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Tools & Technologies

The following tools and technologies are available at Studio 6, a faculty/staff computer lab containing Macs, PCs, and document and image scanners. For more information, visit Studio 6.

Click on the name of a tool or technology to reveal tutorials and other useful resources.

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Learning Management System (LMS)

Blackboard Login

Organize learning materials and grades, communicate with students, and encourage student interaction. Blackboard can be used to supplement a traditional class, to support a hybrid or blended course, or as the main delivery structure for an online or distance education course.

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Content Authoring

Adobe Presenter

Turn PowerPoint slides into an exciting, interactive presentation by integrating audio and video, Flash animations, quizzes, and more. Upload the finished presentation to a dedicated server, thereby freeing up space in your Blackboard course. Available for Windows only.

Articulate Storyline

Advanced content creation software for creating engaging interactive courses. Advanced users can take advantage of Storyline's extensive features to create virtually any interaction imaginable.

Articulate Studio

Create presentation-based courses quickly and easily right from within PowerPoint. Easily add assessments, interactions, and more to your slide-based e-learning content.

Camtasia + Snagit

Powerful screen capture and video editing software that allows for the creation of software demonstrations, simulations, and presentations. Customize content even further by using Snagit to capture images and video in just a few simple clicks.


Create demonstrations, interactive simulations, branching scenarios, and quizzes to spice up your course - no programming experience needed.


Turn your course content into web-based lessons by combining audio, video, quizzes, and other interactive elements.




Additional Resources

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Record and edit sounds using this free, open source, cross-platform software.

Cascade (faculty websites)

Faculty members can use Cascade for creating websites to list faculty bios, office hours, contact information, classes taught, accomplishments, publications, CV, etc. Note: Faculty Cascade sites are not recommended to post class materials; Blackboard is the preferred tool for this purpose.

Final Cut Pro

Professional-grade video editing software. Edit, process, and output the video to a wide variety of formats. Available for Mac only.


Upload, share, and watch videos using this free video hosting website.

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Web Conferencing

Adobe Connect Login

Engage users in a web conference with a variety of tools such as instant polling, whiteboard, desktop sharing, audio and video conferencing, and chatting. Use Adobe Connect Meeting for virtual class sessions or online office hours.

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Student Response System


i>clicker is a fun, technology-based method for assessing students' knowledge, keeping their attention, providing immediate feedback, and encouraging all students to participate.

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Turnitin is a suite of products designed to improve your students’ writing skills, provide opportunity for rich feedback, and – oh right – discourage plagiarism by highlighting copied passages. More than 100 faculty on campus use Turnitin very frequently!



Google Drive

Google Drive is a suite of online collaboration and productivity software. Store files, share, and collaborate using basic word processing applications, spreadsheets, and more.

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is the most popular and widely used suite of productivity software, including favorites like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Also take advantage of Cal Poly Pomona's Office 365 subscription, featuring online versions of your favorite apps, making it easy to share and collaborate.

Need Help?

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  • Bldg. 1-205C
  • Mon-Thu, 9am-5pm
    Fri, 9am-4:30pm

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