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Interactive Learning


So many possibilities with the click of a button: instant student feedback, attendance taking, small group work, quizzing/testing and many more interactive pedagogical uses. Custom software allows for the instant text and/or graphic display of results, report generation and automated grade book entry for instructors.


Created by Respondus, Inc., Studymate is similar to Respondus. Studymate, however, is used to create online activities such as flashcards, crossword puzzles, pick-a-letter, fill-in-the-blank, and challenge-type games. These activities can be published to any Web page or included in a SacCT course. Respondus files (quiz questions) can easily be used to create Studymate activities. Like Respondus, Studymate is available to Sac State faculty and staff, free of charge.


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.

Last updated: August 1, 2014   




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