Web 2.0 Tools for Teaching

Faculty can use whatever delivery method they choose for online instruction, however, student verification obligations and other responsibilities exist for use of alternatives to Etudes.  Instructors should be aware of the added responsibilities and workload associated with using alternatives to Etudes.

The responsibilities associated with using a delivery method other than Etudes include:

  • Instructors must take responsibility for enrollment management and online course login/access.
    • Secure and password-protected access to the course must be used to ensure student authentication under federal requirements of the Higher Education Opportunity Act.
  • Instructors must take responsibility for ensuring the privacy of student information, meeting accessibility requirements, and complying with fair use guidelines.
  • Instructors must provide their own tech support and login assistance to students. FGA is not able to provide tech support to students and instructors who use any delivery method other than Etudes.
  • Due to lack of standardization, students who take several online courses delivered using a variety of methods will be confused by the differences in navigation, layout, procedures, and course access.
  • FGA is not able to provide instructional design assistance for course development. 
  • FGA is not able to provide training in use of alternatives to Etudes for online course delivery.

Also, be sure to review Guidelines_Use_of_Social_Software.doc

Faculty can create and maintain a web presence external to Etudes using the following free tools and services. Also see Learning Tools Directory.

Foothill College Webpage

Foothill Global Access Media Account (Server Storage Space)

To request new or additional space on the FGA Media server, please complete the online request form or contact Judy Baker (bakerjudy@fhda.edu).

Web 2.0 Tutorials





Social Networking and Discussion

Live Conferencing

  • CCC Confer
    • CCC Confer is designed to allow communication and collaboration, using the latest Web conferencing technology, for all staff, faculty and administrators in the California Community Colleges system.
    • Features include:
      • Public & private text chat
      • Electronic whiteboard and polls, quizzes, and surveys
      • Application sharing
      • Archivable presentations
      • Accessible to people with disabilities
      • Create collaborative exercises or teach complicated software applications or collaboratively edit documents and spreadsheets. Application sharing allows you to work on any application, as everyone logged-in will follow every action your cursor makes. You can even pass control so others can collaborate right along with you.
  • FlashMeeting
  • Zoho Meeting 
  • Yugma
  • Vyew
  • Oovoo


Project Management





Personal Learning Enviroments (Personal Learning Networks)

File Storage and Sharing

Online Video

Mind Mapping

Online Survey Tools

Web 2.0 and Elearning 2.0 Resources