Gradescope bubble sheet exams

Scantron services will be no longer be available after Fall term 2021. Instructors who administer bubble sheet exams and assignments can use the Gradescope bubble sheet feature. Gradescope is available to all instructors at OSU; there is no cost for students, and it is integrated with Canvas. Contact the OSU Canvas team for more information on how to get started with Gradescope.

Draft Coach

Students benefit from easy access to originality and grammar-checking tools when working on writing assignments. Turnitin’s Draft Coach is now available to all OSU students, faculty and staff from the Add-ons menu in OSU Google Docs. Users can run up to three originality checks on any OSU Google doc. Get more information on using Draft Coach or review the FAQs for Draft Coach.

Workshops and webinars

Did you know that OSU has a new lightboard that faculty can use to create compelling instructional videos? Find out what's new and get hands-on help with tools (including media) for teaching and learning from Center for Teaching and Learning, Ecampus, and Academic Technologies. Check out our winter term webinars and workshops - descriptions and registration here

Top Hat

Top Hat is Oregon State University’s centrally supported student response system. Top Hat has introduced a number of new features and updates. Take a look at what’s new in Top Hat, and join us in a workshop session in January on the new updates.

Canvas New Quizzes

Instructure is working on their new quizzing tool, New Quizzes, to replace their classic quizzing tool next year. Oregon State University will begin offering training for faculty on New Quizzes during winter term and continuing through spring and summer. Learn more about the New Quizzes timeline from Instructure or contact the OSU Canvas team for more information on how to get started with New Quizzes in Canvas.

BigBlueButton removed from Canvas

The BigBlueButton (formerly named Conferences) will be removed from Canvas at the end of Fall term. Faculty and students are encouraged to use Zoom for web conferences. Information to get started with Zoom or to use Zoom in Canvas can be found online. For help with Zoom, contact the OSU Service Desk.