Teaching and Learning Tools

The following tools are offered and supported by Teaching and Scholarly Learning. Visit our FAQ for answers to the most common questions for Canvas, Kaltura, Zoom, and more.

Course Tools

  • Canvas: [login] Rice's Learning Management System. Find more information about Canvas.
  • Kaltura: Rice's Video Management System. See the Kaltura Guidelines. This can be used for
    • Screen Capture: Desktop capture tool to record videos of lectures, audio, and video.
    • Multimedia Share: Storing and delivering asynchronous digital media, including recorded video and audio
  • Zoom: Video and web conferencing tool that supports online meetings
  • Audience Response Systems Interactive classroom quizzing/polling
  • GOOGLE Workspace for Education: [login] Includes Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides
  • MICROSOFT 365 for Education: [login] Includes Office Apps Suite (desktop and web), Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, Teams, OneDrive, Forms
  • Box at Rice: [login] Enterprise cloud-based storage
  • Blogs: [login] WordPress self-service blog platform
  • Software Requests: Software requests for Registrar-managed classrooms and teaching labs are due to OIT in April of each year, and the software is set before the start of the academic year in August.
  • Video Digitization: Learning Spaces can digitize and post videos from Blu-rays, DVDs, and VHS tapes in your course‚Äôs Canvas site. This will make videos more accessible to your students, and you can spend class time discussing videos rather than viewing them.

Computational Resources: Application development support and tools

Tools from our Partners:

Oracle Academy: A free resource that Oracle provides to education. Free resources and software are available to download.

Amazon Web Services: A free resource that Amazon provides to faculty and students. Lots of curriculum and help materials for cloud-based computing and free credits for faculty and students to use Amazon Web Services.

IBM Bluemix & Watson: A free resource for faculty and students for cloud access to apps, open-sourced technology, and learning resources.

Azure Dev Tools for Teaching: A free resource to use Azure products to develop in the cloud at no cost using the Free Tier.

Google Cloud Platform: GCP is a suite of cloud solutions for storage, compute, big data, and machine learning. University faculty can apply for Google Cloud Platform Education Grants for their computer science courses. Approved applicants will receive a grant for free credits which their teaching staff and students can use on any Google Cloud Platform product. Researchers can apply for GCP research credits to power scientific workloads. Approved applicants will receive free credits towards any Google Cloud Platform products for academic research workloads.