METLMeTL is a collaborative software program that allowsteachers to interact more fully with their students by:• inking, typing and drawing• setting quizzes• facilitating group work• developing mind maps, diagrams, formulae and equations live with your class• submitting and receiving anonymous feedback• having a conversation with your students• revisiting your conversations at any time.
METLOther features:• Feedback and quiz results can be shown in real-time or later, which means the flow of lectures isnt disrupted.• MeTL allows you to import PowerPoint slides or create content directly in MeTL by using the virtual whiteboard.• MeTL used at a basic level individually to create content or its full collaborative functionality can be taken advantage of to facilitate students engagement with and exploration of content, key concepts and principles.System requirements: • Windows-operated computer and WiFi access.
RESPONDUSRespondus LockDown Browser™ is a custom browserthat locks down the testing environment withinBlackboard 8.0 or higher.When students use Respondus LockDown Browser theyare unable to: • print • copy • go to another URL • access other applications.When an assessment is started, students are lockedinto it until they submit it for grading.Available for Windows and Mac - Demo
RESPONDUS - FEATURES• Assessments are displayed full-screen and cannot be minimized• Assessments cannot be exited until submitted by users for grading• Task switching or access to other applications is prevented• Print, Print Screen and capturing functions are disabled• Copying and pasting anything to and from an assessment is prohibited• Screen capture, messaging, screen-sharing, virtual machine, and network monitoring applications are blocked from running• Right-click menu options and function keys are disabled• Browser menu and toolbar options are disabled, except for Back, Forward, Refresh and Stop Source code for the HTML page cannot be viewed• The browser automatically starts at the login page for the institution’s LMS.• URLs cannot be typed by the user• External links don’t compromise the locked testing environment• Pages from the assessment are not stored on the computer after existing• Assessments that are set up for use with Respondus LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with other browsers.
RESPONDUS - EFFECIVENESSHow effective is it? • Known issues seem to centre on popups that appear behind the locked window, so cannot be seen or dealt with, and these result in the computer freezing.• Some reported issues require the lowering of Internet security settings on the student’s PC.
RESPONDUS - LICENSINGLockdown Browser - Campus wide (depends on institutionstudent FTE), License is ANNUAL:Under 2,000 students $209535,001 to 40,000 students $5545Over 40,000 students Request QuoteLockdown Browser - Lab Pack, License is ANNUAL:10 copies @ $69 each $690Over 40 copies Request QuoteBasic version and Building Block version
STUDYMATEStudyMate helps students "master the basics" ofcourse material through: • learning activities • self-assessments • games.A dozen activities – such as flash cards, crosswordsand quizzes – engage students with course content inan individualized way.Students can access StudyMate activities usingcomputers, smartphones and tablets.StudyMate integrates with Blackboard.
STUDYMATE StudyMate includes StudyMate Author and StudyMate Class. Both products are included with a campus-wide license, enabling instructors to choose the approach and technology that best meets their objectives.StudyMate Author StudyMate Class A web-based version thatA Windows-based authoring resides within the onlinetool that enables instructors course. Instructors andto create learning activities students can create itemsthat students access within collaboratively; studentonline courses or anywhere participation can beon the Internet. monitored and graded. Comparison of features