The Educational Technologies (EdTech) group 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.
Visit Georgetown Commons to find guides on course design and teaching.
UIS has determined that these computers (desktops or laptops) have sufficient resources for most remote educational tools and activities. Note however that advanced courses in some disciplines may use software platforms that require more resources. Check with a faculty advisor or department before purchasing.
Learning Management System
Classroom Response Systems
Collaboration and Engagement
Barnes & Noble College
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.
CoursEval is Georgetown University’s online evaluation system used for all courses at GU-Main Campus, except those in the two professional schools (Medicine and Law) who run their own systems.
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 is available in Canvas and provides a suite of tools for online assessments. LockDown Browser is a secure browser that can be used to prevent students from leaving the online exam page in Canvas. Respondus Monitor works with LockDown Browser to and uses students’ video camera and microphone to track movements and actions.
- Lockdown Browser Support Documents
- Monitor Support Documents
- Best practices to manage quizzes, tests, and exams
Proctorio is available in Canvas and works by locking the student’s screen so only the quiz is visible. Students cannot access other applications or websites, nor perform actions like print, copy, or close the quiz until it is submitted for grading. Additionally, Proctorio uses the students’ video camera and microphone to track movements and actions.
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.
ShareStream can be used 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).
- Voicethread-Canvas Guide
- Access VoiceThread (outside of Canvas)
- Voicethread Support Documents
- Get Help
Zoom is a web conferencing tool that provides a platform to conduct live online conferences, presentations, lectures, meetings and group chats. Use Zoom on your desktop or laptop computer (Windows and Mac), mobile device (iOS and Android), or other conferencing systems such as Polycom (H.323), to connect to anyone internal or external to Georgetown.
Faculty can use the Zoom Conferencing tool in their Canvas courses to schedule meetings with students and hold online office hours. Students (and faculty too) can use Zoom outside of Canvas to create and host their own meetings.
All Georgetown faculty, staff and students will receive Zoom Pro accounts. This allows for 300 attendees in all Zoom meeting rooms. If you anticipate more attendees please email us in advance.