Supported Technologies

Canvas

Canvas is the official Learning Management System (LMS) of UNT Dallas. It is a secure, web-based LMS that is used as the delivery tool for our online courses and hybrid courses. All courses, regardless of delivery method have a course shell (page) in Canvas. This allows for teachers who are even teaching face-to-face courses the opportunity to have an online presence for their course.

UNT Dallas standardized to using Canvas in the Spring of 2019 and it is the only approved Learning Management System at UNT Dallas.

Log in to Canvas.

Help documents can be found at Canvas Guides.

Additional locally-developed training materials can be found on the Trailblazer Tech Tool Tips page.

Panopto

Panopto is a lecture capture tool that allows for an enhanced student learning experience and increased instructional efficiency. Record your screen, audio, and video content in the classroom or from your desktop, laptop, or iOS device. Content is easily uploaded to your Canvas course(s). Students can pause, search, review, and add notes to lectures based on their individual learning needs.

Think YouTube, but for education and organizations with more presentation functionality. Almost any video can be uploaded to Panopto, automatically captioned, and then shared or embedded into anything needed.

The following tip sheets will help you get started:

Wireless mics are available in the following classrooms:

  • Building 1-102, Building 2-101, Building 2-138

Accessibility

Panopto offers accessibility features that allows users to easily navigate and read the Panopto web interface. The web interface supports screen readers for all available creator and viewer interfaces. The web interface also support keyboard access, allowing you to use the tab key to access all available functions. All sessions fully support adding and displaying captions.

Additional locally-developed training materials can be found on the Trailblazer Tech Tool Tips page.

Respondus Campus-Wide 4.0

Respondus Campus-Wide 4.0 is an exam development and deployment tool.

Respondus Campus-Wide can import publisher-created exams or question banks and publish them to any Canvas course(s). In addition, exams can be easily formatted for printing to accommodate students who need a printed copy.

For faculty who have developed exams or question banks in other learning management systems at other institutions (e.g. Blackboard, Brightspace/D2L, Moodle), Respondus Campus-Wide can facilitate the copy and transfer of those resources into the Canvas course(s) at UNT Dallas.

Additional locally-developed training materials can be found on the Trailblazer Tech Tool Tips page.

Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor

Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment in Canvas. When students use LockDown Browser to access a quiz, they are unable to print, copy, visit other websites, access other applications, or close a quiz until it is submitted for grading. Quizzes created for use with LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with standard browsers.

Respondus Monitor complements Respondus Lockdown Browser in that is requires the student to test using a web camera. The software can monitor if anything looks suspicious and reports it to the instructor for later viewing. This can include the student looking away or to the side to check notes on a closed-note exam. It is not perfect, but it definitely deters unwanted exam bahaviors.

Overview of the Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor.

Additional locally-developed training materials can be found on the Trailblazer Tech Tool Tips page.

Turnitin

Turnitin helps students learn to cite their work properly and aids faculty in ensuring academic integrity on written assignments. The University has purchased and integrated Turnitin software into Blackboard Learn. Faculty may create Turnitin assignments in Canvas to take advantage of the Originality Checker, GradeMark and PeerMark services offered by Turnitin. Below are links to instructions on how to set up and use a Turnitin assignment in your Canvas course(s).

Zoom

Zoom is a free-to-use video conference platform that supports two-way video conferencing or one-way webinar delivery. Here are some of the more commonly-used features of Zoom.

  • Video Conferencing Features
  • Active speaker view
  • Simultaneous Screen Share
  • Join by telephone call-in
  • Desktop and application sharing
  • Personal room or meeting ID
  • Instant or scheduled meetings
  • MP4 or M4A local recording
  • Private and group chat
  • Host controls
  • Raise hand
  • Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android
  • Group messaging and presence
  • Screen share any iPad/iPhone app
  • Co-annotation on shared screen
  • Whiteboarding
  • Multi-share

Additional locally-developed training materials can be found on the Trailblazer Tech Tool Tips page.