can include assessment review and instruction system (assists) and homework management to be used by the faculty.

Respondus-- Create and manage exams that can be printed to paper or integrated with FerrisConnect.

SafeAssign -- Compares submitted assignments against a set of academic papers to identify areas of overlap between the submitted assignments and existing works. SafeAssign can be used to prevent plagiarism and to create opportunities to help students identify how to properly attribute rather than paraphrase.

StudyMate Class Server -- A study group tool where teachers and students create study materials and self assessments in a collaborative web-based environment.