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Professors can use a handheld digital recorder from Multimedia Services to audio record classes. These recordings are processed by Multimedia Services and posted on Blackboard.
Multimedia Services can video-record classes as well on request.
Prerecorded Lectures from Home
Faculty can record their lectures, and upload an mp3 file to Blackboard. To accomplish this, you’ll either need software and a microphone for your home computer, or a handheld digital recorder checked out from Multimedia Services.
Voice over PowerPoint
For a pre-recorded lecture, consider a PowerPoint presentation with voice. Our license with Microsoft allows for home use of Office (including PowerPoint) by full time employees. Copies are available in the Human Resources Office.
If you want to bring in a guest speaker, or need to miss class, certain classrooms are equipped with speakerphones so that you can communicate with to your students live.
Our suggested platform, Adobe Connect, allows you to conduct your class from anywhere in real time. Students hear your voice, and see your teaching materials on their computer screen.
Students raise their hands (virtually) and submit questions via instant message chat. Webcams optional.
The College uses Blackboard as its course management system. Using the features built into your course site, you can post reading materials, pre-recorded lectures (see above), lead threaded discussions and administer tests and quizzes. Contact IT@mitchellhamline.edu for further information
Mitchell Hamline School of Law is a member of CALI, Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction. CALI is a consortium that offers more than 800 interactive lessons in 30 areas of legal education. These lessons are useful as study aids, practice exams, or class exercises. Lessons can be run from the CALI Web site, downloaded to your own computer, or played through Blackboard Web Courses. As a CALI member we are also encouraged to use CALI Author to create CALI Lessons. We have access to Medianotes – a video annotating software, Classcaster – a blogging and podcasting software, Instapoll – a polling software and the eLangdell project – an e-book project.
To access CALI’s materials you need to create your own account at the CALI Web site, with your personal password. However, before you can create your account, you will need an Authorization Code identifying you as faculty, staff or student at Mitchell. You may obtain your Authorization Code from the Reference Librarians.