Canvas is Georgetown’s new learning management system available for all Georgetown campuses. Canvas provides an online space for course materials and activities.
Google Apps is a suite of tools including Gmail, Calendar, Groups, Drive, Sites, and Hangouts that lets you create a site, chat in real time, collaboratively edit documents, create surveys, and more.
Zoom is a synchronous collaboration tool that allows faculty to host virtual classes, hold office hours, and share real-time screen content with participants. Key features include recording and breakout rooms.
Georgetown Domains offers students, faculty and staff web space and personal domain names, encouraging the creation, development, and ownership of their digital identities.
Blogs are social web pages that allow students and faculty to share their writing or ideas and spark a related conversation in the comments below the post. Georgetown hosts both course blogs and public blogs built on WordPress, an open-source blogging platform.
Omeka is an online curation tool that lets users collect items and create online exhibits. Omeka employs a robust metadata standard called Dublin Core as well as layout tools for crafting exhibits.
Wikis are webpages that can be collaboratively edited. Use wikis to co-construct documents with students, collaboratively update documents, or crowdsource information. Georgetown supports both Canvas and Google Apps for creating wikis.
Panopto enables faculty to capture lectures or other content by recording their voice, computer screen, webcam and/or other devices. Students can view videos, respond to quiz questions, take personal notes, or engage in a discussion around the video.
VoiceThread is a platform for creating rich, asynchronous conversations around media, including images, video clips, documents, and slide presentations. Users can easily comment using text, audio, or video, and can make drawing annotations.
Digital media production is the creation of media using tools and methods including video production, audio production, graphic design, data visualization, 3D animation, and other multimedia formats to tell compelling stories and communicate complex ideas.
Data visualization is the graphic representation of data for the purpose of communicating information about the data to viewers. You can use data visualization to see trends in data, identify outliers in data, and share data with others in a compelling manner.
Digital mapping is a method for preparing maps in which the data is stored on a computer for ease of access, updating, and sharing. Digital mapping also enables spatial analysis, which is the process of examining patterns of human behavior as they relate to spatial expression.
Text mining is the process or practice of examining large collections of written resources in order to generate new information or insights, typically using specialized computer software. The technique can be used to analyze huge amounts of text that would be arduous to read and remember for the human brain.
Immersive technologies include virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR). They extend and integrate the natural environment into virtual worlds through the use of 360 video, simulations, or an enhanced physical world with computer generated content.
Prototyping, fabrication, and making are related terms that in this context refer to the use of tools to build objects to solve problems or express ideas. Tools in Lauinger’s Maker Hub include 3D printers, laser cutters, LEGOs, electronics, sewing machines, printing presses, woodworking tools, and many more.
Whether teaching in the classroom or remotely, you can add polling activities to your classes to engage students, test their knowledge, and base discussion. Polls can also be used to take a “temperature check” at the beginning of class to gauge the mood of your students.
Survey tools facilitate the distribution, data collection, and data analysis of online surveys. Survey tools at Georgetown include Canvas surveys, Google Forms, and Qualtrics.
Hypothes.is is a collaborative annotation tool that can be integrated in a Canvas assignment, allowing students to annotate an external webpage or PDF, as well as see and comment on each other’s annotation. The instructor can also participate, and access individual student annotations through SpeedGrader.
Georgetown provides technologies to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom as well as personalized training, consultations, and other classroom services to Georgetown faculty and students.
Georgetown uses CoursEval, an online survey tool, to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of courses and professors. Evaluation surveys are available to students at the end of each course.
University copyright policies promote discovery, production, and dissemination of new knowledge. Information about how to publish while protecting authors’ rights and diminishing liability for the individual and the institution.
Georgetown offers faculty two plagiarism detection tools, Turnitin and SafeAssign, both of which can be accessed via the Blackboard Course System. In addition to deterring student plagiarism, these tools provide guidance in how to attribute sources correctly.