Wilkes University

Faculty Resources for Technology Tools, Apps, and Sites

Learning and student engagement can be enhanced in both the face to face and the online classroom by integrating technology. Below you will find ideas for using different technology tools, apps, and sites that can be incorporated into the classroom.

Video Tools

  • Kaltura MediaSpace: Upload, create, share privately/publicly, invideo quizzing, screencasts, and more. All hosted on a password protected Wilkes site.  View this guide for getting started with Kaltura.
  • Edpuzzle: Convert online videos into interactive learning experiences with quizzes, images, and text.
  • Vialogues: Upload a video and start a discussion by adding comments, surveys and open ended questions.
  • PowToon: Create animated videos and presentations. Use to explain a concept to students or have student create to demonstrate understanding.

Audio Tools

  • VoiceThread:  Upload presentations, audio files and videos. Students can comment via text or audio, read and reply to others comments.
  • Voki: Create custom speaking avatars. A great way to introduce a topic in an online course, especially for the camera shy instructor! Type, upload, or record audio.
  • Garageband and Audacity

Mind Mapping/Infographics/Timelines

  • Timetoast: Create online, interactive, multimedia timelines
  • Bubble.us:  Online Collaborative Brainstorm and Mindmap site

Student Response Systems

Collaborative Presentation Tools

  • Google Slides: Create online, collaborative presentations. Great for virtual group projects because students can work simultaneously, offers a built in chat feature, and revision history to track who has done what.
  • Prezi: Online presentation software

Today’s Meet: Backchannel chatting in a private, real time website.