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Instructional Tools

Kanopy | MaharaRespondusTurnitin  | Kantola | SkypeTeams
Echo360 Active Learning Platform

Echo360 is Coastal Carolina University's lecture and personal capture platform. Echo360 is an active learning platform that allows for class lectures to be recorded and gives faculty the ability to perform personal captures from their computers and/or mobile devices. Echo360 can also bring high level of engagement to the classroom setting. Whether you just want to record your lectures for your students to review, or use the advance features to truly give a sense of your student knowledge on a particular subject. Echo360 is easy to use and ties seamlessly into the Moodle LMS environment. Echo also includes engaging features, such as being able to track real time analytics on your student's behavior in the classroom, search content for keywords, add notes throughout videos for study purposes, and students are able to playback captures on demand. For more information about Echo360 and how to install it, please see our Lecture Capture Best Practice Guide and the new Lecture Capture website.

Streaming Video Services


Kanopy is a general streaming video collection of movies, documentaries, educational films, training films, and more. You can search by title or browse by subject and there is an app to view programs on mobile devices and TVs. Videos can be linked or embedded in Moodle. Most videos are closed captioned, however, if they are not, please visit the Kanopy Help page. 


Kantola is a video repository of instructional materials for students employed by Coastal Carolina University since 2018. Each video contains guest lecturers from the Stanford Briefings series. Faculty interested in viewing the content and seeing if they would like to utilize Kantola for their student learning outcomes should contact the Coastal Office of Online Learning. Please also refer to the Kantola Resource Guide for more information.



Mahara is an e-portfolio, weblog, resume builder, and social networking system tool that connects users and allows for creating online learner communities. Mahara facilitates sharing of demonstrated life-long learning, skills, and development over time. Please see the Mahara Resource Guide for more information on utilizing Mahara in your course.

Assessment and Assignment Security Tools

Respondus Monitor & Respondus Lockdown Browser

Respondus is a proctoring tool that integrates with the Learning Management System (LMS) to prevent cheating on online exams. Respondus Monitor utilizes webcam/video technology as a method to proctor online exams, whereas Respondus Lockdown Browser locks down the online test environment to prevent cheating. Currently, Coastal Carolina has a campuswide license for both tools. For more information on using Respondus in your course, please contact


Turnitin is designed around empowering you and your students by giving you the information and the tools needed for efficient submission and marking process. Improvements to accessibility, responsiveness, and navigation are all designed to help you build better writers with an emphasis on integrity. Please see the Turnitin User Manual on how to use Turnitin in Moodle. If you plan to use Turnitin in your course, please feel free to share this tutorial as a resource for students when using the tool.

Web Conferencing


Skype for Business provides a consistent, single client meeting experience for presence, instant messaging, voice and video that makes it easy to connect and collaborate with people around the world who use Skype. Skype for Business allows users to see when contacts are available to schedule and join meetings; chat via instant message conversations; and collaborate with tools such as video conferencing, desktop sharing and file-sharing.


Microsoft Teams is a powerful team-based collaboration and communication tool that brings conversations, content, assignments, and apps together in one place. 

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