Ed Tech Tool Catalog

Wilmington University Faculty have access to many educational technology tools and services. Use the table below to learn how to use the appropriate technology tool to enhance student learning. Instructors may edtech@wilmu.edu to request training or support. Learn more about computer, software, and Internet browser requirements.


Please note that Chromebooks may not be supported by every tool listed below. View the support page listed below or the vendor’s website to learn about each app’s specific technical requirements. If instructors need assistance with syncing grades with a textbook publisher integration such as Pearson or McGraw-Hill, please contact your program chair. 

Ed Tech Tool 

Required teaching expectation

Purpose – what is it used for?

How does this work?

Webpages for support

Canvas

System Status

Yes

Learning Management System  

Canvas allows instructors and students to access course materials, communicate and collaborate online. It has various tools for delivering learning content, engaging online learners, and measuring their performance.

Canvas Webpage 

Canvas System Requirements   

Cyber Day

Yes

Online Make-up class Teaching Strategies

Cyber Day is a set of resources designed to help faculty keep learning momentum going in their classes when they need to cancel a face-to-face session. To ensure that unexpected closings have minimal impact on the flow of student learning, Wilmington University will begin implementing Cyber Days when face-to-face sessions are not possible. The Cyber Day concept is a teaching and learning approach which shifts the face- to-face direct instruction classroom experience to a dynamic guided online learning experience.

Cyber Day Webpage

Cyber Day Videos

Do-It-Yourself Lecture Capture

No

Automated remote-control video camera for lecture capture

Create do-it-yourself lecture capture segments for online learning courses or using the "flipped classroom" model in face-to-face courses.

DIY Lecture Capture Webpage

EBSCOhost

No

Library databases

Add articles or ebooks to your courses from the Library's EBSCOhost research databases.

EBSCOhost webpage

Exams

No

Online exams and quizzes

Create and deploy a test in your Canvas courses. Self-grading exams can remove a substantial amount of grading overhead for the instructor. You can serve students better by setting up an objective test that is automatically scored and provides instant feedback. Canvas tests are paperless and eliminate the need to make photocopies, obtain Scantron forms, or distribute Bluebooks. You can also limit the potential for academic dishonesty with random questions, requiring a password to access a test, and date/time access.

Exams Video

Canvas Gradebook

Yes

Post student grades and performance feedback in a timely matter

Instructors are expected to post assignments and record grades in the Canvas Gradebook. When possible, students should expect to submit assignments through the grade center.  Research suggests that students want specific and detailed feedback from their instructors. By giving students feedback on their assignments, you are helping them to perform better on future assignments. Personalized feedback also strengthens your relationship with students and makes them feel more engaged with their coursework.

Canvas Gradebook Videos

Canvas Guide to the Gradebook

Kaltura Capture

System Status

No

Create a video via Screen Capture, Lecture capture, or PowerPoint narration

Kaltura is for creating video and multimedia content.  This can be particularly important for online instructors, since it help to bring synchronous and asynchronous engagement into the online classroom. An Arizona State University study in March 2014 found a direct correlation between course grades and students viewing faculty-created videos (Wilson, 2014). This tool is not compatible with Chromebooks.

Kaltura Webpage

Kaltura System Requirements

myWilmU

Yes

Access detailed information about your courses and students, enter your attendance and final grades

All faculty members at Wilmington University are required to take weekly attendance and submit it through the myWilmU faculty portal. Attendance must be recorded weekly throughout the duration of the course. In accordance with our academic policy, instructors will submit final grades to the Registrar’s office within 1 week of the last day of class (Sunday) through the myWilmU faculty portal.

myWilmU Webpage

myWilmU Guides for Faculty

Portfolium

System Status

No

Online portfolio of academic work

This tool allows students to access their online portfolios via Canvas. A portfolio should prove that you can really do what you say you can do on your resume. Include samples of completed projects and essays.

Limited usage: This tool is only used in select courses, in the College of Technology.

Portfolium Webpage

 

PowerPoint

No

Create a well-designed slide-based visual aid

Learn how to use Microsoft's presentation software to improve your public speaking engagements and lectures. This is a visual aid with the purpose of enhancing the quality of your presentation by clarifying your main points. You'll learn why it's important to design slides in a certain way, so the audience stays focused on you - the presenter.

PowerPoint Training 

Respondus Monitor Exams

Partially - has been added to select online courses by the request of the program chair.

Virtual Proctoring Service

Online proctoring is software that monitors students taking an online exam through a webcam. The purpose of this software is to verify the students’ identities and help improve academic integrity in the online classroom. Many universities require students to complete high-stakes final exams at a physical testing center. Online proctoring is a convenient alternative, since exams can be completed in the comfort of each student’s home. This tool is not compatible with Chromebooks.

Limited usage: This tool is  only used in select courses, per request of the program chair.

Respondus Monitor Webpage

Respondus System Requirements

Rubric

Yes, but only in Canvas courses that use an Outcomes Assessment rubric

Objective grading rubric for a subjective assignment

Rubrics are useful tools to help give effective feedback and fairness in grading across students and instructors. Rubrics provide students with transparency on how assignments are graded to ensure that they focus on criteria that will be assessed. Any subjective assignment with no clear right or wrong answer should utilize a rubric.

Rubrics Webpage

TurnItIn

System Status

Yes, only used in select courses

Plagiarism Checking Tool

TurnItIn is a plagiarism detection tool that instructors may use on writing assignments in Canvas. This academic integrity tool helps prevent plagiarism by detecting unoriginal content. When an essay is uploaded to TurnItIn, an originality report will be generated that automatically identifies and highlights phrases of text that are not properly cited.

TurnItIn Webpage

TurnItIn System Requirements

Video-Enabled Classroom

Yes, only used in select courses

Teach both face-to-face and online students simultaneously

This classroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard, audio, and video. Through the use of Zoom in any Canvas course, this technology is easy to use and access in a familiar web conference format. This technology allows students to see, hear, and interact with students in the face-to-face classroom.

Limited usage: This tool is  only used in select courses, per request of the program chair.

Video-Enabled Classroom Webpage

VoiceThread

System Status

No

Interactive, multimedia, threaded, asynchronous discussions

VoiceThreads replace text-only discussions. Students reported feeling more connected their classmates due to the tool’s ability to add voice to online activities. Students also felt more connected to their instructor due to VoiceThread’s ability to humanize, or make the instructor seem real (Delmas, 2017). 

VoiceThread Webpage

VoiceThread System Requirements

WilmUTube

No

Online video portal for publicly available student, faculty, and staff content

Everything from student TV shows, campus events, staff training, guest speakers, and more can be found on WilmUTube. All content on WilmUTube is generated by the Wilmington University community and can be watched from any computer or any mobile device. Videos can be shared with one easy click to most common social networks or linked and embedded almost anywhere!  

WilmUTube Visit WilmUTube

Zoom

System Status

Yes, but only used in select courses

Web Conferencing Service

Zoom is the official conferencing platform used at Wilmington University.

Zoom Webpage

System Requirements for Zoom Desktop

System Requirements for Zoom Cloud