IT Systems

Dunwoody has several IT systems to help you manage your classes and share information with the rest of the college. As with other IT functions, you can get help with them or suggest improvements through the IT Service Desk.

Canvas

Dunwoody’s official Learning Management System (LMS) system is Canvas LMS. You can access it through LaunchPad or at https://dunwoody.instructure.com. Your courses and enrollments will be automatically uploaded three times a day from PowerCampus/My.Dunwoody. We have customized Canvas to allow you to take attendance and add midterm and final grades through Canvas. Training and assistance for Canvas is available at the IT Service Desk.

Like all learning management systems (LMS), this is your primary classroom portal for sharing content and documents with your students. You can also use it for online quizzes.

Academic Plan

The academic plan is a degree progress tracking tool that displays both Arts & Sciences and Technical course requirements for a program, of which the student is currently enrolled. The academic plan shows what has been completed, what is in progress, and what is left to do in order to satisfy academic requirements for graduation.

The academic plan also has a ‘What If’ feature, that allows for a student to view how completed courses will satisfy requirements of other programs, of which the student may not yet be enrolled.

Students should monitor their progress toward their declared degree or certificate path using the academic plan on my.dunwoody. This plan may also be used by faculty, program managers/deans, and Student Affairs advisors in advising sessions.

YouTube, Wiki and Other Technology Platforms

Faculty members are encouraged to develop curriculum that stimulates inquiry and is engaging. The use of technology assists with this goal and can enhance the delivery method. The following are some guidelines to consider when using technology in curriculum delivery:

  • When using videos or downloading content, be sure that the copyright allows the use of video or images for academic purposes
    • Not sure of copyright, please check with a Dunwoody librarian
  • Dunwoody has a number of approved enhancements and delivery methods, such as the Learning Management System (LMS)
    • Not sure if the technology you wish to use is a Dunwoody approved product, check with IT to make sure
  • All material uploaded online is copyright of Dunwoody College