Learning Technology Index


Below is a list of all the technologies that have been reviewed. You can use this table to:

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Upon review of each tool in this index, metadata has been collected and presented in a consistent format. Additionally, some tools have been rated against our Rubric for Learning Technology Evaluation(available here), which should help with selecting the best tool to help achieve your learning outcomes

NameCategoryWhat is it?
Online RoomsSynchronous SessionsOnline Rooms is a virtual classroom application built into Brightspace that allows for real time collaboration between attendees.
WebexSynchronous SessionsThe Webex platforms provide a rich audio/video synchronous experience.  Features such as application sharing, file sharing, polling, text chat, and granular permissions allow you to customize your synchronous session to match your learning objectives.
Zoom*Synchronous SessionsZoom is a web conferencing tool.
PeerScholarPeer ReviewpeerScholar is an evidence-based peer assessment platform that supports the development of core transferable skills like critical thought, creative thought, and effective communication. Steve Joordens – peerScholar   Peer review and peer assessment platforms, like peerScholar, provide an avenue for students to think critically and communicate with others. They also provide instructors with an opportunity to help students to learn effectively from the feedback process.  
H5PObject CreationH5P is a web application for creating your own interactive learning objects.  
Lecture CaptureVideo HostingLecture Capture is a service provided by CITL that allows for a recording of live lectures for later review by students.
CITL Video UploaderVideo HostingCITL's video uploader allows instructors to upload their created videos and stream them to students through Brightspace. The video uploader provides instructors with the opportunity to share "desk lectures" or other short tutorial videos with students.  The service ingests your created media, transcodes it for delivery to students, and provides an embed code that allows you to place the video within your Brightspace course.  Each instructor receives 30 GB of storage for their videos.
YouTube*Video HostingYouTube is a cloud-based video hosting platform.
Discussion Forum (Brightspace)Asynchronous CommunicationThe discussion forum in Brightspace allows you and your students to have asynchronous conversations using text.  It is also possible to use short video and audio clips using the video and audio note feature.
Quiz Builder (Brightspace)Assessment PlanningThe Quiz Builder in Brightspace allows you to build questions, question banks, and allows you to determine the effectiveness of your assessments.
Respondus Quiz BuilderAssessment PlanningRespondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams.
Quizzes (Brightspace)AssessmentQuizzes is a tool that allows you to offer assessments to your students through Brightspace.  You can create a number of types of questions for assessment: True or False (T/F) Multiple Choice (M/C) Multi-Select (M-S) Written Response (WR) Short Answer (SA) Multi-Short Answer (MSA) Fill in the Blanks (FIB) Matching (MAT) Ordering (ORD) Arithmetic (2+2) Significant Figures (x10)
BlueJeans*Synchronous SessionsBlueJeans is a video conferencing bridging system that can be used for conversations using computers, mobile devices, and room systems.
Screenpal (formerly Screen Cast-O-Matic)ScreencastingThis tool captures a digital recording of your computer screen, along with your audio narration and (optionally) a webcam.
Video AssignmentsAssessmentVideo Assignments give you the flexibility to incorporate new types of assessments into your courses, such as real-world simulations, role-play scenarios, debates, peer reviews, and other creative ways to evaluate your students. After an individual completes a video exercise, they submit their recording for personalized coaching and feedback from their instructor and peers.
Assignments (Brightspace)AssessmentThe Assignments tool in Brightspace allows you to provide assessments, collect files, and grade and provide feedback to students.
Course Mail (Brightspace)Asynchronous CommunicationThe course mail in Brightspace provides users with a mail account to send and receive mail from other users in Brightspace. Course mail accounts are internal to Brightspace. Users cannot send emails to or receive emails from external email accounts.
Surveys (Brightspace)Survey ToolThe Survey tool in Brightspace can be used to monitor current course trends, seek student opinions, and assess learner satisfaction.
Qualtrics*Survey ToolQualtrics is an industry-leading survey software solution that is currently used by 6800 schools and 2000 universities worldwide, including several Canadian institutions. Highlights: cloud based service easy to use advanced survey features flexible reporting and analytic capabilities data stored in Canada three-year contract (effective June 2018) Further information about Qualtrics can be found at www.qualtrics.com. Memorial University’s enterprise license agreement with Qualtrics has been reviewed by General Counsel, Information Access and Privacy, IT Security Group and Information Management and Protection and meets the privacy, security and legislative requirements of the University.
Course Content (Brightspace)Content DeliveryThe Content tool is used to post and organize course material in Brightspace. Instructional content you post can include web documents, text documents, images and media files.
Course Resources (Brightspace)Content DeliveryMemorial University Libraries provide instructors with an online reserve system called Course Resources (Reserves) which is accessible through a Brightspace course site or through the libraries webpage. 
MacOS Screen Recording*ScreencastingMacOS Screen Recording allows for basic screen recording which can be used for the purpose of lecture recording.  
Video Note (Brightspace)Video HostingBrightspace Video Note feature allows instructors to record short videos using their webcam or upload videos directly to Brightspace.  No additional software is required to use the webcam recording function.
Zotero*Reference Management ToolsZotero is an open-source reference management software used to manage bibliographic data and related research materials.
Pear Deck*Content DeliveryPear Deck is an interactive presentation tool that allows instructors to actively engage students in the learning process. It is an add-on to Google Slides or PowerPoint online slides that allows students to respond to learning moments and receive feedback in real time.
Flipgrid*Content DeliveryFlipgrid is an education-focused platform that allows instructors to create and facilitate video discussions. 
Edpuzzle*Content DeliveryEdpuzzle is an online video editing tool that allows instructors and students to upload their own content or use existing video content from the Edpuzzle library, including videos from YouTube, National Geographic, TED Talks, Khan Academy, Vimeo, and more. 
StoryMaps*Object CreationArcGIS StoryMaps is a web-based application that enables users to share maps in the context of narrative texts and other multimedia content.  
Microsoft Teams instant messengerSynchronous SessionsMicrosoft Teams is a proprietary business communication platform developed by Microsoft as part of the Microsoft 365 family of products. 
Brosix instant messenger*Synchronous SessionsBrosix is a live chat messenger used by many businesses and universities for communication purposes.
Duet*Video InterfaceDuet is a screen sharing application which turns an iPad or iPhone into an extra display for a Macbook and PC.
Skim*Study Tool  Skim is a free PDF reader and note-taker for OS X.
Adobe Scan*Content DeliveryAdobe Scan is a mobile application used to scan, save, archive and upload files. The app allows users to confidently capture papers and whiteboards with a mobile device and transform documents, forms, whiteboards, receipts and business cards into high-quality Adobe PDFs you can search, annotate, fill, sign and edit.
Slack*Synchronous SessionsSlack is a live chat messenger used by many businesses and universities for communication purposes. Slack offers many conventional instant messaging features, including persistent chat rooms (channels) organized by topic, private groups, and direct messaging.
Mendeley*Reference Management ToolsMendeley is a reference management software and an academic social network.
MindTap*Content DeliveryMindTap is an online platform filled with ready-made content aligned with different textbooks that can be accessed directly from a learning management system or offered as a standalone resource. 
ActivePresenter*ScreencastingActivePresenter is an all-in-one screen recorder and interactive e-learning authoring tool.
Mathpix Snip*Content DeliveryMathpix snip is a tool that helps to digitize handwritten copies. The digitized formula/text can be used in Microsoft Office or LaTeX editors.
Eventbrite*Assessment PlanningEventbrite is a fully customizable event planning platform with intuitive tools that help save time and increase event sales. The platform can accommodate simple as well as large and complex events and provides all the tools users need to get started in no time, including event registration and ticketing, listing design, ticketing, fundraising, promotion, and payments.
Mentimeter*Productivity and Organizational TechnologiesMentimeter is an interactive presentation tool that allows users to engage their audiences in activities in real-time. It can help instructors efficiently get feedback from the entire class.
Google Drive*PortfolioGoogle Drive is a cloud-based storage service that allows you to access and share files across multiple devices, including smartphones, tablets, and computers, and allows its users to work simultaneously with others.    
Miro*Synchronous SessionsMiro is a free online whiteboard platform that allows instructors and their students to collaborate during classes.
Google Sheets*Productivity and Organizational TechnologiesGoogle Sheets is a spreadsheet program offered as part of the Google Docs Editors suite within the Google Drive services. 
Notion*Productivity and Organizational TechnologiesNotion is a web-based knowledge management system that can be used to document knowledge and resources.  
Jamboard*Synchronous SessionsGoogle Jamboard is a digital interactive whiteboard that allows its users to collaborate remotely or in-person in a shared space.  
Mural*Synchronous SessionsMURAL is a virtual tool that helps to plan, design, brainstorm, and analyze ideas and create custom workflows for streamline decision-making operations across teams.
Google Docs*Productivity and Organizational TechnologiesGoogle Docs is a free word processing application used to prepare and edit documents. 
Google Slides*Content DeliveryGoogle Slides is a presentation program included as part of the free, web-based Google Docs editors suite offered by Google.
Read and WriteStudy ToolRead&Write is a literacy support tool that helps users  study, revise, proofread, and increase their understanding. The software supports a variety of learners including but not limited to struggling readers and writers, those with learning disabilities, and English language learners. Read&Write is a useful tool for faculty and staff too. Faculty can access, download and use the software for thier work, research or teaching activities. 
Wonder*Video ConferencingWonder is a virtual space/platform for online networking, exhibition, workshops, and social events. Using the platform, groups can get together to create connections in a way that feels natural and energizing. The tool focuses on increasing engagement and interaction in an online event.
Prezi*Content DeliveryPrezi is a cloud-based graphic design tool that creates and shares dynamic designs and data visualizations. Suitable for interactive infographics.
Plickers*Study ToolPlickers is a student response system that allows instructors to collect quick responses through a mobile device by scanning students’ paper-based response cards.
Powtoon*Object CreationPowtoon is a content creation platform that allows users to create animated videos and presentations.
Immersive Reader*Study ToolImmersive Reader is a free OneNote Accessibility tool that can be used to improve reading skills for all age groups.  
Poll Everywhere*Survey ToolPoll Everywhere is an interactive presentation tool that allows users to engage their audiences through live online polling, surveys, Q&As, quizzes, word clouds, and more.
Inkodo*Content DeliveryInkodo is a multifunctional productivity tool that also functions as an electronic notepad.
JAWS*Content DeliveryJAWS is a screen reader developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. JAWS provides speech and Braille output for the most popular computer applications on a PC.
Discord*Synchronous SessionsDiscord is a communication platform designed for online communities, including educators and their students. It allows users to create servers, which are like virtual classrooms or discussion boards, where they can chat via text, voice, and video.
Microsoft Publisher 2016Content DeliveryMicrosoft Publisher 2016 is a desktop publishing software to create and design a variety of documents and publications. It offers a range of features and templates, including brochures, newsletters, flyers, posters, and more. 
Venngage*Content DeliveryVenngage is an online platform that allows users to create visually appealing infographics, presentations, reports, and other types of visual content.
Quizlet*Study ToolQuizlet is a self-study app where learners can use flashcards to study course materials.
Clipchamp*ScreencastingClipchamp is a user-friendly and AI-powered editing tool that allows users to create, edit, and record videos.
Canva*Content DeliveryCanva is a user-friendly graphic design platform with a drag-and-drop interface, offering a wide range of templates, images, icons, and fonts, enabling users to create professional-looking visual content such as social media graphics, presentations, posters, flyers, infographics, and more, regardless of their design experience.
Mastodon*Synchronous SessionsMastodon is a free, decentralized, open-source, and self-hosted social networking service. It offers microblogging features, which are run by members with their own code of conduct, terms of service, privacy policy, privacy options, and content moderation policies. So, any Mastodon member can start up a network of their own by regulating it according to their needs and values.
Writefull*AI ToolsWritefull is an AI tool designed to help users improve their writing. It provides language feedback and suggestions by analyzing text against a large database of language usage patterns; i.e., millions of sentences from books, scientific articles, and other written materials.Writefull integrates with popular writing applications such as Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Overleaf to offer real-time suggestions and corrections. 
GitHub*Productivity and Organizational TechnologiesGitHub, Inc., operating as a platform and cloud-based service, facilitates software development and version control utilizing Git. It enables developers to securely store and oversee their code, offering distributed version control along with various features such as access control, bug tracking, software feature requests, task management, continuous integration, and project-specific wikis.
Microsoft Project*Productivity and Organizational TechnologiesMicrosoft Project is a project management software product, developed and sold by Microsoft. It is a tool that assists project managers and teams in planning, executing, and tracking projects by developing schedules, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing budgets, and analyzing workloads.
GitLab*Productivity and Organizational TechnologiesIt is an agile project management tool. Gitlab is almost a total package for the software development lifecycle. It has git repositories, issue tracking, labelling, sprint management, continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery/continuous deployment (CD), Wiki, container repository, and more. It also enables AI for some use cases.  GitLab is an open-source code repository and collaborative software development platform for large DevOps (development and Operations) projects. GitLab offers a location for online code storage and capabilities for issue tracking and CI/CD. It also connects to many repositories like  GitHub and BitBucket.
Gradient*AssessmentGradient by Gradecam is a grading tool, designed to ease instructors' workload and speed up grading. It has auto-grading and text-recognition features, and summarizes student performance on various assignments, projects, and questions.
Crowdmark*AssessmentCrowdmark is a web-based platform for collaborative grading and analytics in education. It streamlines the assessment of assignments and exams by allowing multiple graders to evaluate digital submissions simultaneously. The platform also provides insightful analytics to aid educators in understanding student performance, and its integration with learning management systems makes it a versatile tool for modern assessment needs.
PrairieLearn*AssessmentPrairieLearn is an online problem-driven learning system for creating homework and tests. It allows questions to be written using arbitrary HTML, JavaScript, and Python, thus enabling very powerful questions that can randomize and auto-grade themselves and can access client- and server-side libraries to handle tasks such as graphical drawing, symbolic algebra, and student code compilation and execution.
Simple Syllabus*Content DeliverySimple Syllabus is a centralized, template-driven platform that enables instructors to quickly personalize and publish interactive class syllabi—directly within the Learning Management System (LMS) such as Brightspace.
Adobe CaptivateObject CreationAdobe Captivate is a software application for creating eLearning content such as interactive simulations, software demonstrations, branched scenarios, and quizzes.
Otter.ai*Content DeliveryOtter.ai is a generative AI tool which when connected to your calendars automatically joins your Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams meetings to record, transcribe and generate meeting summaries/notes in real-time. 

* An asterisk indicates a third-party tool that is not supported by the university. For information on using third-party tools, please click here. To view the complete list of technologies supported by CITL, visit our Technology Resources page.