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If you get stuck, draw with a different pen.  Change your tools; it may free your thinking.
 ~ Paul Arden

Tools to Create Content

Tools For Engaging Students

  • Adobe Connect
  • Campus Pack Blogs (Blogs are created from posts entered in reverse-chronological order. Campus Pack Blogs are a third-party tool that integrates with ELMS. They can also stand alone and be exported to other courses.)
  • Campus Pack Journals (Campus Pack Journals are private blogs with entries shared between the student and instructor only. Campus Pack Journals are third-party tools that can be integrated with ELMS.)
  • Campus Pack Wikis (Campus Pack Wikis are essentially websites that support text and multimedia and are great for collaborative student projects. Campus Pack Wikis are third-party tools that can be integrated into ELMS or stand alone.)
  • Clickers - Turning Technologies
  • Google Docs
  • Google Hangout (Google+ Hangouts is a free video chat service from Google that enables both one-on-one chats and group chats with up to ten people at a time.)
  • Net Tutor
  • Voicethread (Voicethread is a web-based tool that allows for multimedia presentations to be uploaded, viewed and commented on by specific audiences or the general public. This tool integrates with ELMS for group communication and grading purposes.)
  • WordPress Blog (Wordpress blogs are stand-alone blogs that are supported through Edublogs. Wordpress blogs can be customized and are available for students, classes and groups.)

Tools to Share Content

  • Box (Box is a cloud-based storage and collaboration system that provides a Web interface for uploading, downloading, sharing, and discussing files. BOX can be integrated into ELMS or stand alone.)
  • Cengage e-Publisher Integration
  • Course Reserves
  • ELMS (Canvas)
  • Net Tutor (Online Tutoring Service) The Academic Achievement Programs (AAP) has partnered with Net Tutor (NT), an online network of professional tutors, to provide real-time tutoring to UM students. To enable NT on your course Canvas page and connect your students with round-the-clock support, follow the brief opt-in instructions linked here. To tailor the tutoring experience for your course, please contact Dr. Emilia Garofalo (, Net Tutor Manager, with your guidelines and expectations. All other questions should be directed to Christine Duchouquette, AAP’s Tutorial Coordinator, at
  • Sharestream (Online Media Reserves)
  • Streaming Media
  • Vimeo
  • Youtube (How Do I quick guide) (how to video)

Other Tools