Faculty Technology Resources

A variety of technology resources that can be useful while delivering your course online is available below.  Please contact the Distance Education office if you have additional questions.

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The link to our first on-campus training to move online is available here for you to review again.

There are many activities you can use in Canvas to create assignments, quizzes, etc.  Links to the most commonly used video tutorials for instructors are listed below.

Canvas Overview


Modules (Organizing course)






Rich Content Editor

Gradebook Overview

You will find a comprehensive list of Canvas video tutorials for instructors here. 

If you prefer a written tutorial (with pictures), check out the Canvas Guides for Instructors.  Some that you may use most frequently are listed below:

Organizing your course in Modules – Modules should be used to organize the content of a course

Creating information Pages – Pages store course content that doesn’t necessarily belong in an assignment. They can include text, images, video, and links.  View more guides about pages at  Canvas Guides for Instructors

Putting assignments in Canvas.  View additional information about assignments at Canvas Guides for Instructors

SpeedgGrader – SpeedGrader allows an instructor to view and grade student’s assignment submissions using a simple point scale or a complex rubric.  View additional information about SpeedGrader at Canvas Guides for Instructors

Putting Quizzes in Canvas. Find out additional information about quizzes at Canvas Guides for Instructors

Using Canvas Discussions – Discussions can be used for communication between two users in a course, a group of users, or an entire class. They can also be created as an assignment and graded.  See additional information at Canvas Guides for Instructors

Google Drive – The instructor will need to make the Google link available to students in each course. See the directions for Using Google in Canvas above for making links available to students.

Students and educators are eligible for Office 365 Education for free, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools. All you need is a valid school email address. It's not a trial – so get started today.

Sign up for free!  (You must use your school email address)

Meet virtually with your students DURING the scheduled class meeting time.  Note: Make sure to announce this plan to students in advance.

Link to video tutorial for Moderator/Presentor role

See also: Web Conferencing Resources

What is Google Meet:
Google Meet is a video-conference-calling platform designed primarily for professional use, which links remote colleagues together for real-time interaction.

Google for Education is helping schools facing closure due to COVID-19

Google for Education is supporting educators around the world who may be currently facing a changing learning environment. Teachers have access to the very best of Google’s product solutions, training, and resources so they can continue doing what they do best.

Last week, we began rolling out free access to our advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite for Education customers globally including:

  • Larger meetings, for up to 250 participants per call
  • Live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain
  • The ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive

We’re committed to helping students and their teachers continue learning outside of school. Be sure to check out Google Education.

Google Meet Quick Start Guide

To create a Google Meet:

  1. Login to your SU email account
  2. Click on the Menu icon and select Meet
  3. Click on the + icon to create a Google Meet
  4. Give the Meeting a name (ex, ORI101 or section number)
  5. Click on Join Now. This will generate a sharable link and number students can use to
    access the meeting.

Other Google Meet Guides: