Blackboard and Canvas LMS & Related Apps

Blackboard and Canvas Learning Management Systems plus articles on Respondus, Turnitin, etc.

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Panopto (Lecture Capture)

Panopto is a lecture capture application that is used to create recordings of classroom-based activities and can be made available for review by students in a course.


Blackboard is a learning management system. The last day to access Blackboard is June 15, 2019.


Canvas is a learning management system.

Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is a web-conferencing application.

Campus Pack

Campus Pack is a set of add-on applications that provide social media tools in a learning management system.


Respondus has two applications. One serves as a virtual proctor with Respondus LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor. The other serves as a test creator and manager with Respondus 4.0 Test Generator.

Roster Merge

Roster Merge is a tool that creates a new Merged Course in Blackboard.

TurningPoint Cloud

TurningPoint Cloud is a wireless Student Response System (SRS), that allows instructors to request information by presenting questions and for students to respond by using a “clicker” to send his or her information to be recorded.


Turnitin is a electronic text matching system that checks student's submissions against a repository of submitted documents.


Badgr creates digital badges as an indicator of accomplishment or skill that can be earned in Canvas.

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Google Drive and Canvas

The Google Drive web service allows you to integrate Canvas with your Google Drive account. The Google Drive folder is accessed from the Course Navigation Menu. You can create an online assignment or a collaboration that embeds a document directly from your Google Drive folder into Canvas.

How to know if my course is in Blackboard or Canvas

To access your Blackboard or Canvas course go to the TWU Homepage and click My Courses at the top of the page. The courses offered in Canvas are listed on the My Courses page.

How to request a Canvas Sandbox course

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.