Focus on extending the capabilities of technology in the digital classroom.

The process


Determine open-source and vendor-provided products for piloting


Engage faculty about pilot participation; work with them to conduct pilots and assess outcomes


Determine software options based on faculty and student feedback


Make selections based on evaluation reports and input from learning technology strategy teams

Learning analytics

As part of our membership in the Unizin Consortium, IU is providing feedback on tools to investigate student engagement and performance. The Unizin Data Warehouse should be used by instructors who have experience querying large databases and building their own visualizations and reports.

Unizin Data Warehouse

The Unizin Data Warehouse provides faculty with direct access to the Canvas data for their courses. A requested data set may include assignments, discussions, enrollments, groups, quizzes, wiki pages, and logins. For a complete list of available items, visit the Canvas data dictionary online at

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Collaborative knowledge building


InScribe is a Canvas-integrated, question and answer, learning platform populated through collaborative sharing and community-based contributions. Instructors can create contextualized knowledge banks to facilitate student learning within a specific course, multiple sections of a course, or across a larger community. Students use InScribe by asking and responding to questions from classmates and community members. Instructors can create pre-populated answers to frequently-asked questions, create articles in a knowledge bank, and upgrade student questions and responses to knowledge bank articles. 

Learn more about InScribe. 

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Ongoing evaluations

Competency-based education tools (CBE)

CBE tools such as Badgesafe, Credly, and Passport will be made available to facilitate the delivery of micro-credentialing. These tools will aid the effort to streamline and facilitate non-credit-based offerings.

Learn more about the Badges@IU pilot

IU Online Virtual PC (vPC)

IU Online vPC leverages a robust Citrix cloud storage environment to provide a customized virtual desktop for online students. It allows students to use performance data applications such as R Studio, ArcGIS, Stata, and SPSS. IU Online vPC pairs the latest Citrix XenDesktop environment with performance-tuned, high-speed data servers within IU’s state-of-the-art data center.

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