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Pinned Article Technology Tools and Teaching Resources

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

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 Creative Cloud Express (formerly Spark): Create Graphics, Single-Page Websites, and Short Videos (recommended for student presentations)

Adobe Creative Cloud Express is an free online design app that allows users to create graphics, single-page websites, and short videos. All staff and students have access to Adobe Creative Cloud Express Premium.

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.

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 Equipment and Technology Features List

This article includes a downloadable list of technology equipment types installed in each classroom.

Download BigBlueButton (BBB) Premium Recordings by 12/31/2021 (recommended for reusing content)

Big Blue Button (BBB) premium concludes on 12/31/2021. This article will walk you through how to download your recorded conferences created with BBB and upload to our supported tools Echo360 and Stream.

Echo360 Video Studio - Available Technologies

Our recording studio is located in Science East 142 and provides staff or faculty another way to use Echo360 capture to create short video demonstrations. Use our Lightboard for drawing technical diagrams or our Microsoft Studio; a multi-touch device that tilts like a drawing pad allowing you to annotate screen content using a stylus.

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.

OneDrive: Removing a User from a Shared File

You can share your files and folders in your OneDrive so that others can view and edit the documents. At any time, you can remove any user(s) from a file that you shared with them. Once you’ve removed a user from a shared document, the person will no longer have editing or viewing permissions of that document.

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.

Teams: 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.

Use Microsoft Stream to Record or Upload Media to Share

SVSU staff, faculty, and students can use Microsoft Stream to record, upload, and share videos in multiple places including Canvas. All videos are shared with anyone with an SVSU email address, you can set permissions to who can view your video, or share to all in the organization.

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.