Technology Tools

On this page you will find various tools that you can utilize in your online and face-to-face courses. Whether you use them to create course materials or you have students use them in assessments, they can be a great way to present your content in new, exciting ways. Click one of the quick links below to go to each section.


Whiteboard

Looking to have an interactive Whiteboard that you can use with your students simultaneously? Check out the tool below!

Whiteboard.Fi

  • By creating a class and letting your students join, everyone will get a digital whiteboard. You as a teacher see all your students’ whiteboards in real time, so you can follow their progress. The students only see their own whiteboard and the teacher’s.

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Audio

Need a free audio recording tool? Want to have your students create a podcast for an assignment? These tools will help you.

Audacity

  • Free audio software program that can do almost anything when it comes to recording/editing audio.

Online Voice Recorder

  • No frills, browser-based audio recorder.

Anchor

  • Create a podcast (with music) only using your browser!

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Discussions

Are you wanting to increase interaction and engagement through discussions in your class but are bored with doing the same, old thing? Check out the following tools to change up your discussions.

Flip Grid

  • Create video/audio discussions that students can respond using their laptops or smart devices.

VoiceThread

  • Bring audio/video/images into classroom discussions

Piazza

  • Q&A Platform perfect for allowing students answer each other’s questions in the classroom.

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Graphics

Are you wanting to create some graphics but don’t have Adobe Photoshop? No sweat! Here are some free alternatives:

GIMP

  • Open-source, free alternative to Photoshop. You can even make it look like Photoshop if you want.

Paint.Net

  • Windows-based photo and image editing software

Pixlr

  • Browser-based online photo editor. No install needed.

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Infographics

Need a tool to create an infographic or want your students to create one for your course? These tools can help you with that.

Visme

Creately

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Interactive Syllabus

Want to take your syllabus to the next level? Creating a syllabus that students can interact with might be just what you’re looking for. The following tools can help you create an interactive syllabus for your course.

Adobe Spark

Thinglink

Piktochart

Flipsnack

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Quizzing / Flashcard / Gaming

Need a way to add engagement and interaction in your course? The following tools can help with formative assessments, allowing your students a chance to interact with your content in fun ways.

Cram

  • Free flashcard, game maker. Great way to help students learn definitions, key concepts.

Quizlet

  • Free flashcard, game maker. Great way to help students learn definitions, key concepts.

GoConqr

  • Free formative assessment quiz maker.

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Polling Tools

Want to bring live interaction into your lectures? Want to add polling in your online course? The following tools can help engage your students wherever they may be.

Kahoot!

  • Add polling and live gaming into your presentations.

PollEverywhere

  • Create polls that can be inserted into Powerpoints and Google Slides.

Mentimeter

  • Create interactive presentations with polling features.

PollTab

  • Simple poll creator for a single question.

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Presentations

Are you wanting something different than Powerpoint? These tools can add new elements to your presentation that you might not have thought were possible.

Emaze

Prezi

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Timeline

Creating an interactive timeline is a great way to bring your content to life. The following tools are free and are a great way to present your material in a way that could increase engagement and interaction.

Time Graphics

Sutori

MyHistro

Timeline JS

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