Instructional Tools Overview


Instructional Tools Support manages a wide variety of tools that can be used to support student learning. Examples include plagiarism detection, polling, lecture capture, and more. After reading this article you should be more familiar with supported instructional products that the Office of Information Technology provides. 

Supported Instructional Tools

Exam Management

Tool Description Support Site

Respondus 4.0

Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus Monitor

  • Use student’s webcam and video analytics to prevent cheating during exams.
  • Records and analyzes student exam sessions.
  • Automated proctoring.
  • Can only be used in conjunction with LockDown Browser.
Respondus Monitor Quick Start Guide


  • Available for distance courses only.
  • Contact Indiana State Online, 812-237-2345,
Examity Test Taker Quick Start Guide



Writing and Plagiarism:

Tool Description Support Site


  • Prevent plagiarism by identifying unoriginal content using the largest database of submitted work and sources.
  • Provide feedback and grading using easy to use tools like the FeedBack Studio.




Tool Description Support Site

Qwickly Attendance

  • Take attendance that is automatically graded in the Grade Center.
  • Multiple ways to take attendance such as attendance list and student check-in using an PIN and countdown timer.
  • Send absence emails when students miss.



Lecture Capture and Video Conferencing

Tool Description  


  • Software-based and mobile capturing for recording classroom lectures.
  • Can also be used by students for creating videos for assignments and group work.
  • Provides analytics for instructors to see how students are progressing.
  • Create video quizzes from recorded content
  • No download required. Browser-based video conferencing.
  • Used for real-time video conferencing that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact.
  • Create online rooms to provide virtual office hours.


  • Works with Canvas and Yuja for collaborative learning.
  • Allows synchronous discussion & work for up to 300 people with no time limit.
  • Record your meetings locally or to the cloud
  • Built-in collaboration tools such as screen sharing, video sharing, and interactive meeting features
  • Activate Account and Download Zoom Client




Tool Description Support Site

TurningPoint (Clickers)*

  • Create polls through web, PowerPoint, and schedule surveys and assessments.
  • Allows for anonymous polling for student responses with a mobile app or clicker.


*TurningPoint by default is not included with Canvas. Students will need to make a separate purchase to gain access to their services. 

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