Adobe Connect is a web conferencing platform that enables collaborative experiences that include video, audio, screen-sharing, polls, chat, Q&A, document sharing and much more.
Canvas is Middlebury’s learning management system, and course sites can be provisioned using CourseHub.
Canvas allows you to:
- Conduct online, asynchronous discussions with your students;
- Provide feedback and post grades for assignments;
- Upload documents, videos, audio files, and more;
- Post deadlines and reminders through the calendar and announcements;
- Manage group work assignments;
- Connect via video conference with individual students, a whole class, or guest speakers.
Cidi Labs instructional design tools for Canvas help course designers improve course design, accessibility, course readiness tracking and file management.
Name and Email.
Searchable online course catalog application that provides full-text and faceted search of courses. The catalog allows students to browse and mark courses as favorites, then compile these favorites into schedules that can be shared with their advisor.
Additionally, the catalog provides automated, printable exports of the College Catalog.
The Course Hub is a provisioning and finding aid that provides access to online resources for courses. Students and instructors see all of the courses they are taking and teaching for each semester. Instructors can provision new online resources with a few clicks, while students get links to all resources associated with each course.
Library electronic reserves platform. (Vendor: Docutek)
There's a Middlebury instance and a MIIS instance on one physical server.
Flipgrid is an social video, audio, and text discussion tool that allows instructors and students to interact with one another in ways that may heighten social presence particularly in classes that are exploring blended, hybrid, and online modalities.
Google App integration, created by Instructure, has five main points of interoperability that promote great teaching and learning:
- Single sign-on: use your Canvas login to sign into Google (in process)
- Google Drive embedding and linking: easily embed documents from your Google Drive anywhere you use the Rich Content Editor
- Google Docs as Assignments:
- • Students can submit Google Docs as Assignments
- • Teachers can use a Google Doc to give an Assignment, and send a copy of that document to each assigned student