Program list

Camtasia: A screencasting program that allows you to record whatever is happening on your computer screen while adding a voiceover. Can capture things like Powerpoints, live use of a spreadsheet, movie clips, etc, and then upload to Youtube or other video streaming site. Fairly extensive video editor for post-production, can add multiple audio/video tracks, embed quizzes, etc. 30 day trial, fairly expensive for full version. Similar to (but much more expensive and complex than) Screencast-o-matic

Discord: an online collaboration application. Provides teams of people chat rooms organized by topic, with sub groups, direct messaging, file sharing and other features to help groups of people work on projects. Extremely popular with the online gaming community. Free version, subscription gives additional features. Very similar to Slack

Doodle: Online scheduling program. Allows setup of specific time slots and lets people indicate if they are available or not. Extremely useful for avoiding the endless “I’m free at Tuesday at 3 and Thursday at 4” email chains when setting up meetings or scheduling advisees. Free tier can handle most applications

Dropbox: Online storage system for files which allows access to files from anywhere with a web browser. Free tier allows for storage of a small amount of data, paid tiers allow more. Note that all College faculty, staff and students already have a terabyte of OneDrive storage and thus probably do not need to use Dropbox for work material

Ensemble: The College’s video streaming site. Similar to YouTube but allows finer control of who can see the videos. Useful for video that you want students to view but don’t want uploaded to a more public site due to copyright issues, controversial content, etc. All faculty and staff can have accounts.

Gettysburg Sites: A “Domain of One’s Own” hosting site. Sites let’s you have a web presence controlled directly by you rather than the college. Will give you a specific URL such as https://eremy.sites.gettysburg.edu and then allow you to install content or programs like WordPress, wikis, survey applications and the like. All faculty, staff and students can have a domain.

Google Docs: Online office program suite including word processor, spreadsheet and presentation graphics program. Also includes Google Forms which allows quick creation of online polls. Free tier has limited storage. Similar to Office 365

Office 365: Online version of Office, comes with OneDrive access and Microsoft Teams. Allows real-time sharing of documents similar to Google Docs All faculty, students and staff have access. Go to https://www.office.com/ and select “Sign in” and use your Gettysburg College email and password

Onedrive: Online storage system linked to Office 365 which allows access to files from anywhere with a web browser. All faculty and staff have a terabyte of storage on OneDrive through our campus license which can be used for both Office files as well as general storage. Similar to Dropbox

Microsoft Teams: an online collaboration application (forums, discussion boards, etc) that also includes a full video conferencing system similar to Zoom. All faculty, students and staff have access through Office 365. Somewhat similar to Discord and Slack

Miro (Formerly RealTimeBoard): An online whiteboard that can be used by multiple people at once- allows text, drawing, sticky notes and the like. Free to use for up to 3 boards, paid tier adds additional features like video chat.

Screencast-o-matic: A screencasting program that allows you to record whatever is happening on your computer screen while adding a voiceover. Can capture things like Powerpoints, live use of a spreadsheet, movie clips, etc, and then upload to Youtube or other video streaming site. Free tier allows 15 minutes of recording; College has a license for the full version. Similar to (but cheaper and simpler than) Camtasia

Slack: an online collaboration application. Provides teams of people chat rooms organized by topic, with sub groups, direct messaging, file sharing and other features to help groups of people work on projects. Extremely popular with tech firms. Free version, subscription gives additional features. Very similar to Discord

WordPress: A blogging application that allows people to create websites easily, with the ability to embed images, video, audio. Allows external comments and can be used as a discussion forum. Extremely flexible, can be adapted to create almost any kind of website. WordPress.com has free accounts but you can have the full version through Gettysburg Sites

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