Educational Technologies & Services

Educational Technologies & Services prepares audio and visual multimedia in the support of Medical Education at the University's main campus as well as the university's health care facilities.

Our offices on main campus are located in the Medical Science Building (1180A), Medical Science Building Room 2015. We also have offices on the USA Medical Center campus in Mastin Building Room 201C (behind the USA Medical Center).

View information on individual rooms and available equipment.

Services

▼   Tegrity

All classes in the College of Medicine First and Second Year auditoriums are recorded with a lecture capture software system called Tegrity. Tegrity allows instructors to record audio, video and computer screen activity, which is combined into a "Tegrity session," which is available on-demand via the Internet for replay by students. Video is usually recorded for demonstrations purposes. Instructors may pre-record class lectures and/or record live in class. ETS can provide links for faculty and students of past Tegrity recordings. To view a recording directly from Tegrity, you will need to browse to southalabama.tegrity.com. You can obtain a login and password for course that you would like to view from Educational Technologies & Services. Please provide us with your J number and a password.

Tegrity Laptop Check Out

Instructors can check out a laptop with the Tegrity software on it to use for pre-recorded lectures. Along with the laptop, instructors will have access to an external microphone and camera, if desired. ETS will be happy to set up the equipment and/or train the faculty member on how to record with Tegrity.

▼   WebEx

WebEx is a web-based conferencing tool that allows users to connect with others whom are not available to attend face-to-face meetings. An internet connection is the primary need; however, ETS recommends that you have computer, a hard-wired internet connection, and a USB microphone for improved quality. Technical support and equipment can be provided for all COM faculty. Please schedule us in advance for technical support and/or equipment. Participants may join around the globe via use of a computer or mobile device. Only the host of the meeting needs to have a WebEx account.

Request a Host WebEx Account

USA Faculty have free access to the university's WebEx subscription. To request a host account, please navigate to southalabama.webex.com and click "Request Host Account" at the top-left. Fill out the form using your faculty email address and you will receive a username and password within 24 hours. Use your host account credentials to log in at the USA WebEx Login. Students may attend WebEx meetings; however, students do not have the ability to host a meeting.

▼   Digital Signage
ETS provides COM information on two monitors in the Medical Sciences Building. One of them is located in the lobby, on the first floor, and the other is located on the second floor adjacent to the breezeway to CSAB. To request your event to be placed on the signage monitors, please fill out the Digital Signage Request Form or drop by the ETS office and pick up a form from the 1180A office door. 
▼   Video Production

ETS provides technical and pedagogical support for the creation of narrative-based video, audio, and other new media to enrich teaching, learning, and research. We can supply full video production services including concept development, production and postproduction.

Educational Technology Services (ETS) offers professional video recording of lectures, CME conferences, surgical procedures and other College of Medicine Events.

▼   Video Conversion
ETS provides video conversion for all popular and even some of the unusual media formats. We can convert video for many devices. We can download videos and convert the files for inserting into PowerPoint presentations.
▼   Classroom Installation and Design

 

Our installations have been centered on not only upgrading classroom technology to enhance our faculty’s teaching abilities but also the students' learning experience. We believe that technology works when it is properly integrated into the curriculum, when teachers are trained to use it effectively, and appropriate software and technical support are provided.

With visual tools such as HD projectors, interactive whiteboards and wireless presentation systems, we have helped faculty expedite the delivery of information and engaged the attention of the audience. At Educational Technologies, we can help design a classroom to meet your teaching/meeting needs. We can obtain quotes for the equipment that needs ordering, and for small jobs, we may be able to install everything you need.

▼   CME Conferences
We provide support for conferences scheduled through the USA CME office. Services that can be requested include equipment setup and breakdown, an on-site technician, and recording services. Please request A/V assistance as soon as you know your conference date and location. ETS would like to be there from the get-go for any meetings discussing audio/visual needs for your conference.
▼   Future Technologies
The ETS team serves as the lookout for new opportunities to improve teaching and learning through technology. We keep our eyes on new and the upcoming technologies to help solve the challenges of our medical students and faculty. If there is a technology that you would like us to demo, please let us know!
▼   Equipment Check Out 
As stated above, we do have laptops for recording Tegrity lectures. We also have other equipment for check out. This equipment includes projectors, screens, audio PA system, laptops, PowerPoint remotes, web cameras and microphones.

 

Faculty and Staff

Joanne Brookfield
Joanne Brookfield
Multimedia Productions Manager

Brian Hulon
Brian Hulon
Audio-Visual Production Specialist
bhulon@southalabama.edu 
(251) 460-7409

Jaime Koppersmith
Jaime Koppersmith
Audio-Visual Production Specialist

Reynold Smith
Reynold Smith
Audio-Visual Production Specialist
rlsmith@southalabama.edu 
(251) 460-7409

Glenn Davis

Glenn Davis
Management Systems Specialist II
gwdavis@southalabama.edu 
(251) 461-1452