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Category:  Find & Use
Resource Type: Software Suite
Source: GMIT, LYIT

Provides LYIT students access to a wide range of Autodesk software such as AutoCAD, Revit, Maya, etc. LYIT have no direct relationship between the free software offered to students by Autodesk. This agreement is direct relationship between the student and Autodesk.

Recommended by our Digital Champions:
I have used AutoCAD software for a long time in practice and I now incorporate it into my teaching practice. The fact that all higher education students have access to the AutoDesk suite of software is extremely useful and I can see it being beneficial across many disciplines. There is an array of technical to intuitive modelling capabilities within the AutoDesk suite. I use it for my teaching practice from a technical perspective, but am working towards developing 3D interactive teaching resources to help communicate clearer the transition from 2D to 3D. This is a really useful pedagogical approach which could be adopted across STEM disciplines and further afield.
Irene Hayden
Irene Hayden
ATU Galway-Mayo

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Ease of Use
The tool has a user-friendly interface and it is easy for instructors and students to become skillful with in a personalized and intuitive manner.
Media Rich & Flexible Features
The tool is restrictive in terms of the representational forms employed (audio, visual, textual) and presents information sequentially in a rigid, inflexible format
Mobile Design & Functionality
The tool offers an app, but only for a limited set of mobile operating systems. Tool is not accessible through a mobile browser. Design and functionality of the mobile tool constrained by the limitations of the mobile device.
Integration / Embedding with Moodle
The tool can be embedded within Moodle, perhaps with with limited functionality, but can not be fully integrated.
Support / Help
Technical support and help documentation is available directly from the software providers website and/or built in to the application.
The tool has not been designed to support an instructor’s an instructor’s ability to be present with learners via active management, monitoring, engagement, and feedback
Learning Analytics
The tool does not support the collection of learning analytics
Enhancement of Cognitive Tasks
The tool acts as a direct tool substitute with no functional change to engagement in the targeted cognitive task(s)
Metacognitive Engagement
There are no opportunities for formative feedback on learning (i.e. lacking opportunities for tracking performance, monitoring improvement, testing knowledge on a regular basis)
Communication, interactivity, and transfer of meaning between users is not supported or significantly limited
Sign Up / Sign In
Use of the tool does not require the creation of an external account or additional login, such that no personal user information is collected and shared.
Archiving, Saving, and Exporting Data
There are limitations to archiving, saving, or importing/exporting content or activity data
User-focused Participation
The tool has some limited capacity to address the needs of diverse users, their various literacies, and capabilities
Cost of Use
All aspects of the tool can be used free of charge.
There is no IT support available for this product in any of the institutes.

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