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Teaching Tools

Teaching Tools

OHIO's Most Commonly Used Teaching Tools 


Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect is a web-based video conferencing tool for rich interaction with multiple participants and gives easy access to participants with student or guest accounts.   

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn is an interactive online tool for posting course-related materials, managing student assignments and grades, and facilitating interactions between students and instructors.  

Starting spring 2024, Ohio University will start transitioning from Blackboard to Canvas LMS. Learn more in the OHIO News article, Canvas selected as OHIO’s next learning management system.

Blue - Course Evaluation 

Blue is a course evaluation platform that lets instructors monitor student response rate and encourage completion.

Inclusive Access - Digital Course Materials

Digital Course Materials are technology solutions that promote affordable, digital content like ebooks and courseware for students.

  • Please visit the Affordable Learning page for more information about our collaborative initiative with University Libraries and the Office of Instructional Design. 

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Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a powerful online meeting tool that can be used for virtual/hybrid classes, office hours, group and 1:1 meetings, and more! Users can share screens, collaborate on files, display a digital whiteboard, and record meetings. 


Panopto is a cloud-based application for recording lectures, presentations, or events for later replay by students or colleagues. 

Top Hat

Top Hat offers an interactive text platform where instructors can adopt, customize, or create open educational resources for their courses in place of traditional textbooks. 

Voice Thread

VoiceThread is a student interaction tool that creates a space for students to provide feedback on shared digital content uploaded by faculty or students.   




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