|Description||Synapse is an online Learning Content Management System (LCMS). It is a highly modular based system that is robust, visually stunning and intuitive. Synapse can be used for full online courses, or for supplementing a live course with content, collaborative exercises and assessments.|
|Cost||Faculty/Administers pleases inquire: See contact info under the Getting Started section|
|Available To||Faculty, Students, Tutors, Coaches, and Organizations.|
- Robust: All the features to teach a course online.
- Media-rich learning environment.
- Developed at the University of Maine
o Custom module development based on instructor needs
o Support UMaine by using Synapse
- Accreditation Tools
- Powerful online Learning Content Management System
- Online gradebook and evaluations
o Media Rich Questions/Answers
o Essay, Short Answer, Multiple Choice Questions.
o Self-Testing with Feedback.
- Integrated Communication/Collaboration tool
- Powerful Asset Management System
o Online storage of content.
o Movies, audio, images, presentations, Web sites, YouTube, zip files, Knowledge Presenter, Flash animations,
o Integration of YouTube
o Smart folders with integrated metadata
- Statistical reports
- Degree progress report tool
- Strong permissions engine, allowing customization to different users types, such as tutors, advisers, coaches, etc.
Faculty should contact the BioMediaLab with any questions about setting up or managing a course. Phone: 581-4532. Email Synapse Support on FirstClass.
Students with questions about accessing Synapse should contact the BioMediaLab Help Center Phone: 581-4532. Email: Synapse Support on FirstClass.
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