Types of Tools
Evaluating students as they move through course material is critical. Assessment tools can provide help beyond quizzes and exams.
- Case Studies
- Clickers/Classroom Response Systems
- Collaborative/Peer Editing
- Discussion Boards
- Group Critiques
- Interactive Tutorials
- Learning Activity Management System
- Mapping Mashups
- Online Journaling
- Role Play
- Virtual Laboratories
- Virtual Reality
- Written Essays
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.
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.
Open-source communities cooperate to develop software and make it available to users without license fees. These tools are available for use with no cost to the user.
These teaching strategies can help to foster student engagement both online and in the classroom.
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.