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Technology Tools List

Select a tool for more details about what each tool can do and how to get started with using them. For ways to implement the tool into your course, visit Instructional Activities. Contact an instructional designer at if you would like help creating activities to fit your needs.

Tools    Type    Learning Curve    Blackboard Gradebook Integration    Cost
BlogsOnline or Face-to-FaceMediumYesFree
Discussion BoardOnline or Face-to-FaceLowYesFree
Google SheetsOnline or Face-to-FaceLowNoFree
Kahoot!Online or Face-to-FaceMediumNoFree
Mersive SolsticeFace-to-FaceLowNot ApplicableFree
PadletOnline or Face-to-FaceLowNoFree
PanoptoOnline or Face-to-FaceMediumNoFree
PerusallOnline or Face-to-FaceMediumYesFree
Top HatOnline or Face-to-FaceHighYes$26/ Semester
VoiceThreadOnline or Face-to-FaceMediumNoFree
WikisOnline or Face-to-FaceMediumYesFree


Type: Can this tool be used in an online or face-to-face course?
Learning Curve: How easy is it to learn how to use this tool?
Blackboard Grade Integration: Does the tool integrate into Blackboard course spaces?

Considerations When Choosing a Tool

• In what ways are you trying to engage your students?
• What kind of activity are you looking to incorporate into your course?