The LMS provides a platform for the use of a range of learning technologies.
The following tools and software are supported by Learning Environments.
Supported learning technologies
Ally - Accessibility tool
Ally is a tool that assesses the accessibility of your content on the LMS and provides guidance for improving its accessibility rating. Ally also has the ability to provide students with alternative formats of your LMS content.
The banner tool allows you to create custom banners that can be added to your LMS subjects.
Browser test tool
A simple tool for viewing your browser information, configuration, checking your internet speed, and managing third-party cookies.
Cadmus is an online assessment tool, where subject coordinators create and students complete written assessment tasks in a dedicated environment, accessed through the LMS.
Ed Discussion supports learning through rich and engaging discussion forums and chat rooms.
Exam Support (powered by BigBlueButton) is an online communication tool that enables teaching staff and students to have one-on-one interactions specifically related to exam content.
FeedbackFruits provides a series of tools designed to enhance feedback and student engagement with course content.
Gradescope is an assessment tool that supports online submission, grading, and feedback. It is particularly relevant for STEM subjects and other areas that require hand written and hand drawn responses from students.
H5P is an easy-to-use tool that allows anyone to develop interactive online content, review activities, games, simulations and more. H5P items can be embedded into LMS pages or shared directly via a URL.
iThenticate is a similarity checking tool that identifies matching text in documents. Staff and graduate researchers can check their own writing and writing they have co-authored for matches against an extensive database.
MediaSpace is the University’s internal Video Management System solution. This media hosting and sharing platform will enable staff to upload media and create and curate collections of content for sharing and distributing within the organisation.
Kaltura is a video management system (VMS) which can be used by staff to create videos and share with students directly through the LMS. Upload, manage, embed, and curate libraries of videos all within your LMS subject site.
Lecture Capture (Echo360)
The Lecture Capture system records lectures and events in supported venues. Recordings are made available to students as streaming video, via the LMS.
LockDown Browser is a custom browser that prevents students from accessing other applications during a Canvas quiz.
Microsoft Teams is a software application that can be used to communicate and collaborate with others on a shared project or assignment.
Padlet is an online tool that supports virtual brainstorming, collation and collaboration activities.
PebblePad is an ePortfolio platform used to develop digital portfolios (ePortfolios) and curate and manage evidence of reflection, learning, assessment and professional development.
Perusall is a social eTextbook platform which allows students to collectively read, annotate and discuss the readings uploaded by teaching staff.
The University of Melbourne provides staff premium access to Poll Everywhere, an online tool that allows users to create and collect responses to activities. Activities can be activated and distributed in a live session and through the LMS.
The University of Melbourne provides all staff and research students with access to Qualtrics Research Core, a powerful survey engine that allows users to easily create, design and distribute surveys for a variety of teaching, learning and research needs.
Readings Online enables staff to add, organise and control their subject readings and ensures copyright compliance in their subjects.
Turnitin is a web-based text-matching software that works by comparing electronically submitted papers to billions of pages of content located on the Internet and proprietary databases as well as the work of other students whose papers have also been submitted into the system.
Zoom is a high quality video and audio online conferencing tool for desktops and smartphones. It’s ideal for online classes, meetings, special events, webinars, remote working and job interviews.
Privacy Impact Assessments for learning technologies
A full list of completed learning technologies Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) is available on the Privacy Impact Assessments for learning technologies page.
Request a new learning technology
You may request a new learning technology to be integrated with the LMS, or that a new tool be considered for central deployment. This is a two step process, and is outlined on the Privacy Impact Assessments for learning technologies page.