Academic Continuity Plan (ACP) Technology
At times, the University closes due to inclement weather or factors outside of our control. This page offers tips and free or low-cost available technologies for incorporating technology into your courses to minimize teaching and learning disruptions.
Collaborative WritingGoogle Drive
Create and share open folders and documents with individuals as well as small and large groups. Google Drive contains freely available applications for creating and sharing documents, slides, spreadsheets, and other texts.
EKU IT information on GDrive
Online Surveys, Polls, or QuizzesGoogle Forms
Effective tool for open-note quizzes or sending a video with attached questions. Results are easily viewed. Also good for any sort of survey. Free application for designing question-based documents, with results aggregated in single Google Sheet. Includes multiple choice, short answer, short essay, and matching.
Google Forms Tutorial
Collaboration and Video ConferencingSkype
Very efficient for holding a lecture/discussion from a distance with up to 25 participants.
Live StreamingYouTube Live Stream
Useful for lecture only; not good for discussion since the only audience participation is text-based.
Introduction to YouTube Live Streaming
Video Creation and PublishingYouTube, Vimeo
Great for creating supplementary class materials, tutorials, lectures, etc that could be used for years. Create videos containing course content, course lessons, or modules.
A useful program to easily edit any video you create. Simple video editing and processing.
Effective for formative assessment of videos (for example, a video automatically pauses to ask a question); create videos and embed questions within the video where answers are sent to the instructor.
Zaption Resource Page
Screen Capture and Screencasting
Creating InfographicsInfographics are a common way of conveying statistical information or creating an argument in a creative, effective manner. They can be a popular alternative to a traditional written assignment and subject to critical analysis with standard parameters, as with any other text.
Interactive Images and VideoThinglink
Create more engaging content for online materials and add interactive media content to any image or video.
A unique tool for creating an engaging timeline used as instructional material or a tool for student use.
Alternative to PowerPoint; Visual Design ToolPrezi
The general use is for basic presentations; it includes visual elements that make content interesting and interactive. Create a more appealing presentation, not based upon slides.
Collaborative Content App (phone, PC, Mac)Evernote
A powerful tool for collaborative work; useful in groups where people already use the app/program. Share and collaborate with content; similar to Google Docs, with shared editing and view-only privileges.
Evernote Resource Page