One of the benefits of Canvas is our ability to integrate tools to extend functionality in new ways. The Courseware Advisory leads the exploration and piloting of selected LTI tools, or those plug-in applications that conform to the “Learning Tools Interoperability” standard.
Pilots are typically limited to a small number of participants. While we strive to have as many schools and centers represented, participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Click on a link for info about what a tool is and how to use it.
- Poll Everywhere: mobile- and web-based polling
- Yellowdig: communication, collaboration, & resource-sharing
- Respondus: lockdown browser for Canvas quizzes, tests, and exams
More links coming soon. Follow @CanvasPenn on Twitter for updates.
Contact your Local Support Provider (LSP) if you have any questions.
How to Get Involved
- Contact your school or center’s LSP to find out if the school is already engaged in a pilot.
- Download the sample Memorandum of Understanding (example of Poll Everywhere M.O.U.) between the Penn Libraries Courseware Team and participating Local Support Providers (LSPs) in each school or center.
- Consider the risks (the pilot may not become a production service beyond the evaluation period) and review Pilot Participant Expectations to decide whether participation is right for you.
- Follow the Canvas at Penn blog or Twitter (@CanvasPenn) to learn about pilot progress and findings along the way.
Click on the above link for reports on the tools piloted in the 2015-2016 Academic Year. Each report provides the usage data, user feedback, technical issues, and recommendations for each piloted tool.