- Canvas Chat - Available in all Canvas courses!
Chat offers two convenient options, Chat and Inline Chat, both connect to the same running list of chat messages. Chat allows for notification of new messages, which Inline Chat is located in the lower right corner of each page.
- The Chat tool allows students and faculty to interact in real time and is available/visible to all students in the course. Chats cannot be limited to specific students. To disable chat in your course, you can disable the Chat link in Course Navigation.
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
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.
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.
Canvas Pages and Google Doc are not currently being scanned by Ally. To have a Google Doc checked by Ally, download the Google Doc as a PDF or a Microsoft Word file and upload it to your course for Ally to scan.
Instructor Live Proctoring, Respondus 4.0, Lockdown Browser & Monitor
Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor are 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 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
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
Respondus 4.0 - Create and Manage Online Assessments
Exams can be created offline using Microsoft Word, through a Windows computer and imported into to Canvas.
Download and install the software to create test banks and upload tests created in Word (Please login with your Arcadia Credentials). Instructions can be found here.
The new “Instructor Live Proctoring” option uses LockDown Browser to prevent cheating on the computer itself, while the instructor watches students via (Zoom) video conferencing. Overview of Instructor Live Proctoring
**Please note that Respondus Monitor and “Instructor Live Proctoring” are two separate tools. Respondus Monitor is best for asynchronous classes and will not allow the instructor to view the students in real time while “Instructor Live Proctoring” is a live session that does not record
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 the SpeedGrader for grading and displaying the similarity report. This integrated option can be found within the Canvas Assignment tool (see directions below).
**All papers previously submitted through Turnitin are STILL in the database and will be searched for similarity matches.**
Select SpeedGrader from the right-hand side of the assignment.
To view your Similarity Report in Turnitin Feedback Studio, select the similarity percentage from the right-hand side of SpeedGrader.
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). 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).
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.
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, and if students are on a mobile device they will need the Google Meet app, or they can call in to participate via phone.
Arcadia University is an institutional member of the Online Learning Consortium. OLC is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators, dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner – anyone, anywhere, anytime.
Help Desk - Contact Information
All support tickets should go through the Help Desk. The Help Desk is open 24/7. If they are unable to assist your inquiry a ticket will be created and assigned to the appropriate individual.
Use this form for Canvas requests such as Import Content (Course Copy), Creating a Community, Community Enrollment Removal, Course Retrieval, Cross-List Courses (Combine Course), Creating a Sandbox course, Add and Remove users, ExamSoft, Past Course Viewer, Adding a Guest User, and Increase Course File Size Limit.