Types of Tools

Active Learning

In active learning activities, students are engaged in utilizing what they have learned, and can be cooperative or solitary.

Assessment/Evaluation

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

Digital publishing allows students to produce authentic works in a variety of ways while reinforcing and expanding their digital literacy.

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.

Online Communication

Multiple methods of communication are essential for student learning, engagement, and performance in courses online.

Online Learning Basics

Online learning occurs outside of the traditional face-to-face classroom experience and utilizes digital technologies to access and interact with educational curriculum.

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

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.

Teaching

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.

Virtual Experiences

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.