Instructional Tools

Teaching Tools


The Canvas Learning Management System enables collaboration, feedback, and access to documents, assignments and other materials.


Host meetings or record lectures for your students. Zoom's Canvas tool lets you schedule and share meetings directly from your Canvas courses.

OpScan Test Grading

OpScan testing is an easy way for grading multiple choice tests using standardized forms and automated grading.


The WordPress professional suite is available to the entire ODU community, giving users tools to create and publish fully featured websites in minutes.

Top Hat

Top Hat is a comprehensive teaching platform that instructors can use to engage students with interactive slides, graded questions, customized content, videos, discussions and polls.

Classrooms & Resources

Technology Classrooms

Classrooms at ODU are equipped with the newest and most advanced technology to help facilitate learning for students.

Lecture Capture

Record your lectures along with the images that are displayed through the ceiling mounted data projector. You can make these recordings available to students within Canvas.

Student Response System

Add interaction and assessment to your classroom with Turning Point Student Response System. Ask questions in class and get instant feedback from your students.

Teaching Labs

Faculty/staff members can reserve any of the teaching labs on the Norfolk Campus or at the Higher Education Centers.

Monarch Virtual Environment (MOVE)

The Monarch Virtual Environment provides access to workstation that have the same configuration as those in the standard ITS computer labs as well as access to specialized labs.

Attendance Management Tool

This automated attendance system is used across campus, allowing students to check in and out of class. Attendance data is added to Canvas where faculty can integrate the data with their course.

Collaboration Tools

Course Collaboration Tool

The Course Collaboration Tool makes it easy to add all of your students to a collaboration group at one time, whether you choose to use Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Google Drive to share information and documents with your class.


Zoom is a cloud-based web conferencing service available to ODU faculty, staff and students that allows users to host and participate in meetings over the Internet.

Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is available at no cost to all members of the ODU community in order to improve communication and collaboration across campus. Download the latest version of Office, or collaborate with others using OneDrive or OneNote.

Google Workspace

Students and faculty have access to all Google tools in order to create and share documents, spreadsheets, calendar events and more with each other.

Large File Transfer

Securely transmit and receive large files large beyond the limits typically allowed by email systems.