The LMS provides a platform for the use of a range of learning technologies.
The following tools and software are supported by Learning Environments.
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.
Cadmus is an online assessment tool, where subject coordinators create and students complete written assessment tasks in a dedicated environment, accessed through the LMS.
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.
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 Canvas subject site.
The Lecture Capture system records lectures and events in supported venues. Recordings are made available to students as streaming video, via the LMS.
Microsoft Teams is a software application that can be used to communicate and collaborate with others on a shared project or assignment.
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 poll questions or activities. Polls 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.
Respondus is a windows application that enhances the functionality and usability of Blackboard's quiz and survey tools.
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.