Online Learning Systems

CANVAS: There are two types of systems used to deliver online courses, the first is Canvas, a learning management system. Canvas can be accessed via the MyStevens portal and is where all of the course homepages are found. When a student gets enrolled in a course, they can go to Canvas to download lecture content, interact with teammates using e-mail and discussion boards, complete assignments and assessments, and meet with their instructor live using the web-conferencing tool that's embedded in every course.

BLACKBOARD COLLABORATE: This web-conferencing tool is called Blackboard Collaborate. This system allows instructors and students to participate in real-time, recorded, and "on-demand" events. In a typical class that utilizes web conferencing, the instructor may conduct periodic sessions to deliver lectures, review homework, hold office hours, or answer questions.  

You can browse our RUNNING WEB CONFERENCES GUIDE that was created for both new users with limited web conferencing experience as well as those familiar with the tool.   

Please feel free to view the below tutorials for additional assistance. If your question is not answered by one of the videos below, please feel free to e-mail us at


CANVAS Tutorials: Students: 

Introduction to Canvas Click HERE for Tutorial
Finding Your Group Homepage
Within Canvas
Click HERE for Tutorial


 CANVAS Tutorials: Instructors: 


Introduction to Canvas Click HERE for Tutorial
Adding Videos to NJVID Click HERE for Tutorial
Using the Inbox Click HERE for Tutorial

BLACKBOARD COLLABORATE Tutorials: Participants:     

First-Time Users Click HERE for Tutorial
Students as Presenters Click HERE for Tutorial


 BLACKBOARD COLLABORATE Tutorials: Presenters: 


Adding Recording Links to Canvas Click HERE for Tutorial
Setting Maximum Number of
Click HERE for Tutorial
Doing a Web Tour Click HERE for Tutorial
Doing a Poll Click HERE for Tutorial
Using Application Share Click HERE for Tutorial


Recordings available, anytime Most web conferencing events are recorded so that students can play them back as many times as needed. Instructors may also create pre-recorded or "on-demand" events that cover a specific topic or assignment. Links to these on-demand events are available in the online course.

A Value-Added Service Students can use the web conferencing system to conduct web conferences with their classmates in preparation for projects. This gives students the opportunity to practice their virtual teaming skills. Students who wish to make use of this service should contact their professor.

Rewards of Participation Instructors have cited cases where students, through their active participation in web conferences, were able to demonstrate a much better understanding of class concepts then they would have otherwise. Many students have also developed new skills for managing virtual projects and virtual teams – a skill that is becoming increasingly important for global and multinational companies.

Web conferencing events have been integrated into most WebCampus programs, though the number of web conferences conducted in each class varies. To find out the level of web conferencing activity that takes place in the classes you are interested in, consult the course syllabus files or contact the instructor who will conduct the course.

Web conferencing Participant Guide 

For information on how to use the web conferencing system and its features, download the Participant Guide. This is a valuable resource for learning how to participate.

Web conferencing Log On Tutorial 

Currently enrolled students can view a 5-minute video tutorial on How To Log On To Web Conferencing System via their online course environment.

Non-student participants, such as Stevens Institute of Technology community members, can view a 5-minute video tutorial on How To Log On To Web Conferencing System via their email invite.

The structure as well as the material in this course was fantastic. Direct access to the professor and real life examples really helped in understanding the information for practical applications."
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