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What is it: A place to create, store, discuss, and organize.

How to use it: Groups, committees, training, documentation, files.  Quick web content creation and editing, with collaboration and visibility restriction options.

More information: How to Use Confluence | Try using Using Confluence

What is it: Learning management system.

How to use it: Course shells and virtual academic activities: discussions, dropboxes, quizzes and tests.

More information: Desire2Learn

What is it: Access to all college-related sites and resources.

How to use it: Campus single-sign on, communities.


What is it: Virtual storage hosted by the college.

How to use it: Desktop capable cloud storage for faculty and staff.  Legacy cloud storage option for students.

More information:

Access your Canisius Network Storage on Filer


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What is it: A suite of productivity applications; Drive, Gmail (students), YouTube.

How to use it: Desktop and mobile-capable Cloud storage and collaboration. Basic online office suite, surveys and forms. Gmail is the official college email for students.

More information: gapps

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What is it: Email client.

How to use it: Official college email, faculty and staff.

More information: Exchange and Outlook for Email and Calendars

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What is it: Survey platform.

How to use it: Online surveys and forms. Advanced features for surveying and data reporting or export.

More information: Qualtrics

Web Conferencing with Zoom

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What is it: Web conferencing systems.

How to use it: Conduct synchronous Web conferences with members of the college or outside the college. Good, also, for live-streaming events.

More information: Zoom for Web Conferencing

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What is it: Interactive lesson builder.

How to use it: Create interactive lessons that can be places in the learning management system or on the Web.

More information: sftck

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What is it: Blogging platform.

How to use it: Regularly updated content and news. Blogs will aggregate.Use Mailchimp to automatically email the blog feed in a newsletter.

More information: Blogs@Canisius

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What is it: A suite of products for colleges; Compliance Assist, Course Evaluations, and Collegiate Link.

How to use them: Planning and accreditation, course evaluations, student clubs.



More about ITS

Information Technology Services Department (ITS) at Canisius College provides all computer, media, network, and telephone resources at Canisius.   ITS staff members work hard to supply Canisius College users with the best in digital tools, resources, and options available for learning, teaching, research, and administrative work..