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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
Blogs (pdf)Online or Face-to-Face.MediumYesFree
Discussion Board (pdf)Online or Face-to-FaceLowYesFree
Google Sheets (pdf)Online or Face-to-FaceLowNoFree
Kahoot! (pdf)Online or Face-to-FaceMediumNoFree
Mersive Solstice (pdf)Face-to-FaceLowNot ApplicableFree
Padlet (pdf)Online or Face-to-FaceLowNoFree
Panopto (pdf)Online or Face-to-FaceMediumNoFree
Perusall (pdf)Online or Face-to-FaceMediumYesFree
Top Hat (pdf)Online or Face-to-FaceHighYes$26/ Semester
VoiceThread (pdf)Online or Face-to-FaceMediumNoFree
Wikis (pdf)Online 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?