Software Downloads

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra provides a comprehensive online learning and collaboration platform designed specifically for education. Blackboard Collaborate Ultra will help you create virtual classrooms, offices and meeting spaces that open more possibilities to more students, wherever they are. Offering exciting new approaches to learning while involving each student on an individual. View a tour of the Ultra interface and email or call 713-313-7242 to request a training session.

The Blackboard App takes interactive teaching and learning mobile, giving students and educators access to their courses and content on a variety of devices including iPhoneiPodtouchiPadAndroidBlackBerry, and Palmsmartphones. Students and instructors can access documents in multiple formats, post announcements, check grades, create discussion threads and posts, upload media as attachments to discussion boards and blogs, create content items within the course map, and comment on blogs and journals – all from the mobile devices they love. Download the app for free and email or call 713-313-7242 to request a training session.

Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be published directly to Blackboard. You can convert pre-existing Microsoft Word exams into an online format with minimal work or build them directly in Respondus.  Click here for instructions to install Respondus.

Respondus Lockdown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard. With Respondus LockDown Browser students are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. They are locked into the assessment until they submit for grading. Click here to download the TSU LockDown Browser.

Computer labs with Respondus LockDown Browser:
Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland Shool of Public Affairs, room 211
Jesse H. Jones School of Business, room 213
RJT Library, room 300
Sterling Student Life Center, room 228
Honors College Computer Lab

Camtasia Studio is a powerful screen recording and video editing software that is very user-friendly. With Camtasia Studio’s flexible recording options, you can choose to capture full screen, window or region. Record your PowerPoint presentations, add in music tracks, microphone, your computer’s audio, plus picture-in-picture with your video camera. Once you have your content recorded, polish it up, turn it into a professional screencast and share it with your students in a variety of formats. Email or call 713-313-7242 to request a training session and install Camtasia Studio..

Student Response System using a TurningPoint audience response system, your PowerPoint presentations become powerful data collection and assessment tools that collect real-time audience responses and dramatically improve productivity and results for your class. Engage students, assess learning, gather data, or enhance presentations with TurningPoint response system. It integrates into Microsoft PowerPoint and allows students to participate in presentations or lectures by submitting responses to interactive questions using a ResponseCard keypad or other hand-held/computer devices. Email or call 713-313-7242 to request training and equipment.

Snagit is a screen capture and image editing software package. Use Snagit to create interesting training documents, collaborative design work, IT bug reports, and more. With its simple screen grab tool and impressive list of image editing features, the possibilities are endless. Email or call
713-313-7242 to request a training session.