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Pinned Article Technology Tools and Resources

Software and resources for faculty, staff, and students to teach and collaborate online.

Pinned Article Universal Design: Recording Video/Audio Content (Echo360, Teams, Stream and Zoom)

This article provides some information on the importance of Universal Design and ADA Compliance.

Adobe Creative Cloud - All Apps Installation Guide

SVSU staff and faculty have access to Adobe Creative Cloud software suite through their login credentials. The Enterprise license for Adobe includes a full suite of over 20 applications for graphic design, video editing, web development, and Acrobat DC for editing PDFs. This guide covers how to install the Adobe Creative Cloud software suite.

Adobe Express: Create Graphics, Single-Page Websites, and Short Videos

Adobe Express is a free online design app available from our Adobe Enterprise Licensing. Adobe Express allows users to create graphics, single-page websites, and short videos. All staff and students have access to Adobe Express.

Airtame Collaboration Room Instructor Station

Any media source can be sent to any of the projectors around the classroom.  Each Collaboration table can accept media sources for local, group discussions as well.

Airtame Collaboration Room Table Stations

Each table allows users to meet in a small group environment. Laptops can be connected to the display via HDMI or the Airtame app. Mobile devices are not compatible.

AV Studio: Available Technologies (Lightboard)

The AV Studio is located in Science East 142 and provides staff or faculty a way to create short video demonstrations, utilizing Echo360. The room features a Lightboard for drawing technical diagrams or use our Microsoft Surface Studio; a multi-touch device that tilts like a drawing pad allowing you to annotate screen content using a stylus.

Canvas Media Submissions: Best Practices for Instructors

Best practices for instructors when using the Upload/Media tool in Canvas and alternatives tools to record video.

Classroom Installed Technology (smart classrooms, collaboration rooms, and Echo360 Lecture Capture)

This article includes a printable list of technology and the equipment types installed in each classroom.

Exam and Student Course Evaluation Scanning

Information on Exam and Student Course Evaluation Scanning can be found on the Academic Affairs website, Exam and Evaluation Scanning .


Classroom management solution for monitoring and managing computer use in SVSU computer labs.

Library Collaboration Room Instructor Station

Any media source can be sent to any of the projectors around the classroom.  Each collaboration table can accept media sources for local, group discussions as well.

Library Collaboration Table Stations

Many conference rooms across campus support wireless presenting from Win, Mac PC, and Android devices. Limited mirroring is available on iDevices.​ Devices must be connected to SVSUSecure WiFi and have the MirrorOp software installed.

Making MS Stream Recordings ADA Compliant

In this article are some tips on ADA Compliance and editing your video transcript in MS Stream Classic.

Making MS Teams Meetings Recordings ADA Compliant

Learn how to make your content in Microsoft Teams ADA compliant for all learners.

Making Zoom Recordings ADA Compliant

In this article are some tips on ADA Compliance and editing your Zoom transcript.

Microsoft Stream Record Your Screen or Upload Media to Share with Others

Stream is a video tool part of Microsoft 365 – where staff, faculty, and registered students can create, upload, and share their video content in Canvas or with anyone with an SVSU email address. Stream has a basic video editor and transcript editor. We recommend MS Stream for students to record (e.g., biographies, presentations, and other projects) There is a 15-minute recording limit.

Outlook: Am I using the Outlook Desktop Client or the Outlook Web App

Outlook is the email application of the Microsoft Office suite. You access it locally on your computer or from an internet browser.

Respondus 4.0 – Exam Authoring

Respondus 4.0 is used by instructors to create exam/quiz questions in Word and then upload them to Canvas.

Setup your Wacom pen tablet for Windows | MacOS

Follow the steps in this article to set up your Wacom Intuos pen tablet.

Teach with Microsoft Whiteboard (Web app, Windows 10, and iOS)

Microsoft Whiteboard is a freeform digital canvas that can be accessed from the O365 app launcher (waffle). It is best used on touchscreen devices; pen, touch, and a mouse can be used. Any faculty that write during their lectures can use the Microsoft Whiteboard app. for ease of writing. For ease of writing, it is best used with a touch-enabled device and a stylus.

Teams Meetings: Downloading a Teams Meeting Recording

Meeting recordings in Teams Saved on Onedrive and Sharepoint, learn how to download your Teams meeting.

Teams Meetings: Sharing a link to a Meeting Recording

Get a link for a Teams meeting recording inside of Teams applies to both the desktop app and web app.

Tools for Teaching and Workshops Offered

Overview of supported tools for teaching and a comparison table of synchronous and asynchronous software.

Using Zoom in Canvas

Review this how-to guide to easily enable Zoom meetings into your Canvas course.


Videoconferencing allows people in different locations to meet synchronously with voice, video, and content.

Zoom and Echo360 Integration Guide

If you have a Zoom Pro account and Echo360 your meetings created in Zoom automatically copy to Echo360, the integration allows you to create Zoom meetings within Echo360 via the Create button while logged into your Echo360 account.