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Instructional Technology Resources

The following information and online tools help you to create and edit videos, share your documents or your desktop with others, and much more. These are just a few of so many apps that are available at no cost. For more information or tutorial, please contact Sima Tarokh.

Creating Videos and Audios

Create your videos with any of the following free and open-source video editing tools.

Using Videos in Canvas

Editing Videos

Edit your videos with the easy-to-use and powerful video creating/editing software applications.

Converting Videos and Adding Closed Captioning

HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.

  • As an instructor, if you need to convert your VHS video tape to DVD and MP4, please contact Sima Tarokh.

Creating Presentation

Prezi is a web-based tool with unique features for creating presentations.

Microsoft Office and Adobe Apps

Access to Microsoft Office 2016, Adobe Applications and many other apps from Avila Remote App and Desktops.

Online Conferences and Webinars

BigBlueButton - Canvas Web Conferencing for On-Line Learning

With in Canvas LMS, BigBlueButton provides real-time sharing of audio, video, slides, chat, and screen.

Skype for Business

Skype for Business is an instant messaging and video conferencing tool, which is an enterprise software, available with Microsoft Outlook 2016.

Text to Speech Tool

At Avila University ReadSpeaker is available in Canvas for all students including those with disabilities and English Language Learners. However, in order for students to be able to use this service on Word documents, PDF files and web-pages, they need to use TextAid.
TextAid is a literacy support, reading and writing assistant tool, which also translates text to a number of different languages. Instructors need to add the TextAid link in their course module and make it accessible for the students. For more information about how to add this link to the course module, please watch the following short video link about ReadSpeaker TextAid Access via Canvas and let Sima Tarokh know if you have any questions.

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All first-year students are required to attend one SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising and Registration) event.

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Grads at 2019 Commencement

Congratulations Class of 2019!

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Kinesiology & General Grad Program Info Sessions


Join us this month for either lunch or after hours, and start earning your degree at the speed of life.

Kinesiology & General Grad Program Info Week:
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