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Below are specific tools that can help you develop or use content.

Acrobat (view more)

Adobe Acrobat is an application used to create and edit PDF files (Adobe Reader is the free program used to view PDF files). The campus currently has restricted licenses for Acrobat 8 Professional (PC and Mac) for University-owned computers only.

Browser Plug-ins (view more)

A browser plug-in is a computer application that interacts with a Web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari) to perform a specific function, such as viewing a video file. At this site you can find a short list of commonly used browser plug-ins that you may need to download and install on your computer to view certain types of files on the Sacramento State website.

Copyright (view more)

Fair Use guidelines, the TEACH Act, and the DMCA provide for reasonable access to works for the purpose of furthering knowledge. Links to these and other resources are provided here to introduce and further educate the Sacramento State community about copyright.

Course Banners (view more)

Custom SacCT banners and icons that reflect the discipline and subject matter of online courses are available upon request. This site contains examples of banners and icons that have been developed by ATCS.

Dreamweaver (view more)

Adobe Dreamweaver is an application used to create and edit Web pages - also known as a Web editor.

Faculty Web (view more)

Use the Faculty Website Template to create a professional web site that your students can access to view and download course material, learn about the courses you teach and other information about you. Modifying the template is easy, simply change the existing sections with content specific to you and your user's needs. The template includes sections that faculty typically need, such as: contact information, course information, course calendars, and vitae.

Graphics Library (view more)

This collection of photos from locations on campus and around Sacramento include graphics in the GIF and JPG formats that you can use for educational purposes.

Instructional Materials (view more)

This area of the e-Learning Tools site provides practical teaching tips to help faculty create course materials, whether for a traditional classroom or online environment. If your course material will be used online, such as a website or SacCT, the material must be accessible to all students, including students with disabilities. Thus, you will find assistance, tips and guidance to ensure your material is accessible.

Microsoft Office (view more)

Learn about key Office programs used on campus: Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. This website gathers various resource such as tutorials, videos and handouts to get you familiarize with the different MS Office programs.

PowerPoint (view more)

This site has custom PowerPoint presentations that are available for free. You will also find links to all the training handouts (tutorials) and specialized tutorials on creating streaming audio presentations. In addition, we are building a library of presentations created by faculty that demonstrate unique uses of PowerPoint, such as in-class interactive learning games.

Toolbook (view more)

Toolbook is an application that enables faculty and instructional designers to create interactive e-learning activities. There are two versions of Toolbook:

  • Toolbook Assistant is designed for non-programmers and it allows you to create activities that include immediate feedback, scoring, audio and video.
  • Toolbook Instructor is for developers and enables them to create simulations and interactive exercises with multimedia.

Web Design (view more)

Designing Web pages is more of an art than a science. This site contains tips and resources that pertain to all Web authoring skill levels.

Last updated: October 29, 2013