Interested in incorporating technology into your class but not sure where to start? Check out these platforms.
Zoom is a video conferencing tool that allows you to meet with groups of people, share your screen, record meetings and create breakout rooms for group work. Pro accounts are available for all faculty and staff. Please submit an IT request to have an account made for you.
Captions are an important part of accessibility. Creating captions through YouTube is easy and free. Once you’ve created your video upload it to YouTube, add captions, and share the link with your students. You can keep your videos hidden so they are not discoverable to anyone without the link.
Google Sites is a free website builder that is available for free. The interface is easy to use and versatile. Great resources for group projects and portfolios. Students and instructors use their Beloit credentials to login and create a site.
Flipgrid is a website where instructors create categories and students respond to prompts with video reflections. This is a good tool for asynchronous discussions. It is available as a website and an app.
Coggleis a freeware mind-mapping web application, that produces hierarchical documents with moveable branch-like structures. This tool is collaborative, meaning multiple students can populate a single mind map at one time.
Voyantis an open source, web-based application for reading and text analysis of digital texts, helping students identify and study patterns and trends within a text. Results can be downloaded as visualizations, tab-separated data, or embedded directly to your LMS.
Audacity is an open source digital audio recording and editing application. This tool makes it easy to cut, copy, paste, and insert audio clips, adjust volumes with fades, and run basic audio enhancements, making it ideal for the beginning Podcaster.