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Developed by a team organized at Baruch College, Vocat is a full-featured platform for professors and students to share and interact with video, audio, and images.
Ideal Use: Creating a collaborative, private space for a group to upload and interact with media and each other.
As this tour helps illustrate, a prime feature of Vocat is the variety of media annotation and uploading possibilities for students, including highlighting and drawing on content.
Professors and evaluators can take advantage of robust tracking and grading features for students and their courses and course projects.
The platform must be hosted and set up by the user, but it is available as an open-source code package with instructions for hosting out-of-the-box and with minimal cost and setup time via Amazon Web Services.
There is no public-facing part of the course areas; all users (from professors to students) must log in via individual accounts with pre-determined sets of permissions.
Screenshots / Examples
Users have different roles (student, evaluator, etc.) and can manage their courses and permitted management options within their role.
A user-friendly uploading interface allows the ingestion of photos, audio, and video for use within different courses and projects, organized by the user uploading the file.
Similar to other platforms, annotations can be made alongside the media (time-stamped for video) and attributed to different users. Vocat offers another level of functionality with highlighting and drawing capability.
There are many ways to grade and track students across different skills.
Evaluating All Student Work
The grading interface allows an evaluator to sort and observe student performance at a glance.