Academic Technology

Academic Technology at JMU is provided by the Libraries, Information Technology, and academic departments. Need help? Visit our Tech Support Page or email Looking for learning opportunities? Visit our Workshops.

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Canvas LMS

Canvas is JMU’s primary learning management system. It provides an easily accessible environment for our teaching and learning communities to connect with one another and with the resources they require to succeed academically. Canvas is integrated with tools like Respondus lockdown browser, Turnitin plagiarism detector, Blue course evaluation, and more.
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Blue Course Evaluation

Blue is JMU’s course evaluation system. Login is through MyMadison or Canvas. Learn more
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Turning Technology Clickers

Turning Technology Clickers can be used in your classroom to poll your students and actively engage them in the material you are teaching. Clickers are small, handheld devices that allow students to respond to questions asked verbally, on paper or on screen and enables you to instantly assess a summary of their responses. Use the following to begin using clickers.

Video Management Services

JMU Libraries maintains several options for recording and hosting instructional video content for JMU faculty and staff. Read more about these on our Video Management Services web site.

Academic Software

JMU IT and the Libraries collaborate to license and distribute a variety of software, including Mathematica, SPSS, Qualtrics, and more. See a full list on JMU IT’s website.


Image Repositories

Artstor and JSTOR Forum are the newest tools at JMU for uploading and sharing images for use in teaching and learning at JMU. Learn more.

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Digital Project Platforms

WordPress (CampusPress) services provide space for faculty and staff to create academic sites related to JMU’s mission. Omeka provides virtual space for the curation of digital object collections and exhibits related to the mission of JMU that have the potential for lasting value to scholarly communities. To request a new WordPress or Omeka site email

Off Campus Access

JMU students, faculty, and staff can access online journals and electronic resources from off-campus.Learn how to access these library resources by visiting the Connect from Off-Campus page.


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