Educational Software

We provide technical support and training for University educational software. As technology is expanding every minute, educational software is becoming a staple in many learning structures. Properly used, educational software can make teaching and learning more meaningful and fun. Educational software can be utilized to support or extend teaching and learning experiences. Effective integration is achieved when the use of educational software is consistent in supporting curricular goals.

A-Z List of Tools

Blackboard Ally

Support: harbor@musc.edu
Blackboard Ally is integrated accessibility tool in our Learning Management System which helps us build a more inclusive learning environment by increasing awareness and providing detailed insight and guidance to instructors on how to improve the accessibility of their content. Additionally, it provides learners with the opportunity to download content in alternative formats for a more personalized approach.

Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing

Support: harbor@musc.edu
Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing is an application in our Learning Management System for moderating classes, meetings, or other group collaborations where participants can share whiteboards and screens, chat by voice or text, and engage in other ways like taking polls and answering questions.

If you have requested a profile for Collaborate to use outside of the Learning Management system through harbor@musc.edu, here is the direct access to Collaborate website.

CoursEval

Support: evals@musc.edu
CoursEval is MUSC's online survey application for setting up and receiving confidential student evaluations of courses and instructors. Once evaluations are complete, instructors can use the system to view their results online.

If you are a college manager, here is the direct access to CE Manager website.

Microsoft 365 (Provided through Information Solutions)

Support: MUSC ServiceNow
The Microsoft 365 suite at MUSC offers tools such as Teams, One Note, Forms, Sway and more. These tools center around efficient productivity, collaboration, and communication.

Open LMS (aka Harbor)

Support: harbor@musc.edu
Open LMS, internally called Harbor, is MUSC's Learning Management System where faculty can use courses set up by Enrollment Services to host content and engage students in learning outside of the classroom. Harbor is designed to provide faculty and students with an easily accessible online course tool that promotes integration and collaboration, activity-based learning, critical reflection, etc.

If you are a new faculty member, you can self-enroll in the Learn Open LMS Instructor Edition course.

Panopto

Support: panopto@musc.edu
Panopto is a flexible, easy-to-use lecture capture solution. Panopto includes a video content management system for uploading, managing and sharing all of your video and audio files. It comes with built-in video analytics, a web-based video editor, automatic encoding to ensure your videos play efficiently on any device, and a unique search engine that helps your students review material mentioned or shown in their course videos.

To become a Creator with MUSC’s Panopto instance, complete the lesson and form. You will need to sign in with your MUSC credentials to complete the form. If a student would like to be a Creator, contact your instructor to create an Assignment Folder where you will have Creator access to that specific folder.

Poll Everywhere

Support: polleverywhere@musc.edu
Real-time polling allows you to transform one-way lectures into two-way conversations, instantly. Project responses up on a screen in front of class, and this low-pressure way of getting everyone to contribute also makes students feel empowered.

Email polleverywhere@musc.edu to become a Presenter. MUSC presenter licenses can only have MUSC students and residents as responders.

Turnitin

Support: turnitin@musc.edu
Turnitin is a suite of tools in our Learning Management System for improving student writing that includes ways of checking the originality of the writing to prevent plagiarism and providing detailed instructor and peer feedback for each student.

WebEx (Provided through Information Solutions)

Support: MUSC ServiceNow or webexadmin@musc.edu
Webex Meetings lets you host online meetings with HD video, audio and screen sharing. Webex Teams keeps your teams connected through messaging, file sharing, white-boarding and calling. Webex Events is a solution for hosting interactive webinars or large-scale virtual events.

Educational Institutional Memberships

Educause

Educause is a nonprofit association and the largest community of technology, academic, industry, and campus leaders advancing higher education through the use of IT. Create your profile on the website with your MUSC email and you will be associated with our institutional membership.

Online Learning Consortium

The Online Learning Consortium creates a community and knowledge around quality online, blended, and digital learning while driving innovation. Create your profile on the website with your MUSC email and you will be associated with our institutional membership.