Distance Learning & Instructional Technology

Supported Technologies

Supported Technologies

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Learning Management System

Canvas

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Canvas, the official learning management system (LMS) of the University of North Texas at Dallas, is used for course activities and communication in online, hybrid, or traditional face-to-face courses and non-course activities such as clubs, organizations, programs, and departments.

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Exam Management

Respondus Campus-Wide

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Respondus Campus-Wide enables you to create and manage exams to be printed to paper or published directly to Canvas for online delivery. Respondus also seamlessly integrates with publisher content for easy and accessible integration into Canvas.

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Academic Integrity

Respondus Lockdown Browser & Respondus Monitor

The Respondus LockDown Browser, creates a testing environment within Canvas that is locked down so students are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. They are locked into the one and only item or items you have allowed them to have access to.

Respondus Monitor adds another layer of secured when used in tandem with Respondus LockDown Browser to allow that instructor or their designee to visually see the testing environment the student was in during the duration of the exam. Advanced software will alert the instructor to suspicious behavior to be viewed after the exam.

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Turnitin

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Turnitin helps students learn to cite work properly and aids faculty in detecting possible incidents of plagiarism on written assignments. It is also a powerful teaching tool when introducing students to the concepts of academic integrity and originality of work.

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Collaborative Video Conferencing

ZOOM

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ZOOM is one of several video-conference systems that are supported within the UNT System. ZOOM integrates with Canvas and allows for synchronous audio/video conferences. Recordings can be automatically archived on to a video hosting platform such as Panopto.

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BigBlueButton

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BigBlueButton is the pre-loaded video-conference system inside of Canvas. It allows synchronous and asynchronous audio/video conferences. Recordings are only stored for two-weeks in BigBlueButton and cannot be saved or transferred.

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Video Capture and Editing

Panopto

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Panopto is the official video capture, editing, and hosting system of the University of North Texas at Dallas. While similar to a system like YouTube, Panopto is geared for education and seamlessly integrates with Canvas.

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Collaboration Tools

Microsoft Office 365

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Microsoft Office 365 is the official productivity suite of the University of North Texas at Dallas. Much of the collaborative functionality enjoyed by users of the Google Apps Suite (Docs, Sheets, and Slides) is now fully-supported in Microsoft Office 365.

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Flipgrid

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Flipgrid is a collaborative video-based discussion board. Much like a traditional discussion board, a thread is started by an authorized user and then subscribers respond. However, unlike a traditional discussion board, all submissions are completed as short videos under 5 minutes in length recorded directly inside Flipgrid.

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