Learning Technologies

A course will need tools and supports for enabling teaching excellence and enhancing student learning and success. This collection of tools and supports provides faculty, instructors and students with a learning space that complements all modes of instruction from face-to-face to fully online.

Organize your course with Brightspace

Brightspace is UVic's learning management system (LMS) and is a central hub for learning and teaching.

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What is this used for?

  • Class communication and announcements
  • Sharing course materials (text, multimedia, links, and files)
  • Assignments and quizzes
  • Learning activities and class discussion
  • Grades and feedback

Engage your students using Echo360

Enables instructors to record in-person and online classes, create and share videos and video assessment, and support student engagement through polls, Q&A and more.  

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What is this used for?

  • Record in-person and online lectures/classes
  • Create and share video content
  • Student polling, notetaking and Q&A
  • Video assessment and feedback

Meet online with Zoom

Zoom provides real-time audio and video, chat, screen sharing and whiteboard, annotations, polls, breakout rooms, and recording.  You can use Zoom by itself or directly within your Brightspace course.

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What is this used for?

  • Hosting live online lectures (up to 300 students)
  • Create an post a live session link in a Brightspace course
  • Online office hours
  • Live tutorials
  • Guest speakers
  • Recording lectures to post in Brightspace
  • Virtual student presentations and small-group breakout discussions

Collaborate and have conversations with Microsoft Teams

With Microsoft Teams, you can organize and share class materials, create opportunities for engagement and collaboration, and have conversations with students.

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What is this used for?

  • Class teams for communication and discussion
  • Class teams for group projects
  • Student led study groups Community / Experiential learning groups

Evaluate students effectively with Crowdmark

Crowdmark is an online, collaborative grading and analytics tool for you and your TAs. Pages in an assignment or test can be graded by markers and reviewed by instructors concurrently. Exams can be written either digitally and uploaded, or on paper and scanned or photographed and then uploaded.

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What is this used for?

  • Particularly useful in cases where handwritten work is important and students need to give full written answers or solutions
  • Draw mathematical and graphical notation or other figures
  • Distribute, collect, grade and return feedback online

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