Academic Tools & Resources

Learn how to access and utilize various resources such as Canvas, Qualtrics, Mathematica and other academic tools.

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Sakai is our former primary learning management system. It will be replaced by Canvas for Fall 2022. Sakai content will remain accessible to instructors for the next academic year. Any questions pertaining to Sakai (or Canvas) should be directed to the Educational Technologies group in Information Technology.

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Pinned Article Using Software for Class Remotely via

Instructions for how to use the Remote Software website in order to access applications, programs, and software for classes off-campus.

Create PDF in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 for Mac OS

This article explains how to export or print as PDF in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 for Mac (version 15.x). Academic posters must be a PDF when submitted for large format printing.

Getting Started with Goosechase

Create custom photo and video scavenger hunts played through an app on smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.

Getting Started with Gradescope

Save time grading paper-based assignments. Gradescope supports worksheets, quizzes/exams, and papers. Students upload handwritten assignments ("scanned" with cell phone camera) to be graded. Grade with a rubric that can be created/changed as you work through submissions.

iMovie Library Backup

This article explains how to back up your iMovie library in iMovie version 10. Your iMovie library contains all imported events and project files. Do not open any library files directly from a network drive as this could lead to data loss.

LANSchool Computer Lab/Classroom Management Software

LANSchool (Smart Sync replacement) has broad applicability to either teaching or research conducted in computer labs and is available in the following spaces: Bewkes 107, Bewkes 109, JHS 224, Madill 222, Valentine 124, and Valentine 207.

Linkedin Learning

Information about Linkedin Learning for Online Training

Online Learning Consortium

St. Lawrence University is a member of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC). Membership benefits include discounts on workshops, courses, and conferences.

Record a Screencast with Screenpal

Faculty, staff and students can record screencasts and presentations with Screencast-O-Matic at

Tips for Taking Online Tests

Taking tests can be stressful. Taking tests online will be more stressful if you encounter technical issues. While there is no guarantee, adhering to the guidelines below will help you avoid some of the more common technical issues encountered while taking online tests to ensure your work gets submitted successfully.

WeVideo Online Video Editor

WeVideo is an online video editor that makes it easy to capture, create, view and share movies. A limited number of WeVideo licenses are available to faculty, staff, and students that sign in with their St. Lawrence University Microsoft 365 credentials.