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Canvas (Learning Management System)

Canvas is a virtual hub for student services that provides access to online course materials, grades, organizations, accounts, and many other academic and campus services.

Center for Digital Media

The CDM, located on the main floor of Grasselli Library & Breen Learning Center, is dedicated to advancing the use of technology to enhance teaching, learning, and research, through a combination of faculty workshops, instructional design, videography, multimedia development assistance, and one-one consultations.

Classroom Technology

Classrooms are equipped with multimedia technology ranging from basic to theater to public collaboration.

Computer Labs

Computer labs equipped with Windows and Macintosh computers, printers, and other technology are located around campus. Specialized software is installed on lab computers for use in coursework.

Gartner Portal

Information Technology Services has a licensing agreement to provide current JCU students, faculty, and staff access to in-depth research and analysis on information technology topics from Gartner Inc.

Google Drive

Faculty and students get access to Google Drive with unlimited data storage space. It can be accessed from multiple devices with a single Google account.

Multimedia Loans

Center for Digital Media offers a range of loaner audio and visual equipment to John Carroll students, faculty, and staff to checkout through Grasselli Library & Breen Learning Center.


Qualtrics is a Web-based service that allows you to easily create a survey, collect and store data securely, analyze responses, and present results using professional-quality graphs. John Carroll University has a site license for the Qualtrics Survey Service. It is available to all JCU students, faculty, and staff, at no cost. The service can be used to support teaching, academic research, and institutional business.

Respondus LockDown Browser Installation File

LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within a learning management system (Canvas).

Software Site Licensing

JCU ITS manages site licenses for commonly used software programs for math and statistics, science and engineering, bibliography management, security, online surveys, and other areas.

Solstice Pod

The Solstice Pod is a software-based collaboration solution integrated on a hardware platform purpose-built for wireless media streaming.

Video Production

John Carroll University offers Mobile Media Services which aid students and employees in shooting, editing and conversion.

Web Conferencing/Skype/WebEx

Web conferencing is using an application to make video calls. Skype is a popular instant messaging and video calling application from Microsoft. WebEx is a business video calling application.

Pictures with laptop computers

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – no more confusing cables. Wireless collaboration is easy in over 60 learning spaces using the new “Solstice Pod” wireless presentation system. This means you can bring in your device (Android, iOS, Windows, or MacOS) and easily present! This pairs with the IT initiative to provide all Faculty with laptop computers so they can easily move between their office and the classroom.

Solstice User Quickstart (Video)

Download instructions for Solstice Pod

AKINDI - Grade multiple choice assessments using regular paper and any scanner!


To start using Akindi, log on to your Canvas account, open the course where you plan to add Akindi, and then click “Launch Akindi” and watch the brief introductory video.

Akindi is a web-based assessment system that automates the creation and grading of multiple choice examinations. It is accessible through Canvas and it uses your departmental copy machine to scan and score bubble-forms.

Akindi allows you to:

  • Sync with your Canvas class roster to create personalized answer sheets
  • Print your answer sheets on plain paper from any printer (0.07 cents a page instead of 27 cents for Scantron forms)
  • Sort multiple sections and test versions electronically after scanning rather than physically doing so beforehand
  • Scan the completed answer sheets on any document scanner
  • Upload a pdf of scanned forms or, if the scanner has email capability, send the pdf directly to Akindi
  • Handle changes to the key, multiple correct answers, and differential item weighting online
  • Review student performance and item analysis results online
  • Sync the exam grades with your Canvas grade book and email students their grades