There are many distance learning resources available for TAMIU faculty on campus. This page has a summary of some of those resources as well as some other helpful tidbits of information.
We provide opportunities for faculty to learn how to use instructional technologies in their distance learning courses and in their research. We offer a full range of support, maintenance, and training for both instructional services and course development, including:
Workshops offered at no cost with hands-on training.
Training and assistance at OIT, designated training rooms or instructor offices.
Personal consultations in rooms with equipment for instructors to use.
Technical support for ANGEL and other instructional software.
Training for entire departments and ANGEL orientations for students.
Informational handouts and other online resources.
Our training topics emphasize instructional design and multimedia development that facilitate distance learning. Supported software and instructional devices include, but are not limited to:
ECHO 360 captures class lectures and converts them into podcasts, video, rich media and more for anytime, anywhere playback.
"ANGEL ePortfolio provides a digital destination where learners can collect and organize their work from both inside and outside the classroom. ANGEL ePortfolio's comprehensive toolset allows learners to transform artifacts from their coursework, co-curricular, life and work experience into a cohesive, digital representation of themselves." - ANGEL website
TurnItIn is an easy-to-use Web-based application that can be used to help detect and prevent plagiarism. Best of all TurnItIn is integrated into ANGEL. For more details, refer to the TurnItIn Web site.
Although walk-ins are welcome, instructors are encouraged to set up appointments to ensure that necessary resources, materials, and training staff are available for assistance. To request an appointment, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at 956.326.2792.