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How do I use.....Technology Tools?

 

LockDown Browser / Respondus Monitor
Blackboard Ultra
Skype for Business
Conferences
Turnitin for Plagiarism Detection
Panopto
Top Hat
CWU Mobile


LockDown Browser / Respondus Monitor

Getting Started with LockDown Browser / Respondus Monitor

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LockDown Browser is a secure browser for taking online tests in Canvas. It prevents you from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during a test. If a Canvas test requires that the LockDown Browser be used, you will not be able to take the test with a standard web browser. Respondus Monitor is an additional option that requires you to use a webcam while taking a test.

Watch this short (2:24min) video to learn more about the LockDown Browser/Respondus Monitor

Downloading the LockDown Browser / Respondus Monitor

If an exam requires the LockDown Browser / Respondus Monitor, download the LockDown Browser application for either Mac or PC computer and install the program. You will need to close all other applications to take the exam. Lauch the LockDown Browser and navigate to Canvas and take your test.

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Blackboard Ultra

Blackboard Ultra is the newest web-conferencing tool available in Canvas. It opens right in the browser so it does not require downloading of java to join the session. It works best when using the Google Chrome browser.

Blackboard Ultra Tech Support 24/7 call 1-877-382-2293

Guides for launching Blackboard Ultra sessions:

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Skype for Business 


Skype for Buiness is integrated with Outlook so invitations can be sent directly from CWU email. Skype for Business meetings features web-camera/microphone, chat, & screen-sharing. Particpants are not required to have a CWU or Skype for Business account. 

Skype for Business Guides

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Conferences

Conferences is the native web-conferencing tool available in Canvas. Students can create their own Conference within a Canvas course or Group.

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Turnitin for Plagiarism Detection

Turnitin is the leading originality checking and plagiarism prevention service used by millions of students and faculty, and thousands of institutions worldwide. Turnitin encourages best practices for using and citing other people's written material.

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Panopto

Panopto is a lecture capture system that allows instructors to record lectures for you to playback in Canvas.

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Top Hat

Top Hat is CWU's preferred student response system. With it, Instructors can create interactive quizzes, homework, and presentations for use in and out of class. Students respond with a smart phone, tablet, or laptop to bring new energy to lecutres and class discussions. Licenses are available at a reduced price online and through the Wildcat Shop.

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CWU Mobile

Stay connected with CWU Mobile, Central's FREE mobile app that goes anywhere with you. Wildcat news and events, staff and faculty contact info, campus videos, photos, maps, and much more are right at your fingertips. Check it out!


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