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Academic Software & Systems

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Academic Management:  register for courses, view/enter grades, payment, track progress

Area System
  • (STUDENTS) Register for classes, view grades payment (students)
  • (FACULTY) Enter grades, view course roster
Banner Self-Service
  • Track academic progress against degree program's curriculum
  • Order a transcript

Web applications: courses, surveys, lecture capture, etc.

Area System
  • Learning Management System:  College of Medicine, Nursing, School of Health Professions, School of Public Health:

D2L Brightspace

  • Curriculum Management System (College of Medicine)
  • (For faculty) Check/fix Brightspace course materials for ADA compliance
Ally for Blackboard Learn
  • Clinical simulation - standardized patients, clinical scenarios, task trainers
Center for Healthcare Simulation / LearningSpace
  • Host a live online web meeting

Microsoft Teams

  • Record lectures and automatically make them available in courses
  • Create an online survey


REDCap (for research data and protected health information)

  • Host a secure remote exam

Respondus Lockdown Browser with Monitor

ExamSoft Examplify (College of Medicine)

  • View virtual microscopy slides

Desktop software: what's available to students/faculty to install/use

I want to... Use...
  • Install Word, Excel and Powerpoint on my computer:
Microsoft 365
  • Chat, call, meet online and collaborate with other Downstate users
Microsoft Teams
  • Import an exam from Word or a test bank into Blackboard Learn or Brightspace
Respondus 4.0 Test Publisher
  • Install statistical/data analysis software
Scientific/Statistical Software
  • Manage my references in a scientific paper