Academic Technology Tools & Resources

Canvas

Canvas is Arcadia University's Learning Management System (LMS). Please see the Canvas page for additional resources and information.

Canvas   (Arcadia single sign-on link)

Canvas Sandbox (course shell)

If you are listed as a current instructor of a course or leader of an organization a Sandbox, a place for you to explore the Canvas interface, has been created for you. If you do not have a "Sandbox" listed when you login, please contact ats@arcadia.edu to request one.

Canvas FAQ's

 

Canvas Request Form

Use this form for Canvas requests such as Blackboard Course Retrieval, Course Combining, Creating a Community and Creating a Sandbox. 

EndNote

The offices of Academic Technology Services, 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

For Faculty and Staff using Arcadia owned computers - You will request an install of EndNote. Please follow these instructions.

For Students, please click here and select the operating system you have (Arcadia Login Credentials will be required).  You will need to download the DownloadEndNote.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

Mac     PC

Pre-Recorded Training (over 100+ video) is available for EndNote
Calendar for Live Online Trainin

Panopto

Panopto is Lecture Capture software which works as a video platform for training, teaching, and presenting,

Access Panopto through your Canvas Course (Arcadia single sign-on link)

Find answers to all of your Panopto questions on the Panopto Support page where you can Chat Live online or call a Panopto professional and view videos and documentation, as well as find a Quickstart guide.

Panopto Support

Blue Jeans

All faculty and staff at Arcadia University have access to Blue Jeans, which is a cloud based video conferencing system.  

This service can be used for hosting online meetings, webinars, guest speakers or online classes, and more. Blue Jeans Network 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.

Blue Jeans   (Arcadia single sign-on link)

Blue Jeans has integration with Browsers (Chrome and Safari) and Google Calendar through and 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: http://bluejeans.com/downloads

For assistance with setting up accounts or using Blue Jeans, please visit the Quick Start Guide.

Lynda.com

All faculty, staff, and students at Arcadia University have unlimited access to lynda.com, an online library of high-quality instructional videos on the latest software tools and skills.

Lynda.com   (Arcadia single sign-on link)

With more than 3,000 courses taught by industry experts—and more added every week—lynda.com is designed for all levels of learners and is available whenever you’re ready to learn. You can even view it on your iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, or other mobile device.

Some of the most popular courses include:

Check out the lynda.com latest releases and most viewed courses in 3D and animation, audio, business, design, developer, photography, video, and web and interactive. 

We also recommend you watch the How to use lynda.com video.

Unicheck

Unicheck is a plagiarism checker used by educational institutions worldwide to ensure originality of the submissions and keep academic integrity standards high.
What makes it special: the system is able to scan open access databases, libraries, web sources and repositories in real-time.

Unicheck performs checks in various languages and supports the wide range of file formats, including doc, docx, pdf, txt, htm, html, ppt, pptx, rtf, xlsx, xls, odt, ods, odp, MAC: pages, Google Docs via Google Drive, Google Docs Add-on (individual solution).

Benefits from using plagiarism detection software Unicheck:

  • Helps teachers to detect plagiarism in written assignments to teach students how to fix it.
  • Notifies about missed citations and references (correctly formatted citations and references are highlighted in blue and violet colors).
  • Streamlines the process of assignment revision for teachers.

Access Unicheck through your Canvas Course   (Arcadia single sign-on link)

Equipment Checkout

ATS is pleased to offer a reservation and check out system for a variety of instructional technology tools for academic use. Visit our reservation site:

Equipment Checkout

Capstone Poster Printing

For information regarding creating a poster to print, view the video presentation on Guidlines for Poster Creation and Printing or the slides. To submit your poster for printing, use the Poster Printing Request Form

Questions? Contact Mail and Print with questions at 215-572-2109, mailandprint@arcadia.edu or stop by the Dining Complex, 1st Floor.