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Canvas Training Newsletter

The TROY Online Center for Excellence in eTeaching has some great news! Now, not only can you receive Canvas training from our Faculty Development team, but as a Troy University faculty member you also have access to an abundance of Canvas resources and Canvas training that is actually being provided to you by Canvas. The Canvas Training Newsletter contains information regarding the training and resources being offered by Canvas. You can view the newsletter in the window located in this section. To view the newsletter as a full web page click here. If you prefer customized canvas training whether it be in a one-on-one or group format, or if you just need to complete Canvas Certification, please contact the Troy Online Faculty Development team at canvascert@troy.edu.

Canvas Resources

Proctored Exams

A proctored exam is something you should consider from the moment you receive the faculty availability letter. In this letter, each instructor is asked if they are available to teach and if they will require a proctored exam. Your response to the availability letter will play an important role in helping the TROY Online testing staff coordinate proctored exams for that term. If you are not sure whether or not your course requires a proctored exam, contact the Chair of your department.

Licensed Software

For all Licensed Software with the exception of Camtasia, you are required to navigate to the TROY Online Software Download Form and submit your Faculty ID Number in order to access the software downloads. If you would like Camtasia installed on your computer please submit a helpdesk ticket here.

Respondus is a software tool that is used for creating and managing exams that can be published directly into Canvas. Respondus Inc. has released Respondus 4.0.5. The 4.0.5 patch adds support for the importing of MS Word 2007 (.docx) files, enhanced "Save As" functions (including the new StudyMate Class Server XML format), and other enhancements and fixes.
The Respondus LockDown Browser is a browser that locks down the students testing environment inside of Canvas. After accessing the assessment through the Respondus LockDown Browser the students are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications.
Turnitin is Internet-based plagiarism detection software. Turnitin is used as a deterrent against plagiarism. Turnitin allows the instructor to quickly diagnose plagiarism and deal with it quickly. Turnitin works by comparing submitted work with three primary databases: Commercial pages from books, newspapers, and journals. Papers that were earlier submitted by students through Turnitin. Article from publicly accessible web-sites, such as online encyclopedias.
For educational institutions using iClicker Integrate, students register their remotes within the LMS resulting in fewer errors, and faculty seamlessly sync class rosters and polling data without ever leaving the iGrader application.
Camtasia is software that allows faculty members to add presence to their online courses by way of video presentations. It has the capability to produce video files from screen, voice, Power Point, web cam, or any combination of the above media. Basic and advanced training for Camtasia is offered through Troy Online. you can submit a helpdesk ticket here to request training.
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