Learning Environment Services

AsULearn (Moodle) allows classroom interactions to extend onto the web. It allows faculty to post course information, hold class discussions, create and accept assignments, and conduct exams online. AsULearn may be used to create a fully online course or to augment a traditional face-to-face class. Place course materials online Create an online grade book Create online quizzes ...
The official AsULearn app is now available for download for free! It allows easy access to your courses, calendar, and gradebook in AsULearn. With the AsULearn branded Moodle mobile app, you can Browse the content of your courses, even when offlineReceive instant notifications of messages and other eventsQuickly find and contact other people in your coursesUpload images, audio, videos and other...
Public and private campus computer labs provide students, faculty and staff with access to desktop computing programs and Internet access. See the Computer Labs page for lab locations, hours, and details.
The Digital Media Studio is located in Room 355 of the Belk Library and Information Commons. It provides the tools and knowledge for our patrons' video, audio, and design-related projects. From the novice to professional multimedia creators, we can accommodate your technical needs and answer your questions. The DMS is a learning lab. We're here to guide you toward project completion, but you are...
Google Classroom is a learning platform that works with Google Docs, Gmail and Google Calendar to create classes, distribute assignments, and send feedback to students added to a Google Classroom. Google Classroom is not a replacement for AsULearn and lacks many of AsULearn's advanced features and there are currently no plans to programmatically integrate Classroom with institutional data such...
GSuite is a collection of productivity and collaboration tools developed by Google, including Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Drive. More information about these services can be found at gsuite.appstate.edu
Appalachian State University adopted iClicker as the preferred classroom student response system (SRS) on our campus beginning in Spring 2011. Originally, multi-faculty workshops were scheduled to familiarize faculty with the setup and deployment for classes of the new system, but current training is handled by Learning Technology Services (LTS) consultants via a scheduled classroom visit with...
IVS (Interactive Video Services) provide real-time, High Definition or Standard Definition quality interactive video experiences for Faculty, Staff and Students. Real-time interactive video provides the opportunity for instructors, needing a one-time master class with a "visiting" professor from across the globe or teaching an ongoing consortium class with peer classes around the state, nation,...
Our mission is to support/maintain/standardize all University Classrooms according to the SMART Classroom standards for classroom technology. Currently we have 252 Smart Classrooms, out of a total of 308 General Classrooms, for a total of 82% of classrooms having standardized technology. On average, the classroom technology is utilized 60% of the time during the academic day. The majority of the...
Appalachian State University Digital Collections consist of rare and historic material and are made available online through the efforts of the Belk Library and Information Commons and the departments of Special Collections, Web Services, and University Archives. The collections include the Beulah C. Campbell Collection, the Lumbee Indians: an Annotated Bibliography, and Documenting Appalachia,...
Part of the service mission of the library is to protect the community's collective memory. Digitization complements preservation by protecting the original and providing far superior access. University Archives and Records works closely with Belk Library and Information Commons to identify, manage, preserve and share Appalachian State University's records. The Digital Collections can be...
Library e-Learning is a collection of online resources and services, accessible anywhere for Distance Education Students. Distance Education students have access to the full array of Belk Library and Information Commons resources and services: Remote access to the online catalog (find books and more) and over 400 research databases (find articles and more) E-reserves, e-journals, e-books and...
Belk Library and Information Commons provides videography services for special events hosted by ASU faculty, staff, and University-recognized student organizations. The types of events recorded include: Guest speakersPerformancesConferencesMeetingsServices Offered 1080p high-definition recording of events anywhere on the ASU campusBasic editing servicesRaw footage copied to DV tape
Mahara is the campus' student ePortfolio system and is an open source web application. Using Mahara students can maintain ePortfolios for the duration of their academic careers to document and advertise their academic accomplishments in a much more meaningful way than is available solely with a traditional course-at-a-time grade model. Students are able to upload academic or personal artifacts...
OpenQwaq is a computer software for collaboration which enables classes and organizations to implement online 3D virtual world workspaces for specific needs. A 3D virtual environment for online instructions using realtime audio/video, text chat, and document editing/sharing. Similar to a gaming environment, users have an avatar and move around a virtual space to meet in small groups, post topics...
Panopto is the lecture capture system currently being deployed for Appalachian State Faculty and Staff. Faculty members use the system for pre-recorded lectures, difficult concepts clarification, expert speaker capture, and top lectures archive. Panopto's all-in-one video platform brings video recording, webcasting, video content management, search, editing and more to any laptop, desktop,...
A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slideshow that holds images, documents, and videos. It allows people to navigate between slides and leave audio, video, or text comments on each slide. Adding a VoiceThread assignment to encourage student interaction with not just your content but also with each other within your course is very powerful. VoiceThread is integrated right into AsULearn...
Faculty and Academic Development plans, implements, and evaluates a wide array of workshops and related events each year. Topics for the workshops are derived from a variety of data: state and national trends in higher education, local issues and needs, evaluations from previous workshops, and conversations with faculty. While some workshops feature regionally or nationally renowned speakers,...
Appalachian's web conferencing tool, Zoom, allows faculty, staff, and students to interact live via a web interface. Web conferencing allows anyone with a computer and Internet connection or a mobile device with the app installed to interact with two-way audio, video, chat, screen sharing, breakout rooms, recording, and more. Users can send invitations to any email address, so it is easy to...