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6 Quick Responses to Faculty Questions

When faculty members come to the Instructional Technology and Media Services team at NJIT with requests, problems, and questions, here’s how the staffers respond:

“I want my students to create audio presentations….” Audacity (free;, a program for creating audio presentations in podcast format.

“I want my students to showcase their work….” Freebies WordPress ( for blog-like portfolios and Mahara ( for more formal e-portfolios.

“We need to bring in students from other schools (or countries) to participate in this activity….” Wimba (not a freebie; for remote videoconferencing.

“I don’t want to post my lectures to YouTube because that content belongs to me….” Use the private area of iTunes U (free; that restricts access to students registered for that particular course.

“I can’t get my computer to do…” Camtasia Relay ( for having instructors record what they’re doing on their computers and then send in the sample to get help; and LogMeIn Rescue ( for web-based remote support, when a team member needs to “lay hands” upon the computer. (Neither is free.)

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.

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