The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning is committed to providing UM instructors with the resources and supports they need in order for their teaching journey to be as enjoyable and successful as possible.

The following is a list of learning technology tools offered by The Centre that are fully supported by The Centre or in cooperation with Information Services and Technology. This support includes workshops, Ask an Expert sessions, troubleshooting and support documentation. In addition, these tools have all been evaluated to meet the Access and Privacy, as well as IT security requirements of the U of M.

Video Conferencing

Cisco Webex

Cisco Webex is the video conferencing solution for teaching and learning supported by The Centre and Information Services and Technology.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Fully integrated with UM Learn
  • Secure and reliable
  • Class attendance is automatically generated after each session

Instructors can:

  • establish virtual office hours
  • record and stream their classes
  • poll students
  • easily share content and visual aids
  • create breakout sessions for students to collaborate and share ideas

To learn how to activate your account, visit Cisco Quick Guides.

For further support documentation, Ask an Expert and workshops, visit Cisco Webex.

Learning Management System

UM Learn

UM Learn is the University of Manitoba’s Learning Management System (LMS) and supports the delivery of face-to-face, online and blended courses. It is a recommended tool for face-to-face courses but is compulsory for online and blended courses.

Key Features and Benefits

Through UM Learn, instructors can securely:

  • distribute course materials
  • create and collect assignments
  • deliver quizzes/surveys
  • add a teaching assistant or grader/marker to a course
  • use rubrics and a gradebook

To view quick tutorials on how to get started with the basics, visit the UM Learn Contingencies for Teaching.

For further support documentation, frequently asked questions, Ask an Expert, and workshops, visit UM Learn.

Please note: Microsoft Teams is not a learning management system and therefore does not replace UM Learn. Microsoft Teams is meant for student, staff, and faculty collaboration.

Classroom Polling

iClicker Cloud

iClicker Cloud is an active learning tool that can be used by instructors to poll or quiz students and receive feedback in real time.

Key Benefits and Features

  • Free for both students and instructors
  • Secure and reliable
  • Students can respond by using either their mobile device or laptop
  • Integrated with UM Learn, meaning instructors can quickly transfer grades from iClicker Cloud to the UM Learn gradebook
  • Provides opportunities for in-class discussions
  • Maintains students’ focus on the topic at hand

Instructors can create a variety of polling question types, including:

  • multiple-choice
  • short answer
  • numeric and
  • target questions

To learn how to create an iClicker Cloud account for your course, access support documentation, Ask An Expert, and workshops, visit iClicker Cloud.

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