The Educational Technologies (EdTech) team administers and maintains the following online academic enterprise-level services for use by faculty, staff and students specifically for teaching, learning, and research at Georgetown University.
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Learning Management System
Classroom Response Systems
Collaboration and Engagement
Barnes & Noble College can be enabled and accessed within Canvas courses. It provides instructors the ability to pair their Canvas course to the campus bookstore website making it easier for students to find and purchase course materials.
Canvas is an online course management system for face-to-face, hybrid and online courses. Using this flexible, open, and extensible platform for course sites, instructors can post content, create assignments and quizzes, assign grades, and communicate with students. Integrated within Canvas are a number of third-party tools that can be used to enrich students’ learning experience.
Panopto is a cloud-based lecture capture service that replaces services previously provided by Echo360. Use Panopto to record lectures and presentations using your computer’s audio, video, and desktop screen. Instructors can publish the recordings to their Canvas courses and share them with students. Recordings are streamed using a web browser and can be viewed on desktop or laptop computers (Windows and Mac) and mobile devices (iOS and Android).
Georgetown Commons is website supported by the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS). Here you will find resources for designing online courses, examples from faculty and ways to connect with scholars at Georgetown. Support for online course tools such as blogs, ePortfolios, and wikis etc., can be found on this site.
iClicker, also known as “student or classroom response systems,” are wireless handheld devices which allow students to respond to questions posed by their instructor. Responses are then sent to a receiver which enables the instructor to collect and display all results immediately.
CNDLS supports iClicker (hardware device) and iClicker’s REEF Mobile Polling (software application) on the Main Campus.
Jesuit Worldwide Learning (JWL)
JWL is a collaborative global partnership comprised of organizations, institutions, companies, and above all, people, to provide tertiary education to those who would otherwise not have access to higher learning opportunities.
For several years, Georgetown University Library has provided the Georgetown community with access to Lynda.com content. In 2015, LinkedIn purchased Lynda.com as a part of an initiative to support professionals more holistically. A new user interface, LinkedIn Learning, seamlessly incorporates Lynda.com content into the LinkedIn platform.
McGraw-Hill is a educational publisher that provides customized educational content. They also provide reference and trade publications for the medical, business, and engineering professions. McGraw Hill can be accessed directly through Canvas.
Pearson Education is a educational publishing and assessment service. Pearson can be accessed directly through Canvas.
Respondus provides a suite of tools for online assessments. LockDown Browser is a secure browser that can be used to prevent cheating during online exams in Canvas. Respondus’ Quiz Authoring tool can create quiz questions that can then be uploaded in Canvas.
Lockdown Browser (LDB)
The ShareStream Video Platform is a comprehensive, end-to-end system for uploading, transcoding, editing, storing, managing, and delivering media in a secure environment worldwide. It is designed specifically to address the unique challenges educational institutions face in establishing an institution-wide video delivery system that services a wide variety of user groups and departments across campuses.
Instructors can use ShareStream in Canvas to provide students with video and audio content streaming.
Turnitin helps instructors check students’ work for improper citation or potential plagiarism by comparing it against numerous online databases. Turnitin’s Feedback Studio also provides instructors with tools to leave written annotations, video and text comments. Turnitin is available to instructors and students through Canvas.
VoiceThread is an online discussion, assignment and presentation tool available for all faculty and students at Georgetown. Instructors and students can use VoiceThread in their Canvas courses to create and share dynamic asynchronous conversations recording their computer’s audio and video, typing, and drawing on the screen. Voicethread can be accessed from a desktop or laptop computer (Windows and Mac) or mobile device (iOS).
Zoom is a web conferencing tool that provides a platform to conduct live online conferences, presentations, lectures, meetings and group chats. All Georgetown faculty, staff and students are eligible for Zoom Pro accounts. Instructors can use Zoom in their Canvas courses to schedule conferences with students and hold online office hours. Zoom works on desktop or laptop computers (Windows and Mac), mobile device (iOS and Android), other conferencing systems such as Polycom (H.323), and can connect to anyone internal or external to Georgetown.