Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

1. What kind of Instructional Technology Classrooms are available?

2. Are there computer labs on campus?

3. Do you use a learning management system?

4. Is there additional software available to host sessions online?

 1. The Instructional Technology Classrooms provide faculty with state-of-the-art equipment to use in their teaching.  Classrooms are equipped with a variety of technologies, examples include:

  • DVD players
  • Color TelevisionsSMART Board
  • LCD Projectors and Screens
  • Laptop Connectivity
  • Wireless Microphones
  • SMART Board (Interactive Whiteboard)
  • Document Camera
  • Classroom Lecture Capture

For more information visit "What's In My Classroom?"

2.Computer lab There are a number of computer labs located throughout campus.  Three of these have a dual boot platform for both Mac and Windows. Some courses are held in a lab environment.

3. Desire2Learn (D2L), a comprehensive learning management system, is available for all Canisius faculty and students. Campus users may log in either through the MyCanisius portal, or directly at Within D2L, instructors may post syllabi, course announcements, course materials and assignments, and conduct online discussions, quizzes, or exams. New D2L users should consult our library of quick tutorial videos at our D2L resource site. Some instructors and students employ SoftChalk to create interactive lessons which can be easily accessed within D2L. SoftChalk includes built-in style sheets and tools for creating interactive learning games, quizzes, or pop-up text annotations.

4. Instructors and students are able to utilize GoToMeeting to hold virtual meetings for planning, and instructional purposes. GoToMeeting allows you to host an online meeting with up to 25 people. Using the web conferencing tool, you can share any application on your computer in real time. Also included in the Canisius license is GoToWebinar and GoToTraining. GoToWebinar allows you to conduct do-it-yourself webinars with up to 100 people.  GoToTraining software allows you to hold interactive training sessions with up to 25 people.