Browse available teaching, learning, and collaboration tools, including suggested uses and how to get started.
Blackboard Learn is a course management system. Georgetown is currently transitioning from Blackboard to Canvas. Blackboard will only be available through December 2019.
Blogs are social web pages that allow students and faculty to share their writing or ideas and spark a related conversation in the comments below the post. Georgetown hosts both course blogs and public blogs built on WordPress, an open-source blogging platform.
Clickers are handheld devices enabling students to respond immediately to questions posed by the instructor. Instructors can use clickers to promote class discussion, assess students’ knowledge, and make their class more interactive.
Use charts, timelines, infographics, and other visualization tools to display data in powerful and interactive formats that promote greater user exploration and understanding.
Use ePortfolios to organize, share, reflect on, and assess student and faculty work. Choose from a variety of ePortfolio platforms in use at Georgetown including blogs, various web apps on Domains, Omeka and the e-portfolio feature in Canvas.
Google Apps is a suite of tools including Gmail, Calendar, Groups, Drive, Sites, and Hangouts that lets you create a site, chat in real time, collaboratively edit documents, create surveys, and more.
Panopto enables faculty to capture lectures or other content by recording their voice, computer screen, webcam and/or other devices. Students can view videos, respond to quiz questions, take personal notes, or engage in a discussion around the video.
Omeka is an online curation tool that lets users collect items and create online exhibits. Omeka employs a robust metadata standard called Dublin Core as well as layout tools for crafting exhibits.
Use a variety of presentation tools and design strategies to effectively communicate a message to any audience.
Survey tools facilitate the distribution, data collection, and data analysis of online surveys. Survey tools at Georgetown include Canvas surveys, Google Forms, and Qualtrics.
VoiceThread is a platform for creating rich, asynchronous conversations around media, including images, video clips, documents, and slide presentations. Users can easily comment using text, audio, or video, and can make drawing annotations.
Zoom is a synchronous collaboration tool that allows faculty to host virtual classes, hold office hours, and share real-time screen content with participants. Key features include recording and breakout rooms.
Wikis are webpages that can be collaboratively edited. Use wikis to co-construct documents with students, collaboratively update documents, or crowdsource information. Georgetown supports both Canvas and Google Apps for creating wikis.
Explore new technologies for enhancing teaching and learning being piloted at Georgetown.
Poll Everywhere is a web-based polling tool that faculty can use in or outside the classroom to ask students engaging questions, automatically tally the responses, and quickly share the results.
Learn about available services related to teaching and learning at Georgetown.
Georgetown provides technologies to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom as well as personalized training, consultations, and other classroom services to Georgetown faculty and students.
Georgetown uses CoursEval, an online survey tool, to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of courses and professors. Evaluation surveys are available to students at the end of each course.
University copyright policies promote discovery, production, and dissemination of new knowledge. Information about how to publish while protecting authors’ rights and diminishing liability for the individual and the institution.
Georgetown offers faculty two plagiarism detection tools, Turnitin and SafeAssign, both of which can be accessed via the Blackboard Course System. In addition to deterring student plagiarism, these tools provide guidance in how to attribute sources correctly.