Innovation Foundry

Academic Technology

Academic Technology is driven by pedagogy. The Innovation Foundry staff advises academics on the best practices, advocate for faculty and other academic partners such as: IT, lead the research, design, and implementation of learning spaces and technologies, and manage academic software solutions. We can help faculty and students Discover, Design, and Deploy their unique content through the use of technology.


Tools for the creators of the future. Adobe gives educators the power to inspire, students new power to express themselves, and staff new ways to collaborate with all the latest Adobe creative apps and services in Creative Cloud. The Innovation Foundry can help you discover and use the Adobe Creative Cloud apps that best fits your individual or collaborative digital project.

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Academic Software Request

As a part of a renewed effort to encourage educational technology innovation across the ACU campus. ACU faculty can apply to receive funding for software licenses.

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Canvas is Abilene Christian University’s Learning Management System (LMS). Getting familiar with Canvas is a simple task. It is designed for user friendliness and flexibility. Technology can be daunting for some, but Canvas is designed for everybody.

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LINK Funding

LINK is an acronym for Leadership, Infrastructure, Networking and Knowledge. The LINK Team is comprised of the university administrators, faculty, and technology specialists. LINK administers a learning technology budget and works to further the vision of technology integration into the teaching and learning environment. 

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Research Data Tools

Data services is a new initiative from the Brown Library aiming to help researchers in all stages of the data lifecycle. Here you can find information on creating a data management plan, software available for working with data, as well as information on saving and sharing your data.

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Turnitin is a plagiarism checking engine that composes the students work into one data base and checks for originality while comparing it with other internet sources. Through this, Turnitin is able to detect any plagiarism that appears on the students work and shows a percentage of the amount of plagiarism by color-coding matching passages, sourcing the matched cite, and allowing for direct feedback. By providing this tool to instructors nationwide, students are held more accountable for their original work as well as, a faster grading process.

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