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Tools and Programs recommended by UM Faculty and Instructors during COVID-19

UM Faculty and Instructors participated in Zoom meetings and discussions about their experiences related to the sudden transition to remote teaching during the Spring 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The meetings facilitated energetic chats among participants about strategies and tools they had found effective in their courses.


The following tools and software were suggested:



Hypothesis for collaborating and annotating group tasks and projects

Edpuzzle for creating interactive lessons with videos

Softchalk for creating interactive online lessons

Zoom for online synchronous meetings and classes

Zoom for Education: Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions

Zoom Tutorials and Resources During COVID-19

YouTube for video resources and creation

Make Super Simple Videos For Teaching Online

YouTube Tutorials

Slack for class collaboration and chats

Panopto for creating interactive lessons with video

KeepTeaching Resources for many resources to support remote teaching

KeepLearning Resources for many resources to support remote student learning



EBooks available through UM Library:

Costa, K. (2020). 99 tips for creating simple and sustainable educational videos : A guide for online teachers and flipped classes. Retrieved from