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A Lifetime of Learning Starts in Your Class

To drive outcomes in your classroom that stay with students beyond graduation, our portfolio of learning technologies includes anytime-anywhere learning management, collaboration systems, content delivery solutions, and numerous other programs that specialize in enhanced learning opportunities. Here, you can select a learning technology for vendor-provided training.

Academic Integrity Tools

A collection of tools that promote students honoring their Northeastern University Academic Integrity pledge.


Blackboard is a learning management system that supports basic teaching tasks like posting content, grading, and creating assessments. It also aggregates a wide range of learning tools, resources, and learning objects into one environment, allowing faculty to take teaching beyond the classroom walls.

Creating Modular and Mobile-friendly Online Content

Northeastern ITS offers several tools to make it easier for faculty to create customized and interactive experiences for students.

LinkedIn Learning Online Training

Using LinkedIn Learning, faculty can integrate meaningful courses and video content directly into their course. LinkedIn Learning offers more than 5,000 on-demand content on business, creative, and technology skills.

Poll Everywhere Student Response

Poll Everywhere is a student response solution that allows students to respond to polling questions via mobile device or web browser, and displays results in real time.

Qwickly Attendance

Qwickly Attendance enables faculty to take attendance that is automatically graded in the Blackboard Grade Center. Faculty can take attendance using an attendance list on screen or allow students to check in on their own browser, complete with a PIN and countdown timer.

Respondus Lockdown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser is a tool that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard to prevent students from browsing to other sites during an exam.

Teaching and Learning Accessibility Support

Classroom content and interactions should be able to be experienced by all of your students regardless of physical or learning differences. Learn about options for creating accessible content in your courses.

VoiceThread Video and Voice Discussion Board

VoiceThread is a third-party tool that can be integrated into Blackboard that allows you and your students to create multimedia presentations and discuss via text, voice, or video. Discussion is asynchronous, so students can enter the discussion at their convenience, and you can watch the discussion as it happens. 

Adding Publisher or Open Educational Resources

Teaching and learning content is widely available for free or purchase on the web, and many of these resources integrate into Blackboard easily, to support student performance tracking via the gradebook.

Collaborate Ultra Web Conference

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a real-time video conferencing tool embedded into Blackboard. Unlike previous versions, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra runs directly within a web browser with no additional software installations required.

Digication e-Portfolio

Digication e-portfolio provides a platform for students, teachers, alumni, and professionals to showcase their work and ideas. They are archives of learning, discovery, progress, achievement, and reflection.

Panopto Lecture Capture

Panopto is the supported lecture capture tool for Northeastern as of Spring 2020, replacing Tegrity. Panopto’s cloud-based service and integration with Blackboard and Canvas make it easy for users to record, stream, upload, share and view course recordings at anytime, anywhere, from their preferred environment.

Qualtrics Survey

Qualtrics is a web-based survey software tool that supports research, teaching and administration by allowing users to develop and deploy surveys, store data, and analyze results. Qualtrics is available to Northeastern faculty, staff, and students.

Qwickly Course Tools

Qwickly course tools is integrated into the Learning Management System to provide faculty a single hub to post announcements, distribute content, and create discussion topics to one or multiple course saving you time and frustration.

Respondus Test Creator

Respondus Test Creator supports creating quizzes and tests in Blackboard through Word document or Excel spreadsheet upload.

TurnItIn Plagiarism Detection

The Turnitin integration in Blackboard provides a comprehensive tool to support conversations about expectations around original work. Features include plagiarism detection, online grading and feedback tools, and peer review workflows.