Below are some helpful digital tools for establishing and maintaining meaningful collaboration opportunities with and between your students.
Doodle is a useful tool for scheduling meetings across various time zones and busy schedules. Free polls can be created quickly and efficiently by instructors and students for one-off meetings, recurring meetings, and group working sessions, among other use cases.
G Suite by Google
G Suite is Google’s offering of productivity apps and is available to all CGPS students, faculty, and staff. Your Google account is tied to your UNE email address and can be accessed initially through Okta. Popular use cases include collaborative file hosting, sharing, and editing using Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and other apps. If you are new to using G Suite, we recommend looking over Google’s G Suite checklists for new users.
Office 365 by Microsoft
Office 365 is Microsoft’s suite of cloud-based productivity apps and is available to all CGPS students, faculty, and staff. Collaborative file editing and sharing, available to all CGPS students, faculty, and staff.
All CGPS students, faculty, and staff have access to Zoom video conferencing software through UNE’s institutional license. This tool allows individuals to host and record audio, visual, and screen-capture meetings and presentations. Zoom can be especially useful for office hours, class presentations, and small group working sessions. To get started with Zoom and review frequently asked questions, visit UNE’s Zoom Resources page.
- Creately is a tool that allows students to collaborate on diagrams or infographics. The free version of the tool enables users to create 5 public documents and to work with 3 collaborators. Check out this short introduction to Creately video.
- Canva provides a free way to collaborate on a wider range of visual projects.