Educational Technologies for Fall 2021 Courses
The Canvas plug-in tool for integrating Google Apps is being discontinued, and we have installed Google Assignments in its place. Before adding Google Assignments to your course, please read our resource page on it to learn how this change will affect courses that were using Google Apps.
Check out the list of apps installed in Canvas! Do you want to use a tool that’s not on the list nor in the Canvas app center? Submit the Google form linked here and we’ll work with you to make it available.
Remember that Canvas cannot store all course lecture recordings. Please do not upload recordings into Canvas courses! Instead, use the Zoom Cloud or Panopto for all recorded sessions; you can then link to those recordings in Canvas. Zoom Cloud Recordings are automatically copied to Panopto, where we currently have unlimited storage space. Review this information on how to find and share your Zoom Cloud recordings in Panopto. You can also view details on recording Zoom meetings and managing/accessing Panopto recordings.
Core Educational Technologies at Georgetown
The following are the core technologies that we use at Georgetown. More information about each tool can be found by clicking on the links below.
- Canvas — course syllabi, roster, materials, assignments, grades, and more. Please take advantage of Instructure’s (maker of Canvas) 24/7 support services. For more tailored needs, we encourage you to sign up for one-on-one support or visit the CNDLS office hours.
- Zoom — web conferencing can be accessed directly or through Canvas. While Zoom continues to be our most widely integrated, feature-rich, and well-supported video conferencing platform, you can find information on Google Meet and Microsoft Teams as potential alternatives on the instructional continuity website.
- Panopto — store and edit recordings and add dynamic quizzes to recordings
- Proctorio — ensure academic integrity for exams and quizzes in Canvas. Please contact CNDLS at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to enable Proctorio in your course.
- TurnItIn — plagiarism detection, and also allows for feedback on student writing and peer review
- ShareStream — access to most audio and video assets owned by the university libraries
- VoiceThread — online platform for conversations in Canvas around images, documents, and videos. Note that new assignments in VoiceThread have a new, upgraded interface.
Please refer to information from your school as well as the resources on the Return to Campus site for additional information on teaching as we return to campus this Fall.
Main Campus Classroom Technology
Please note that over the last year Classroom Education Technology Services (CETS) has upgraded most classrooms on the Main Campus, and they are eager to help you learn the new technology. Someone from CETS can meet with you for one-on-one instruction in your classroom, ideally before the first day of class. Contact CETS via email@example.com, call 202-687-7491, or visit the CETS open office hours on Zoom, from 8 am – 9 pm.
Additionally, there may be other points of contact to help with your classroom technology needs around our campuses:
- McDonough School of Business (MSB): If you teach in the McDonough School of Business (MSB), please contact the MSB Tech Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- School of Continuing Studies (SCS): If you teach at the School of Continuing Studies campus at 640 Massachusetts Ave NW, please contact email@example.com.
- GU Medical Center: Faculty at the Medical Center campus should contact Technical and Educational Support Services (TESS) at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the UIS service desk at 202-687-4949.
- McCourt School of Public Policy: For classrooms managed by McCourt, please contact David Boyer at 202-687-7071 or email@example.com.
- Law Center: For classrooms managed by the Law Center, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Qatar Campus: For classrooms at the Georgetown University Qatar campus, please contact their AV Team at +974-4457-8131 or email@example.com.
For more information on teaching and learning technology tools, please follow the links or visit the Georgetown Commons Tools site.