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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.
Learn more about Canvas/Online@UT


Diigo is a popular social bookmarking applications that are used to store, organize, and share links to web resources.
Learn more about Diigo


Facebook is a social networking tool that creates a virtual place for Facebook users to connect, share, collaborate, socialize, or simply “hang out.”
Learn more about Facebook

Google Hangouts Meet & Hangouts Chat

Zoom is the recommended live, online course delivery tool for the University of Tennessee. Both Hangouts Chat and the recently launched Hangouts Meet offer alternative solutions for communicating with your students, delivering an online class, or holding an online meeting.
Learn more about Google Hangouts Meet & Chat

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.
Learn more about LiveOnline@UT (Zoom)

Microsoft Teams for Education

One Team type that you can select to assist you in managing a class is simply called “Class.” This team type will help you run classes and meetings, share files, manage assignments, and assign students to work groups.
Learn more about Microsoft Teams for Education

Microsoft 365 at UTK

Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based Office suite, which includes online versions of popular Microsoft products, like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, and new apps like Planner or Sway. Microsoft 365 allows for anytime, anywhere access to these apps through your browser or mobile device.
Learn more about Microsoft 365

OneDrive for Business (Microsoft 365)

OneDrive for Business is a place where you can store, sync, and share your files in a collaborative environment.
Learn more about OneDrive for Business


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.
Learn more about Skype

Skype for Business

Professional meetings and collaboration are integrated with your Office apps. Get messaging, audio and video calls, online meetings, and sharing.
Learn more about Skype for Business


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.
Learn more about Twitter