Choosing Your Technology

Students from the Online Master of Education Program in School of Education using Canvas
The list below highlights technology tools commonly used to promote student learning across a variety of disciplines. The aim of the list is to help you:
  • identify the range of centrally supported tools, and additional tools;
  • consider the benefits of the tools that support learning;
  • reflect of the value of technology for writing, presentations, activities and collaboration.
Click on the technology types below to see tips for implementation, possible pedagogical uses, a comparison of available tools, and additional related resources.

Integrating Online Writing

Online compositions may be short or long, and they may be written individually or collaboratively. They may be published on

Lecture Capture

The recording is sometimes referred to as a podcast or a screencast, and may be audio-only or include video of

Online Discussions

The online discussion is a familiar form of online writing for most students and instructors. Often, the instructor posts a

Online Testing and Grading

Technologies like online testing and grade centers can make testing and grading more effective and more efficient for instructors and

Resource and File Sharing

Even if instructors have a required text or course packet, they often have other resources that they want their students


Screencasts, synonymous with video podcasts, provide a simple means to increase access to course content and learning resources. The product

Using Streaming Video

As with any types of media, video should be linked to course learning objectives and where appropriate, require the learner