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Current pilots

Join us as we continue to find out what’s next at IU in teaching and learning. Here are the pilots we are currently engaged in.
  • A11y integrates into Canvas and helps instructors ensure their content is more accessible for all students by generating alternative formats and providing tips to improve Canvas course accessibility.

  • This Canvas integration creates a Microsoft Team from your Canvas course roster and continuously syncs your roster with the Team to reflect drops and adds in your course.

  • Gradescope integrates with Canvas and facilitates the grading of all types of exams and assignments, including bubble sheets, handwritten, and code. Set up your own bubble sheets and use a standard scanner to read in the submissions.

  • Exam-scoring platform that integrates with Canvas, allowing instructors to upload student exam forms to any printer or scanner on the IU network.

  • Terracotta supports rigorous and responsible experimental research on teaching and learning. Set up different variations of the same Canvas assignment, and compare student learning outcomes.

  • Student-facing dashboard tool that displays files accessed, assignment activity, and grade distribution to help students regulate their learning.

Our process

  • Identification

    Determine open-source and vendor-provided products for piloting.
  • Exploration

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

    Determine software options based on faculty and student feedback.
  • Adoption

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

Join a Next.IU pilot

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Adopted tools

  • Kaltura

    Cloud-based video management system

  • Piazza

    Online problem-solving platform

  • Respondus LockDown Browser

    Secure testing environment

  • Examity

    Online proctoring service

  • Quick Check

    Tool for creating inline assessments in Canvas

  • Qualtrics

    Cloud-based survey tool

  • VoiceThread

    Tool for enhancing student engagement and online presence

  • Top Hat

    Interactive, cloud-based system to increase student engagement

  • Zoom

    Web collaboration tool for hosting video sessions online

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