Adobe Captivate

  • Described as "Flash for the rest of us", Captivate is a robust Flash/swf authoring tool that allows you to create scenario simulations, quizzes, and other engaging experiences. Captivate also has built-in screen capturing tools.

    View Captivate Video Tutorials (login with your Xavier credentials)


Adobe Presenter

  • Presenter integrates directly into PowerPoint - with just a few clicks you can transform presentations into engaging Adobe Flash multimedia experiences. Easily add narration, animations, interactivity, quizzes, and software simulations to eLearning courses.

    Learn more about Presenter

Blogs and Journals

  • A blog is a frequently updated, ongoing chronicle of information featuring diary-type commentary. Journals are similar to blogs except that they are private. Blogs and journals are available outside Canvas and inside via CampusPack.


  • Camtasia Studio is a screen video capture program. You can define the area of the screen or the window to be captured before recording begins or capture the entire screen area. You can also record live narration and/or use a webcam to complement the recording.

    Learn more about Camtasia

Discussion Boards

  • Discussion boards allow for asynchronous communication within your Canvas course.



  • Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Canvas.

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Turning Point (Clickers)

  • TurningPoint audience response system integrates 100% into Microsoft PowerPoint and allows audiences and students to participate in presentations or lectures by submitting responses to interactive questions using a ResponseCard keypad.

    Learn more about Turning Point


  • TurnitIn is a plagiarism prevention and detection service. Turnitin instantly identifies papers containing unoriginal material and acts as a powerful deterrent to stop student plagiarism before it starts.

    Learn more about Turn-it-in
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  • Available both in and outside of Canvas, a wiki is a series of interlinked web pages often used for group collaboration or for personal note taking. Wikis are available in Canvas via CampusPack.