Available Campus TechnologyAll St. Edward's classroom spaces are equipped with a standard set of technology including a computer, projector, video camera, microphone, and document camera based on the usage of each room. We have compiled a list of classroom technology and campus licensed software applications available for installation on university-owned computers.
Learning Management SystemCanvas is the supported learning management system at St. Edward's. All courses, instructors and students are loaded automatically into Canvas. You can use Canvas to post your syllabus, assignments, readings, slides, quizzes and online discussions, as well as to track grades. Training is available via consultation with Instructional Technology.
QuizzingFaculty can create online, auto-graded quizzes in Canvas. If you have a quiz in Word or an online textbook it can be imported into Canvas. For more information, see Creating Quizzes in Canvas.
Presentation or Lecture CapturePanopto is a supported tool, available within Canvas, for recording presentations created by instructors and/or students. Recordings can be initiated in a classroom or on a personal computer. Training on the use of Panopto is available via consultation with Instructional Technology.
Video ConferencingThree supported means of video conferencing at St. Edward's include:
- Both the Global Digital Classrooms and Jones Auditorium allow for high-definition classroom video conferencing.
- WebEx can be used for audio and video conferencing by faculty, staff and students.
- Conferences, part of the Canvas application, is a quick way to video conference between students and faculty. Note: Recordings are only stored for 14 days and Conferences does not work on iOS or Android mobile devices.
Digital Publication ToolsWould you like to publish a website or blog for your class? Would you like your students to journal, blog or create online content? We have several options available including:
- Sites: A WordPress platform that can be used for websites, blogs or e-portfolios.
- Create: A web-hosting service that allows for site creation using HTML/CSS, PHP, Python or databases.
- Institutional Repository: A research repository available from Munday Library to store and showcase faculty projects.
- The Digital Media Center (DMC) supports the creation and use of digital media in education, scholarship and creative expression. It provides a learning space for in-person consultation and online resources for digital media, including audio, video, images and interactive media.
- All faculty and staff with a university-owned computer can request licenses for any of the Adobe Suite tools (Photoshop, inDesign, Illustrator, Premiere) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
PollingYou can use a polling application to create and answer real-time polls. Below are applications available online for recording interactions in classes. Support for these applications is available from each application site.
Please note that iClickers or physical clickers are no longer available. Poll Everywhere can be used with students' personal devices and Plickers does not require use of student devices.
- Poll Everywhere is a platform that allows instructors to create polls that students can respond to via Poll Everywhere app, web browser, text message or Twitter. Instructors can create and display questions on the fly, including Q&A and multiple choice polls. Poll Everywhere is free for up to 40 responses per poll.
- Plickers is a "low-tech" alternative for classroom polling that allows students to respond to multiple choice questions using paper cards printed with unique codes. Instructors use the Plickers app on a smartphone or tablet to scan students' responses and receive instant results that can be shared with the class. Plickers cards and the app are free, and you can obtain class sets of up to 63 cards.
Social AnnotationFaculty can use collaborative social annotation tools to help students analyze, engage and connect around online texts.
- Hypothes.is is an open-source application that enables sentence-level note-taking or critique on top of online news, blogs, scientific articles, etc. Students can add links, images and videos to their annotations.
- Perusall is an e-book platform with collaborative annotation. Students annotate passages spread through each reading, asking questions, responding to each other’s questions (in threads, Facebook-style) or sharing other perspectives and knowledge.
- Kami is an online annotation tool with text, voice and video annotation options. Note: Kami requires the use of Google Drive.