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Zoom is an online service for live meetings, presentations, and training that supports real-time sharing of computer screens, individual applications or web-based content among two or more computers or mobile devices.
Course templates allow you to configure, store and reuse an entire course or components of a course, such as quizzes, assignments, surveys, images, and so on, and then use the components in individual course offerings. Contact the Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT@twu.edu) to discuss your requirements and determine the best option for your Academic Component or department.
Turning is a Student Response System (SRS) that allows instructors to leverage hand-held response devices in class to collect student achievement data. A roster of student is imported from Canvas into Turning to begin and assessment data is exported from Turning to Canvas to record grades or participation.
Turnitin Draft Coach helps students develop citations, research, and writing skills. Draft Coach is a Google Docs add-on that can be used to help students pay attention to academic writing requirements like referencing and paraphrasing before they submit their final version for a grade.
Piazza is a platform for instructors to efficiently manage class Q&A. Students can post questions and collaborate to edit responses to these questions. Instructors can also answer questions, endorse student answers, and edit or delete any posted content.
Badgr is an add-on application that allows instructors to design and award digital badges as an indicator of accomplishment or skill that can be earned within a Canvas course.This article provides resources on how to get started using Badgr in your courses.
Perusall is a social reading platform available to students as an integration into Canvas. Perusall allows instructors and students to digitally annotate readings with text, links, and embedded content. Perusall calculates an engagement score that allows you to combine multiple metrics of student engagement into a single score. Up to six different components can be combined into a single score to encourage students to engage in behaviors that research shows predict positive learning outcomes.
If you are using a publisher website for materials and assessments in your Canvas course, you may be able to ‘pair’ your Canvas course to the publisher course site so that students can connect to the publisher site from Canvas without having to create a separate login account.
GoReact is a cloud-based video software for providing time-coded feedback, grading, and critique of speeches, presentations, lessons, and performances. This tool for faculty allows students to complete a skills development video assignment using their web camera and microphone.
Flipgrid is a video tool that allows teachers to post "Topics" that are essentially videos with some accompanying text. This is then shared with students, who can be prompted to respond. The response can be made using the software's camera to create videos that are then posted to the original Topic. These videos can be recorded as many times as needed before uploading, and can have the addition of emoji, text, stickers, drawings, or custom stickers.
The Canvas mobile application provides instructors a portable solution for Canvas. You can access Canvas from any browser on your Android or iOS device. However, some features may not function as expected compared to viewing Canvas in a fully supported desktop browser.
Beginning Spring 2022 Zoom Meetings created in Canvas and the Recording saved to the Cloud from the same Zoom Meeting are not automatically being saved to Panopto Recordings in your Canvas courses. The Zoom Recording is being saved to the My Folder > Meeting Recordings in Panopto and must be moved by the instructor into the Panopto Recordings folder in Canvas.
The Canvas Course Home Page is the first view your students will see when they enter your course. For the Course Home Page, you can work with an instructional designer to select a design, customize the details and create your perfect Course Home Page.
In Canvas, Sandbox courses are given to instructors by request to create new course content and to experiment with different features in Canvas. Sandboxes can be created for a specific course or for generic testing and looking at new Canvas features that are available every month.
Honorlock provides on-demand proctoring services that removes access to test content from the Internet, prevents mobile devices from searching test answers online, disables multiple screens, and allows a live agent to help students through the authentication process before starting a quiz. Honorlock has students use a web camera during an online, non-proctored exam that is taken from home and not in TWU computer lab.