There are many educational technology tools available for CBS faculty to incorporate into their teaching to create an inclusive learning environment, encourage active learning, engage students, assess student learning, provide frequent and meaningful feedback, and promote academic integrity. Many of these tools can be found integrated within CourseWorks, the University learning management system. You can learn more about these tools by reviewing the guides below or by emailing [email protected].
If you’re considering a teaching and learning project that employs a new educational technology solution, make sure you go through the formal approval process so FPO will approve the purchase. The process takes an average of 4-6 months. Fill out this Ed Tech Project Intake Form and we will follow up with you to schedule a consultation and get started.
This is the learning management system used at Columbia University and is the center of many instructional activities. Review the resources below to begin learning ways you can effectively use CourseWorks/Canvas:
This is an accessibility checker integrated within your Courseworks course site to help make your course materials accessible. Learn more about Accessibility Checker: Ally.
Name and Pronoun Recordings - NameCoach
This tool is available in Courseworks and allows students to record the pronunciation of their name along with identifying their preferred pronouns. Students only need to do this once and it will be available to instructors in all their courses. For more information, please review Name Pronunciation Recording - NameCoach.
Poll Everywhere is a polling software which can be used to enhance teaching and learning. Faculty can use Poll Everywhere as a discussion starter, to gauge students’ prior knowledge and readiness to discuss certain topics. It can also be used to engage students who might be hesitant to speak up in class. Additionally, faculty can use the tool to assess student learning, to ask concept check questions, receive immediate feedback from students, and ensure students are understanding the material. Sharing the responses with the class can provide valuable feedback to students about their own learning. Get started by reviewing Poll Everywhere Intro for CBS Faculty.
Proctorio is a remote proctoring service licensed by Columbia University. At Columbia Business School, Proctorio is intended to deter cheating and is not used to initiate academic integrity investigations. The data stored in Proctorio may be reviewed if there is a report of a suspected Honor Code violation. Review the Proctorio Guide for Faculty and Staff to set up Proctorio for your exams.
SeatGEN is a tool that can be used to build and print seating charts and print class rosters, student profiles, flash cards and tent cards for all students enrolled in a particular course. Note: Students must opt-in to have their photo and background information shared on SeatGEN. During Orientation students are strongly encouraged to opt-in and are given instructions on how to do so within their CampusGroups profile.
SeatGEN is one option for tracking attendance and participation. Faculty, TAs, and divisional staff may access the "New seatGEN" tab within the Canvas course navigation menu. Students do not have access to SeatGEN. Review the SeatGEN: General Information Canvas module to learn more about SeatGEN features.
Turnitin is a tool which can help instructors detect instances of plagiarism by comparing assignment submissions with content from databases and flagging similarities for the instructor's review. It can also be utilized as a teaching and learning tool, to help facilitate discussions between faculty and students about proper citation and opportunities to improve their writing skills. Review the following documentation to set up Turnitin in our course.
Classroom technology at the Columbia Business School is supported by the Multimedia Group (MMG). Please contact [email protected] if you need help with technology in the classroom or would like to receive training before your first day of class. The following guides developed by MMG will help you get started with classroom technology.
Classroom Technology Guides
The video lecture capture platform for the Columbia Business School is Echo360. It is installed in all Business School classrooms, and automatically records classes as they occur. Find out more about the Echo360 Course Recordings.
Crestron AirMedia is a wireless presentation app that allows you to share a laptop, tablet or phone’s screen wirelessly to an in-room display. This AirMedia guide will help you get started on how to install the app to your devices.
If students have any questions regarding technology at CBS, they should contact ITG Student Support at [email protected].
Digital Casebook Initiative
Slack is a messaging app. At the Columbia Business School, there is a student supported Slack channel that is managed by [email protected], but not for faculty.