We offer technical support on a variety of technologies that can aid in enriching the teaching and learning experience. Click an icon to view more information about each tool, or select from the following topics:

 

 

 

 

Learning Management System

Canvas

Canvas  is a secure, web-based learning management system environment that supports content delivery, online collaboration, and assessment.

Beginning Spring 2019, UNT Dallas will welcome canvas as its one and only learning management system. Blackboard will no longer be utilized. In preparation for the transition, a select number of courses will be piloted in Canvas during Summer and Fall 2018.

Log in to Canvas.

Help documents can be found at Canvas Guides.

Blackboard

Blackboard Learn is a secure, web-based learning management system environment that supports content delivery, online collaboration, and assessment.

DLIT offers both online and classroom training (open labs) for faculty on Blackboard Learn.

To login to Blackboard Learn.

More information can be found at Blackboard Support.

 

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LockDown Browser

 

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.

Quick Start Guides

Respondus Lockdown Browser Instructor Quick Start Guide

Respondus Lockdown Browser Student Quick Start Guide

View a brief video of how LockDown Browser works in Canvas.

Overview 
Preparing an Exam

View a brief video of how LockDown Browser works in Blackboard.

Overview
Preparing an Exam

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Academic Integrity Tools

 

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 or Blackboard 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 or Blackboard course(s).

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Lecture Capture/Recording

Panopto-Lecture Capture Software

Panopto lecture capture software simultaneously records and synchronizes video, audio, slides, document cameras, screen capture, electronic white boards, and more. The Office of Distance Learning and Instructional Technology provides this lecture capture software to faculty teaching hybrid and online courses to record lectures, podcasts, screencasts, and other presentations. Record formal lectures, classroom activities and informal presentations from your home or office. Students can pause, search, review, and add notes to lectures based on their individual learning needs.

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

For training videos on how to get started with Panopto, click the links below:

Get more information on Panopto on the  UNT Panopto Support Page.

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Virtual Meetings and Web Conferencing

 

Zoom - Web Conferencing

Zoom is a cloud-based conferencing solution that provides both video conferencing and screen share capabilities. Its high-quality and easy to use format have made it a great choice for the Supplemental Instruction Program at UNT Dallas. Check the following documents for more information:

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Skype - Conduct Your E-Office Hours From Anywhere

Effective e-instructors schedule e-office hours for their students. Skype provides a free voice and video over Internet protocol solution for your hybrid or online students to connect to you and ask questions. There is even an option for group video calls with Skype. Take collaboration to another level by instant messaging, sharing screens or sending media files. Faculty engagement in UNT Dallas distance education courses is critical to successful student engagement it is also important to try and create a sense of community with your students, so engage them and challenge them with new ideas and new interactive technologies. Skype is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, Windows phone and iOS devices. Connect to your students using SKYPE for E-Office Hours - http://www.skype.com.

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File Sharing and Collaboration Tools

OneDrive

Share documents and collaborate using UNTD's OneDrive, a cloud-based storage and document editing tool.

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Dropbox

Share documents using Dropbox, a cloud-based storage tool.

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Google Drive

Share documents and collaborate using Google Drive, Google's cloud-based storage tool.

 

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Social Networks and Media Platforms

 

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Classroom Tools for Engagement

 

Digital Media

We offer a range of media production services to UNTD faculty for online and blended course creation and enhancement. Project requests are made through our instructional technology staff. Turn-around time for projects may vary depending on the scope of your project and the availability of our production queue.

 

Audio/Video Recording Release Form

The Office of Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies must obtain a signed release form from any person, other than the instructor(s) appearing in a photo, video or audio to be used by the university for educational content, publications, marketing materials, websites or any other communications. No photo, video, audio recording or other multimedia project may be published, posted online or shared publicly without the express written consent of all participants. Each guest speaker or participant must sign the Approval Form, Permission, Waiver, and Release (00102769).

 

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Other Media Resources

Prezi creates unique presentations that will captivate your audience.

Google Docs allows for numerous people to collaborate on a document and leave comments, suggestions, or questions throughout the document.

Edudemic provides a list and brief description of several Web 2.0 tools to use in your course.

Bubbl creates concept maps that allows students and faculty to visually make connections between subjects, ideas, or concepts.

Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage and assess their students with educational activities on tablets, laptops and smartphones. Through the use of real time questioning, instant result aggregation and visualization, teachers can gauge the whole class’ current level of understanding. Socrative saves teachers time so the class can further collaborate, discuss, extend and grow as a community of learners.

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