Academic Technology has tools available to facilitate remote or online learning. Please consult the following lists for more information about software available. If you would like to learn more about these tools, please submit a ticket to ServiceNow.

Please note, this list is not exhaustive. Rather, it represents a curated list of tools to match pedagogical styles that Academic Technology supports. 

  • Active Learning

    Active learning methods ask students to fully participate in their learning by thinking, discussing, investigating, and creating. In active learning classrooms, students may be asked to practice skills, solve problems, struggle with complex questions, propose solutions, and explain ideas in their own words through writing and discussion. Research indicates that active learning methods are especially effective for student learning, when compared to classes that primarily consist of lecturing.

    Tools would include Moodle, Microsoft Teams, Google, Echo360, H5P, and annotation softwares.

  • Teaching Writing Online

    Writing assignments can range from one-minute reflection pieces to exam essays to more involved research papers. The more writing practice and feedback students receive, the more likely they are to develop stronger writing skills.

    Tools would include Microsoft Teams, Google, Moodle, annotation softwares.

  • Digital Narratives

    Digital Narratives are multimedia products that combine photographs, video, animation, sound, music, text, and often a narrative voice. Digital stories may be used as an expressive medium within the classroom to integrate subject matter with extant knowledge and skills from across the curriculum. Students can work individually or collaboratively to produce their own digital stories. Once completed, these stories are easily be uploaded to the internet and can be made available to an international audience, depending on the topic and purpose of the project.

    Tools would include Adobe Spark, iMovie, Moodle, PowerPoint.

  • Problem Based Learning

    Problem-based learning (PBL) is a student-centered approach in which students learn about a subject by working in groups to solve an open-ended problem. This problem is what drives the motivation and the learning.

    Tools would include Moodle, Microsoft Teams, Echo360, Google,

  • Building Websites and Digital Portfolios

    Websites and digital portfolios allow students to assemble and share their work that demonstrate growth, acquisition of skills or knowledge, and student creativity over time.

    Tools include, WesCreates, WordPress, Omeka, Scalar.