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EdTech Software

The following is an alphabetized list and description of the EdTech software/platforms Canadore supports to create content, deliver activities and assessments, and provide instruction at the College.

Description

Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) is a set of twenty plus desktop and mobile apps used to design and edit photos, video, graphics, print, and web content. Adobe CC apps include, but are not limited to, Photoshop, Illustrator, PremierPro, and InDesign.

Use

  • Edit images (Photoshop)
  • Edit video (PremierPro)
  • Create graphics (Illustrator)
  • Create web pages (Spark, Dreamweaver)
  • Create print content (InDesign)
  • And much more…

Access

Contact ITS to set up an Adobe CC account.

Support

Adobe CC Support Site

Description

Akindi is a web-based assessment tool that automates the creation and grading of multiple- choice assessments for face-to-face, blended, and online testing. Created questions, along with answers to them, can be scrambled to increase academic integrity. Reports can be generated to convey which questions were the simplest or most challenging to complete, grade distribution, and more. Results can be exported directly to a course gradebook in iLearn.

Use

  • Automated assessment of multiple-choice paper and/or online questions

Access

Directly through iLearn

Support

TEC100 Technology Support (in iLearn) 

Akindi Support Site

Description

iLearn (Brightspace by D2L) is Canadore’s learning management system (LMS) for all face-to-face, blended, and fully online courses. It is used to deliver essential resources and information to students, as well as to collect and assess student work, and provide feedback and grades.

 

iLearn serves as the primary portal for course learning resources and related activities. It also works seamlessly with D2L’s Pulse app to keep students informed of course deadlines, due dates and updates.

 

Use

  • Create / upload / share instructional content
  • Assign and assess quizzes, assignments and discussions
  • Manage grades and provide feedback
  • Create groups and collaborative assignments or discussions
  • Create surveys, checklists and self-assessments
  • Track attendance and user progress
  • And much more…

Access

Provided upon employment

Support

NUT100 The iLearn Nutshell (in iLearn)

Brightspace Documentation for Instructors

Brightspace Tutorials

Description

Echo360 is Canadore’s video management and recording platform. The platform provides the ability to create videos, screencasts, and record lectures/classroom activities. This can be done from a personal computer/device or from select face-to-face classrooms outfitted with video recording equipment. Polls can be added to recordings for students to answer via online or text. All recordings can be shared with students directly through iLearn.

Use

  • Video management
  • Share videos
  • Video/screencast recording
  • Lecture capture
  • Polling

Access

Directly through iLearn

Support

TEC100 Technology Support (in iLearn)

Echo360 Support Site

Description

H5P is an open-source content creation platform that can be used to create over forty different types of interactive instructional content. Created content can be embedded and shared with students directly in iLearn. Types of content that can be created include, but not limited to, branching scenarios, hot-spot images, puzzles, and flash cards. The platform is user friendly with no need to know how to code to create content. Please note that embedded H5P content in iLearn cannot be connected or linked to a course gradebook.

Use

Create interactive content such as:

  • Branching scenarios
  • Drag-and-drop
  • Flashcard
  • Hot-spot images
  • And much more…

Access

Free to access and use by Canadore faculty upon registration with eCampusOntario’s H5P Studio.

Support

eCampusOntario H5P Studio

Description

Office365 is a package of business and collaboration services from Microsoft. Services include email and task management, word processing, document sharing, and team collaboration. All College staff and students have access to Office365 via their Canadore network account/login. This means it can be used by faculty to contact, share, and meet synchronously with students.  

Use

  • Email & task management (Outlook)
  • Team collaboration (Teams)
  • Word processing (Word)
  • Slide deck development (PowerPoint)
  • Spreadsheet creation (Excel)
  • Surveys (Forms)
  • Note-taking (OneNote)
  • File hosting (OneDrive)
  • Document collaboration & sharing (SharePoint)
  • And much more…

Access

Provided upon employment

Support

Microsoft Support Site

Description

Respondus is a set of tools for the proctoring of online tests/exams. Services include the lockdown of the testing environment, video recording and automated analysis of exam attempts, or live proctoring by the instructor (in tandem with Zoom or MS Teams).

Use

  • Online-test cheating deterrent (test locking, proctoring, and monitoring).

Access

Review Respondus module and complete the Respondus Request Form in TEC100 EdTech Toolbox

Support

TEC100 Technology Support (in iLearn) 

Respondus Support Site

Description

Teams is a web conferencing and team collaboration platform. It is part of the Microsoft Office365 suite. Teams is used to share documents and work collaboratively and synchronously (live) or asynchronously with students and colleagues.

Use

  • Team collaboration
  • Web conferencing
  • Synchronous class hosting
  • Webinar presentations

Access

All faculty have access to Teams through their Microsoft Office365 account.

Support

TEC100 Technology Support (in iLearn) 

Microsoft Support Site

Description

“Ouriginal (Urkund) is a text-similarity detection tool that combines text-matching with writing-style analysis to promote academic integrity and help prevent plagiarism” (Ouriginal website re-word as necessary).

Use

  • Compare student submissions against other sources in order to identify similar or identical text.

Access

Directly through iLearn

Support

TEC100 Technology Support (in iLearn)

Ouriginal (Urkund) Support Site

Description

Zoom is a web conferencing platform used to schedule and host synchronous (live) conferencing/class sessions with students and colleagues. Zoom meetings recorded to the Zoom Cloud are directly deposited into your Echo360 library for quick sharing with students in iLearn.

Use

  • Web conferencing
  • Synchronous class hosting
  • Webinar presentations

Access

Contact ITS to set up a Zoom account. Supervisor permission is required.

Support

TEC100 Technology Support (in iLearn) 

Zoom Support Site