Academic Technology Tools & Resources


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)

Immediate Canvas Help (For all Faculty, Staff, and Students)

Canvas Support Hotline/Chat (Log into Canvas, click Help?):
  -  Faculty/Staff 844-589-3848 24/7/365
  -  Student 844-329-3130 24/7/365
  -  LiveChat with Canvas Support! 24/7/365

Additional Canvas Resources

  -  Canvas Request Form ATS will complete this request
  -  Canvas Guides - (Documentation) Find Answers to Common Questions
  -  Canvas Videos - On demand training videos
  -  Getting Started with Canvas - Canvas 101 and Canvas Instructor Tour


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   (Arcadia single sign-on link)

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:

For assistance with setting up accounts or using Zoom, please visit the Zoom Help Center.  When logged into Zoom you can find the 24/7 Chat and Phone Support 1.888.799.0125 and Zoom Resources along the top right. Here is a Zoom Quick Start Guide to get your started using Zoom.

Tips for Zoom in Canvas:

Looking to add Zoom to Canvas?  Add Zoom through the Settings of each course to connect with your students virtually.

  • *Always* “Copy the Invitation” from Zoom and paste it into a Canvas Announcement, send it through Inbox message, or send through email to your students. The meeting will also be listed on your Canvas course calendar.



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


Ally by Blackboard

Ally was launched for all Spring 2020 and future Canvas courses. The Provost announced in late 2019 the importance of accessibility for Arcadia web content and course materials posted in Canvas. Ally was implemented to assist in this effort, you are encouraged to explore Ally and learn how to identify and address accessibility concerns.  

Ally runs on top of Canvas, enabling faculty to make their courses more accessible for students.  Ally indicates items that are not accessible or that could be made more accessible while supplying faculty and course creators with detailed information on how to make the file or content more accessible. In addition to accessibility compliance, Ally also gives all students and viewers additional options for accessing and interacting with material.

What you can expect to see in your course(s)
  • A color score icon indicator on items 
    • Low (0-33%): There are severe accessibility issues.
    • Medium (34-66%): The file is somewhat accessible and needs improvement.
    • High (67-99%): The file is accessible but more improvements are possible.
    • Perfect (100%): Ally didn't identify any accessibility issues but further improvements may still be possible.
  • Click on the Score Icon to learn how to fix the accessibility issues 
For questions about Ally
  • Accessibility of content or student needs contact DSS (215-572-4033)
  • Ally Canvas integration or how to use Ally contact ATS (, 215-517-3085)
Additional information about Ally

Linkedin Learning

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

Linkedin Learning   (Arcadia single sign-on link)

With more than 3,000 courses taught by industry experts—and more added every week—Linkedin Learning 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 Linkedin Learning 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 Linkedin Learning video.


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

Lockdown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser is now available on the course navigation in each Canvas course.

How LockDown Browser Works:

In a Canvas exam (Quiz), LockDown Browser locks down the testing environment to limit students from accessing other pages during the assessment.

  • 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
  • For your students to use LockDown Browser, they will need to download and install LockDown Browser on their own devices.  Please provide them with this link so they can install it.
    • Installation Link for Students
    • LockDown Browser will not work on Chromebooks
    • Create a practice exam:
      • Ensure your first exam using LockDown Browser runs smoothly! Have students take an ungraded practice quiz that requires the use of LockDown Browser, before the graded exam occurs.
Faculty Training and Resources
  • Canvas training video
  • Instructor Quick Start Guides
  • Respondus Monitor Resources
  • Why a practice exam is important
    • Ensure your first exam using LockDown Browser runs smoothly! Have students take an ungraded practice quiz that requires the use of LockDown Browser, before the graded exam occurs.
  • Leave the quiz available for the duration of the course, with unlimited attempts, so students can access it again if they use a different computer.
Student Resource


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 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



NVivo is the most used qualitative and mixed-methods data analysis software tool by academics and professional researchers globally. NVivo is ideal for complex research projects, whether you’re working solo or in a team. Enrich your understanding with NVivo.

Contact to install on your computer. 

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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