SAS Computing is always experimenting with new technologies for
teaching, research, and administration.
We are eager to work with faculty,
staff, and students to identify new technologies to advance teaching,
research and efficient adminstration. We will often engage in
short-term pilots of new technologies in "beta" tests. These beta tests
help us to determine if a technology is effective, measure adoption and
evaluate whether they should be scaled up.
As beta tests, we cannot guarantee the long-term availability of the
solutions listed here, but we encourage interested faculty and staff to
test them and give us feedback so that we can move in the right
Many faculty want students to use computers for taking quizzes or tests, but also want to prevent access to the internet or other resources during the test. The Respondus Lockdown Browser is a special web browser that students can use when taking tests in Canvas. Once a test is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading; they are unable to access other web sites or programs. The Lockdown Browser is intended for use in on-campus, proctored settings.
Campus Pack blogs have been integrated into Canvas as external tools for
courses taught in the School of Arts & Sciences. These are the same
blogs that have been available in Blackboard. Here are instructions for creating a Campus Pack blog in Canvas and for creating a link to the blog to make it easy for students to find.