Software and Applications

Software and Applications








Software and Applications
Screen Capture and Screen Casting
Jing

Capture basic video, animation, and still images with this free computer
application, to share with others.
Website: http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html

Camtasia

Capture longer video, import video, edit and share video with this
powerful tool. Contact PC services at pcservice@westerntc.edu to have
this tool installed on your Western computer.
Website: http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html

Text and Video Conferencing
Adobe Connect

Web conferencing platform usable on virtually all platforms. To get an
Adobe Connect Account please contact Theresa Frost the instructional
Technologist at FrostT@westerntc.edu.
Website: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html

Google Hangouts

Text or video conference with others with the ability to add pictures and
emoji.
Website: https://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/

Google Hangouts On Air
Live video chats with up to 10 participants conversing that are
recorded and can be saved to YouTube. The video can be viewed
by any number of individuals to watch the live chat.
Website:

http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/onair.html

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Updated 10.6.2014

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Skype
Live video chat with anyone with this free application.
Website: http://www.skype.com/en/

Other Software Tools
Adobe Acrobat Reader
View print and annotate PDF documents using this free reader
which can interact with all forms of PDF content including forms
and multimedia.
Website: http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html

Adobe Flash Player
Runs video and animations in your web browser.
Website: http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer.html

Java
Enables your web browser to run animations, games and chat
applications.
Website: https://www.oracle.com/java/index.html

All technology tools and software are to be used keeping in mind the need to protect
student privacy and abide by all of Western Technical College’s policies and procedures.
When utilizing instructional technology that you are requiring the students to use, it is
always good to keep in mind how many different logins we are asking them to create. One
way to address this is to allow for different options that the students choose. For example:
allow students to either Skype, Google Hangout, or stop in for office hours would get away
from making a new login mandatory.
For assistance with these and other instructional technologies please contact Theresa Frost
at FrostT@westerntc.edu

Created by: frost

Updated 10.6.2014

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