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Canvas is the University of Denver’s Learning Management System. Consult the Canvas help guides or schedule a consultation with the OTL staff for additional resources.

Library physical reserves/e-reserves

Physical Reserves – Physical books and videos are available at the Main Library Lending Desk for a limited loan period.

Electronic Reserves – Articles, book chapters, syllabi, and other electronic documents made available in ARES through Canvas for your course(s).

DU CourseMedia

DU CourseMedia™ is a web-based tool for instructors to share course media content (images, audio recordings, and video clips with their students. Several library e-reserve digital media resources are available online via DU CourseMedia’s™ extensive media repository. This tool is integrated into Canvas so that students do not have to login to a separate website to view this material in an instructor’s course.


Kaltura is our newest media management system that is available in Canvas. Kaltura can manage large amounts of digital media (video, images and audio) files.

Kaltura or ZOOM
Kaltura & ZOOM both allow DU faculty, staff and students to create screencasts: video recording of the computer screen, audio voice over and an optional camera view of the presenter. Once recorded and uploaded, a sharable weblink is automatically produced and available for the video to be viewed online.

Use for live webinars, virtual classes, on-demand presentations, group collaboration, and multiuser text chat.


Clicker technology is an effective way to promote interactive, engaged learning through classroom participation.

Kaltura or ZOOM

Kaltura and ZOOM both offer video recording, storage and delivery options for students. If you have an specific questions, please contact us kaltura@du.edu

Canvas Discussions

Asynchronous discussions may be used to facilitate and promote critical thinking. The Canvas discussion board allows both students and instructors to start and contribute to discussion topics.

Canvas Groups

Groups function like smaller versions of your course and provide students with a collaborative workspace to share files, collaborate on activities, and prepare group assignments.

DU Portfolio

DU Portfolio is a web-based application that individuals and groups at DU can use to create ePortfolios and mini websites.

Canvas Assignments

Assignments provide opportunities for students to demonstrate comprehension of course material.

Instructor feedback on assignments submitted in Canvas is provided to students using SpeedGrader, an inline-grading tool that eliminates the need to download and export files to a word processor. Grades entered in SpeedGrader are automatically sent to the Gradebook allowing students to see their scores, reviewer comments, and feedback.

DU Portfolio

DU Portfolio is a web-based application that provides electronic portfolios for students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Need more information?

Please direct all general inquiries about teaching, learning, technology or assessment to: otl@du.edu or call us at 303-871-2084.

If you have specific questions regarding the following technologies or if you would like more immediate assistance, please contact:

Canvas LMS Support: 24-hour Phone Hotline: (833) 291-3240

Zoom Videoconferencing Support: 24-hour Phone Hotline: (888) 799-9666

DU Portfolio Questions: otl@du.edu

DU CourseMedia Questions: coursemedia@du.edu

DU VideoManager Questions: videomanager@du.edu

Kaltura Questions: kaltura@du.edu

Having trouble logging into DU applications such as Canvas, VideoManager or DU Portfolio? Contact the UTS Help Desk at 303-871-4700 to reset your DU passcode.


Canvas is the University of Denver’s Learning Management System, providing a secure environment for online, face-to-face, and hybrid courses.

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DU Portfolio

DU Portfolio is a web-based application that provides electronic portfolios for students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Student Response Systems (Clickers and TopHat)

Create an interactive learning environment using hardware or software to take attendance, administer polls, games and quizzes, and share lecture notes.

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Ed-Tech Knowledge Base

Explore the Office of Teaching and Learning knowledge base for questions about Canvas, DU Portfolio, Kaltura, Student Response Systems, and Zoom.

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