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Instructional Software

The Department of Instructional Design and Technology supports a variety of useful tools that enhance the educational experience for students and a provides a richer delivery method for instructors. For more information, click on the links below.

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Canvas is Frostburg State University's Learning Management System that allows users to access course materials, announcements, assignments, tests, and grades. They can also collaborate online through discussion boards, blogs, wikis, and more.


BigBlueButton is a browser-based web conferencing tool that makes distance teaching and learning simpler. BigBlueButton can be used for online office hours, lectures, and small group collaboration. Recorded sessions can be accessed through directly through a Canvas course.

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Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus Lockdown Browser (LDB) is a custom browser that locks the testing environment within Canvas. When students use LDB to log into their Canvas test, they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. LDB is used for securing online exams in classrooms or proctored environments.  logo provides high-quality online tutorials covering software, creative elements, and business skills to supplement curricula, promote faculty and staff development, support classroom technologies, and drive student engagement and success.

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Turning Point Technologies

Turning Point Clickers allow instructors to get student responses during interactive sessions in class. Turning Point's Canvas integration allows students to register their response device ID numbers for tracking purposes. It allows instructors to load data into Canvas and track student's participation and learning.

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VoiceThread is a cloud-based collaboration tool that allows users to upload documents, presentations, images, audio files, and videos for discussion. Collaborators discuss the shared content asynchronously by leaving comments using a microphone, webcam, text, telephone, or audio file upload.