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Instructional Tools

Instructional Tools can be requested online through FootPrints:

To make a request or report issues log in to: https://fp.odu.edu with your MIDAS ID and password. Your contact information is populated based on login, fill in the applicable information and click "Save."


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The Blackboard Learning System is a powerful teaching environment that facilitates learning through online technologies.

Technology Classrooms


Classrooms at ODU are equipped with the newest and most advanced technology to help facilitate learning for students.

OPSCAN Test Grading

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OPSCAN testing is an easy way for grading multiple choice tests using standardized forms and automated grading.


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ODU students, faculty, and staff have FREE access to the 2,500+ video courses, and more are added every week.

Google Apps


Google Apps for Education is a suite of online software applications that offers integrated communication and collaboration tools.

Adobe Connect

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Adobe Connect is a web conferencing product that allows users to conduct live meetings and presentations over the internet with multiple users.


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WebEx is a cloud-based web conferencing service available to ODU faculty and staff that allows users to host and participate in meetings over the Internet.

Box at ODU

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Box is a cloud-based file sharing and collaboration service With Box, ODU faculty, staff, and students are allotted up to 50GB of personal online storage and are able to access their files and collaborate with anyone from any web-enabled device anytime, anywhere.

Large File Transfer

Lareg File Transfer

Securely transmit and receive large files large beyond the limits typically allowed by email systems.