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Instructional Design & Support

Teaching Tools: Learner Engagement

Learner Engagement tools encourage student active and collaborative learning through online communication, collaboration, and social networking. Explore the Learn more… links to find out about tool instructional uses and examples, how to get started, and additional resources.

Canvas (Instructure)/Online@UT

Canvas is the online learning management system at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Online@UT is the university-branded name.
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Diigo is a popular social bookmarking applications that are used to store, organize, and share links to web resources.
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Facebook is a social networking tool that creates a virtual place for Facebook users to connect, share, collaborate, socialize, or simply “hang out.”
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Office 365 at UTK

Office 365 is Microsoft’s cloud-based Office suite, which includes online versions of popular Microsoft products like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel and new apps like Planner or Sway. Office 365 allows for anytime, anywhere access to these apps through your browser or mobile device.
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OneDrive for Business (Office 365)

OneDrive for Business is a place where you can store, sync, and share your files in a collaborative environment.
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Skype is software that enables people around the globe to make video and voice calls and to send instant messages via a computer and mobile device.
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Skype for Business

Professional meetings and collaboration are integrated with your Office apps. Get messaging, audio and video calls, online meetings, and sharing.
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Twitter is a free online social networking and micro-blogging service that provides a way to send tweets, short messages 140 characters or less, in real time.
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LiveOnline@UT (Zoom)

Zoom is a web-based conferencing software that allows faculty, students and staff to have interaction in real time from their computers and mobile devices. LiveOnline@UT is the university-branded name.
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