August 10, 2019

DAI Technology Inventory

HSC Canvas Resources


HSC Canvas Compatible Technology


Zoom is a convenient and easy to use software tool for group or one-to-one video conferencing. Zoom has become one of the premiere tools for synchronous video sessions of online classes and for teleconferencing in general. If you have a webcam and an Internet connection, you likely already have everything you need to use Zoom to its fullest. Check out the video below for a quick introduction to Zoom Video Conferencing.

Articulate Rise

Rise is an online authoring tool that supports an up/down navigation approach between screens, with scrolling of individual screen content where required. It includes pre-built lesson templates optimized for different devices types and orientations, and also allows you to use learning blocks to create custom lessons.


Mediasite is one of the biggest players in automated classroom recording solutions, where you can create, publish, search and manage all of your videos. For most Faculty and Staff members, the workflow will not change, and you still will be able to record your lecture (via the PC in the room or your Laptop), upload videos and embed videos into your course via Canvas.


PeerWise is an online repository of multiple-choice questions that are created, answered, rated and discussed by students. Typically, at the beginning of a term, a course using PeerWise begins with an empty repository. This grows gradually as the course progresses and students’ author and contributes relevant questions. All activity remains anonymous to students; however, instructors are able to view the identity of question and comment authors and have the ability to delete inappropriate questions. In practice, instructor moderation is rarely necessary and PeerWise is often used with little staff involvement.


“Qualtrics is a self-service cloud-based online survey, reporting and analysis tool made available to all UNTHSC faculty, staff and students. The intended use of the Qualtrics survey program is to collect information, judgments, or opinions. It should not be used for graded assessments of students. The survey creator will be considered the owner of the data gathered.”- HSC Academic Affairs, 2018

Respondus Lockdown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser is a secure testing solution that is now available at UNTHSC for use in face-to-face classes to enhance the integrity and security of tests delivered in Canvas the environment within Canvas. LockDown Browser is a software program that functions as a web browser that prevents students from navigating away from the testing screen. More information is available on the Using LockDown Browser page (choose the “Overview” link next to the Canvas logo). To request Respondus to be configured with your course, please fill out the form on the bottom of this page.

Respondus Monitor

Daily training webinars for LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor The trainings are about 45 minutes, with an extended Q/A period where questions are answered live.


Turnitin is a plagiarism detection and prevention tool that checks a student’s document similarities to the world’s largest collection of internet, academic, and student paper content.


VoiceThread is an application integrated with Canvas that allows users to create presentations, post comments, and share content. VoiceThread is a totally web-based application that allows you to place collections of media like images, videos, documents, and presentations at the center of an asynchronous conversation. A VoiceThread allows people to have conversations and to make comments using any mix of text, a microphone, a webcam, a telephone, or an uploaded audio file.

One University Studio & Multimedia Resources


Online Learning & Teaching Resources


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