Canvas is a learning management system (LMS), which is a Web-based platform for course material, assignments, grades, communication, and all activities related to teaching and learning. Canvas is used for all modalities of courses taught at Oregon State University: traditional face-to-face, hybrid, Ecampus online, and continuing education courses.
Learn@OregonState supports the Turning response system, commonly known as “clickers.” This system allows instructors to pose questions and problems to any sized class, to which learners respond using their device. Group results may be immediately displayed for review and recorded for grading. The cloud-based Turning system at OSU consists of a learner bundle which includes a physical remote in addition to software for mobile devices and laptops. This clicker system is integrated into Canvas which allows instructors to apply participant lists to identify learners and to post participation points to the Canvas grade book. Teaching and learning strategies with clickers far exceed the basic objective question approach and may be effectively used to facilitate problem-based and collaborative learning.
Why Turning? The Turning response system in use at OSU provides myriad options for instructors in order to match their teaching style. Turning is a hybrid system which supports both students who do have have and those who do not have smart mobile devices.
Kaltura offers an open-source cloud based media platform which facilitates the conversion and distribution of audio and video content. Faculty, staff and students all may upload media content themselves and can determine themselves if their media will be public for all to see or restricted.
There are no limits on the duration of media or its size in OSU Kaltura, nor is there a limit on the amount of media that may be uploaded. There is no cost to you for the use of the Kaltura platform.
The traditional college textbook has expanded into a range of online media and interactive resources designed to support individual learning. Several major publishers provide online resources that are integrated with Canvas, thereby contributing to the rich learning ecosystem for students and instructors.
TurnItIn is a Web-based service that identifies passages in submitted papers that match passages in other sources, such as websites, articles in scholarly journals, and other student papers. TurnItIn then generates an Originality Report, which highlights passages of matching text.
TurnItIn originality reports are especially effective in helping students diagnose problematic passages in their own papers and in helping guide revision of early drafts. By providing clearly marked reports that identify passages that match other sources, originality reports guide students through a careful step by step analysis of their own work.