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CUC Faculty Instruction Resources: Teaching Tools

Teaching Tools

Popular Teaching Tools

Google Apps in your CUC Google Workspace

There are a variety of apps in your CUC Google Workspace account that can easily be used to enhance student engagement and creativity in both online and in-person courses. Please see this recorded presentation on how some of these apps may be used in your courses.

  • Google Slides and Jamboard: Share a Google Slides or Jamboard document with your students and have them collaborate in groups to share their insights. 
  • Google Sites: Have students create their own website as a final project, or to post a blog throughout to keep track of their learning in the course.
  • Google Earth: Bring the subject to life by visiting areas across the world with street-level views.

Students can create their own podcasts as an assignment or a final project. It might include discussion of academic research, combined with interviews with people related to their topic for example. Students can either collaborate in conversation on a podcast, or go it alone. There are free online products that make it easy to record and edit a podcast which can then be uploaded to Spotify or any other platform:

  • Anchor: Create, distribute, and monetize your podcast—all for free.

  • Audacity: Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. Audacity is free, open source software.

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Feeling overwhelmed?

Don't worry! The "instructor tool finder" wheel has already been invented! Look at the resources below for locating the best tool for your course and environment:

Use Indiana University's Technology Tool Finder