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Instructional Tools & LTIs

Canvas is a learning management system, a platform for creating digital content for online, hybrid, and in-person courses. Canvas has additional LTIs (learning technology integrations) and apps built in. RCCD offers support and assistance for using (some of) these apps.

These tools and LTIs ​are available to all faculty. Click on the link to be taken to the resource page inside the RCCD DE Instructor Resource Shell in Canvas. There you will find a product description, getting started videos, vendor support, and digging deeper info. We have categorized these tools by usage.​

 Communication & Community

  • Pro​nto -- Communication hub in the global navigation menu of Canvas that connects teachers and students via chat and video.​
  • NameCoach -- Community building tool to assist faculty and students with accurate pronunciation of names.​


Content Building

  • VoiceThread -- Multi-media tool that lets you & students create threads that users can interact with by leaving text comments, recording video comments, and recording audio comments.
  • PlayPosit -- Robust tool that adds graded quizzes, interactions, and reflections to video content.
  • Packback -- Critical thinking & discussion tool that acts as an instructor's “Digital TA” to help them manage online discussions including giving students feedback on their writing.
  • DesignPLUS -- Variety of course design tools for Canvas which can significantly cut the time it takes to develop and style high-quality content in Canvas.
  • Labster -- (Virtual science simulations and labs)
  • Canvas Studio -- Video content with added quizzes & discussions
  • 3C Media -- Video content​
  • TechConnect Zoom For Video -- Video content 
  • Mediasite -- Video content with added quizzes​
  • Camtasia -- (Video creation and editing)
  • Snagit  -- Screen capture and editing)​


Study Tools

  • NetTutor -- Online tutoring service
  • StudyMate -- Tool to create flash cards, self-assessments, and learning games
  • Pisces -- Online collaboration tools for office hours and tutoring


Assessment, Grading, Proctoring, and Originality Checkers

  • Badgr -- (For awarding digital badges and micro-credentials)
  • TextExpander -- Tool to store & paste comments, feedback, and information to speed up grading
  • Turnitin -- Plagiarism detection tool that helps promote originality in written assignments and provides feedback to students to help them improve their writing.
  • Proctorio -- Remote proctoring service software that works within Canvas and is compatible with Chromebooks.
  • Resp​ondus LockDown Browser and Monitor -- Custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Canvas and utilizes a student's webcam to help prevent cheating during online exams. Online proctoring via a student's webcam, used with LockDown Browser.
  • Respondus 4.0 -- Tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Canvas.​

Accessibility

  • Pope Tech -- Page level accessibility scan for 37 issues and errors.
  • Canvas Accessibility Checker -- Page level accessibility scan for some accessibility errors within Canvas' Rich Content Editor​.
  • Ally -- Accessibility report on common errors such as Alt-text for images and missing headings in uploaded documents. 
  • UDOIT -- Course overview report on some accessibility errors and issues.
  • TidyUp​ -- Course scan to identify old, unused, non-student-facing files and pages in a Canvas course that can be deleted or moved to a DEV shell for later review.
  • Link Va​lidator -- Canvas tool to verify internal and external links in published and unpublished content in your Canvas course.
  • Immersive Reader -- Text-to-speech learning tool that uses proven techniques to improve reading.​​

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