BW Supported Academic Software
Per BW’s “Acceptable Use” policy, it is important to use BW's institutionally-supported software and systems. Faculty, staff, and students who choose to download and use other applications could be at risk for spyware, malware, viruses, or having their personal or intellectual data used by others. Unsupported programs can sometimes pose security threats to the BW network when connected to BW email accounts or other BW systems. The BW HelpDesk can only provide assistance for BW-supported software and systems.
Panopto is BW's video capture and storage application. Students may be asked to create video presentations in Panopto. CLICK HERE to log into Panopto. (From the login menu, choose to log in with Blackboard.)
VoiceThread is used to record narration over PowerPoint slides. Your instructor may have you contribute to a Voice Tread by adding audio or video comments.
Respondus is used for remote test taking. This is an optional tool that some instructors may choose to use. Respondus Lockdown Browser prevents students from navigating to any other websites or programs during an exam. Respondus Monitor uses a student's webcam to record activity during an exam. Your instructor will provide additional details. Download the software HERE.
BW's "Virtual Desktop" provides remote access to BW software including discipline-specific programs, Microsoft office, and more. Go to: labs.bw.edu. You will see two options. For optimal use, download the full VMware Horizon client to your computer. (HTML access will not download the program and only provides temporary access.)
The Cuyahoga County Public Library provides FREE access to LinkedIn Learning for all patrons with a LinkedIn account. You will need to register for a library card and create a PIN. BW students and faculty are not required to live in Cuyahoga County to apply for a library card. LinkedIn Learning is a collection of high-quality online videos tutorials on many subjects.