Canvas Additional Tools

WebEx

WebEx is a web-conferencing tool that enables students to participate in a virtual live session. WebEx allows a complex and engaging collaborative experience; a few features include real-time polling, virtual breakout rooms, quizzes, threaded Q&As, and attention monitoring tools. 

You can review the videos and documents below  to learn more about WebEx. The Instructional Technologies training team will host WebEx workshops. Information and dates can be found at techevents.fau.edu. You can also schedule a personalized appointment

WebEx Part 1 - Preparing The Session in Canvas

 

WebEx Part 2 - Hosting and Recording Sessions

**NOTE: Call via Computer or Join Integrated Conference are the only options for joining the audio in a session. A computer and headset or webcam are required. Joining via a mobile device is another option. You must access the course and session via the Canvas Mobile App by clicking on the "MEETS for WebEx" link in your course menu. Once you click on the yellow "Join" button for the session you will be prompted to download the WebEx Meetings App if you haven't already.

How-To's

My Mediasite

FAU is using My Mediasite Desktop Recorder (replacing Echo Personal Capture). My Mediasite makes it a snap to create great-looking videos, screen casts, and slideshows. From demos and video training to flipped classes, lectures, and assignments, everything you need is in one simple-to-use tool. No professional video skills needed! 

 

Getting Started

The Instructional Technologies training team will host Mediasite workshops. Information and dates can be found at techevents.fau.edu. You can also schedule a personalized appointment for training. 

Getting Started with MyMediasite - Learn how to download, install, and do a basic recording with edits. 

 

Fully Online Course Faculty

If you teach a fully online course, you may work directly with the Center for eLearning. You can email the Center for eLearning at idesign@fau.edu

Respondus

LockDown Browser & Monitor

LockDown Browser  is a customized browser that prevents students from printing, copying, browsing the web, or accessing other applications during an online assessment.

Monitor  is a companion product for LockDown Browser that enables institutions to protect the integrity of non-proctored, online exams. Students use their own computer and a webcam to record assessment sessions, all without leaving Canvas. View resources below to assist you in implementing online proctoring in your class.

The LockDown Browser software has been installed in most FAU instructional and open labs.  Students wishing to take an assessment requiring LockDown Browser from their own computer must first install the software (see installation links below).

Both the Windows and the Mac editions of the browser are based on Chromium, Google's open source framework. Students do NOT need Google's Chrome browser installed nor will this version affect a Chrome browser that's already installed.

Note:  LockDown Browser should only be used for taking online exams and assessments. It should not be used to access other areas of Canvas. 

Download Respondus LockDown Browser 

Click on the logo of the operating system where LockDown Browser will be installed (or click here for more information on this product).

SELECT ONE: Please click on the logo of the Operating System where LockDown Browser will be installed.

 

windows icon    Apple logo

User Guides: 

Instructors

Student Guides

Ticket-Based Support

If you encounter an issue that cannot be resolved with the above resources, ticket-based help is available. Respondus staff members generally respond to tickets within 24 hours, excluding weekends and U.S. holidays.

Open a Support Ticket with Respondus 

 

StudyMate  

Sample Study Mate activities StudyMate helps students "master the basics" of course material through learning activities, self-assessments, and games. A dozen activities, such as flash cards, crosswords, and quizzes, engage students with course content in an individualized way.

Students access StudyMate activities using computers, smartphones, and tablets. StudyMate also integrates seamlessly with Canvas. 


The StudyMate product line includes StudyMate Author and StudyMate Class. Both products are included with the FAU campus-wide license, enabling instructors to choose the approach and technology that best meets their objectives.

StudyMate Author  

StudyMate Author is a Windows-based authoring tool that enables instructors to create learning activities that students access within online courses or anywhere on the Internet. Like Respondus, StudyMate Author will import items from Word files and publisher test banks, making it easy to create interesting, interactive activities from existing content.

To request your own copy of StudyMate Author please submit a request via the FAU  Online Help Desk .

StudyMate Class 

This is a web-based version that resides within the online course site in Canvas. Instructors and students can create items collaboratively; student participation can be monitored and graded.

Learn more about StudyMate; view videos, webinars, and guides by visiting https://www.respondus.com/products/studymate/ .

 

Respondus 4.0

Respondus 4.0 is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Canvas. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment. Whether you are a veteran of online testing or relatively new to it, Respondus 4.0 will save you hours on each project.

Authoring Features

  • Distinct user environment for Canvas (see system requirements)
  • Create exams and assessments offline using a Windows interface (not available on Mac)
  • Supports up to 15 question types, including calculated and algorithmic formats
  • Import questions from MS Word (including embedded images), rich-text, QTI, and tab/comma delimited formats
  • Access to thousands of Respondus-compatible publisher test banks – FREE to instructors who adopt a participating textbook VIEW MORE

Preview, Publish, and Printing Features

  • Preview questions before publishing them to the LMS
  • Publish exams and assessments directly to an online course (media files are automatically uploaded)
  • A “batch publish” feature allows assessments and surveys to be published to multiple courses in a single step
  • Determine point values and exam settings offline
  • Print exams/surveys directly from Respondus or save files to MS Word or rich-text format

View how-to videos, webinars, and get access to User Guides by visiting https://www.respondus.com/products/respondus/index.shtml.   

Turnitin

Turnitin is a plagiarism prevention tool available for assignments submitted through Canvas.

Turnitin Feedback Studio provides:

  • Original Insights -Reveal content matches in student writing. Help students take ownership of their work and practice proper citation.
  • Feedback First - Feedback only matters if your students engage with it. Reach your students with voice and text comments on specific phrases or entire assignments.
  • Feedback Fast - Save time with custom or pre-defined drag-and-drop sets of customizable comments. Share reusable comment libraries across your institution.
  • Accelerate Assessment - Grade objectively and consistently with standards-aligned rubrics and show students how specific parts of their work affect their grade.
  • Peer Review without Pressure-Encourage discussion and reflection among students in the classroom. Automatically distribute work and collect student feedback anonymously.
  • Engage Students - Students see source matches and instructor feedback directly on their work, or in a conveniently formatted downloadable report.

Instructor Guides

Instructor Resources

Student Resources

Getting Support

Submit a ticket or call FAU's online Help Desk

URL: http://helpdesk.fau.edu

Phone: (561) 297-3999

Help Desk Hours

or Submit a ticket directly to Turnitin

 

iClicker

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What Is an iClicker?

iclicker 2 remoteAn iClicker is a tool that allows instructors to create questions to poll students in order to evaluate students' comprehension, retention of complex material, or classroom experience. Students enter their responses into a wireless keypad that looks like a remote control, providing instantaneous assessment feedback that enables instructors to confidently move forward with material or step back and review, closely tailoring the lecture to the students' needs. iClickers are especially useful in large lecture classes.

iClickers are sometimes referred to as a  Student Response System, Personal Response System,  or  Classroom Response System

 

 

 

Features/Benefits

Florida Atlantic University has standardized the iClicker software/hardware platform, which means that students only need to purchase one device from the bookstore which they can then reuse in any of their classes that utilize clickers or sell it back when they're done using it. 

iClicker software works seamlessly with all applications (including PowerPoint, Keynote, Adobe, Word, and websites), enabling instructors to prepare their questions (in advance or on the fly) within the tools that they're already using and poll students at any point during their lecture.  It also integrates with Canvas, allowing students to register their iClickers and enabling response data to be uploaded into the grade center.

Getting Started

Instructors can use iClickers in any classroom as long as they have a computer or laptop available.

Faculty who wish to use iClickers should:

  1. Fill out the starter kit request form by clicking here, or contact FAU's iClicker rep, Robert Parker,  robert.parker@macmillan.com, (404) 615-4537 to order an instructor kit which includes a portable receiver base (free for instructors), and instructor's remote, and instructions for downloading the software.
  2. Inform the bookstore so that iClickers can be ordered and listed as a required tool for your class (click here to submit your request online).
  3. Schedule a live virtual training via  http://www.meetme.so/iClicker.

Students can purchase their iClickers through the campus bookstore or online.

Integrated iClicker Software for Canvas

Click on the iClicker software logo below to compare and download iClicker software. 

   iclicker download webpage

Instructor Guide (Note: Please ignore Step 1 in these instructions)

 

Types of iClickers

Product Description FAU Bookstore Price (New)
iClicker+ Same old iClicker, same price, but a new look (with less plastic and 2 batteries) - Spring 2013 release date $42.85
iClicker2 LCD display so students can see and confirm what they voted, full numeric/alphanumeric functionality (ask open-ended questions), self-paced polling, 2 batteries, instructor's remote has a laser pointer $46.65
REEF Polling by iClicker This mobile classroom response system allows students to use their laptop, phone, tablet, etc. to vote in class alongside students using iClicker remotes. Instead of purchasing a device, students pay a subscription fee for the app. NOTE: You must have sufficient wifi in the classroom.

$10/6 months
OR
$16/12 months

(Note that iClicker2 can be used in ANY classroom, while iClicker+ can only be used in classrooms that are limited to asking multiple choice questions. So if you required iClicker+, your students may have to then purchase an iClicker2 for another class.)

 

Tutorials & Resources

Learn more about using iClickers in the classroom.

iClicker Cloud (formerly Reef Instructor)

iClicker offers a cloud-web based alternative to the locally hosted iClicker Classic. The following are the tutorials related to the iClicker Cloud instructor software:

 

Canvas

Reef

 

Support

For technical support contact  Kelly Morrow at  kelly.morrow@macmillan.com  or 512-429-5224, or reach out to iClicker Client Support at 866-209-5698 or support@iclicker.com (9am-11pm EST Monday - Thursday 9am-9pm EST Friday).

iClicker support portal (search for user guides and FAQs): http://support.iclicker.com

 

 

 

Cisco Spark

Coming Soon!

Cisco Spark LogoCisco Spark brings your teams together and makes it easy to keep people and work connected. Securely send messages, share files, and meet face-to-face with anyone, anywhere, anytime.

  • It all starts right here — with the Cisco Spark app. Cisco Spark is how you stay in touch across all your devices, so you can be part of the conversation from wherever you are. 
  • Keep Cisco Spark for Mac or Windows running at your desk. Drag and drop files right into the conversation, answer a call, or share your screen during a video call.
  • Use Cisco Spark for Web anywhere you can open a browser. No install required. You’ll get the best of Cisco Spark — even video calling!
  • Download Cisco Spark on your phone and tablet and stay connected from planes, trains, or cafes. Jump into a video call and view shared screens from wherever you are.

Resources

 

Top Hat

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What Is Top Hat?

Top Hat is a student response system that utilizes students' personal devices (smart phones, tablets, laptops, etc.) combined with interactive slides to facilitate classroom discussions, track attendance, and conduct real time polls or quizzes.  Outside of the classroom, the platform features and Interactive Text platform where professors can adopt, customize or create content for their courses.

Features/Benefits

  • Canvas Integration
  • In-Class Polling
  • Interactive Class Discussions
  • Attendance Tracking

Getting Started

Tutorials & Resources

Support

Main support pagehttps://support.tophat.com/s/

Support contact and hours



 Last Modified 6/21/18