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Teaching with Technology

Technology Tool Finder

The Technology Tool Finder was designed to provide faculty with a one-stop portal for IU-supported teaching and learning technologies.

Piloting New Technologies

As students evolve, so do the systems and tools that shape the way we engage, educate, and inspire them. That's where Next.IU comes in. The pilot program goes beyond the latest trends to discover which technologies best serve IU's needs for education in the traditional classroom and flipped, hybrid, and fully-online learning environments.

Student Engagement

Box Course Folders

Box Course Folders, a locally developed tool available in Canvas, integrates Canvas with the IU Box service. The tool enables sharing and collaboration in the following ways:

  • When the tool is launched for the first time, a set of folders is created for the class.
  • Instructors can use the folders to share files with other instructors or the entire class.
  • The folders can also be configured to allow users in other roles to upload files and collaborate on content. Instructors can create personal drop box folders for all students in the course. Drop box folders allow file sharing and collaboration between student and instructor.
  • Any course member, regardless of role, can invite the entire class or members of their own role-based groups to collaborate on a personal Box folder.

Box Course Folder Resources


Canvas

The ILTE consultants are the local administrators for the Canvas learning management system. We are a faculty member’s first call for help with Canvas issues or for Canvas training. We have the ability to view your courses and troubleshoot problems when you contact us, but we can only see what you as the instructor can see. If we are unable to fix your problem, we will contact the appropriate technology team to investigate.

Canvas can help with Student Engagement by providing the following features:

  • Announcements
  • Collaboration
  • Conferences
  • Discussions
  • Groups
  • Pages

Learn more about the Student Engagement options in Canvas.


Nota Bene (nb)

NB is short for Nota Bene. It is a website that lets people digitally mark up PDF documents as a group. It is especially helpful if you want students to annotate a scholarly journal article or similar work. NB is created by programmers at MIT who research its use.


Pexip

The IU Video Bridge, also known as Pexip, is a high-definition connection that lets you make video calls within and beyond the university. It is popular with faculty because it is secure for online office hours and easy for students to use. You can also use it to bring in guest speakers via video.

Pexip Resources


Piazza

Piazza is an online problem-solving place where students can ask, answer, and explore questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, under the guidance of their instructors. In Piazza, students collaborate in a wiki-like interface to come up with answers to questions that may be posed by students or instructors. Instructors can also collaborate on answers in their own space. In addition, Piazza offers a more traditional discussion format.

Piazza updates continuously, so students (and instructors) can stay connected and keep track of the activity around a particular question. Mobile apps are available for both iOS and Android devices. Piazza also supports the editing of computer code, and has a built-in LaTeX editor for equations.

At Indiana University, the Piazza tool allows integration of Piazza in Canvas.

Piazza Resources


Top Hat

Top Hat is a student response system and comprehensive teaching platform that instructors can use to engage students both within and outside of the classroom with interactive slides, graded questions, customized content, videos, discussions, and polls. Students use smartphones, tablets, laptops, or ordinary cell phones to participate in Top Hat activities. At Indiana University, an enterprise license agreement allows all students to use Top Hat free of charge.

Top Hat Resources


VoiceThread

VoiceThread is a tool for creating interactive video and audio discussions. It is available through Canvas and can be used for any class, Face to Face or Online, and is particularly popular for online and hybrid language classes. Here is an example of a way VoiceThread is used for teaching.

VoiceThread Resources


Zoom

Zoom is a high-definition video conferencing tool that you can use to meet with students or with fellow faculty, or even conduct synchronous distance classes and online workshops. Video meetings can be recorded. You can add Zoom to your Canvas site, share your screen, and more. Your students can also get their own Zoom accounts.

View the Zoom Resources

Delivering Video

Kaltura

Kaltura is a cloud-based video management system that can be used for storing, publishing, and streaming videos, video collections, and other types of media. The system works with Canvas and accounts are available to Indiana University students, faculty, and staff.

Kaltura offers mechanical closed captioning at no cost.

Kaltura now offers video quizzing, where intermittent formative questions can be added to pause at certain places in any video. These can record grades which can be sent to the gradebook.

View the Kaltura Resources.


Canvas Native Recording Tool

Instructors can use the Rich Content Editor to record a video. they can record media for any length of time, but shorter video recordings are recommended. If your video is longer than 15 minutes, you may want to consider recording and uploading using an external provider. Longer media lengths require a longer rendering time and may be interrupted without a stable internet connection.

Canvas Native Recording Tool Resources

Tracking Student Progress

Canvas

The ILTE consultants are the local administrators for the Canvas learning management system. We are a faculty member’s first call for help with Canvas issues or for Canvas training. We have the ability to view your courses and troubleshoot problems when you contact us, but we can only see what you as the instructor can see. If we are unable to fix your problem, we will contact the appropriate technology team to investigate.

Canvas can help with tracking student progress by providing the following features:

  • Assignments
  • Course Analytics
  • Gradebook
  • Quizzes

Learn more about the tracking student progress options in Canvas.


Quick Check

Quick Check is a tool for creating inline assessments in Canvas, allowing instructors to integrate frequent low-stakes assessments into their courses. Providing a mix of higher and lower stakes assessments can help instructors get to know students' work, create multiple opportunities for feedback, and deter cheating.

View the Quick Check Resources.

Canvas

The ILTE consultants are the local administrators for the Canvas learning management system. We are a faculty member’s first call for help with Canvas issues or for Canvas training. We have the ability to view your courses and troubleshoot problems when you contact us, but we can only see what you as the instructor can see. If we are unable to fix your problem, we will contact the appropriate technology team to investigate.

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