Academic Technology | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


Academic Technology



    Capital University has more than 50 classrooms with presentation technology. Classrooms equipped with a computer and projector have the capability to play DVDs and can stream audio and video on computers.


    Capital University uses a learning management system called iLearn, which is a branded version of Open LMS, based on Moodle. Every course approved by the registrar’s office receives an iLearn course shell and course enrollment is done automatically.

    Instructors can also use iLearn for academic advising functions, such as communicating with student advisees, providing documentation, and managing advisee progress. In addition, instructors may request blank course shells to be used as sandbox and development environments (for future course development or for testing functionality of the system).
    CELT offers one-on-one sessions for course development, instructional design assistance, and training offerings for iLearn.


    Capital University employs a multi-faceted lecture recording system called Echo360. Instructors can use Echo360 to record classroom lectures (or any class session) via classroom computers and web cameras, and to create personal recordings (e.g., instructional videos, microlectures, etc.). All captured videos are stored in cloud space unique to each class section, and all course videos can be made available to students via iLearn. Videos have editable transcripts generated for accessibility concerns, and student interactions allow for note-taking, Q&A, polling, and aid with confusing topics. Analytics are also available when using Echo360 in conjunction with your iLearn courses.


    All faculty, staff, and students at Capital have a fully licensed Zoom account. Go to and click the “Sign In” button to log in with your Capital email address and password. Zoom can be used to facilitate remote class sessions, presentations, and interactive discussions with users wherever they are; no class seat time is needed. Zoom allows for the sharing of documents, multiple presenters, and webcam functionality to provide a synchronous experience for an online or hybrid class. Sessions can also be recorded for sharing.


    Capital has an installation of Qualtrics survey generation software, which can handle everything from simple questionnaires to detailed research projects. Design your survey with an intuitive drag-and-drop survey builder, powerful logic, 100+ question types, and pre-built survey templates.

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    Plagiarism Checking

    Within iLearn, any student writing submissions can be checked against the SafeAssign database for originality as well as an instructional tool (teach citation, etc.). Instructors can also digitally mark up any student paper via iLearn.

    Respondus Lockdown Browser/Monitor

    Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor is a special testing suite used to minimize the ability to search the Internet for answers on an iLearn test. If an instructor requires Lockdown Browser for a test then that test cannot be taken with any other browser (i.e., Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome). The Lockdown Browser only allows access to iLearn and will disable:

    • the ability to open any other program on the computer,
    • the ability to open a new window or tab in the browser,
    • all screen capture — no print screen, and
    • all printing abilities.

    By implementing the Monitor add-on, students taking tests remotely will be asked to have their web camera and microphone turned on to allow you to review their exam session to ensure there are no issues with potential academic dishonesty.

    Lockdown Browser/Monitor also works with iPads, but does NOT work on Chromebooks and does not function outside of iLearn.