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Faculty Toolkit

SXU Resources for Faculty 

SXU Services

CIDAT

  • Instructional Support provides one-on-one consultation to faculty from different teaching disciplines and also has developed workshops specifically tailored to different SXU departments' needs.
  • Media Services is responsible for providing and delivering instructional media and hardware (e.g. audio/visual equipment) to students, faculty and staff in all areas at SXU.

Library

  • The SXU Library provides faculty members with access to information resources, facilitates their use, and reinforces the University values of academic integrity and lifelong learning.
  • For general questions about donations, hours, services or resources, call 773-298-3352.

  • For research assistance, call 773-298-3364.

  • If you have a comment or suggestion, please email them at ask@sxu.libanswers.com

Learning Center

  • Whether your students are excited by a new subject and want to know more, need assistance with an assignment or paper or are having trouble mastering the course content of a subject, the Learning Center office is available to provide assistance. This service is provided free of charge to currently enrolled students of SXU. Visit their website to see how to schedule a writing tutor session.

Smarthinking Online Tutoring

  • Available through CANVAS, Saint Xavier is pleased to provide your students with access to online tutoring from Smarthinking. Tutoring is available in writing, reading, math, science, business, Spanish and English. Have students visit their website to find more information about it.

SXU Portal

  • Within the SXU Portal, you will find myApplications on the right corner. From there, you can access Exchange (SXU faculty and staff email system), make room reservations and access SXU Hub, where you can learn more about services offered at SXU and request services from the service catalog.

SXU Software

Adobe Products

  • Acrobat Pro
    • Adobe Acrobat Pro allows changes to be made within PDF documents, such as altering images or text.
  • After Effects
    • Adobe After Effects, along with Photoshop and Premiere, adds advanced visual effects and graphics to your video or project.
  • Audition
    • Adobe Audition allows the user to mix, edit, and create audio content. Audio tracks created can be exported into various audio formats such as MP3 or WAV.
  • DreamWeaver
    • Adobe DreamWeaver is a sophisticated web design tool that allows web developers to work directly from multiple web languages such as HTML or JavaScript.
  • Flash Professional
    • Adobe Flash Professional creates interactive and animated content which includes games, movies, and web applications.
  • Illustrator
    • Adobe Illustrator allows users to draw freehand or create flyers and ads with easy resizing tools. Combined with a drawing tablet, Illustrator allows for animation and note taking.
  • InDesign
    • Adobe InDesign is a book and magazine designer and editor. It allows page by page creation and customizability, with options to export in a variety of formats relating to PDF, eBook and more.
  • Photoshop
    • Adobe Photoshop is a graphic editor, which allows users to edit images.
  • Premiere Pro
    • Adobe Premiere Pro is a program that goes alongside video creation, videos to be cut, organized, framed and more.

Audio Tools

  • GarageBand
    • GarageBand is a software based musical band to accommodate your music needs. Add instrumentals to your tracks or place your own recordings. The product only functions on Mac devices.
  • Adobe Audition
    • Adobe Audition allows the user to mix, edit, and create audio content. Audio tracks created can be exported into various audio formats such as MP3 or WAV.

Image Capturing Tools

  • SnagIt
    • SnagIt is a screenshot program for image, video and audio captures. All captures made can be edited.
  • Mac Image Capture: Command+Shift+4
    • To capture an image on a Mac computer hold the keyboard keys Command, Shift and 4. Then use the mouse to create a border of the image you would like captured.

Lecture Capture Tools

  • Pre-lecture recording
    • QuickTime
      • QuickTime is an advanced media player with tools to edit your videos by adding subtitles translations, altering the rate of speed, and more. Many file formats are compatible on QuickTime.
    • Panopto Lecture Capture
      • Use Panopto Lecture Capture to create online lectures. PowerPoint presentations can be imported to the capture. Audio and live screen actions can be captured.
    • PowerPoint
      • Create an organized presentation using PowerPoint. Select a theme and customize slides to by adding images or links.
    • Media Studio Recording
      • Contact Production Services (productionservices@sxu.edu) to consult possible recording methods such as the Recording Studio or Editing Room.
  • In-class lecture recording, Sometimes instructors will offer an online and a face-to-face class at the same time, instead of pre-record your lectures, you can record your face-to-face class and upload it to Canvas. Please email cidat@sxu.edu and we can discuss possible solutions to record your face-to-face classes.
    • GoToMeeting
      • Use GoToMeeting to create an online video conference meeting where users can share desktops in live action.
    • Panopto Lecture Capture
      • Capture live audio and screen activity made during class using Panopto Lecture Capture.

Testing Tools

  • Canvas Quiz
    • Use Canvas quiz to create online quizzes. Choose from multiple choice, essays, matching, fill in the blank and more. The assignment will be directly synchronized to the gradebook once created.
  • Respondus Monitor
    • Use Respondus Monitor to supervise students taking online tests or quizzes outside of school. The software requires that the student identify who they with an ID. The entire time the student takes the quiz or test they are recorded live, ensuring that there is no cheating.
  • Respondus StudyMate
    • Use Respondus StudyMate to create interactive study tools for students. Users can design activities such as flashcards, fill in the blank, crosswords.
  • Respondus LockDown Browser
    • Respondus LockDown Browser disables students from opening any browsers or pages while taking an online quiz or test. The screen is frozen until the test or quiz is submitted through Canvas.

Video Conferencing Tools

  • GoToMeeting
    • Use GoToMeeting to create an online video conference meeting where users can share desktops in live action.
  • CANVAS Conference (Big Blue Button)
    • Use Canvas Conference to create online conference meetings. Users can choose between various conferencing display options. Files can be uploaded for sharing during the conference.

Video Editing Tools

  • iMovie
    • iMovie is a video editing software allowing users to add titles, effects, music, themes, and make more changes to videos. The software is exclusive to Mac devices.
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
    • Premiere is a program that goes alongside video creation, videos to be cut, organized, framed and more.
  • Adobe After Effects
    • After Effects, along with Photoshop and Premiere, adds advanced visual effects and graphics to your video or project.

Video Sharing Tools

  • YouTube
    • With YouTube, users can upload videos to be published publically or privately. By publishing a video privately, only those who are given the link to the video page can view the video.
  • ShareStream Player
    • More information to come!
  • Panopto Lecture Capture
    • Capture live audio and screen activity made during class or on a computer using Panopto Lecture Capture. The video captured will be saved and available for students to view. PowerPoint is compatible with Panopto Lecture Capture.