Category: Collaborative Communication

Canvas is Princeton’s course management system offering many features and tools for teaching including the posting grades, online assignments, online tests and quizzes, announcements, and discussion. The grading of online assignments is facilitated by the SpeedGrader tool. Every course at Princeton is provisioned with a website in Canvas, automatically populated with the Registrar’s course roster. […]

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March 9, 2021

Unhangout is a platform for holding large-scale, virtual, participant-driven, community-based events online, developed at the MIT Media Lab and built using open-source components. Billed as a tool for online community gatherings rather than online lectures, an Unhangout event consists of a landing page chat room, called the lobby and an infinite number of breakout rooms. […]

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November 3, 2020

Flipgrid is a web-based platform that allows instructors to create “grids” to facilitate video discussions. Each grid is like a message board where instructors can pose questions, called “topics,” and their students can post video responses that appear in a tiled grid display. Why Use Flipgrid? Create a community-based discussion topics Allow commenting with either […]

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October 23, 2020

Zotero, a project of the Corporation for Digital Scholarship, is an online citation manager with accompanying browser plugins and desktop software that supports groups and synchronizing of collections online. Zotero simplifies the process of collecting, organizing, sharing research sources online, and generating properly-constructed citations in a variety of formats. Why Use Zotero? Zotero provides a […]

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September 24, 2020

Slack is a channel-based communication and instant messaging platform. It is designed for teams to work  together more effectively. Slack can be used across multiple devices and platforms, and is equipped with robust features that allows different communications channels, one-on-one conversations, sharing files, and integration with other applications, such as Google Drive or Dropbox. Why […]

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September 23, 2020

Perusall is e-reader and course readings manager with collaborative features for commenting and annotation. It allows you to upload or link to a wide variety of different media, from PDFs to videos to actual textbooks, which students can then read and annotate collaboratively. Why Use Perusall? students using Perusall tend to complete readings at rates […]

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September 8, 2020

Mural is an online, shared, interactive digital whiteboard. Collaborators can draw, write with styluses, type, post sticky notes, and insert media from a wide range of devices. Mural boards can also be exported, shared, and embedded in a website. Mural also integrates with numerous external tools, including Google Drive, Google Calendar, Microsoft One Drive, Microsoft […]

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September 8, 2020

Google Jamboard is an online shared whiteboard especially useful for remote synchronous collaboration. Jamboard provides a canvas onto which students and instructors can sketch, diagram ideas, and draw collaboratively. This work can then be save to Google Drive or exported as a PDF. As part of the Google Apps suite, Jamboard is completely free to […]

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September 4, 2020

Google Docs is a full-featured online document editor. Documents created in Google Docs can be shared with other users, allowing students to collaborate on the same document in real-time. Google Docs is poart of the Google Apps suite of tools and is available to all Princeton students. Google Docs is also integrated into Canvas as […]

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September 4, 2020

Google Apps for Education is licensed by the University for the secure storage of course-related files. The apps include: Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets, Google Forms, Google My Maps, Google Drawings, Google Apps Script and Google Jambox. Students additionally get GMail and Google Calendar. Students are provisioned with Google Apps for Education automatically; faculty […]

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April 30, 2020

Ed (or ‘Ed discussion’) is an online threaded discussion platform that supports document and image upload, math equations, embedded video, runnable code snippets, and image annotation. Discussion board posts can be categorized, private, or even anonymous. Student responses can be ‘endorsed’ and instructor feedback provided. Why use ED? Threaded discussions with entries/ answers that can […]

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April 28, 2020

The McGraw Commons is an online publishing platform for teaching and learning. Powered by WordPress, the McGraw Commons provides quick and easy website creation and a wide array of tools that encourage participation, active learning, and creative expression. Course blogs support tagging, commenting, and the inclusion of images, audio, video, and maps in posts. Why […]

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April 28, 2020