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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).


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.

Top Hat 

Top Hat is a comprehensive active learning platform that allows instructors to engage students for remote or in-class instruction in synchronous and asynchronous formats. The platform provides the ability for instructors to incorporate interactive content, create interactive slides, graded questions, videos, discussions, polls, and more. 


Flipgrid is a video discussion platform to help faculty and students engage in dynamic conversations about course content. The platform promotes social learning through the translation of text discussions to video-based discussions. And the tool easily integrates with Canvas!

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.


Padlet is a digital bulletin board that is collaborative and interactive where you can create a single or multiple “walls” for various posts. Collaborators can simultaneously generate and organize posts of any content type, whether text, documents, images, videos, audio, or links. Students can see all the postings and comment or vote on them if the board owner allows.


Perusall is a social annotation tool that integrates with Canvas to increase participation, allowing students and instructors to annotate readings, asynchronously responding to each other’s comments and questions.

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

Kaltura Questions: kaltura@du.edu

Having trouble logging into DU applications such as Canvas, 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.