All Tools (A-Z)

To find tools based on their suggested uses in a course, please consult the technology uses section of this website. Alternatively, browse the alphabetized list below.


The Web Conferencing application is good for:

  • Synchronous online lectures or presentations
  • Live chats with video, voice, and text
  • Online meetings with shared whiteboards

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The Camtasia software is good for:

  • Screencast recording
  • Basic video editing (e.g., add animations, quizzing, zoom/pan focus, and layering)
  • Separate audio editing
  • Easy video file exports that can be shared in Canvas or on social media

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The Canvas platform is good for:

  • Private and open sharing of course content
  • Online assignments and quizzes
  • Forums and portfolios

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The Clickers tools are good for:

  • In-class quizzes with instant results
  • Classroom polls for quick feedback

UBC Examples

Read about an instructor experience using Clickers in a Psychology course and Introductory Physics course.

 

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The CLAS application is good for:

  • Annotated discussion of video content
  • Video streaming and storage

UBC Examples

Read about an instructor experience using CLAS in Education courses.

 

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The ComPAIR application is good for:

  • Peer-based assessments done by comparing pairs of peer work side-by-side
  • Learning through comparison and peer feedback
  • Optional inclusion of self-assessments and group assignments

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The Connect platform is good for:

  • Private sharing of course content
  • Online assignments and quizzes
  • Forums, questionnaires, and portfolios

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The CoursEval application is good for:

  • Student evaluations of teaching

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The Crowdmark application is good for:

  • Online grading and feedback for paper-based or digital exams and assignments
  • Streamlined management of team grading

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The edX platform is good for:

  • Open sharing of course content
  • Online assignments and quizzes
  • Forums, polls, and peer assessments

UBC Examples

Read about instructor experiences using edX in an Astronomy and a research method course.

 

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The Examity online application and service is good for:

  • High-stakes online exams that require live proctoring
  • Flexible online exam security, with 2 levels of authentication and 3 levels of proctoring available

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The Form Builder application is good for:

  • Assembly of paper-based exams and quizzes

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The iPeer application is good for:

  • Peer-based assessments of group participation
  • Optional peer feedback on performance
  • Highly customize-able, rubric-based peer evaluations

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The Kaltura platform is good for:

  • Video streaming and storage
  • Video embeds in Canvas and Connect
  • Video editing (e.g. adding chapters, closed captions, quizzes)

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The LOCR application is good for:

  • Secure portal access to UBC Library course reserves
  • Copyright clearance of course content
  • Linking of articles, books, web links, and other media resources to your course materials

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The Lightboard tool is good for:

  • Lecture capture with a white board
  • Basic video recording

UBC Examples

Read about an instructor experience using Lightboard in an English course.

 

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The Mattermost application is good for:

  • Creating an online space for class and/or group collaboration
  • Enabling discussions through public and private communication channels and threads
  • Uploading and sharing files

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The MediaSite platform is good for:

  • Lecture capture with multiple views
  • Video streaming (including live) and storage

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The One-Button Studio tool is good for:

  • Do-It-Yourself lecture and presentation capture
  • Basic video recording in a professional studio
  • Easy video files “to go” on a USB when you finish

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The peerScholar application is good for:

  • Self- and peer-based assessment of work and peer feedback
  • Closing the feedback loop so students receive feedback on their feedback
  • Peer review situations requiring a high level of customization and flexibility

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The PeerWise application is good for:

  • Peer-based assessment of study questions submitted by fellow students
  • Student-generated quizzes based on the peer-reviewed questions

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The Piazza application is good for:

  • Wiki-style collaboration and discussion in Connect
  • Customizable online polling

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The Proctorio online application and service is good for:

  • High-stakes online exams that require proctoring
  • Flexible online exam scheduling, where students can take quizzes and exams at any time
  • Customizable automated services, which may include recording video, audio, and/or screen

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The Respondus Studymate software is good for:

  • Creation of learning games and activities such as flash-cards, self-quizzes, and crosswords
  • Integration of course content from Respondus Quiz, MS Word, or rich-text files

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The Respondus Quiz software is good for:

  • Online assessments, questions, and test pools for Connect
  • Batch publishing of assessments and surveys to multiple courses in a single step

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The Snagit software is good for:

  • Screen capturing (images & video)
  • Image editing for customizations and enhancements (e.g., create simple animated GIFs)

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The TeachEval application is good for:

  • Distribution of course evaluation results

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The Turnitin application is good for:

  • Plagiarism checks for written work
  • Peer feedback on assignments

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The UBC Blogs platform is good for:

  • Open and private sharing of course content
  • Online assignments and collaborative writing
  • Student-generated content and portfolios

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The iTunes platform is good for:

  • Multimedia distribution and storage

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The UBC Survey Tool application is good for:

  • FIPPA-compliant customizable online surveys with templates, question randomization, branching, and more
  • Management of sharing and access restrictions/deadlines for surveys
  • Analytical tools and reports for resulting data

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The UBC Wiki application is good for:

  • Open sharing and editing of course content
  • Student online collaborative writing with tracked revisions
  • Customized hierarchy/architecture of content

UBC Examples

Read about a instructor experiences using Wiki for flexible learning and blended learning environments.

 

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The YouTube platform is good for:

  • Video streaming and storage
  • Public exposure for educational media

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The VideoScribe software is good for:

  • Easy creation of educational animations
  • Basic video editing

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The Webwork application is good for:

  • Online math and science assignments
  • Instant feedback on answers to problems, individualized problems, and real-time statistics

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