Innovative Educational Technologies – FRED Workshop Presentation

On October 19, 2018, members of the Hofstra EdTech team were honored to be invited by the office of Senior Vice Provost Terri Shapiro to give a Faculty Research, Development & Education (FRED) Workshop on the subject of Innovative Educational Technologies.  We highlighted four technologies that are available to Hofstra faculty to support teaching and research. Here's the video of the presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FisDKLMHCE Kick it up a notch with Kaltura Kaltura is a video platform that is integrated with Blackboard.  With it, you can upload and manage video content for your courses.  One innovative new feature is video quizzing.  You can add quiz functionality to any Kaltura video.  This will allow you to add simple questions to keep your students engaged in your video content. Recently, we enabled the ability to upload 360 degree videos!  Faculty can check out a 360 degree camera from the Faculty Technology Center to record in this exciting format.  EdTech can help with the processing, and if the video is tagged "360" - Kaltura will enable options to look around and move the camera in all directions. Leading with [...]

2019-03-22T03:11:55+00:00November 5th, 2018|

PrideDesktop Now Available for All Hofstra Students and Employees

EdTech is pleased to announce Information Technology’s rollout of PrideDesktop. Hofstra recognizes that today’s students and faculty are always on the go. They need to be able to access the tools they need anywhere, anytime and from many different devices. With that in mind Hofstra University has implemented a way for students and faculty to access the software resources normally only found Hofstra computers remotely. Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI) allows current students and faculty to access specialized software on their own devices both inside and outside of classroom 24/7/365. Almost all of the software you would find in your classroom or the open access computer labs is available via VDI but now you can access it from wherever you have Internet access. In addition, may lab classroom computers will have PrideDesktop as well. Students will be able to log into these computers to easily access web browsers and Microsoft Office. If they need to access specialized software, they will need to double-click the PrideDesktop icon to log into our virtual desktops. Both students and faculty can also take advantage of the free Microsoft Office [...]

2018-12-03T23:16:34+00:00August 29th, 2018|