Types of Tools
In active learning activities, students are engaged in utilizing what they have learned, and can be cooperative or solitary.
Assessment is a critical element of any course and can be formative or summative.
Best Practice in Course Development
Review teaching strategies that have been found to save time and/or improve learning outcomes.
Communication and Collaboration
Effective communication is critical in the classroom and online. These tools can help keep students connected to faculty and their peers.
Digital publishing allows students to produce authentic works in a variety of ways while reinforcing and expanding their digital literacy.
Student engagement is positively related to high grades, student satisfaction, and persistence. These strategies will help keep students engaged.
Group Work & Collaboration
Group work and collaboration is a powerful instructional strategy that encourages deep engagement with content through active and social learning.
Interactivity (with content)
Interactive content helps students build a deeper understanding of course content and promotes higher order thinking and problem solving.
Material Delivery & Presentation
Quality course materials help students to access essential information. Faculty can choose the tool that best fits the course material and desired presentation style.
Multiple methods of communication are essential for student learning, engagement, and performance in courses online.
Pedagogy is the method, theory, and practice of teaching, and provides a basis for developing instruction.
Presentation (Student & Group)
Presentations are an excellent way for students to produce creative and stylish visual or auditory presentations.
Promoting Academic Honesty
Academic honesty is just as important in online learning as it is in the traditional classroom.
Recording lectures creates more opportunities for exposure and is one of the many advantages of online learning.
Self and Peer Evaluation
Self and peer evaluation offers students the opportunity to provide constructive and evaluative feedback on their own work, as well as the work of their peers.
Soliciting Student Feedback
It is important to solicit student feedback to make adjustments to improve the quality of the learning experience over time.
These teaching strategies can help to foster student engagement both online and in the classroom.
UF Software Suites
UF provides access to a wide range of software applications, online tutorial videos, and cloud storage to all students and faculty, including students taking online courses.
Many virtual experience tools are designed to substitute for in-person experiences and learning events, but some can also be used for group work, research, and student presentations.
If you are unsure whether an online tool is right for your class, or whether the tool is approved for restricted data such as student records, refer to UF Information Technology’s eTools page.