Instructional Technology & Remote Teaching

Upcoming teaching-related workshops:

Editor's Pick

Basic Resources

Templates & Worksheets

To share with students

Digital Accessibility

Also, not to miss

Software Access for UGrads & Computer Labs

S150/160 Computer Lab use

These computer labs offer lecture space and several small rooms with Thin Clients. See this document for S150/160 Computer Lab use during the pandemic.

S121 Computer Lab

The S121 computer lab provides about 70 Thin Client workstations. For S121 use and reservations see Astra (University room scheduling system).

Need SPSS or other software for your students? 

Windows Terminal Server (WTS) allows students to use software like SPSS and others. Instructors can request WTS access for their entire semester course. Contact [email protected] for such a request.


AppsToGo is the name for the University of Minnesota's application delivery infrastructure. It is an application delivery service that allows you to run software without having to install it on your computer. Once you are set up with the necessary software, you can sign in to AppsToGo to use virtualized software applications, called Apps.

Canvas & Tools


Canvas Grades


For instruction, Zoom is used for synchronous lectures and discussions, as well as office hours. Host a Zoom Meeting within Canvas
Tips: Facilitating Student Engagement in Synchronous Zoom Sessions


    Mediaspace is a video hosting platform integrate in Canvas; Kaltura is a tool for lecture recordings and media uploads.
    This video provides all you have to know to get started with recordings for teaching. For details: Use Kaltura Capture


    VoiceThread is a Canvas integrated tool and allows asynchronous video, audio, and text discussions. Lecturers can use VoiceThread for slide-by-slide lecture recordings or presentations. Check out the "New Assignment" features with a new assigment workflow and examples to use VoiceThread for assignments.


    FlipGrid is a Canvas integrated platform for ansynchronous video discussions and submissions. 

    Academic Integrity Tools

    Proctorio, Respondus, and Turnitin are Academic Integrity Tools (see Assessments & Exams tab).

    Digital Course Pack

    The Library's Digital Course Packs
    Integrated in Canvas, course material can be requested and linked to the Library's digital material. Integrate Materials into Canvas [5:20]

    Assessments & Exams

    Resources to Assist in Planning Assessments

    ... and rethinking and reimagining assessment in your upcoming courses:

    Academic Integrity

    The following academic integrity tools are integrated in Canvas:

    1. Turnitin, plagmarism checker
      (Attention: Due dates and late assignment dates are handled differently in Canvas and Turnitin.)
    2. Proctorio, eProctoring tool
      This Proctorio Sandbox allows instructors to experience Proctorio in Student and in Teacher roles. Self-enroll, self-pace.
      Considerations for international students: International Access For Proctored Online Exams
      Proctorio Directions for Student to use in Canvas (template) 
    3. Respondus, lockdown browser 
    Student Engagement


    Supporting Tools


    Use Groups in Canvas for Collaboration (Self-Help Guide)

    Recordings & Media

    The University provides a variety of recording tools, media hosting platforms, and media repositories. Contact [email protected] to discuss the best tool for your recording and media needs. 

    Video Recording Tools

    This Comparison of Video Recording Tools provides an overview of available options.  

    Kaltura and Mediaspace

    Kaltura is a media management platform for teaching and learning purposes, well-integrated in Canvas. This cloud-based system automatically optimizes video files for viewing on any device, includes strong accessibility workflows, powerful search functions, and deep analytics about who is watching videos and for how long. 

    Kaltura Mediaspace serves as a video repository. With the retirement of MediaMill and MediaMagnat, Mediaspace it the platform to host instructional videos.  Mediaspace allows organizing media via channels and playlists. Media can easily be shared and used for collaboration. 


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