Course tools

Emerson IT provides tools that facilitate learning, whether in the classroom or on your own.

A/V equipment and support

The Media Services team supports classroom audiovisual systems and loans equipment to students in non-production courses as well as for special events. They provide training as well as setup assistance.

The Media Services center is located in Ansin 409.

Instructional technology support

The Instructional Technology Group (ITG) helps faculty integrate technology into their teaching. This includes:

  • Using an online learning management system for your courses
  • Engaging students with online discussions and chat and facilitating real-time collaboration
  • Distance learning
  • Streaming large multimedia files
  • Tailoring a blog for your courses

Contact ITG for individual consultations and follow the ITG blog to stay up-to-date with the latest tips and developments.

Online learning management system

Emerson has a learning management system called Canvas ( that instructors may use to communicate with students, post course readings, hold discussions, give quizzes, and more!

Faculty, learn how to use Canvas with the Faculty Canvas Guide.
Students, learn how to use Canvas with the Student Canvas Guide.

Multimedia sharing

Panopto is Emerson's video-hosting platform. Using Panopto, you can set Emerson-specific access controls on your uploads, making it ideal for sharing student work or clips for required viewing. You can also upload and embed Panopto videos via any text editor in Canvas.

For more on Panopto, see Getting Started with Panopto.

WordPress blogs for classes and clubs

Another collaborative classroom tool available to instructors is Emerson's Wordpress installation at ITG can assist you in adapting WordPress to your curricular needs by creating blogs, websites, journals, and more. 

Student organizations can also host blogs through Emerson's WordPress installation by contacting Web Services.

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