Teaching isn't about technology, but the right technology can support the teaching experience and transform the learning environment. Here, we've compiled some of our recommendations for software, as well as listing what technology is standard across campus. 
 
Software available for installation on university-owned computers or available in classrooms is listed among our Available Campus Technology
 
Training for many of these applications is available online via LinkedIn Learning or by requesting a consultation through support@stedwards.edu.

Available Campus Technology

All 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 System

Canvas 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.

Documentation/Training: Canvas Guides are comprehensive resources for using Canvas. Individual faculty training is available via consultation with Instructional Technology.

Availability: All students, staff, and faculty may use their SEU credentials to log in to Canvas.

Quizzing

Faculty 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 Capture

Panopto 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.

Documentation/Training: Training on the use of Panopto is available via consultation with Instructional Technology. See What is Panopto? for further information on using Panopto.

Availability: Panopto is available in all Canvas courses and loaded on all classroom teacher's stations. For usage outside of Canvas, please reach out to Instructional Technology.

Videoconferencing

Supported means of videoconferencing at St. Edward's include:
  • All classrooms are equipped with cameras and microphones for videoconferencing. 
  • Zoom or Google Hangouts Meet can be used for audio and videoconferencing by faculty, staff and students.
Documentation/Training: Training on videoconferencing tools and best practices is available via consultation with Instructional Technology.

Availability: Google Hangouts Meet is available to all students, faculty and staff through your university G Suite account.  Zoom accounts are free for general use. If you require a Zoom Pro license in order to store recordings in the cloud or to host meetings longer than 40 minutes, please submit a request to OIT support.

Digital Publication Tools

Would 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:
  • SEU Sites: A WordPress platform that can be used for websites, blogs or e-portfolios. 
  • Google Sites: A G Suite application that can be used to create websites — with no knowledge of HTML required.
  • Institutional Repository: A research repository available from Munday Library to store and showcase faculty projects. 
  • Portfolium: A learning portfolio application being piloted on campus.
Documentation/Training: Not sure which tool to choose? Check out our guide to digital publication tools. Faculty and staff can contact Instructional Technology for consultations.

Availability: SEU Sites and SEU Create are available to all St. Edward's students, faculty and staff. Faculty interested in using the Institutional Repository should contact Munday Library staff. 

Multimedia Creation 

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 an in-person consultation and online resources for digital media, including audio, video, images and interactive media. 

Documentation/Training: Tutorials on all Adobe Creative Suite products are available through LinkedIn Learning or by consultation with the Digital Media Center.

Following are some sample LinkedIn Learning collections available:
Availability: Adobe Creative Suite is available on all lab and classroom computers. All faculty and staff with a university-owned computer can request licenses for any of the Adobe tools (e.g., Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere) by emailing support@stedwards.edu.

Polling/Audience Response Systems

You can use a polling or audience response system application to create and answer real-time polls. These systems use the student's devices or an alternate means of gathering information. Below are free applications available online for recording interactions in classes.  Support for these applications is available from each application site. 

Please note: iClickers or physical clickers are no longer available. Poll Everywhere can be used with students' personal devices and Plickers doesn't require the use of student devices.
  • Poll Everywhere is a platform that allows instructors to create polls that students can respond to via the 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.
Documentation/Training:  Both applications have assistance online in the Poll Everywhere Support Center and at Plickers Support, respectively.

Availability: Find free versions of Poll Everywhere (up to 40 responses per poll) and Plickers on the web.

Social Annotation

Faculty 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.
Documentation/Training: Support for these tools is available online through their own support sites. 

Availability: All of these tools are available via their websites.

Academic Research

SORIN (Search, Organize, Research, INteract), is available from the St. Edward's Library. SORIN is a research tool for searching library content, saving results into collections, taking notes, generating citations and sharing with others. For additional help using Sorin, integrating it into your classes, or conducting literature reviews utilize the Library’s online or in-person research help service.

Data Analysis Platforms, like Qualtrics, SPSS, NVivo, and Excel, as well as other Literature Review applications like Google Scholar, are available to the campus community.  Training for SPSS, NVivo, Excel and Google Scholar applications is available online through LinkedIn Learning.

Training on Qualtrics is available through the Qualtrics support site and through consultation with Instructional Technology.

Get the details on availability and support for research tools at Accessing Research Tools.

Other Tools: If there is a tool on this list that you don’t see or have questions about, please submit a support ticket support@stedwards.edu and let us know which tool you are interested in using. A member of Instructional Technology will contact you.