Information Technology Services supports digital tools to assist faculty with remote teaching, and we strongly recommend using these digital tools that are centrally-supported—meaning the university provides pedagogical support and guidance, as well as technical support for functionality issues.
All centrally-supported tools have been reviewed for FERPA compliance, accessibility and American Disabilities Association standards, data privacy, and cybersecurity.
ITS follows a strict process that regularly consults campus division, instructors, and students to understand needs, products and the Educational Technology market that supports teaching and learning.
Below, you will find an official list of digital tools that are central supported by the university.
Canvas is the Learning Management System (LMS) at the University of Nebraska – all four system campuses (UNL, UNK, UNO, and UNMC) use Canvas. This provides a consistent learning experience for students and instructors. As a cloud-based service, Canvas is built as a nimble framework for robust tools that focus on improving teaching and learning through a modern interface. Please use your campus credentials to log into Canvas.
Turnitin provides instructors with a web-based plagiarism detection service to identify suspected acts of plagiarism. As an available tool within Canvas, the application checks submitted documents against its database and websites to identify unoriginal content. It can also be used in formative assessment to help students learn to avoid plagiarism and improve their writing.
- Information and training: https://www.unk.edu/offices/its/instructional_technology/canvas/turnitin.php
- Information and training: https://its.unl.edu/services/turnitin/
- Information and training: https://www.unomaha.edu/information-technology-services/instructional-technology/turnitin.php
Zoom, the web-conferencing tool used by the University of Nebraska, integrates with Canvas. Faculty, staff and students have access to Zoom service and claim a pro license through their campus (sites listed below). With Zoom, users can create meetings of up to 300 attendees, as well as add alternative hosts to assist with meetings. Zoom requires Single Sign-On, so department or group accounts are not an option. Zoom offers 24 hour support.
A second large-room feature will allow up to 500 attendees. A limited number of Zoom webinars or large-room features available on request through each campus. All requests must be submitted at least a week in advance.
NU (Central): https://nebraska.zoom.us/
Zoom Tutorials: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697-Getting-Started
Academic Video, provided by VidGrid, is the video-streaming and lecture-capture system used by the University of Nebraska. The service is available to both instructors and students. You can access the Academic Video service through Canvas. Professional closed-captioning is currently available to all instructors with academic videos.
Box is a collaboration tool that gives faculty, staff, and students the ability to access, store, and share all types of files, notes, and documents securely—anywhere, anytime, on virtually any device. The Academic Technologies team recommends storing Canvas course material in Box, especially media files.