Supported Technologies

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. In a case where a certain tool or technology is not supported, we will work with you to find the best available tool to meet your needs. 

Below are several supported tools and platforms that may meet your needs based on the activity you are conducting within your course. 





Share digital course materials​

Engage with (digitized) objects​

  • Organize materials with Canvas Modules and/or Calendar​
  • Integrate library resources with Leganto
  • Organize media collections in Panopto
  • Use Perusall for collaborative reading of digital materials​
  • Organize visual collections with Image Media Manager​
  • Collaboratively annotate text, images, and video with AnnotationsX

Hold synchronous meetings​​

  • Hold class and section meetings in Zoom
  • Use Poll Everywhere for more polling functionality than basic Zoom polls​

Record lectures​​

  • Pre-record lectures, including video and slides, in Panopto ​​

Facilitate group work​​

  • Use Google Apps for collaborative editing​
  • Communicate and coordinate using Slack channels and messages
  • Curate digital collections and exhibits with Omeka​​
  • Author media-rich writing assignments with Scalar

Make & perform student work​

  • Curate digital collections and exhibits with Omeka​​
  • Author media-rich writing assignments with Scalar
Collaborate with handwriting
  • Zoom whiteboard and annotation

Provide frequent assessment and feedback​

  • Use Canvas to collect assignments and use rubrics to provide consistent feedback​
  • Canvas Quizzes can provide instant feedback​
  • Canvas Gradebook makes student progress transparent
  • Courses with problem sets and/or exams can use Gradescope to streamline grading workflows and provide more consistent feedback​

Support language practice​​

  • Schedule Zoom student practice sessions​
  • Canvas Assignments​
  • Use VoiceThread to support asynchronous language practice​

Offer simulation and experimentation​​


Build and sustain course community

  • Foster online discussions in Canvas
  • Invite student Q&A in Ed Discussions
  • Enable student-to-student communication and collaboration in Slack​​

In preparation for Fall 2020, FAS and HUIT explored tools to support new needs presented by teaching, learning, and building community remotely