Tech of the Month - November 2017- Plickers

Nov. 3, 2017

Formative assessment is a crucial component of teaching and learning. Faculty often ask how to conduct ‘clicker like’ activities to gauge how well students are understanding, or not understanding concepts. While there are many ways of accomplishing this, one technology to consider is Plickers. Plickers are cards with a unique...


Tech of the Month- October 2017- Anki

Oct. 2, 2017

Try Anki . Anki is an application that presents flashcards based on how many times you get a card right or wrong. It’s design reinforces spaced learning and retrieval practice as mentioned in this month’s teaching tips section. Anki will show cards you get wrong more frequently until you get...

G Suite

Tech of the Month - March 2017 - G Suite

March 20, 2017

G Suite Aside from the name change from Google Apps to G Suite, you may have noticed other updates to these tools. While it’s hard to stay up to date with these changes, here are a few new features you may find beneficial. Assign Action Items in Google Doc, Sheets,...

Students in conference room-style classroom, with one student on the Kubi.

Tech of the Month - February 2017 - The Kubi

Feb. 21, 2017

By Austin Chau How might students who can’t be in class still have an in-class experience? Though they are earnest to learn, some students have situations that cause them to miss class. OIT, in partnership with Athletics and Advising, is conducting a pilot that takes the typical video conferencing experience...

YouTube Logo

Tech of the Month - January 2017 - YouTube Captioning

Jan. 13, 2017

By Laura Hamrick January’s Tech of the Month is YouTube’s captioning tool . Using this tool increases the quality and usability of your videos, while also helping CU Boulder become more accessible online to all individuals. After you upload a video to YouTube, you can use YouTube’s built-in caption editor...

Play Posit Screenshot

Tech of the Month - November 2016 - PlayPosit

Nov. 1, 2016

Did you know you can embed quizzes in video content and track student interactions with your videos? PlayPosit is an interactive video tool that allows you to customize the student experience by laying your own custom lesson (quiz questions, text prompts, images, etc.) over video content. Using video from YouTube...

Student on computer

Tech of the Month - October 2016 -

Oct. 1, 2016

How might we encourage students’ to engage in course materials? Well, if your goal is to guide students in thinking more critically and reading online texts more deeply (PDF or web article), than might be right up your alley. It’s a tool for annotating online texts that encourages students...

Slack logo

Tech of the Month - September 2016 - Slack

Sept. 1, 2016

How might we help our students communicate in teams even when they are out of the classroom? The phrase, ‘my students are slacking,’ doesn’t usually roll of an instructor’s tongue with a positive connotation. However, for instructors using the communication tool, Slack, it may be perfectly fine for students to...

Kahoot logo

Tech of the Month - March 2016 - Kahoot!

March 1, 2016

How might we boost authentic engagement in class while having a little fun, too? Heading down the stretch to the end of the semester, sometimes calls for a little stress relief. Kahoot can introduce an element of competition and be a fun way to review concepts. With similarities to clickers,...


Tech of the Month - February 2016 - Clickers

Feb. 21, 2016

How might we integrate academic technologies based on students’ learning needs and validation? The students have spoken! We asked them to comment on the coolest technologies faculty use in our fall Learning with Technology Survey. By far, the most frequently mentioned cool tech was Clickers. Students described a diversity of...