Instructional Technology Resources
Canvas is the Learning Management System, or LMS, for The W. It can be used to support teaching in face-to-face, hybrid, and online environments. It works across all major platforms and is avaiable in app form for iOS and Android.
Respondus LockDown Browser
Respondus LockDown Browser® is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Canvas. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading. Available for Windows, Mac and iOS.
SmarterProctoring® is a database of virtual proctoring solutions, testing centers, and individuals that are available to proctor exams. Through LMS integration, Institutions and Instructors are able to identify to their students what proctoring solutions are acceptable for their exams. Students are then able to schedule their exam with these acceptable proctoring solutions all within their LMS. SmarterProctoring is a complete proctoring solution that includes integrated workflows, messaging, scheduling, and proctor approvals.
Respondus 4.0 is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Canvas. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment, or moved from one LMS to another. Whether you are a veteran of online testing or relatively new to it, Respondus will save you hours on each project.
YouTube is a video-sharing web site that allows registered users to upload and share video clips. This allows the instructor or student access to a vast collection of resources that can greatly influence the class inside and outside of the classroom. Instructors can use existing videos for a course or upload videos created from a PC, Mac, or handheld device.
Google Hangouts is a video collaboration tool that allows registered users to have real time communication. Hangouts works on computers, Android and Apple devices.This allows the instructor or student to communicate and share resources.
More than a simple screen recorder, Camtasia helps you create professional videos easily. Use Camtasia to record on-screen activity, customize and edit content, add interactive elements, and share your videos with anyone, on nearly any device.
Office Mix is a powerful tool that you can use to turn your PowerPoint presentations into interactive lessons. For example, you can record:
Audio of yourself narrating a lesson
Video of yourself speaking to students
Ink being drawn on your slide
Using Doceri, your presentations are right at your fingertips. Launch and control PowerPoint or Keynote slideshows from your iPad and use annotations to make your presentation come alive. You can even save your annotations along with the PowerPoint or Keynote slides as a Doceri project so you can use it again, edit it for a different class, or create a screencast.
Poll Everywhere is a simple application that works well for live audiences using mobile devices like phones. People participate by visiting a fast mobile-friendly web page for your event, sending text messages, or using Twitter.
Configuration listing of all classroom technology rooms on campus.
Important information for Faculty using technology in classroom or for distance education.