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Tools for Creating Rich Media Online Learning Content

Refer to the links below for an overview of rich media tools and technologies supported by the Miner Library Online Learning Group. Contact Blackboard Support to get started with rich media content development.


Articulate Presenter - Narrated Slide Shows

Articulate Storyline - Custom Branched Interactions





Articulate Presenter

Articulate Presenter is a tool for creating narrated slide shows from PowerPoint files. Optionally integrate quiz questions using Articulate Quiz Maker. Presenter is a self-help tool that is easy to learn and use.

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline is a tool for creating interactive media content. Storyline supports unlimited creativity, branching, and quiz integration. Storyline development requires training and time, so the development work is generally done by the Online Learning group in collaboration with subject matter experts.


With the use of the Sharable Content Object Reference Model, learning content objects created outside of Blackboard can be imported into Blackboard and configured to send results to the Blackboard Grade Center. Articulate tools can be used to create SCORM content.


Panopto allows you to record audio, video and your computer screen (Powerpoint, or any software application) directly from your desktop and provides full capability for integrated playback later. Recordings of presentations can also be done from your laptop or classroom computer. Panopto is integrated with Blackboard to allow for restricted access to only students within your class.


Simple video is a powerful online learning tool. The following example was shot with an inexpensive camera and tripod, and edited using Camtasia Studio, an iPad-friendly software. Video may be integrated with any of the above rich media tools and technologies.

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