Technology Tools for Teaching

As you develop your course in uiuLearn, there are a number of supporting technologies that expand the scope of instructor and student activities available in your course. Here is a list of the licensed and supported technologies available for enhancing your course: - See more at:

Resource Document Video Vendor Resources
NetTutor - Tutoring services available to all Center and Online students      
Panopto - Lecture capture and podcasting software      Resources
Respondus - Quiz and Exam management utility      Resources
Livetext - Academic assessment and ePortfolio utility      
Turnitin - Plagiarism prevention and research originality tool integrated with uiuLearn      Resources
Zoom - Desktop video conferencing application      Resources
McGraw-Hill Connect- Access to publisher texts and materials      

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Online, Center, and Distance Learners:

Online, Center and Distance Learners have two options for tutoring: NetTutor and Zoom tutoring.


NetTutor is a free online tutoring service integrated directly into the UIU LMS, so students have single sign-on access. NetTutor tutors are subject matter experts with previous teaching or tutoring experience. They are full-time tutors, and all have at least a bachelor’s degree; most also have post-graduate degrees. A full list of course offerings and their schedules can be found on the NetTutor website.

NetTutor is available 24/7.

To get to the NetTutor access:

  1. Sign in to uiuLearn
  2. Click “Student Resources”
  3. Select NetTutor
  4. Click on the course that you would like assistance with
  5. Follow the prompts

Zoom Tutoring:

Zoom tutoring is available by appointment only and depends the availability of our tutors.

Zoom allows our tutors to meet with students at a distance through their video chat meeting platform.

During Session 4, UIU tutors previously located on the Fayette campus are available to provide tutoring to students at a distance. Check out the Zoom Tutors page and find a tutor whose credentials match the course you would like help with. Then, go to our Schedule an Appointment page and follow the instructions to create an appointment with that tutor. A confirmation email will be sent to your UIU email when you create an appointment. The confirmation email will contain a link to the tutor you are scheduled to meet with. At the time of the appointment, click the meeting and the tutor will be with you shortly.

If you scheduled a meeting and need to contact the tutor, the confirmation email will also contain the tutor’s email address.

Questions, comments, and concerns may be sent to Markus Hawes, the Tutor Center Manger, at or call (563) 425-5853.

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Panopto Lecture Capture

Panopto is a lecture capture system for streaming audio and video. To best view Panopto videos, you should have the Silverlight browser plug-in. If you encounter a Panopto login screen, then you need to modify your browser settings. Follow these step-by-step instructions to configure your browser for Panopto. A Panopto Recorder Panopto Recorder Quickstart Guide is also available, and more documentation and tutorials are online at

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Respondus is an exam management software application we license for our instructors to import or create exams and then publish them to their uiuLearn course.

This 30-minute training video demonstrates how Respondus can be used to import existing exams from MS Word. It also demonstrates how to use the Respondus Test Bank Network. 

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Turnitin is a tool for both teachers and students to ensure academic integrity by checking the originality of submitted papers to avoid issues of plagiarism and academic dishonesty. Turnitin compares submitted written work with literally millions of websites, scholarly journals, magazines, books, printable reports, and other student papers and is widely recognized as one of the leading plagiarism prevention and education services. However, users should be aware that Turnitin scans submitted work and compares it to ALL other sources on file. Therefore, it is possible that a student paper may have similarities to other written works that are merely coincidental, and not plagiarism. It is important that instructors and students scan the originality reports generated by Turnitin carefully to determine what areas of concern need to be addressed in each submitted paper.

Upper Iowa licenses Turnitin and provides instructors with simple setup for use within courses. Download the Turnitin Instructor Guide for directions. The Turnitin integration with uiuLearn allows instructors to designate any assignment in uiuLearn as a Turnitin assignment. Instructors and students can then view originality reports for submitted work. 

For more information, see:

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Zoom Video Conferencing

Zoom provides the first Unified Meeting Experience platform that brings HD video conferencing, mobility and web meetings together as a free cloud service. So you can have crystal-clear video conversation and high quality screen sharing, anytime, from anywhere, with up to 25 people. It is available for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.

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McGraw-Hill Connect

Publisher McGraw-Hill has collaborated with uiuLearn (D2L) to fully integrate their digital books, ancillary learning objects and test banks.

Here are some supporting documents:

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