Introduction

The information on this page is designed to provide a summary of the academic technology resources that are available to the faculty, staff, and students within the UNC School of Education.

Digital Tools

Campus Tools

Tools outlined in this section are provided by UNC Information Technology Services (ITS) and available for faculty staff and student use across campus. Primary support and administration of these tools are provided by the ITS Help Desk and Educational Technologies departments.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud is a set of applications and services from Adobe Inc. that provide access to a collection of software used for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography. Tools include Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere. LEARN MORE

ConnectCarolina

ConnectCarolina is an integrated system of applications that support effective business processes for Student Administration, Finance, Human Resources, and Payroll at UNC. The Faculty Portal within Connect Carolina provides instructor access to student administration tools such as teaching schedule information and class and grade rosters. The Faculty Portal Quick-Start Guide and Start of Semester Quick-Start Guide provide information about accessing and using these tools. LEARN MORE

Flipgrid

Flipgrid is a web-based tool that allows teachers to create “grids” to facilitate video discussions. Each grid is like a message board or forum where teachers can pose questions, called “topics,” and their students can post video and text responses that appear in a tiled grid display. LEARN MORE

Gradescope

Gradescope is a tool designed to streamline and standardize paper-based, digital, and code assignments. It supports problem sets and projects as well as worksheets, quizzes, exams, and papers. With Gradescope students can upload pen-and-paper problem sets, to be graded by an instructor in an easy online interface that also allows for on-the-fly rubric creation and feedback. LEARN MORE

Office 365

All UNC faculty, staff, students, and affiliates have access to an Office 365 account that provides access to UNC email, all Microsoft Office applications, and additional tools that can be used in instruction, research, and administrative work. LEARN MORE

Panopto

Panopto is the UNC’s centrally-supported video-audio storage and management system. This tool is available to all faculty, staff, and students and allows you to capture, edit, and share video and audio content. This tool is integrated with Zoom and serves as the repository for all cloud recordings. Panopto is also integrated with Sakai and allows you to capture and share videos within your Sakai course and project sites. LEARN MORE

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere is a classroom response system that provides a way for you to quickly assess your students’ understanding of course subject matter, demonstrate important course concepts, and spur class discussion. Students can respond via text message, through their laptop, or via the mobile app. LEARN MORE

Qualtrics

Qualtrics is a powerful online survey tool available to all UNC faculty, staff, and students, for UNC-related projects. Qualtrics allows you to build complex surveys that fulfill a variety of research needs. You can use this tool to build surveys, distribute surveys, and analyze responses, all from one convenient online location. LEARN MORE

Sakai

Sakai is the official Learning Management System (LMS) of the UNC. Sakai offers integration with other digital teaching and learning tools that include: Zoom, VoiceThread, and Panopto. LEARN MORE

Tarheels.live

Tarheels.live is the university supported self-service web publishing service running on the WordPress platform. This service allows anyone with an ONYEN to create a website at no charge. Websites can be created on this platform by instructors and students for classes and projects. LEARN MORE

UNC Check-In App

The UNC Check-In App facilitates the taking of attendance during classes and other events. The app allows instructors to specify brief time intervals during which students can register attendance when in proximity to Bluetooth beacons. The app does not track or store student location. UNC Check-In App attendance can be imported into the Sakai Attendance tool. LEARN MORE

VoiceThread

VoiceThread is an interactive collaboration and sharing tool that enables students to build online presentations by adding images, documents, and videos, and other media to which other users can add comments for discussion. LEARN MORE

This tool is embedded within Sakai and all users must access this tool by going through a Sakai project or class site.

Warpwire

Warpwire makes it easy to capture and manage video within learning environments and delivers insight into the way communities engage with content.

This tool will no longer be available for use after the Spring 2021 semester. This tool is being replaced by Panapto. This tool is embedded within Sakai and all users must access this tool by going through a Sakai project or class site.

Zoom

Zoom is UNC’s official web-based video conferencing tool that allows users to meet online, with or without video. Zoom is available to any individual that has an ONYEN. Zoom users can choose to record sessions, collaborate on projects, and share or annotate on one another’s screens, all with one easy-to-use platform. LEARN MORE

School of Education Tools

Tools outlined in this section are tools that are provided by the School of Education to augment and complement available campus tools. These tools are available to the school’s faculty and staff or select programs and departments. Primary support and administration of these tools is provided by EdIT.

GoReact

GoReact is an interactive cloud-based platform for providing feedback, grading, and critiquing of student video assignments. LEARN MORE

Licensed access to this tool within the School of Education is currently limited to faculty, instructors, and students in the MAT, UNC-BEST, and Music Education programs.

Services

Campus Services

Services outlined in this section are provided by UNC Information Technology Services (ITS) and available for faculty staff and student use across campus. Primary support and administration of these tools are provided by the ITS Help Desk and Educational Technologies departments.

CCI Printing

CCI Printing provides more than 70 print stations across campus that are available for use by UNC students, faculty, and staff. Users can print in color or black & white, from any smartphone or mobile device by visiting mobileprint.unc.edu or print from a personal laptop. LEARN MORE

Classroom Hotline

The Classroom Hotline provides technical support to all General Purpose Classrooms scheduled by the University Registrar’s Office and gives hands-on training for faculty, staff, and students using these rooms. The Classroom Hotline designs, installs, and maintains all technical and audio-visual equipment found in these classrooms. The Classroom Hotline also provides AV design services and project management for departmental spaces. LEARN MORE

Exam Scanning

Classroom Hotline provides computerized scoring and analysis service for all courses taught at UNC based on the standard Scantron form provided at UNC Student Stores. Exam Scantron forms can be dropped off at the Classroom Hotline suite at Peabody Hall G028. Exam data is typically returned to instructors within a 24-72 business hour time frame, which includes a format ready to be imported into the Sakai Gradebook. LEARN MORE

Virtual Lab

Virtual Lab provides students with direct access to applications through a web browser by installing the Citrix receiver software on their devices. Students have on-demand access to applications on or off-campus at no additional cost. Each Virtual Lab session provides access to University-licensed applications using Windows, Microsoft, Linux, Unix, iOS, and Android client platforms, as well as shared files, network and USB printers, and CCI Printing. With this approach, students have the flexibility and independence in how and where they work. LEARN MORE

School of Education Services

Equipment Check Out

The School of Education has a collection of technology equipment that is available for short-term checkout. This equipment includes loaner laptops, projectors, video and still cameras, and audio equipment. Priority is given to the faculty and staff for reservation and checkout, but the equipment is also available for checkout by students in classes and programs offered by the School of Education. LEARN MORE