In the field of online education, a variety of tools can be used to support student learning. We have provided some instructional tools on this page. Hopefully, you will find some tools that can be used in a meaningful way in your classes.
Available for UC Instructors
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe has provided temporary at-home access for impacted students and faculty, so that they can continue their work remotely. For more information see the Faculty/Staff Resources on the Technology Services Page.
WebEx is a web-based conferencing tool that allows users the ability to host a variety of events, from small group meetings or virtual office hours to large webinars or conferences.
Please refer to the Using WebEx page.
Kaltura and MyMedia
Kaltura is UC’s video content creation, streaming and video repository tool. Kaltura video server allows both instructors and students the ability to create, upload, and publish video in courses.
Please refer to the Using Kaltura page.
Microsoft Teams is a team collaboration software that is part of the Office 365 suite of applications. All UC faculty and students have free access to it. The core capabilities in Microsoft Teams include business messaging, calling, video meetings and file sharing.
Please see Using Microsoft Teams page.
Respondus Test Maker
Respondus is a test building software that allows instructors to create tests that can integrate with Blackboard both on and offline. If you are interested in using this tool, first submit a ticket to UC@IT to gain access to the Respondus Organization in Blackboard. And then refer to this Respondus Test Maker Installation Instructions to install it on your computer.
Publisher Course Materials
Pearson has made all of their materials available to all of our students at no cost. If you are interested, please contact your Pearson representative.
Education Solutions Consultant
WebAssign is on schedule to be integrated in Canvas in Fall 2020. For the current workaround, please read Using WebAssign page.
Free Tools from the Internet
Interactive Learning Activities
Kahoot:Learning games and pools
Padlet: Online Corkboard
Interactive Video and Tool
Genially: Interactive Video and Content Tool
VideoScribe：Interactive Video and Content Tool
HiHaHo: Interactive Video Tool
Powtoon: Animated Explainer Tool
Online Survey Tool
Online Annotation Tool
Google Slides: Online presentation tool
Sway：Web Presentation Tool
Canva: Graphic Design Tool
Piktochart: Infographic Tool
Google Scholar: Scholarly Search Engine
Pexels: Free Stock Images
Pocket: Save Web Content tool
Trello：Team Project Tracker