Canvas Resource Hub

Find a new technique to use today

Northwestern Information Teaching and Learning Technologies offers a number of opportunities to compliment and extend the capabilities of your Canvas courses with supported apps and digital tools.

See the list below for some of the programs available to use in your Canvas courses today.  Please note that these tools are only the ones which are available across all Northwestern schools. Your individual school's IT department will have a more comprehensive list which will include school-specific licenses.  

If you're interested in something not listed below, send us an email. We're always happy to help.  

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Add a Learning App to My Canvas Course

Enhance Course Discussion and Collaboration

Video Annotation Tool for Canvas

Arc

  • Product Name: ARC
  • Used for: VIDEO ANNOTATION
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: ADD ARC TO A COURSE
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Visual Discussion Board for Canvas

Nebula

Nebula

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Social Media Platform inside Canvas

Yellowdig

Yellowdig

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Share Content with My Class

Video Annotation Tool for Canvas

Arc

  • Product Name: ARC
  • Used for: VIDEO ANNOTATION
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: ADD ARC TO A COURSE
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Easy & Safe File Sharing

Box

  • Product Name: BOX
  • Used for: ONLINE FILE SHARING, CONTENT MANAGEMENT 
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: CREATE A BOX ACCOUNT
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Desktop Video Recording & Live Streaming

Panopto

  • Product Name: PANOPTO
  • Used for: VIDEO RECORDING, LIVE STREAMING, HOSTING
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: LOGIN, FEINBERG LOGIN, KELLOGG LOGIN
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Customized Library Resources

LibGuides

LibGuides

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Share Library Materials with Class

Course Reserves

Course Reserves

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Record, Share, or Stream Videos

Video Annotation Tool for Canvas

Arc

  • Product Name: ARC
  • Used for: VIDEO ANNOTATION
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: ADD ARC TO A COURSE
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Find & Share Entire Movies or Clips

Library Media

  • Product Name: AVALON MEDIA SYSTEM
  • Used to: ACCESS THE NU LIBRARY DIGITAL MEDIA REPOSITORY
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: ACCESS AVALON
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Host, Record, & Share a Videoconference

Blue Jeans

  • Product Name: BLUE JEANS
  • Used for: VIDEOCONFERENCING 
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get Started: CREATE A BLUE JEANS ACCOUNT
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Desktop Video Recording & Live Streaming

Panopto

  • Product Name: PANOPTO
  • Used for: VIDEO RECORDING, LIVE STREAMING, HOSTING
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: LOGIN, FEINBERG LOGIN, KELLOGG LOGIN
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Hold an Online Meeting or Videoconference

Host, Record, & Share a Videoconference

Blue Jeans

  • Product Name: BLUE JEANS
  • Used for: VIDEOCONFERENCING 
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get Started: CREATE A BLUE JEANS ACCOUNT
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Desktop Video Recording & Live Streaming

Panopto

  • Product Name: PANOPTO
  • Used for: VIDEO RECORDING, LIVE STREAMING, HOSTING
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: LOGIN, FEINBERG LOGIN, KELLOGG LOGIN
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Accessibility and Inclusivity Tools

Name Pronunciation Tool

NameCoach

  • Product Name: NAMECOACH
  • Used for: NAME PRONUNCIATION
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: VISIT NAMECOACH IN ANY CANVAS COURSE
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Identify Accessibility Issues

UDOIT

UDOIT

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Student Response Systems

Easy-To-Use Polling Software

TurningPoint Cloud

Easy-To-Use Polling Software

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Plagiarism Detection

Anti-Plagiarism Software

Turnitin

Anti-Plagiarism Software

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Analytics and Visualization Tools

Analyze Canvas Discussion Forums

Discussion Analytics

Discussion Analytics

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Visual Discussion Board for Canvas

Nebula

Nebula

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Visualize Class Interactions

Yellowdig Viz

Yellowdig Viz

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Secure Exam Proctoring in Canvas

Secure Testing Environment in Canvas

LockDown Browser

  • Product Name: LOCKDOWN BROWSER
  • Used for: EXAM SECURITY IN CANVAS
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: CONTACT US
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Planning to use video in your course?

Three things to note:

  1. Providing links to video is generally okay (or using things like YouTube’s embedding code, where applicable);
  2. Use a legal copy of the video (for example, don’t use an intermediate program to download YouTube videos);
  3. Licenses and contracts (like clicking “I agree” to the terms involved in creating a YouTube account) may trump the ability to use an exception like fair use.
Here are some other resources that go into a little more detail:

Using Video and Audio in Teaching (online and otherwise)

This is the more comprehensive resource—it addresses online video directly. Note that some of the descriptions are vague: “X may be fair use sometimes.” While that may be true, faculty still need to consider whether fair use applies the same way in their case.

Know Your Copy Rights

While this brochure is a bit older, the principles it outlines are still solid: promotion of linking, public domain materials, fair use, and Creative Commons materials are all still great strategies. Note that the uses it covers are a bit broader than strictly online video.

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