Attendees of the July 26th UMKC Canvas Conference will be able to explore tools to improve the online experience for students as well as themselves.

How do you ensure the originality of student papers? How do you prevent cheating in an online exam? Jing Zou, Instructional Designer, will cover these topics in the Enhancing Academic Integrity with Turnitin and Respondus session. She will discuss how an online environment opens up a different set of challenges that are not typically seen in traditional courses, including academic integrity. This session will address the aforementioned questions by introducing two applications designed for enhancing academic integrity in online courses:

  • Turnitin: Plagiarism detector that generates originality report for student papers.
  • Respondus: Online proctoring tool with LockDown Browser and Monitor (webcam).

In the second part of her session, titled Zoom: Web-conferencing in Canvas Courses, Zou will discuss how best to utilize Zoom, a user-friendly web-conferencing software, in online courses.

In Zoom meetings, instructors and students can share audio, video, applications, and desktops, as in a traditional classroom. It can also be utilized for online class meetings, virtual office hours, and more. According to Zou, “This session will demonstrate how Zoom can facilitate teaching, its integration with Canvas, and best practice examples.?

At the end of this session, attendees will be able to understand the basic functionalities of Zoom and its integration in Canvas, as well as determine whether Zoom is an appropriate tool for their own courses.

Zoom accounts are provided free for teaching faculty members.

Registration is free and lunch will be served. The conference will take place at the Kauffman Conference Center, located at 4801 Rockhill Road. For more information or to register for the conference, please visit the following link: