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Prevent and check for Plagiarism. Provide student feedback. Automated spelling and grammar review.


Flexible and customizable online proctoring solution. Works on Chrome Extension, so software to install. Proctorio scans for plagiarism, flags suspicious behavior, and provides immediate gradebook results. 

Respondus 4.0

Convert quizzes to and from multiple formats. Upload Word quiz to Canvas, and download Canvas quiz for Word format. 



Real-time web conferencing and collaboration. Free Pro Zoom version available to COC faculty & staff. Through licensing from the state Chancellor’s Office, College of the Canyons offers District supported Zoom licenses to all employees. Use Zoom in Canvas for office hours and synchronous class meetings. Get guidance & recommendations on using Zoom for Synchronous classes at COC. 


GoReact is an interactive cloud-based platform for feedback, grading, and critiquing of student video assignments. Instructors create the video assignments. Students upload or record their video submissions. Instructors and/or peers then leave time-coded text, video, or audio feedback. Assignments are graded using easily-customized rubrics or points. Reports allow you to track and measure student progress. 

Canvas Studio

Studio is a Canvas tool for creating, hosting and delivering interactive video content in your courses. Access Studio in your Canvas Global navigation and inside each of your Canvas courses. Use Canvas Studio to:

  • upload, create, edit, manage, share and discuss audio and video files
  • review analytics on which students are viewing your content and for how long
  • encourage active student engagement with your videos

Canvas Chat

Chat is a course tool that you can enable for your students in your course Settings.  Use the chat tool to allow students to contact them when online, create virtual office hours, conduct group discussions or study sessions.


Canvas Commons

Store, find, import, and share course materials via the Canvas learning object repository.

Canvas Course Design 

Collection of emerging tools and best practice recommendations for Humanizing your online course, communicating and interacting with students, and creating beautiful course content. 


A free graphic design site for those of us who aren’t graphic designers. Use to create banners and graphics for your course.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Resources and materials for understanding and locating educational material availabl in the Creative Commons, and how to get started creating and adoping openly lisenced materials.

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