Academic Tools List (A-Z)

Icons
= approved for academic use
= integrates with Canvas
= not approved for academic use
= under review for academic use
= USask has a similar, funded solution
= Generative AI tool

For more information regarding reviewed technology tools, see this list of IT support tickets with technology reviewed and organized by: Approved, Approved with Special Conditions, and Not Approved.

Tool Name

Status

Support Level

Can be used for

C
Canvas fully supported and integrated

assessment, course management, content creation, asynchronous discussion, group work, peer review, etc.

Cengage Mindlink limited support

Humanities/Language student practice and assessment (MindTap) and STEM student practice and assessment (WebAssign)

CrowdMark self-supported, conditions may apply handwritten and/or electronic assessments (assignments and exams) 
E
Elsevier/Evolve
ExamSoft college supported
(Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry)

question bank creation, support the integrity of digital exams. See Proctorio (for use in other colleges).

G
Grammarly not approved use Microsoft Editor instead
H
Hypothes.is not approved use Perusall instead
K
Kahoot self-supported, conditions may apply student practice, formative assessment, student-created practice, use Poll Everywhere where applicable
M
Mentimeter self-supported, contitions may apply polling, formative assessment, use Poll Everywhere where applicable
Microsoft 365 fully supported and integrated document creation and collaboration
Microsoft Bing Copilot

fully supported *limited generating course elements, generating assessment tasks and questions, generating and revising text, generating images, audio transcription *Currently limited to instructor and staff use.
Microsoft Teams not approved use Zoom or Canvas instead
Mobius self-supported, conditions may apply
student practice and assessment
Mural self-supported, conditions may apply collaborative whiteboarding, mind-mapping
N
Nolej
O
OneDrive fully supported and integrated file sharing
P
Packback not approved
Padlet self-supported, conditions may apply multimedia bulletin board
Panopto fully supported and integrated lecture capture, screen capture
Perusall self-supported, conditions may apply document annotation
Poll Everywhere limited support student practice, formative assessment, polling
Portfolium self-supported, conditions may apply course level assessment, program level evidence of competencies, workspace for reflective learning
Pressbooks limited support open textbook creation/sharing
Proctorio college supported

support the integrity of digital exams

Perplexity
Precision OS
Q
Quizlet not approved
R
Riipen limited support integrating authentic projects and work experiences into courses 
ResearchRabbit
Remark Test Grading
S
Smartwork limited support STEM student practice and assessment
SMARTIE self-supported, conditions may apply Generating course elements, generating assessment tasks and questions, improving the inclusivity of course materials and activities
T
TopHat use Poll Everywhere instead

 

V
Verso Learning
W
WebEx use Zoom instead
WordPress limited support blogging, web design
X
XMind self-supported, conditions may apply mind-mapping, visual diagrams
Z
Zoom fully supported and integrated video conferencing, breakout rooms