CLEAR supports a variety of instructional technologies. Let us help you find technology solutions that work best for you and your students.
Learning Management Systems
Canvas, the learning management system (LMS) in use at UNT, may be used for course activities and communication in online, blended or traditional face-to-face courses.
Respondus LockDown Browser
With Respondus' specialized browser, the testing environment within Canvas is locked down so students are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications.
Respondus Monitor is a companion application for LockDown Browser that uses webcam and video technology to prevent cheating during online exams. Respondus Monitor integrates seamlessly with learning management systems and is ideal for non-proctored testing environments.
Turnitin helps students learn to cite their work properly and aids faculty in detecting possible incidents of plagiarism on written assignments.
Respondus enables you to create and manage exams to be printed to paper or published directly to Canvas for online delivery.
Communication and Collaboration Tools
Canvas Studio is a powerful, easy-to-use media tool that integrates directly with Canvas that will allow you and your students to create, upload, edit, and manage audio and video (AV) files. It also allows you to embed in-video assessment questions and provides useful usage analytics.
(Formally REEF Polling) iClicker Cloud is easy to use and polling is free for UNT students through our UNT site license! Find out how to get started at the iClicker Cloud @ UNT Canvas page.
Microsoft Teams is a collaboration app that helps your team and class stay organized and have conversations—all in one place. With the Teams integration, educators and students will be able to more easily navigate seamlessly between Teams and their course in Canvas.
UNT has begun a partnership with Packback which means that UNT students no longer have to pay to use it. Please remove any verbiage in your syllabus that referred students to the bookstore or included any payment information regarding Packback. You can now also add a Packback navigation link to your Canvas menu! For instructions on how to do so, visit Setting Up your Learning Management System with Packback.
If you have any questions about Packback, you may contact Kathryn Stegeman, your Experience Manager Packback at firstname.lastname@example.org
Piazza is a free platform for instructors to efficiently manage class Q&A. Students can post questions and collaborate to edit responses to these questions. Instructors can also answer questions, endorse student answers, and edit or delete any posted content. Piazza is designed to simulate real class discussion. It aims to get high quality answers to difficulty questions, fast!
Zoom is an online collaboration tool to enhance online courses with live, voice-based interaction.
Professional Development Tools
Access more than 10,000 video tutorials on multimedia production, design, professional skills and more. In addition to the English library, multi-language access for courses are available in German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, and Portuguese – for UNT System faculty, staff and currently enrolled students!
Equatio helps creating accessible complex math, chemistry and physics expressions, and formulas using keyboard, touchscreen, or voice recognition.
The PopeTech Instructor Accessibility Guide helps faculty members in checking and editing Canvas content for accessibility.