AsULearn is Appalachian State's course management system (CMS). It provides an efficient way to design courses, enable 24/7 access, enable interactive learning opportunities, communicate with & among students, provide resources, & create assignments & quizzes. AsULearn can also be used to host forums & to alert students of upcoming due dates & events.
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform that uses multiple-choice questions to engage learners. It has added a new game called 'Jumble' which requires player to order answers rather than just select the best answer. Players (learners) either individually or in teams of 2-4, answer questions using their own devices.
Padlet is an discussion/poster/note board that allows people to share their thoughts & ideas both in class & remotely. Submissions can be anonymous or require submission identification. Most forms of content can be submitted including : images, videos, documents, & text from any device. Personal note taking & to-do lists are other pertinent uses.
Poll Everywhere is an online service allows a teacher to engage instantly with their students via quick, simple polls & challenges. The questions created are administered by either visiting a mobile website, or through texting & twitter. Teachers are able to customize questions & question format to engage learners in a variety of ways.
Socrative is a student engagement app that allows instructors to connect inside or outside of the classroom. Via a series of educational exercises and games, instructors can efficiently review, assess & educate students via smartphones, laptops, and tablets. Teachers login through their device and select an activity which controls the flow of questions and games.
Wordle is a tool for generating word clouds from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can customize your clouds with different fonts, layouts, & color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share them with your friends, students, or colleagues.
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Appalachian's web conferencing tool, Zoom, allows faculty, staff, and students to interact live via a web interface. Web conferencing allows anyone with a computer and Internet connection or a mobile device with the app installed to interact with two-way audio, video, chat, screen sharing, breakout rooms, recording, and more. Users can send invitations to any email address, so it is easy to bring in participants from outside the university.