Approved Academic Tools

Listed by Function

shows this tool integrates with Canvas
indicates a Generative AI tool
All tools listed on this page are approved for use.

For 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.

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Can be used for
Canvas fully supported and integrated quizzes, assignments
Cengage Mindlink limited support Humanities/Language student practice and assessment (MindTap) and STEM student practice and assessment (WebAssign)
CrowdMark limited support handwritten and/or electronic assessments (assignments and exams)
ExamSoft

college supported
(Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry)

question bank creation, support the integrity of digital exams. See Proctorio (for use in other colleges)
H5P

limited support

create and share web-based interactive learning activities
Kahoot self-supported, conditions may apply student practice, formative assessment, student-created practice, use Poll Everywhere where applicable
Mentimeter

self-supported, conditions may apply

polling, formative assessment, use Poll Everywhere where applicable
Mobius limited support student practice and assessment
NOLEJ self-supported, conditions may apply rapidly developing learning activities and materials (e.g., practice questions, flashcards, etc.)
Perusall self-supported, conditions may apply annotating shared documents
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
Proctorio college supported

support the integrity of digital exams

Riipen limited support integrating authentic projects and work experiences into courses
Smartwork 5 limited support STEM student practice and assessment

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Kahoot self-supported, conditions may apply student practice, formative assessment, student-created practice, use Poll Everywhere where applicable
Mentimeter self-supported, conditions may apply polling, formative assessment, use Poll Everywhere where applicable
Poll Everywhere limited support student practice, formative assessment, polling
Zoom Polling

fully supported and integrated

formative assessment, summative assessment, polling

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Canvas fully supported and integrated discussion board using the liking feature
H5P limited support create and share web-based interactive learning activities
Microsoft Bing Copilot

fully supported - limited*

generating and revising text with references included, generating new images, audio transcription of written text, generating questions and assessments to use in teaching, generating course activities
*Currently available only to instructors and staff.
Mural self-supported, conditions may apply collaborative whiteboarding, mind-mapping
Padlet self-supported, conditions may apply collaborative bulletin board with a range of media types, concept mapping
Poll Everywhere limited support word clouds, discussion questions
SMARTIE self-supported, conditions may apply generating course elements, generating assessment tasks and questions, improving the inclusivity of course materials and activities
XMind self-supported, conditions may apply mind-mapping, brainstorming

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Canvas fully supported and integrated creating learning modules, pages, assignments, etc.
H5P limited support create and share web-based interactive learning activities
Microsoft 365 fully supported and integrated creating documents and presentations
Microsoft Bing Copilot

fully supported - limited*

generating course elements, generating assessment tasks and questions, generating and revising text, generating images, audio transcription
*Currently available only to instructors and staff.
NOLEJ

self-supported, conditions may apply 

rapidly developing learning activities and materials (e.g., practice questions, flashcards, etc.)
Panopto fully supported and integrated lecture recording, screen capture
Pressbooks limited support creating & sharing open textbooks
SMARTIE self-supported, conditions may apply generating course elements, generating assessment tasks and questions, improving the inclusivity of course materials and activities
WordPress self-supported, conditions may apply blogging, sharing resources
Zoom fully supported and integrated synchronous video conferencing,  recording, group presentations

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Canvas fully supported and integrated creating learning modules, pages, assignments, etc.
Cengage Mindlink limited support Humanities/Language student practice and assessment (MindTap) and STEM student practice and assessment (WebAssign)
H5P limited support create and share web-based interactive learning activities
Microsoft 365 fully supported and integrated creating documents and presentations
Panopto fully supported and integrated lecture recording, screen capture
Perusall self-supported, conditions may apply annotating shared documents
Pressbooks limited support creating & sharing open textbooks
Smartwork 5 limited support STEM student practice and assessment
WordPress self-supported, conditions may apply blogging, sharing resources
Zoom fully supported and integrated synchronous video conferencing, breakout rooms

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Canvas fully supported and integrated course announcements, creating groups, course calendar, creating course modules, etc.

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Canvas fully supported and integrated asynchronous discussion boards
Perusall self-supported, conditions may apply annotating shared documents
Zoom fully supported and integrated synchronous online discussions for large groups or small groups (breakout rooms)

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Microsoft 365 fully supported and integrated document creation and collaboration
OneDrive fully supported and integrated file sharing for collaboration
Perusall self-supported, conditions may apply annotating shared documents

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Microsoft 365 (OneNote) fully supported and integrated
Portfolium fully supported and integrated
WordPress limited support

See the ePortfolio Guide for how to pick the right tool for use in your class.

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Support Level

Can be used for
Microsoft Bing Copilot

fully supported,

limited*

generating course elements, generating assessment tasks and questions, generating and revising text, generating images, audio transcription
*currently available only to instructors and staff.

NOLEJ

self-supported, conditions may apply  

rapidly developing learning activities and materials (e.g., practice questions, flashcards, etc.)

ResearchRabbit

self-supported, conditions may apply 

find and organize relevant journal articles

SMARTIE

self-supported, conditions may apply

generating course elements, generating assessment tasks and questions, improving the inclusivity of course materials and activities

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Canvas fully supported and integrated peer review of submitted assessment, discussion boards
Padlet

self-supported, conditions may apply

multimedia collaborative bulletin board with commenting


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ResearchRabbit self-supported, conditions may apply find and organize relevant journal articles

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Microsoft 365 fully supported and integrated creating reflection notes (OneNote)
Panopto fully supported and integrated creating reflection videos
Portfolium fully supported and integrated course level assessment, program level evidence of competencies, workspace for reflective learning
WordPress limited support blogging

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Zoom fully supported and integrated synchronous lecture or discussions, breakout sessions

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WordPress limited support web design