Center for Instructional Technology and Distance Learning


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The Center for Instructional Technology and Distance Learning (CIT&DL) offers training for departments, groups, and individuals to help them get the most use out of classroom and personal instructional technology.  If you would like to schedule classroom technology training, please email their Senior Manager, Chris Rennison at


Panopto is a lecture-capture tool that provides a straight-forward way to record lessons, lectures, presentations, and demonstrations from your computer. One button starts a recording, another button stops it, then Panopto offers an easy to navigate inteface to help you edit and manage content.

Our staff offers individual and group training for those wishing to use Panopto in the classroom. We can cover introductory items such as: an overview of the system, where to find it, install it, how to create recordings and how to make recordings available to students. We can also cover more in-depth topics such as: integrating quizzes into recordings, giving students the ability to create their own Panopto-based recordings and incorporating multiple sources of instructional media in a single recording.


TurningPoint is an easy-to-use engagement and assessment tool that helps instructors collect responses from students and identify their progress through real-time feedback. It offers a variety of ways to incorporate interactive questions in existing teaching materials.

Turning Technologies' Client Success Team visits Cleveland State several times during the year to show faculty and staff how to incorporate classroom polling into their instruction. Session topics range from: PowerPoint Polling, Anywhere Polling, Self-Paced Polling, Integration with Blackboard, and Advanced Features with a Pedagogical Focus.