Other Technologies

Presentation Software

There are many software options for students who need to create presentations for class. Some of these tools create screencasts (recordings of your computer screen), some are app based from your mobile device, but all provide students with a way to create a multimedia rich experience for the viewer.

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Streaming Media

This ITS website provides you with information on how to produce streaming media for the Web. With streaming video, you are encouraged to go the route of streaming through YouTube via iSpartan, described at the bottom of the above linked page. Further instructions can be found here: http://its.uncg.edu/iSpartan/YouTube/

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Blogs are typically more informal personal websites people use to post their opinions on topics or themes, similar to a journal but more public in nature. There are many free blog sites, but the two most common are WordPress and Blogger (part of Google). Most blog sites allow you to control your privacy settings, however please still keep in mind student FERPA considerations should you consider incorporating a blog assignment into your class.


ArtStor is a nonprofit digital library with database of “over 1.6 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.” Faculty can create and share image groups from the existing database, and/or upload their own images to the UNCG instituiton catalog area. Here is a link to a brief overview of how to use ArtStor: Brief Tutorial of ArtStor

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Interactive Timelines

Interactive timelines can be a great way to present a lot of individual facts and data in a visual, unified way that can help students make connections to larger themes and movements. Timelines can help in the understanding of chronology, cause and effect, and how events in different areas overlap and affect each other. Timeline JS, from Northwestern University, is a free online tool that helps you (and/or your students) create interactive timelines using a Google spreadsheet. Note: You need to be familiar with how to use Google Drive before using this tool.

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