BioSig-ID for Instructors

    What is BioSig-ID? BioSig-ID is a biometric signature technology for identity verification in Canvas. Students use a mouse, stylus or touchpad to draw a unique 4 digit password/passcode for the purpose of authenticating their identity in your Canvas course.  At any point in your course when you want the student to verify their identity (weekly, […]

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    BioSig-ID for students

    One of your online courses may require students to participate in an ID verification system. The identification technology is from a company called Biometric Signature ID and is called BioSig-ID throughout the Canvas course. This new software system is used within Canvas to verify a students’ ID using just your mouse, touchpad, stylus or touch […]

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    VeriCite Transition: Instructor Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Q. Why are we making this change? A. The OTL heard from many faculty that TurnItIn was more difficult to use and had frequent issues during the 2015-2016 academic year, so other products were evaluated as possible replacements. VeriCite is similar to TurnItIn in many respects and provides more robust service and customer support. Canvas […]

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    NBCLearn Video Library

    Canvas has a new tool: the NBCLearn Video Library. This tool allows you to embed videos directly to your course via the Text Editor Toolbar: in an Exam, Quiz, Page, the course Syllabus, and other areas. These videos include a transcript and English captioning, plus citations in MLA, APA or Chicago Style formats. When you […]

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    Respondus 4.0 (Quiz builder)

    Respondus 4.0 is authoring software that allows instructors to Import specially-formatted Microsoft Word or Rich Text files into Canvas and automatically create online exams. Instructors can also pull test questions from their textbook publisher (with 1-2 days notice to the publisher) and download hundreds of publisher-created questions into Canvas. You can check whether your textbook is listed. […]

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    Campus Pack (Blogs, Journals, Wikis, Podcasts)

    DU has a license for the Campus Pack suite of tools that were also available in Blackboard. Users may be most interested in the blog tool, since there is no dedicated blog tool built in to Canvas. If you are deploying these tools as graded assignments, you may follow the instructions listed on the Campus […]

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    NBC Learn

    NBC Learn offers collections of video resources, primary source documents, historic footage, images and mini-documentaries designed for use in the classroom. The NBC Learn External Tool enables instructors to enhance classroom learning by adding NBC Learn resources in their Canvas courses. For students, NBC Learn can be a valuable research tool and unique study aid. […]

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    Respondus Lockdown Browser

    Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Canvas. Students are locked into the assessment and are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. Students: the first time you take a quiz that requires this, you will be directed to a link to download the […]

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