Web Tools for Teaching Online

Content Creation and Sharing


  • Wordpress - Create a blog using WordPress
  • Blogger - Create a blog using Blogger (Google)
  • Edublogs - Create a blog using Education Blogging Service (uses WordPress)


  • PBWorks - Use wikis to create collaborative learning environment
  • Wikispaces Classroom - Social writing platform. Create assignments, share resources, foster discussion, assess participation


Documents: File Sharing and Storage

Online Content Creation/Materials

Audio/Video Communication

Live Conferencing/Meeting over the Web

  • CCC Confer - Meet and share information collaboratively
  • VoiceThread - Upload, share and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files and videos. Comment on Voice Thread slides and share it with everyone or just one person.
  • FlashMeeting - Simple web meeting with instant replay
  • Zoho Meeting - Meet and share desktop
  • Yugma - Meet and share desktop
  • Vyew - Meet and share content in real-time
  • Oovoo - Group video chat, instant messaging, send files
  • Skype - Group video calling
  • Twitter - Tweet messages to your class


Online Video

Web 2.0 Tools and Social Networks

Overview, Directory and Tutorials

Social Networks for Teaching and Collaboration

Online Course Delivery and Homework Tools

  • CourseKit - Create course website with assignments, calendar, syllabus, and discussion tools
  • CourseSites - Create a classroom using wikis, with tests, grading, collaborate via audio, video, and interactive whiteboard. Publish your course as OER.
  • OpenClass - Pearson Learning Solutions
  • Sophia - Free teacher tools for creating groups, tutorials, quizzes, analytic tools
  • Instructure Canvas - Create classroom, audio, video integration, analytic tools
  • Google Apps - email, online storage, shared calendars and docs, video meetings
  • WebAssign - Create assignments, tests, manage gradebook
  • MERLOT Content Builder - Context sensitive help system

Study Aids

Online Survey Tools

Personal Learning Enviroments (Personal Learning Networks)

  • Symbaloo - Personal Internet Desktop
  • Netvibes - Personalized dashboard publishing platform
  • feedly - Personalized news and information, blogs
  • Silobreaker - Aggregates news from many sources and shows connections visually
Last Updated August 17, 2015
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