Arcadia offers many tools and resources to support your learning.
Canvas is Arcadia University's Learning Management System (LMS). Please see the Canvas page for additional resources and information.
Logging in to Canvas
Access Canvas directly at canvas.arcadia.edu. Canvas works with your Arcadia credentials when you are logged in through PortalGuard.
Need Immediate Canvas Help?
Canvas Student Support Hotline and LiveChat available 24/7/365 (Log into Canvas, click Help ?)
View the Canvas Student Guides - (Documentation) Find Answers to Common Questions
Zoom - Online Meeting Tool
All faculty, staff & students at Arcadia University have access to Zoom, which is a online video conferencing/meeting system.
Zoom can be used for hosting online meetings, webinars, guest speakers or online classes, and more. Zoom enables interoperability between all major hardware and software video platforms, as well as browsers and mobile apps. You can now meet with virtually anyone, anywhere, anytime.
Zoom has integration with many browsers such as Chrome and Firefox and Google Calendar through an extension add on. There is also a separate app for Windows and Mac as well as iOS and Android Devices. All downloads are located here: https://arcadia.zoom.us/download
For assistance with Zoom, please visit the Zoom Help Center. When logged into Zoom https://arcadia.zoom.us you can find the 24/7 Chat and Phone Support and Zoom Resources along the top right. Here is a Zoom Quick Start Guide to get your started using Zoom. If you have additional questions, please contact the Arcadia Help Desk.
Best Practices for Securing Your Zoom Meetings
Additional Zoom Information for Arcadia Students
Respondus LockDown Browser
In a Canvas exam (Quiz), LockDown Browser locks down the testing environment to limit students from accessing other pages during the assessment and Respondus Monitor uses the students webcam to record them and flag activity for the instructor to review.
Assessments are displayed full-screen and cannot be minimized
Browser menu and toolbar options are removed, except for Back, Forward, Refresh and Stop
Prevents access to other applications including messaging, screen-sharing, virtual machines, and remote desktops
Printing and screen capture functions are disabled
Copying and pasting anything to or from an assessment is prevented
Right-click menu options, function keys, keyboard shortcuts and task switching are disabled
An assessment cannot be exited until the student submits it for grading
To use LockDown Browser, you will need to download and install LockDown Browser - Installation Link for Students
Respondus Lockdown Browser installation link for students. Download and install LockDown Browser before taking an Arcadia exam.
Overview for students (video: 2 minutes)
Turnitin is a plagiarism checker used by educational institutions worldwide to ensure originality of the submissions and keep academic integrity standards high.
Turnitin now utilizes Canvas’ Assignment tool for submissions and Grades to view your similarity report.
Accessing the Similarity Report
The Similarity Report can be accessed from within Grades and the specific assignment.
The offices of Information Technology, Sponsored Research and Programs and the Library bring you EndNote, the most powerful tool for managing research. This software will be available to faculty, staff, and students currently enrolled in courses at Arcadia University.
Thomson Reuters EndNote gives you the tools to search, organize, write and share your research. EndNote makes managing research easy for anyone— from the novice researcher publishing their first discovery to the senior professor preparing a manuscript or writing a grant proposal. EndNote allows you to search various databases like PubMed, collect full text pdfs, manage citations, organize references, work with pdfs by annotating texts, format bibliographies to prepare your research paper, manuscript, or grant proposal.
EndNote - From Anywhere, Anytime
With EndNote, your research is accessible from anywhere. EndNote includes access to your library - with unlimited reference and file storage, annotations, and group sharing. By creating an online account and syncing your desktop and online libraries, you can access that library on any computer where EndNote is installed, access it online, or on your iPad.
How to Get EndNote
Please click here and select the operating system you have (Arcadia Login Credentials will be required). For Mac, just download the installer and install. For PC you will need to download the 'Download for EndNote X9.zip' file and extract it to your computer. The file contains both the installer and the license file. Both items need to be in the same location when you run the installer (You will not need a product key as long as you have both files downloaded).
"How To" Guides and Training Options for EndNote
Pre-Recorded Training (over 100+ video) is available for EndNote
Calendar for Live Online Training
Google Meet is an alternative for Zoom conferencing. You have the ability to add a Google Meet session to your Canvas Course, Course Announcement, Module or via Calendar. The Google Meet will start when you join and will run until all users leave. You do not have to update the link to start a new session. When you’re ready for your next class to start, the same link will create a new Google Meet.
Note - Google Meet will launch in a new tab, if you are on a mobile device you will need the Google Meet app, or they can call in to participate via phone.