Other Learning Technologies

In addition to Canvas, Webex, and other university-supported tools (Kaltura, Proctorio, Top Hat, Turnitin), there are many other technologies that can be utilized inside and outside of the classroom.

Remember that you can partner with a subject matter librarian today to find additional learning resources to share with your students. Our Copyright and Fair Use page also has additional resources, such as links to copyright-free image and video repositories.

Note that if one of your students requires accessibility accommodations, you will want to check with Student Disability Services (SDS) and AccessMU that the tool or resource meets the requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Graphic Design Tools

  • Canva: Not to be confused with the Canvas LMS, Canva is a free, in-browser graphic design tool that allows you to create high-quality graphics from scratch or a variety of templates. No graphic design experience is needed to use this tool. Create infographics, course titles and headers, slides, and more.
  • LucidChart: LucidChart is a concept-mapping tool that lets you diagram, brainstorm, model, and map content. This is an easy-to-use tool subjects that include complex concepts or processes that could benefit from visual clarification. LucidChart diagrams can easily be embedded into Canvas pages or downloaded in various other file formats.

Presentation Tools

  • Adobe Spark: Adobe Spark is an online and mobile design app that allows users to make social media graphics, short videos, and web pages.
  • Google Slides: Google Slides is a free Google app equivalent to Microsoft PowerPoint. Slides, like all Google apps, are updated in real-time and accessible anywhere with internet. Slides presentations can be embedded into Canvas pages so that students can easily "flip" through content.
  • Prezi: Prezi is a presentation software that uses motion, zoom, and spatial relationships to arrange and organize content. Try adding emphasis to your presentations with animated features, such as pan and zoom.
  • Slideshare: Slideshare is an online presentation tool that allows users to share and store presentations. These presentations can also be placed in Canvas using an embed code.

Video Tools

Social Media/Communication/Blogging

  • WordPress: Miami University offers faculty access to a WordPress blog that can be set up for each course. To request a WordPress blog for your course, complete the request form.

Timelines

  • HSTRY.CO: Online timeline software that is easy navigate with a free basic membership.
  • BubbLus: Bubbl.us is a brainstorming and mind mapping application. Users get to create three free mind maps.