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


HUIT Academic Technology 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.

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.

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.  


Whether creating an online repository of historical maps, generating a multilayer GIS map of the multi-faith landscape of American cities, or mapping a saintly cult or pilgrimage, online maps encourage students to think spatially and critically.


R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.