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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.

Workshops are available for technologies with an asterisk (*) next to their name.

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.
ChatGPT Artificial Intelligence Tool able to produce written work that sounds convincingly human-produced.
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!
Flip* 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.* 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 Screencasting application for Windows and Mac machines that allows recording of your screen.
Mind Mapping* Visualization Examples of concept mapping tools including Padlet, Miro, and Mural, useful for collaboration or independent brainstorming.
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.
Simple Syllabus Syllabus Management System A centralized, template-driven platform that enables instructors to quickly personalize and publish interactive class syllabi.
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.