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Instructional Tools

Teaching Tools

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The Canvas Learning Management System enables collaboration, feedback, and access to documents, assignments and other materials.

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Zoom for Teaching

Host meetings or record lectures for your students. Zoom's Canvas tool lets you schedule and share meetings directly from your Canvas courses.

Organizational Assessment

OpScan Test Grading

OpScan testing is an easy way for grading multiple choice tests using standardized forms and automated grading.


LinkedIn Learning

ODU students, faculty, and staff have FREE access to the 2,500+ video courses, and more are added every week.

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Top Hat

Top Hat is a comprehensive teaching platform that instructors can use to engage students with interactive slides, graded questions, customized content, videos, discussions and polls.

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The WordPress professional suite is available to the entire ODU community, giving users tools to create and publish fully featured websites in minutes.

Classrooms and Resources


Technology Classrooms

Classrooms at ODU are equipped with the newest and most advanced technology to help facilitate learning for students.


Lecture Capture

Record your lectures along with the images that are displayed through the ceiling mounted data projector. You can make these recordings available to students within Canvas.

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Student Response System

Add interaction and assessment to your classroom with Turning Point Student Response System. Ask questions in class and get instant feedback from your students.

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Teaching Labs

Faculty/staff members can reserve any of the teaching labs on the Norfolk Campus or at the Higher Education Centers.

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Monarch Virtual Environment (MoVE)

Monarch Virtual Desktop Environment provides access to workstation that have the same configuration as those in the standard ITS computer labs as well as access to specialized labs.

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Attendance Management Tool

This automated attendance system is used across campus, allowing students to check in and out of class. Attendance data is added to Canvas where faculty can integrate the data with their course.

Collaboration Tools

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Zoom is a cloud-based web conferencing service available to ODU faculty, staff and students that allows users to host and participate in meetings over the Internet.

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Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is available at no cost to all members of the ODU community in order to improve communication and collaboration across campus. Download the latest version of Office, or collaborate with others using OneDrive or OneNote.

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Google G Suite for Education

G Suite for education (formerly Google Apps) is a suite of online software applications that offers integrated communication and collaboration tools.

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Large File Transfer

Securely transmit and receive large files large beyond the limits typically allowed by email systems.

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Presidential Inauguration

ODU commemorated the inauguration of President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., during Homecoming Weekend 2022. Relive the historic weekend.

Fall Open House

It's time to fall in love with ODU! Join us for our last Open House event of the semester on Saturday, November 19.

Commencement 2022

Visit the Commencement Office for information on event times, caps & gowns, tickets and more!