Tool Finder

Wondering which tools you can use to achieve common teaching goals? Pick an area and compare options to choose what tools are best for your course.

You can always contact or visit us for one-on-one pedagogical consultations too. We’d be happy to give you personalized advice for your specific context and needs.

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Course Content

Share your course content online through powerful, multi-use, interactive tools like Canvas, edX Edge, Kaltura, UBC Blogs, and UBC Wiki.

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Communications

Communicate with students online using announcements (Canvas, UBC Blogs) and virtual office hours (Collaborate Ultra, Mattermost, Zoom).

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Lectures & Presentations

Give online lectures or presentations to students with tools for synchronous interaction (Collaborate Ultra, Zoom), recording at home (Camtasia, Kaltura, VideoScribe), or recording on campus with professional equipment (Campus Media Capture, Lightboard, One-Button Studio).

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Assignments & Quizzes

Facilitate assignments and quizzes online with general assignment tools (Canvas, Respondus Studymate, Turnitin, Webwork), formative quiz tools (Canvas, Respondus Quiz, Webwork), and tools for student peer assessment assignments where students review each other’s work (CLAS, ComPAIR, peerScholar, PeerWise).

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Group Work

Support group work online with tools that enable synchronous collaboration (Collaborate Ultra, Mattermost, Microsoft Teams, Zoom), asynchronous interactions (Canvas, Microsoft OneDrive, UBC Blogs, UBC Wiki), and student peer assessment wherein students review other members in a group (iPeer).

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Discussions

Host online discussions that happen in synchronous conversations (Collaborate Ultra, Mattermost, Microsoft Teams, Zoom) or asynchronously using discussions boards (Canvas, Piazza, UBC Blogs).

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Polls & Surveys

Ask for feedback with polling during live online class sessions (Collaborate Ultra, iClicker Cloud, Zoom) or asynchronously in an online survey (Qualtrics).

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Exams

Run online exams using tools for non-proctored assessments (Canvas, LockDown Browser) or ones that enable remote proctoring (Collaborate Ultra, Proctorio, Zoom).

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Grading

Grade online on your own in Canvas (Gradebook, Speedgrader) or work with an instructional team using tools that streamline collaborative marking and feedback (Crowdmark, Gradescope).

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