Category: Discussion

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

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

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 Ngram Viewer is an online search tool that charts the yearly frequencies of occurences of search terms in books printed between 1500 and 2019 contained in Google Books. The underlying corpus contains texts printed in English, Chinese (simplified), French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. Also included are some specialized English corpora, such as […]

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September 4, 2020

SoundCloud is an online audio sharing platform that can be used to host and distribute podcasts, music, or other recordings. Why Use SoundCloud? Host up to three hours of audio for free Users can create time markers and leave comments on tracks SoundCloud feeds can be syndicated to podcast directories like the Apple Podcasts and […]

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September 4, 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