Learning Technologies

Information about Blackboard, LinkedIn Learning, CSU Learn, Zoom, Kaltura, and other learning technologies.

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Blackboard Learn

Blackboard is Chico State's student learning management system.


Canvas will be replacing Blackboard as Chico State's student learning management system.

Zoom Virtual Conferencing

Zoom is Chico State’s video conferencing solution available to all students, faculty, and staff.

Google Apps

Information and tutorials about Google Suite Applications supported by Chico State; Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Slides, etc.

Kaltura Video

Kaltura is a streaming media server, similar to YouTube. Why does streaming matter? Because streaming allows you to view video and audio without downloading huge files.


Pronto is a 3rd party messaging tool that integrates with Canvas. Pronto provides a fun and easy way to send messages that include text, photos, audio, and video without sharing phone numbers. Pronto enables more of a fluid, personal communication than Canvas announcements and Inbox, but does not necessarily replace Canvas announcements.


Respondus is a system-wide licensed 3rd party software solution to import and export tests in BB. The tool can enable the creation of a BB test from a publisher test bank, a test written and formatted for print and for the reverse (creating a printable version of a BB test).

The following document covers the most common Chico uses of Respondus:

- Removing conflicting formatting from Word.doc (printable tests) for importation into Respondus.
- Adding necessary formatting for proper importation for several most common question types.
- Instructions and workflow for using Respondus

NOTE: Respondus is ONLY available for PC and can be obtained from the Help in Canvas.
Select Help, then Start your Search Here. Enter "Respondus" to get to the article with a download link and the license key.

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere is a web-based polling software that allows participants to respond to polls or surveys synchronously or asynchronously from their cell phones, tablets, or laptops. Results are tabulated and can be displayed in real time on-screen.


Turnitin enables instructors and students to check the similarity of student work comparing submissions to other sources on the Internet and in Turnitin's extensive database.

Follett Discover

Follett Discover is a powerful online tool that transforms the course materials discovery and adoption process for faculty and helps students obtain, organize and instantly access their required and recommended course materials from within your learning management system.


Proctorio is an online proctoring software product purchased by the campus that integrates with our Learning Management System, Blackboard Learn (Bb Learn). Proctorio is being used for some courses, mostly fully online courses, to provide a measure of academic integrity while taking exams online.


Perusall is a socially collaborative reading platform available for integration into Blackboard.

CSU Learn

CSU Learn is a learning management system (LMS) provided by Skillsoft/SumTotal. The LMS allows the CSU to assign, track, and leverage content ranging from mandatory professional development to compliance.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning provides a vast online library of instructional videos covering the latest software, creative, and business skills. Taught by accomplished teachers and recognized industry experts, LinkedIn Learning is a high-quality resource for students, faculty, and staff looking to develop skills in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, project management, social media, and a wide range of other topics.

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Accommodate HQ

Accommodate HQ is a valuable tool that simplifies the process of accommodating students with special needs in your Canvas courses.

Cengage LMS Integration

The Cengage LMS Integration is a publisher integration that provides seamless integration with educational products such as Access WebAssign and MindTap into Canvas.

Impact (Formerly Eesysoft)

Instructure Impact is a tool that monitors the interactions of individual users, including faculty and students, within Canvas, allowing IT Support to measure the activity level and use of key functionality within your learning environment.


Labster is a virtual laboratory simulation tool integrated with Canvas designed to enhance science education.

MyOpenMath Publisher

MyOpenMath is a free, open-source, and online platform designed to support mathematics education. Use this guide to setup MyOpenMath content in your Canvas course.