Educational Technology

Below are a list of tools that OSU Ecampus has adopted and is using in active courses and/or those we are exploring and piloting with faculty to assess their viability and scalability and effectiveness with online students.

If you are interested in using an educational technology not represented here or need assistance with using these tools in your own courses, contact


Turnitin is Oregon State University’s plagiarism prevention and originality reporting service, integrated with Canvas.

Turnitin guides


Zoom is the OSU web-conferencing system for faculty and staff that includes features such as screen sharing, audio/video conferencing, file sharing, and chat.  (Zoom replaces Webex as of July 31, 2019.)

Zoom guides


NetTutor is a provider of free online tutoring and learner support services for Ecampus students. Students can connect to live tutors and also access an online writing lab where tutors critique and return essays within 48 hours. NetTutor can be accessed directly through Canvas.

NetTutor guides

Kaltura (MediaSpace)

Record audio, video, screencasts and more with OSU’s video solution, Kaltura. It can be accessed through Canvas or directly at OSU MediaSpace.

Kaltura guides


Threadz is a visualization tool that adds graphs and statistics to Canvas discussions. Threadz makes it easy for faculty and students to see student participation in a discussion forum in relation to other class members.

Threadz guide

Peerceptiv Peer Review

Peerceptiv is research-validated peer assessment tool that scales to large classroom enrollments. This tool is currently being piloted by instructors.

Peerceptiv overview

Google G Suite

Collaborate on projects, secure your files, build rich multimedia presentations and more with G Suite applications from Google.

Google guides


Box is a tool for storing personal files, coursework and most types of research data. You can upload entire folders from your device or create new Microsoft files right in the Box environment, then share your data with other Box users.

Box guides