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Instructional Technologies

Montclair State University provides access to many instructional technologies to facilitate teaching and learning. Below you will find information about key technologies. Please click on the name of the technology to learn more about it. You can also use the entries on the left-hand menu.

Name Category Description
Ally Accessibility Scans course documents/images and provides feedback on accessibility level. Also provides alternative formats for course documents, such as HTML, audio, braille, etc.
Canvas Learning Management System Course management platform for all academic courses and communities. Post lecture material, syllabi, assignments, grades, and more.
Captioning Accessibility Collection of tools that allow for the creation of closed captions for video and audio materials.
DesignPLUS for Canvas Course Design Tool Allows for the development of more complex page designs in Canvas. Build inviting and expressive homepages, organize content with tabs and accordions in pages, and more!
Flipgrid Video Discussion Tool Discussion tool that uses video recording and sharing as the primary method of conversation.
Google Workspace for Education Productivity/Collaboration A suite of tools that allows for collaboration on documents, spreadsheets, slideshows, and more.
Google Sites (ePortfolios) Miscellaneous Website/blog-authoring platform that can be used for a variety of purposes, such as ePortfolios.
Hypothes.is Social Annotation Social annotation platform used to collaboratively annotate documents and course readings. Helps to promote class engagement and discussion and enhance student learning from readings.
LockDown Browser + Monitor Proctoring Software Internet browser used for proctoring of exams to limit opportunities for cheating. Can be used for in-person proctoring as well as remote proctoring.
Loom Video Recording A suite of productivity tools including email, cloud file storage, collaborative documents, and more.
Padlet Collaboration Tool Padlet is an online collaborative bulletin board that allows participants to interact by posting text, links, images, videos, and more.
Panopto Lecture Capture Recorder and Hosting Solution Video recording, editing, and hosting platform. Allows development of engaging lecture videos with PowerPoint capture, in-video quizzes, and automatic captioning.
Perusall Social Annotation Social annotation platform used to collaboratively annotate documents and course readings. Helps to promote class engagement and discussion and enhance student learning from readings.
Polling Tools Engagement/Assessment A collection of tools used to engage students during live classes and gauge student understanding via formative assessment.
Qualtrics Surveys Survey development platform. Send out surveys to users and collect response data for a variety of purposes.
Respondus 4.0 Test Authoring Software Program used to author exams natively or convert a variety of file types into Canvas-friendly importable formats.
TurnItIn Plagiarism Checker Reviews submitted documents against academic articles, journals, and other sources across the web to identify instances of plagiarism.
VoiceThread Interactive Presentation Tool Interactive discussion tool integrated within Canvas. Allows for presenting of materials and commenting by both students and instructors using a variety of response methods, such as voice, video, or text.
Zoom Synchronous Meeting Platform Meeting tool used to conduct online or remote classes, meet with colleagues/students, and hold a number of other synchronous gatherings.

For detailed information on all University tools, please visit our Additional Faculty/Staff Applications page. If you are looking for information on classroom technology please visit Audio-Visual Services.