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Instruction and assessment tools

UITS provides the tools and services IU instructors need for instruction and assessment.

Keep teaching, even when you’re apart

Teaching and learning environments have rapidly evolved, and IU has the tools to support you. Although distance and hybrid courses can feel sometimes challenging at first, they also provide an opportunity to re-examine how course content is delivered and structured. With the right tools and technologies, faculty can still deliver exceptional and accessible learning and assessment experiences that support all students.

Help with teaching technologies

If you need teaching or pedagogical help, please contact your campus Teaching Center

Technical support

If you need technical help, please contact your local IT Professional (IT Pro) or your campus Support Center

Phone, email, and chat support is available 24/7
  • Kaltura

    Store, publish, and stream videos, and upload multimedia to enhance your classes. Kaltura works with Canvas, so you can capture lectures and store class Zoom recordings.

  • Zoom

    Teach with high-quality audio and video conferencing from Zoom.

  • Canvas

    Use Canvas, IU’s learning management system, to make assignments, hold discussions, make announcements, administer quizzes, share syllabi, communicate, collaborate, and handle assessment.

  • IU eTexts

    Choose affordable, accessible content for your courses with this powerful instructional tool.

  • Learning spaces

    Discover a wide array of purpose-built active learning classrooms for classes of any size or subject.

Online exam proctoring

At IU, faculty can assess learning through traditional exams by using the online proctoring tools Respondus Monitor and Examity. These are currently available to all IU courses without additional fees for the 2020-2021 academic year. To make use of these tools, instructors first need to submit an Online Proctoring Acknowledgement form.

Considerations before using any online proctoring service

Before using either of these services, faculty should consider alternate options for assessing student learning. These alternate options can reduce the potential for academic dishonesty, while also removing barriers for students with limited access to internet or other technologies.

Alternatives to online proctoring:

Assessments that draw on students’ creativity, such as developing a product proposal or writing a story, can serve as a rich and viable alternative. Shorter and more frequent quizzes can reduce student stress – and motivation to cheat – while measuring learning outcomes throughout a course. Learn more about how to assess student learning.

Providing practice tests

The single most important thing you can do to help your students be successful in taking their test with either Respondus Monitor or Examity is to give them a practice test several days before their first real test. A practice test requires students to download the necessary software and test their computer hardware and internet connection in a low-stakes environment. If they encounter problems, they can work with the campus Support Center to clear up any issues before they take a real test.

Tools for online proctored exams

If, after exploring all other options, you have found that online proctoring is necessary, you can choose between Respondus Monitor and Examity. Regardless of which you choose, you will first need to complete the Online Proctoring Acknowledgement.

Respondus Monitor

Respondus Monitor is the auto-proctoring component of Respondus LockDown Browser. It is currently available without fee for the 2020-21 academic year to all IU courses.


Examity provides secure, flexible online proctoring and is currently available without fee for the 2020-21 academic year to all IU courses.

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