Category: Collaborative Communication

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 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

Hypothesis is an open-source collaborative tool supporting the annotation of and discussion around digital texts. Hypothesis provides a marginal discussion area to documents such as webpages and PDF files. Hypothesis can be enabled on select readings (public webpages and PDFs) and can be public, private or restricted to a group of users. Hypothesis provides four […]

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April 28, 2020

VoiceThread is a platform for discussion of multimedia, creating a threaded conversation around files. Users can comment on images, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, videos, audio files, documents, and PDFs.  Comments can be in the form of text, audio or video and can be submitted directly on the platform using the user’s computer’s built-in microphoneand web camera, […]

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April 27, 2020