Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Archived Pilots

Below is a list of our archived technolgoy pilots:

The fall 2015 pilot of Canvas, a learning management system, included 71 courses from across Yale’s varied academic departments and schools. More than 2,100 students and 100 instructors participated. Yale selected Canvas as its new LMS and it will support all active courses by summer 2017.
Blackboard Ally will automatically generate alternative accessible formats of your teaching content shared in Canvas @ Yale, including Semantic HTML, audio, ePub, and electronic braille.
Gradescope - a tool that streamlines the process of grading paper-based, digital, and code assignments particularly in a large classroom environment.
In 2014, Yale commissioned a report to analyze the landscape of video-related services at the University. This report ultimately resulted in the pilot of Panopto. Several faculty members participated in the pilot to evaluate Panopto as it relates to: ease of use, video creation and curation, and accessibility.
Yale plans to conduct a pilot of NoteBowl - an asynchronous discussion tool with advanced features.
Yale will conduct a pilot of PlayPosit - an interactive video-quizzing tool that integrates with Canvas and streaming video services including Media Library (Panopto).
Yale conducted a pilot of Poll Everywhere - an audience response polling software that can be used to conduct in class (or out of class) polls and surveys. The cloud-based platform has been adopted.
Yale conducted a pilot of VoiceThread - a collaboration tool that allows instructors to create graded or ungraded "threads" of artifacts upon which students can post text, video, and/or audio comments.