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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like help creating activities to fit your needs.
|Tools||Type||Learning Curve||Blackboard Gradebook Integration||Cost|
|Blogs||Online or Face-to-Face||Medium||Yes||Free|
|Discussion Board||Online or Face-to-Face||Low||Yes||Free|
|Google Sheets||Online or Face-to-Face||Low||No||Free|
|Kahoot!||Online or Face-to-Face||Medium||No||Free|
|Mersive Solstice||Face-to-Face||Low||Not Applicable||Free|
|Padlet||Online or Face-to-Face||Low||No||Free|
|Panopto||Online or Face-to-Face||Medium||No||Free|
|Perusall||Online or Face-to-Face||Medium||Yes||Free|
|Top Hat||Online or Face-to-Face||High||Yes||$26/ Semester|
|VoiceThread||Online or Face-to-Face||Medium||No||Free|
|Wikis||Online or Face-to-Face||Medium||Yes||Free|
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?