Description: Learn@UW is a collection of software tools instructors can use to create course web sites with state-of-the-art communiciation, collaboration, content delivery, and student accessment. Learn@UW course space are automatically created for each Timetable course each semester. Instructors need only to log in to Learn@UW and activate their course.
Access: Access to Learn@UW content is restricted by NetID login. Course access is limited to students registered in the class.
Roster: Class rosters are loaded automatically to Learn@UW and updated each night.
Disk Limits: not enforced
Guest Access: created upon request
Services: Content, DropBox, Gradebook, Discussion, Checklist, Chat, Locker, Quiz, Classlist, Survey, News, Schedule
Description: My WebSpace is a web accessible file storage system that is being provided by the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) to UW Madison students, faculty and staff. Group folders can be requested for class usage.
Access: MyWebSpace provides users to control access to content. Access can be open to the world, or restricts to UW users, individual users and made private.
Roster: Group folders including course rosters are available by request.
Guest Access: User-created ticket
Services: File Server, Web Server, Group work space, wiki, dropbox
Description: My UW-Madison provides students, faculty and staff with an easy-to-use, secure gateway to online information. More than just another Web site, My UW-Madison offers an impressive array of personalized services that can enhance instruction for students and faculty and boost productivity for staff
Access: Access controlled by login using NetID
Services: URL Pointer, Pointer to CMS, Pointer to eReserves, Class Roster, Grade Submission
E-Reserves / Library Course Pages / Course Packs
Description: The UW-Madison Libraries provide course related services to support teaching and learning activities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Materials such as books, articles, videos, solution sets, and exams that an instructor has selected for use by students enrolled in a specific course are placed "on reserve" at the UW-Madison Libraries. Some courses will not have any designated reserve materials. Materials are made available in print, audio-visual or electronic formats.
Disk Limit: NA
Guest Access: NA
Services: Library-created PDF of course materials
Moodle - Course Management System
This site offers helpful best known practices for teaching and learning objectives with Moodle, frequently asked questions for common issues, step-by-step directions to set up and manage your Moodle course, and other various resources. This site is customized to meet your needs and to help enhance learning both inside and outside of the classroom.
Description: Streaming media technology enables you to include audio, video and other multimedia files into your web site, enriching the experience for your visitors and allowing you to convey information in a more meaningful and engaging manner.
Services: WindowsMedia, QuickTime, FlashVideo
Classlist is an automated no-charge system that allows instructors to have email distribution lists generated based upon their course enrollment. The Classlist system is based entirely on authentication using your NetID and password. The Classlist system automatically updates the email distribution lists with Registrar data six times a day, seven days a week, throughout the semester. Thus, student changes, e.g. add/drop, are automatically reflected.
Access: Controlled through class roster. Instructors can determine whether students can post or just receive to the classlist.
Case Scenario/Critical Reader Authoring Tool
The CSCR tool provides a framework for integrating multiple media elements and web resources to make your content come alive with interactivity. Learners can interact with and explore course content, make decisions and receive corrective feedback.
ARISARIS is a user-friendly, open-source platform for creating and playing mobile games, tours and interactive stories. Using GPS and QR Codes, ARIS players experience a hybrid world of virtual interactive characters, items, and media placed in physical space.
Description: Google Apps includes web-based tools that allow users to collaborate on and share documents, presentations, spreadsheets and websites. To activate your UW-Madison Google Apps account, log in with your NetID and password at apps.google.wisc.edu.
Description: Qualtrics is a web-based survey service that is available for use by all UW-Madison faculty, staff and students. The UW-Madsion Qualtrics Survey Hosting Service allows the campus community to easily create surveys, collect and store data, and produce reports. The linked site provides how-to videos as well as best practice information.
Description: An ePortfolio is a digital collection of objects that students may create to share their work, show how they have grown as a learner over time, or to demonstrate their skills to other students, instructors or employers. UW-Madison supports two ePortfolio tools, the D2l/Learn@UW ePortfolio and Google Sites. Both services allow students to share their ePortfolio or keep it private, post and receive feedback on assignments and projects, as well as customize the appearance of their ePortfolio. To understand the value of each ePortfolio service, please see the link below.
Clickers, also known as Student Response Systems, are devices with which instructors can pose questions during class The software then gathers the results and displays them on the screen, allowing the instructor to get immediate feedback on how well the students understand the concept being taught. eInstruction is the recommended response system on campus. For more information on clickers, go the clicker web site.
Podcasting with iTunes U
Description: iTunes U is tool provided by Apple that can be used to create and deliver a course podcast. Podcasts are audio, video or multimedia files that can be streamed or downloaded overthe internet. iTunes U for Courses allows an instructor to make multimedia content available to students via a Learn@UW or Moodle course, providing access only to enrolled students. Accounts can be made available by filling out this form.
Web conferencing services provide advanced tools for remote communication and collaboration. Sessions may include two-way audio and video, PowerPoint delivery, screen sharing and more. Web conferencing sessions can be recorded for later viewing by participants.This functionality is currently offered through Blackboard Collaborate. To request an account please email your request includeing full name, department and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.