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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Communicate with students online using 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 (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 collaboration (Mattermost, Microsoft Teams, Zoom) and asynchronous interactions (Canvas, Microsoft OneDrive, UBC Blogs, UBC Wiki).

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Host online discussions that happen in synchronous conversations (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 (iClicker Cloud, Zoom) or asynchronously in an online survey (Qualtrics).

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

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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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