Approved learning tools

Check this spreadsheet for tools currently available in Canvas, including current pilots. See the subaccount column to determine whether the tool is available for your course: Canvas Learning Tool Integrations Airtable (faculty view).

Faculty teaching for The College who have questions about learning tools are encouraged to contact their unit leadership, Instructional Designer, and/or Kena Ray in the Dean's Office.

Interested in using a new tool in Canvas?

If the tool you'd like to use isn't listed here: Canvas Learning Tool Integrations Airtable (faculty view), check with your Instructional Designer and/or Kena Ray in the Online and Digital Innovation team in the Dean's Office before initiating a security review or incorporating any new tools into their courses. 

The College Dean's Office Process for Tool Adoption 

When faculty are considering learning technologies, The College Dean's Office Online and Digital Innovation team works with them to maximize benefits to students while minimizing student costs and ensure that learning tools align with program pedagogy and broader technology initiatives.

We oversee and facilitate the approval and onboarding of new technologies by collaborating closely with faculty, deans, school directors, the LMS team, and vendors.

Additionally, we work with faculty to gather pilot data using risk assessment rubrics and student surveys.

See The College Dean's Office Process for Tool Adoption. Contact Kena Ray to begin this process. 

Paying for tools

If a tool or resource isn't adopted at the enterprise level for ASU-wide use, academic units or departments hold the responsibility of funding and contracting course-related resources, which would need to be worked into their annual budgets. The College Dean’s Office does not fund instructional tools and technologies, but Kena helps guide conversations and license/cost negotiations between faculty, administration/leadership, vendors, the ASU bookstore if applicable, Enterprise Technology, and the Provost Office.

Student-pay tools

Only tools and materials that provide learning content, such as textbooks, lab kits, and interactive eBooks, are approved for student-pay use.

All other non-enterprise tools must be paid for by the academic unit (or in rare cases, in partnership with EdPlus: see Gradescope and Peerceptiv in the ASU Online section, below).

Further, students should not pay for facilitation or course administration tools--should faculty use these tools, the unit should fund them. For example, Packback is typically not approved for student-pay use, as it is a tool that provides writing feedback, which is a faculty responsibility. Exceptions must be requested through unit leadership and the Dean's Office. Contact Kena to get started.

EdPlus ASU Online has a set of tools, currently Peerceptiv and Gradescope, available to use on a per-request basis. EdPlus will pay for half of the cost of the license and faculty are responsible for securing funding from your academic academic unit. Before requesting the use of these tools from EdPlus, speak with your unit leadership and Kena in the Dean's Office.

Gradescope is an online platform designed to streamline and automate the grading process for educators, allowing for efficient grading of assignments and providing detailed feedback to students.

Peerceptiv is a collaborative learning platform that facilitates peer assessment and feedback to enhance student engagement and improve critical thinking skills.

Contact Kena and/or the ASU Online learning technologists at earntech@asu.edu for more information about these tools. 

ASU Online Tools

EdPlus ASU Online has a set of tools, Peerceptiv and Gradescope, available to use on a per-request basis. EdPlus will pay for half of the cost of the license and faculty are responsible for securing funding from your academic academic unit. Before requesting the use of these tools from EdPlus, speak with your unit leadership and Kena in the Dean's Office.

Gradescope is an online platform designed to streamline and automate the grading process for educators, allowing for efficient grading of assignments and providing detailed feedback to students.

Peerceptiv is a collaborative learning platform that facilitates peer assessment and feedback to enhance student engagement and improve critical thinking skills.

Contact Kena and/or learntech@asu.edu for more information about these tools.