Teaching & Learning

  • Canvas
    Canvas is a cloud-based learning management system used by most U-M instructors and students to facilitate teaching, learning and collaboration.
  • CTools
    CTools was used as the main learning management system at U-M for more than ten years. Starting Fall term of 2016, use of CTools for academic courses was discontinued and replaced by Canvas. However, read-only access to CTools course sites from previous terms remains available, and ITS Teaching & Learning continues to work with the campus community to offer alternative solutions and guidance for migrating existing CTools project sites to new platforms. A final timeline for full retirement of CTools has not yet been determined.
  • DASH
    DASH provides a space for students to view their course schedules, as well as a schedule of assignments and exams for both the previous and upcoming weeks. Features continue to be added based on student requests and feedback.
  • MiVideo
    Powered by Kaltura, MiVideo is U-M's cloud-based media streaming and content management service used by faculty, students and staff to organize, catalog, share, search and publish multimedia content.
  • Teaching Evaluations
    Teaching Evaluations allow anonymous evaluation of courses by students. Evaluation questionnaires are provided to students on a scheduled basis. The results are collected and reported to the appropriate departments or units.
  • ExamScan
    ExamScan converts handwritten and graded exams to digital form, allowing instructors to return exams electronically and retain access permanently. It saves time for students and instructors and improves academic integrity. It is especially valuable in large classes.
  • Academic Technology Consultation
    ITS Teaching & Learning offers consultation services in many areas including learning system integrations, evaluation and piloting of learning tools, use of learning tools to enhance student engagement and learning assessment, and use of video for instruction and learning activities.

Additional Information

  • Get Connected
    A guide to U-M technology resources and services for faculty, staff, and researchers.