Anderson University CIDL utilizes numerous technologies to enhance learning, teaching, and collaboration. See below for technology descriptions as well as login and support links. Please see the AU Online Policies, Expectations, and Privacy Statement for requirement and guidelines regarding the use of these technologies.
The Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) is a platform for developing and coordinating online classroom environments for online, hybrid, and on-site classes. Users are able to access grades, assignments, discussions, and other vital aspects of a successful learning program. It provides almost unlimited flexibility and interaction between teachers and students - enabling them to teach and learn in new and exciting ways.
Zoom is Anderson University's preferred choice for video and audio conferencing. The software is compatible with iOS, Windows, and Android devices. Users have the ability to meet remotely with anyone. Students and faculty alike are able to do screen captures, share presentations, and even give remote lectures. This changes the way students and teachers interact when engaged in an online course. Zoom also integrates seamlessly with the Canvas LMS.
Canvas Studio will replace Ensemble Video as AU's media capture and storage solution. This provides several benefits, with the main one being increased functionality and ease of use. Upload to Ensemble will cease in August of 2020, but video access will remain until at least June 2021. We recommend using Canvas Studio for all your video creation and storage going forward.
Ensemble is a remote media server provided for the faculty at Anderson University for the purpose of recording, storing, and presenting video to students. As of August 18th, 2020 Ensemble will be deprecated as AU transitions fully to Canvas Studio for video storage and editing. Ensemble media will still be accessible until at least May of 2021.
The need for research in higher education is meet with Qualtrics research and surveying software. Qualtrics gives teachers and students the ability to create, distribute, and analyze their own surveys and reports. A complete dashboard gives users the ability to customize questions, appearance, structure, and even develop reports with charted and graphical statistics. Qualtrics integrates with the Canvas LMS.
G-Suite by Google
Google offers a host of useful applications and workflow tools through G Suite. Features like Docs, Slides, Sites, and Sheets allows teachers and students to collaborate and share files through the cloud. The almost unlimited space on Google Drive allows students to submit files and media for classes, as well as provides cloud-based storage and accessibility to all university personnel and students.
Flipgrid is an interactive video discussion tool that integrates with Canvas and functions as a substitute or alternative for traditional discussion boards. Students are able to post video responses to "grids" where they can then reply to each other's videos. Since the videos are asynchronous, Flipgrid functions much differently than Zoom, allowing users to post videos when they are able.
Adobe Spark is a suite of media tools that enable users to create graphics and logos, videos and slideshows, and single scroll webpages. Anderson University has an educational license for Adobe Spark meaning that AU faculty, staff, and students can login using their AU login credentials to gain access to premium features, fonts, graphics, and removal of watermarks.
Using advanced algorithms, Proctorio ensures accurate remote and online test monitoring. Webcams and microphones are used to record test-taking students as opposed to more traditional methods of having a human remotely monitor test-takers. It integrates seamlessly with Canvas LMS and can be set-up with a single click.
Microsoft Azure MyApps
Anderson University has access to an account management extension that allows quick and easy login and access to all AU related accounts. Accounts such as G Guite, Zoom, Canvas, Self Service, and others are easily accessible through Azure. Login once per browsing session and have instant access to all your AU accounts.
The Center for Innovation and Digital Learning provides faculty and staff with the resources, training, and assistance needed to produce quality media for their courses. With access to camera and audio equipment, video conferencing and storage tools, and an on staff full time media developer, faculty are able to leverage media production to their advantage - creating engaging content for their students both in class and online.