Development Resources and Tools

Audacity Audacity
Audacity is an open source audio recording and editing software application. IDev recommends and supports this application as its preferred audio production tool for college employees who are developing media content for courses. [more]
 authorPOINT authorPOINT
authorPOINT (aP) is software that allows you to add synchronized audio and/or video to any MS PowerPoint presentation. Additionally, this media-enhanced presentation can be published for the Internet, e-learning, CD distribution, and more. [more]
 Blackboard Blackboard
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The Blackboard Learning System is a family of software applications designed to enhance teaching and learning." This is the college's primary system for delivering online courses. It allows college employees to develop and manage online courses, content, communication, students, assessments, grades and much more. [more]
 Moodle Moodle
Moodle is a quickly-growing open source course management system (CMS). CPCC has been utilizing Moodle to deliver and manage online courses since 2005. While it is still a relatively new option, CPCC has a vibrant community to Moodle users and advocates. If you are looking for an alternative to Blackboard, take a moment to familiarize yourself with Moodle. [more]
 Microsoft Office Office
CPCC formally supports Microsoft Office as its standard for employee desktop applications. Office includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, and more. These applications can be utilized to develop content for in-class and eLearning offerings. If you have a specific eLearning idea and don't know how or what tool to use, contact IDev and we'll be happy to work with you. [more]
 ScreenCorder 5 ScreenCorder 5
ScreenCorder is a screen capture software application that quickly and easily captures and records all of your desktop activity. It is the ideal for creating training and support videos as well as powerful demonstrations. To get a copy of this tool, please send a request to Instructional Development. [more]