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Distance Education

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Distance Education

Address:
Business and Public Management Center
5th Floor
50 Sharpless Street
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2948
Fax: 610-436-2189
Email: DistanceEd@wcupa.edu


Distance Education Support
Phone: 610-436-3373
Email: DistanceEd@wcupa.edu

Recommended Tools

Academic Integrity

  • Examity
    A third-party proctoring service for students taking online exams within our Desire2Learn system.
  • TurnItIn
    Checks papers for originality and proper citation. Its feedback tools also have additional functionality that go beyond what is available from the Desire2Learn Dropbox tool.

Active Learning Tools

  • Voicethread
    (pilot program) A third-party interactive sharing tool that allows for multimedia based interactive discussions.

Recording Video Lectures

  • Camtasia
    Screen recording and video editing software for Mac and Windows. Faculty can simultaneously record themselves (via their computer's webcam and microphone) and their computer screen. WCU has a site license for Camtasia, but it can only be installed on university-owned computers. Contact Bonnie Young in IT D2L Services at BYoung@wcupa.edu to make arrangements to have it installed.
  • Mediasite
    Record lectures and demonstrations using special equipment located in specific locations on campus. Videos are stored and streamed directly from the university's Mediasite server. Recording may be done with technical help or on your own (with prior training). Contact IT Multimedia Services at mediasite@wcupa.edu to arrange Mediasite training and/or to schedule a recording session.
  • Swivl
    The Swivl robot is a portable device that pivots and rotates an iPad or iPhone to record you as you move about your environment. The Office of Distance Education has a small number of Swivls to lend to faculty on a first-come, first-serve basis – contact DistanceEd@wcupa.edu to check for availability.
  • Recording Booth
    Located in Wayne Hall, the Office of Distance Education Recording Booth is equipped with a high definition video camera, radio broadcast-quality microphone, and a dual-boot computer with commonly used recording software for both Mac and Windows. Now you can create content for your course with professional equipment and without the noise and distractions from your office or home.