Concordia University is growing its list of educational technologies that are fully supported for teaching and learning. The CTL and IITS are working together to provide resources, instructional support and opportunities for professional development to help faculty discover new ways of bringing innovative pedagogies into the classroom and beyond.
Learning Mangement System (Moodle)
A Learning Management System (LMS) is a secure and private online space to post content and to facilitate online learning activities and communications for a course. Instructors can use an LMS to enhance a face-to-face class or as an integral part of blended or online classes. Concordia currently supports Moodle as its LMS for technology-enhanced and blended courses.
For support using Moodle, contact the Moodle team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lecture Capture (YuJa)
Lecture capture is a tool used to record what the instructor is displaying on the computer along with the accompanying audio of a lecture. Instructors can use lecture capture to record in-class lectures for students to use as a review resource and to improve accessibility for all learners. An instructor can also record lectures to use in place of in-class meetings in other or future sections of the course. Concordia currently supports YuJa as a lecture capture solutions. Visit the IITS Lecture Capture information and resources guide for full details.
For support using YuJa, contact IITS at: email@example.com
Microsoft Office 365
Concordia faculty and staff have been granted a license for the Office 365 online platform offered by Microsoft. This online platform offers access to the standard suite of office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), file storage (One Drive), Intranet (SharePoint), collaboration tools (MS Teams) and more.
Faculty and staff can access the full list of apps available to them by logging in to their Microsoft online portal. The subscription also allows employees to install the Office desktop apps on up to five PCs or Macs per user.
Students also have free access to Mircrosoft Office 365, which can be helpful if you want to use collaborative tools like Teams, OneNote, Collaborative Document Sharing and use their Concordia emails for Zoom accounts.
For support using Office 365, contact IITS at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A web-conferencing solution provides an online space for live virtual classes. It is a way to hold a class virtually where all participants can be seen and/or heard and the instructor can share the content on their screen. Web conferencing solutions can add the human experience to online courses, or provide a way to hold interactive lectures online in blended or traditional face-to-face classes.
For support using Zoom, contact IITS at: email@example.com
Proctorio is an online proctoring service that mimics the live proctoring (invigilation) that takes place during an in-person exam. Its software verifies students’ identification, restricts certain undesirable exam-taking behaviours through various configurations, and records students through video, audio and/or screen activity while they write their exam. Instructors can review recorded data to determine academic disconduct.
Proctorio is used as an additonal layer over Moodle Quiz in COLE, Concordia's Online Exam platform. Please note the use of Proctorio for exams will need to go through an approval process.
Urkund is an automated text-matching software used to prevent and detect plagiarism. Documents are uploaded using a Moodle plugin and compared to a range of sources, including previously submitted material, to verify text originality. The platform generates an analysis report that includes the number of text matches, identifies where these were found in the document, and provides an overall similarity percentage. The Centre for Teaching and Learning has launched an Urkund pilot project with a number of faculty across the university. A primary goal of the pilot is to position Urkund as a teaching and learning resource, supported with Best Practice Guides for faculty and students, instructional resources, and learning activities.
Concordia currently supports the following technologies that can be used securely to support your online teaching.