Tool Finder

Wondering what tools you can use to achieve common teaching goals at UBC? Pick an area below to compare options and choose the tool(s) best suited to your course.

You can contact or visit us for one-on-one consultations, too. We are always happy to share personalized advice that considers your specific course 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 general announcements (Canvas, UBC Blogs), virtual office hours (Mattermost, Zoom), and individualized messages (Canvas, OnTask).

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 Lectures & Presentations

Give online lectures or presentations to students with tools for synchronous interaction (Zoom), recording at home (Camtasia, Kaltura, VideoScribe), or recording on campus with professional equipment (Classroom Recording and Streaming, Lightboard, One-Button Studio).

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 Assignments & Quizzes

Facilitate assignments and quizzes online with general assignment tools (Canvas, Turnitin, Webwork) and formative quiz tools (Canvas, Kaltura, PeerWise, Respondus Quiz, Webwork).

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 Student Peer Assessments

Include student peer assessments either using assignments where students review each other’s work (Canvas Peer Review, CLAS, ComPAIR, peerScholar) or evaluations wherein students review other members’ teamwork in a group (iPeer, peerScholar).

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 Group Work

Support group work online with tools that enable synchronous interaction (Mattermost, Microsoft Teams, Zoom) and asynchronous collaboration (Canvas, Microsoft OneDrive, UBC Blogs, UBC Wiki).

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 Discussions

Host online discussions that happen in synchronous conversations (Mattermost, Microsoft Teams, Zoom) or asynchronous posts on discussions boards (Canvas, Piazza, UBC Blogs).

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 Polls & Surveys

Ask for feedback with polling during live class sessions (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 (Zoom).

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 Grading

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

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