What other apps are widely available to support the transition to remote teaching? Which are most appropriate for my teaching at Conestoga? Many faculty are curious about what apps are widely available to them, and we have created a simple infographic to try to organize the many apps and services you can use to support learners.
Our goal in compiling this list of suggestions was not to create a comprehensive list. Our intent was to provide an overview of what apps and services are available at the college and provincially, to support you in selecting tools relevant for you. This list will naturally grow and evolve over time, and this will be reflected in our Tech For Teaching resources.
Where ever possible, we have included free, locally or provincially provided instructional and learning tools, though some may require creating external accounts.
View or download the infographic below. Scroll down to find a text only version.
Tutorial videos and courses on a variety of topics, well suited for Business, Creative Design, or IT courses. Covers many types of software, such as SketchUp, Blender, Adobe and Microsoft products. Sign in with your college email and password for full access.
Upload videos to have them automatically captioned and to get a link to share. Stream is best when you just want to caption a video and store internally to the college. Sign in with your college email and password.
Upload videos to a Private account to have them automatically captioned and to get a link to share. YouTube is best when you’d like to build interactivity onto videos, e.g. when using eConestoga Instructor Tools or H5P Interactive Video.
Highlight, sticky note and discuss online readings with .pdfs, digital journal articles, websites or Open Education Resources. Use groups to monitor and support learners in this social annotation tool. Hypothes.is is a free and open source app, designed and developed by communities of educators to turn the web into a space of learning.
An all in one collaboration space, like Slack or Discord. Use chat boards, team channels, collaborative docs, and numerous Microsoft and external app integrations to create a complete learning or capstone space.
This one source hosts over 20 options for interactive content. Build interactive videos, true/false, multiple choice or fill-in-the-blank knowledge checks, self scoring short essay questions, image hotspots and slider comparisons, drag and drop activities and more. Link or embed these in your course shell. H5P Studio is a free service supported by the province via eCampus Ontario for colleges and universities.
Jesslyn is the Educational Technology Officer at
Conestoga. An Ontario Certified Teacher, and holding a B.A.
and B.Ed., Jesslyn researches and promotes new technologies
for faculty to enhance pedagogical practices. She brings to
the role her experience as a Google and Microsoft certified
technology trainer and as a classroom teacher in South
Korea, Mongolia, and Ontario, focusing on special education
and assistive learning technologies. She is available for
workshops, consultations, and support with using technology
in higher education contexts.