Turning Technologies

Turning Technologies logoFall 2019 update: Turning Technologies clickers are no longer supported in the FAS. Instructors still eager to use this technology can contact Academic Technology for the FAS who can connect them with the vendor to discuss pricing and facilitate integration with Canvas.

To see how Turning Technologies compares with other supported Classroom Response Tools,...

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WordMapper: Multilingual Text Alignment and Annotation

WordMapper is a multilingual text annotation tool developed in 2016 by the Academic Technology for FAS team. The tool was originally designed to support the creation of annotations within side-by-side Greek/Arabic text, but can be adapted to other types of web content. Details on the application and its development are below. For more information, or to pilot this new browser-based alignment and annotation tool, contact Academic Technology for FAS at Read more about WordMapper: Multilingual Text Alignment and Annotation


Academic Technology for the FAS provides a variety of technologies and consultative services to support teaching learning in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. We work with Faculty, Teaching Staff, and Students to find tools that meet teaching and learning goals, and to identify, integrate, or develop new technological options.

Core Tools and Platforms supported at Harvard include the...

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VoiceThread for Canvas

VoiceThread allows multiple people to view multimedia content and exchange ideas via text or recording. 

We will be piloting a version of VoiceThread for Canvas for the Fall term of 2015.  

Please email if you are interested in learning more or having VoiceThread enabled as part of your course website.

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AnnotationX - Annotation tool for Canvas

ATG is collaborating with HarvardX developers to bring you the  Annotation Tool that has been used in the EdX platform for MOOCs.   This will allow on-campus instructors to set up text assignments within Canvas so that students can annotate and start an online dialog with classmates and instructors about interpretation of a text.

This will replace the Collaborative Annotation Tool (CATool) that was available in iSites.  

We are piloting this in Canvas for the Fall 2015...

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Canvas Showcase

Need some inspiration for your Canvas site? Not sure where to start?

In this section, you'll find inspiration for different kinds of Canvas sites. Whether you're looking for a site to host your course files and content or for a site rich with assignments, modules, and multimedia, Canvas has a variety of tools to fit your needs. 

Please note that in order to access many of these courses, you'll need a HUID (or XID) and PIN. 

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