The successful integration of technology can lead to improved teaching and learning outcomes for our students. Here are some of the technology tools and resources available in SMU:
eLearn Learning Management System
eLearn is an e-learning platform used to facilitate teaching and learning in SMU. Faculty members use eLearn to deliver course content, engage students collaboratively through online discussion forums and Google Docs, administer quizzes and process results. eLearn also provides learning analytic tools to analyse student learning data to support personalised learning. For more information, please click here.
Integrated in eLearn, Zoom is a synchronous video communication platform with virtual video and audio conferencing, webinars, live chats, screen-sharing, and other collaborative capabilities.
Student engagement and participation can be enhanced during the Synchronous sessions with the use of features such as content sharing, annotation, digital whiteboarding, breakout rooms, polling, and reactions.
- Please refer to the section on Conducting and Synchronous Online Class
- Guide for Instructors
Kaltura My Media is a web-based video management, publishing and authoring platform. With its built-in Quiz Creator, quizzes in the form of multiple choice and open-ended questions can be embedded at any point in a video.
Kaltura My Media has the capability to record screencasts and add interactive quizzes within videos, allowing students to check for understanding of the video content and at the same time, increase student engagement.
- Recording Screencast
- Editing Video in Kaltura Editor
- Uploading Videos and Adding Videos to eLearn Course
- Creating Interactive Quizzes
- Adding Video Captions
- Creating Video Chapters
- Viewing Video Analytics
Technologies in the classrooms are fully integrated and designed to ensure ease of use and access. IITS staff partners with faculty members to implement technologies that will enhance instructional practices. Examples of innovations include self-service classroom recording facilities, learning glass, video conferencing facilities, Classroom Performance System for instant polling results, and Virtual Canvas for wireless projection of computer screens. For more information, please click here.
Developing customised digital content and tools
CTE provides funding support for full-time faculty members to develop innovative digital content. Since 2010, faculty members have developed animations, games and simulations and used them as learning aids to develop students' critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Open Educational Resources (OER)
Open Educational Resources (OERs) are educational materials made available in the public domain or introduced with an open license. Faculty members are encouraged to explore the use of such open materials, legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. The SMU OER page can be found at this link.
Epigeum Online course
This online introductory course is designed and developed by Epigeum in collaboration with universities (including SMU) to provide faculty members with the knowledge and skills to design and teach online courses. It will guide you through the basics of online course design and pedagogy, introduce a range of technology tools, and provide advice on supporting students who are studying online.
Online educational web tools
CTE has compiled a list of 3rd party online educational tools, which facilitate different types of online learning activities (e.g. collaboration, discussion, mindmapping).
Please contact CTE (cte [at] smu.edu.sg) for more information.