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Instructional Technologies

Ramapo College provides access to many instructional technologies to facilitate teaching and learning. Here, you will find information about the key technologies we support. Please click on the name of the technology to learn more about it.

We are always on the look-out for new, innovative tech tools! Should you have a technology in mind that’s not listed on our website, please reach out for advice.

Canvas (Learning Management System)

Canvas is the Learning Management System (LMS) at Ramapo College. A Learning Management System (LMS) is a platform used to deliver courses, and can be used for online, hybrid, or face-to-face courses.  The LMS allows you to post course resources, create learning activities, setup assignments, manage group work, setup a grade book, communicate with your students, and more.

Visit Canvas for more Ramapo College videos and user guides.

Canvas Log In         Canvas Resources


Kahoot is a great way to gamify learning, create fun icebreakers, and engage your audience. Don’t miss out on this exciting, educational tool!

Kahoot! Log In         Kahoot! User Guide


Ramapo College uses Webex for audio and video conferencing, to conduct and record meetings, and to live stream some classes. All faculty, staff, and students receive a Webex account email, when the activate their Ramapo email account. The Webex account email provides a link for you to activate your account.

Your Ramapo Webex suite includes the following products (view product features):

  • Webex Meetings – Schedule and host online video conference meetings with HD video, audio, screen sharing, and breakout rooms. Great for collaborating.
  • Webex Teams – provides a permanent virtual space where team members can connect and collaborate through messaging, file sharing, whiteboard and calling.

Login to, to download the Webex desktop application, or use this link to download Webex: . Download the mobile app for smartphones and tablets from your devices app store.

Webex Log In         Webex Resources


Yuja is an all-in-one video platform designed for educational institutions. With Yuja, Ramapo College faculty, staff and students can create, manage, share and securely store video content. YuJa is integrated into Canvas, allowing you to access YuJa from Canvas and integrate YuJa into assignments, announcements, discussions, or pages. It is recommended that the first-time, faculty members should access YuJa from Canvas to activate your account. For more information, view Yuja FAQ.

YuJa Login      YuJa Resources

Turnitin Feedback Studio

Turnitin is an online plagiarism detection system that is integrated in Canvas. Feedback Studio includes an Originality Report that determines plagiarism and GradeMark for providing feedback to students.

Turnitin features:

  • Check the originality of student papers. Use in the context of partnering with students to avoid “cut and paste” plagiarism. Assignments are checked against the Internet and the Turnitin database of papers.
  • A paperless feedback system to ease the grading of papers. Turnitin simplifies feedback of papers for the instructor with drag-and-drop comments for commonly used writing issues, as well as customizable comments and audio comments. Another feature of Turnitin is the ability for the instructor to create, customize and share rubrics to be used in the grading process.
  • Turnitin’s PeerMark feature allows anonymous peer review of papers, to engage students in the writing process. The instructor can create criteria for student review. Multiple options are available to match papers for review, to students for feedback.

Download the Turnitin app for iPad to provide feedback on student assignments from your iPad.

Implementing Turnitin in at Ramapo:

  • For instructors using Canvas – Turnitin can be integrated into Canvas by choosing the Turnitin assignment type (submission type > external tool > find > Turnitin). Canvas users do not need to create a separate Turnitin account. This is the easiest method. Review these resources for more information:
    -How to Create a Turnitin Assignment in Canvas (PDF)
    -How to Create a Turnitin Assignment in Canvas (Video)
  • For instructors NOT using Canvas – Information on how to set up your Turnitin account can be found by contacting the IDC.

Turnitin Resources

Respondus LockDown Browser + Monitor

Respondus LockDown Browser is a creates a restricted test-taking environment. It mitigates cheating while taking a Canvas quiz by preventing students from accessing other windows and applications. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications.

  • LockDown Browser can be used when administering remote, hybrid and in-person exams in supervised classrooms/labs.
  • Students who attempt to take a Canvas quiz which requires LockDown Browser from any other browser will be directed to download LockDown Browser.
  • LockDown Browser can also be downloaded directly from the unique Respondus LockDown Browser URL for Ramapo College.

Respondus Monitor is an extension to LockDown Browser. It is a fully-automated proctoring system that uses students’ webcams and analytics to generate reports assessing any possible cheating. You must require LockDown Browser in order to use Respondus Monitor.

It is the responsibility of the instructor to ensure that their students have the proper technology requirements to use Respondus. We strongly recommend that you run a practice test with students to address any issues before a graded exam.


Qualtrics is an easy-to-use, full-featured, web-based tool survey tool for creating and conducting online surveys. Qualtrics allows you to create your own survey, but also contains libraries of entire surveys, as well as individual questions, messages, and graphics. Survey data can be downloaded to SPSS, CSV, XML, HTML; and reports can be exported to PDF, Excel (.csv), Word or PowerPoint.

Ramapo College has procured a site license for Qualtrics. To create a Qualtrics account, faculty/staff should contact the Help Desk and ask for the Qualtrics access code. Once you create your account and login, click on “Help” to gain access to the Customer Success Hub, XM Basecamp and XM Community.

Be sure to review Ramapo’s Campus Survey Development and Implementation Policy and Procedure for all surveys administered to the College community. In addition, review Ramapo’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) for research involving human subjects.

Survey Basics
As you begin your survey building experience there are some things you may want to know. The articles below will teach you about some best practices for survey design.
-5 Easy Tips to Write and Effective Survey
-Survey Question Flow Tips

Qualtrics Log In         Qualtrics User Guide

Google Workspace for Education

The Google Workspace for Education is a collection of several applications that can be leveraged for teaching and learning purposes. The collaborative nature of Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drive make them an invaluable tool for all courses regardless of modality, but can be especially useful for facilitating teamwork online.

Ramapo College has enabled a range of Google Applications for all faculty and students (with a email account). In order to access these services and applications, log into any Google application with your Google username and password (ex. “” and password), then click on the Google Waffle (see red arrow at right for Waffle location). From there, select the desired application.

Google Workspace Apps for Mobile devices:

Google Drive

Google Drive is a cloud storage platform. Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Drawings, Sites, and My Maps naturally live within the Google Drive environment. Files and folders can be shared for easy collaboration with peers and students, and also used as a repository for larger file types when Canvas-based storage is not an option

Important: You can share your Drive (documents or folders) with anyone with an email address. You cannot share your Drive or any documents or folders stored on your drive outside of the Ramapo domain.

Google Drive Log In         Google Drive Support

Google Docs

Google Docs (similar to Microsoft Word) are collaborative documents. Work together with colleagues on any kind of document, then share it out with others. You can also use Google Docs as a way to have students collaborate together, using a Google Doc to stage their ideas and combine efforts. You can only share Google Docs with an email address.

Review Google’s Accessibility for Docs editorsThe Google Docs editors are designed to work with screen readers, braille devices, screen magnification, and more.

Google Slides

Google Slides (similar to Microsoft PowerPoint) are collaborative slideshows that can be used for a variety of purposes, such as creating a class-wide presentation or a presentation amongst smaller groups. You can only share Google Slides with an email address.

Google Forms

Google Forms are surveys that can be used for a number of purposes, such as the collection of anonymous feedback throughout a course or submission of requests for one-on-one consultations. You can only share Google Forms with an email address.

Google Jamboard

Jamboard is a digital interactive whiteboard developed by Google to work with Google Workspace that lets you collaborate in real time.

-Google Jamboard Tutorials

Google Sites

Google sites is a type of website called a wiki. Google sites allows you to create your own Website without requiring any knowledge of HTML or FTP. A simple edit and save button makes adding content easy. Google sites can be used individually or collaboratively to develop and edit sites with ease. You can insert text, pictures, and videos and customize your site. Sites can be used for class projects. Google Sites can be made viewable only to the Ramapo community, or only to people you specify (cannot be made public).

-Google Sites Help
-Google Sites Tutorials

Google My Maps

My Maps allows you to create and share your own maps, by adding points with descriptive text, and images. Multiple layers of points can be added to maps. Maps can be created by instructors, or consider assigning student map projects. Go to “Drive” > “New” > “More” > “My Maps” to get create or view your maps.

-Google Maps Help

Google Calendar

Google calendar is a web-based calendar to manage your events and tasks. Calendars and notifications can by synced with mobile devices or e-mail clients. Calendars can be private, public, shared with the Ramapo community, or shared only select individuals for collaboration. Download the free app for your smartphone or tablet.

-Google Calendar Help

Interested in online training through LinkedIn Learning? Ramapo College has a limited number of seats for this fantastic resource—available only to faculty and staff. LinkedIn Learning allows you to select entire courses, or individual tutorials of your choice, allowing you to learn at your own pace and convenience.

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