EdTech Tools Catalogue

Looking to increase student engagement for your sessions? Below you find an overview of edtech tools you may want to consider for your course design and teaching then!

Tools are organized by categories and each listing includes a short description for the tool as well as a link with further information. Please note that only some of these external tools are supported by IE with regards to licensing, technical support and instructional design training. Most tools have been recommended by faculty who has used them successfully in their teaching.

Live Class Interactivity

What’s it for: Video conferencing, polling, breakout discussions, hybrid classroom

License: IE corporate license

Difficulty: medium

Description: Zoom is the tool used for live video conferences at IE. It includes features to enhance student engagement by creating polls and using breakout rooms for small group discussions. It can also be used for screen casting and the recording of short video lectures.

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What’s it for: Gamification, competitive quizzing, formative assessments

License: Personal (free) account

Difficulty: easy

Description: Create a fun learning game in minutes, made from a series of multiple choice questions. Add videos, images and diagrams to your questions to amplify engagement!

Webinars on demand

What’s it for: Polling, student assessment

License: Personal (free) account

Difficulty: easy

Description: Quickly gather insight into student understanding through polling or assess students with prepared activities or on-the-fly questions. Then use auto-populated results to determine the best instructional approach to most effectively drive learning.

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What’s it for: Quizzes, polling, formative assessments, interactive presentations

License: Personal (free educational) account

Difficulty: easy

Description: Create questions, build polls, quizzes or interactive presentations for students to engage with through their smartphones. Visualize their responses in real-time and export data at the end of the session for further analysis.

Webinars on demand & live

Asynchronous Teaching & Collaborative Tools

What’s it for: IE Online Campus for forum discussions, document and video sharing, discussion on materials.

License: IE corporate license

Difficulty: medium

Description: On the IE Online Campus students can access different types of information, such as agenda, course syllabus, study materials or grades.

Faculty can manage forum discussions and create  discussions around a particular material shared.

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Learn about IE Online Campus

What’s it for: Interactive study materials, feedback, share student work.

License: IE corporate license

Difficulty: medium

Description: The FeedbackFruits (FBF) tool suite is integrated with the IE Online Campusand offers a variety of tools to enhance asynchronous learning activities, center around three pillars, which allows you to create:
- Interactive study materials for enhanced student engagement.
- Feedback opportunities for students.
- Channels for sharing of student work.

Webinars on demand

Getting started with FeedbackFruits

What’s it for: Collaboration, co-creation, share work,  live and asynchronous

License: Personal (educational free) account

Difficulty: medium

Description: Quickly gather insight into student understanding through polling or assess students with prepared activities or on-the-fly questions. Then use auto-populated results to determine the best instructional approach to most effectively drive learning.

Webinars on demand

Getting started with your educational license

What’s it for: Communication, collaboration, project management, live and asynchronous

License: Personal (free) account

Difficulty: medium

Description: Slack is a team collaboration tool, for real time messaging and file sharing. Slack can replace email, text messaging, and instant messaging for team work all together in one app.

Webinars on demand & live

What’s it for: Collaboration, co-creation, share documents, communication, live and asynchronous

License: IE corporate license

Difficulty: easy

Description: Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals is a set of Google apps —Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Hangouts, and many more— to help you engage with students, manage communication and organize your materials.

Go to Google and start your session

The first time you connect, you will be redirected to IE's Single Sign On page where you have to logon with your IE faculty credentials.

What’s it for: Collaboate, manage projects, live and asynchronous

License: Personal (free) account

Difficulty: easy

Description: Start with a Trello board, lists, and cards. Customize and expand with more features as your teamwork grows.

From meetings and projects to events and goal setting, Trello’s intuitive features give any team the ability to quickly set up and customize workflows for just about anything.

Trello Tour

What’s it for: Collaborative design, UI/UX design, prototyping, collaborative whiteboard FigJam, live and asynchronous

License: Personal (educational free) account

Difficulty: medium

Description: Designed for remote and in-person classrooms, Figma helps educators spend more time teaching and less time fighting technology. Create, present, and distribute coursework, exercises, and activities through Figma. Bring your students into one virtual classroom to jam together, iterate, and critique.

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Ideas for how to use Figma in class

What’s it for: Survey, quiz

License: incl. Google Workspace package

Difficulty: easy

Description: Google Forms is a tool that allows collecting information from users through a personalized survey or quiz. The information is then collected and automatically connected to a spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is populated with the survey and quiz responses.

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Video Production & Sharing

What’s it for: video recording, screen casting

License: IE corporate license

Difficulty: medium

Description: Zoom can be used for screen casting and the recording of short video lectures. You can record your camera, microphone and desktop simultaneously. This way you can prepare for example a short video introduction to your course or materials for asynchronous sessions.

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What’s it for: Video recording, screen casting

License: Personal (free) account

Difficulty: easy

Description: Loom is a video recording tool. You can record your camera, microphone, and desktop simultaneously. Your video is then instantly available to share through Loom's patented technology.

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What’s it for: Share, edit and watch videos

License: incl. Google Workspace package

Difficulty: easy

Description: You can create a youtube channel, unlisted if you wish, where you can upload and organize videos to share with your students. Equally, if you ask students to submit a deliverable in video format, they can do that through youtube.

Youtube Help

What’s it for: Record, edit and share videos

License: Free Chrome extension

Difficulty: easy

Description: Screencastify is a free Chrome extension that “lives” in your browser. Screencastify makes it easy to record, edit, and share videos of your computer screen. Your recordings can be saved directly to your Google Drive. Recordings can easily be shared via email, embedding code, YouTube, Google Classroom, and more.

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What’s it for: Video recording, collaboration

License: Microsoft license

Difficulty: easy

Description: hat-based collaboration platform complete with document sharing, online meetings, video calling, screen sharing and more. You can also use it to record a video using camera, audio and desktop sharing to convey your message.

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What’s it for: Video editing

License: Personal (free) account

Difficulty: easy

Description: An alternative to Windows Movie Maker & iMovie. You can transform your video into a piece of art with simple drag & drop interface and powerful editing tools!

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Specialized Tools

What’s it for: Graphic design, video editing, web development, photography

License: Adobe Creative Cloud license

Difficulty: medium

Description: Adobe Creative Cloud is a set of applications and services from Adobe Inc. that gives subscribers access to a collection of software used for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, along with a set of mobile applications and also some optional cloud services.

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What’s it for: Graphic design for info graphics, presentations, social media posts,  greetings and more.

License: Personal (free) account

Difficulty: easy

Description: Canva is a graphic design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents and other visual content. Users can choose from many professional designed templates, and edit the designs and upload their own photos through a drag and drop interface.

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What’s it for: Share creative work, build portfolio

License: Adobe Creative Cloud license

Difficulty: easy

Description: Behance, part of the Adobe family, is an online platform to showcase & discover creative work.

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What’s it for: Coding, real-time collaboration

License: Free / hacker / team

Description: Repl.it coding with your favorite language on any platform, OS, and device.

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What’s it for: Data visualization

License: viewer /explorer/creator

Description: Tableau is a data visualization tool which provides pictorial and graphical representations of data. Excel is basically a spreadsheet for working with data in rows and columns. You need to first represent your data into a tabular format and then you can apply visualizations on top of it.

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