Explore Technology

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Explore this page for information, best practices, resources and some options to help you make technology choices for online course delivery.


Info for teachers and students

Recording Videos

Video How-to’s




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Additional Tool Options

These are some tools that have been suggested by Dawson faculty.

  • Flipgrid  “FlipGrid is a free, online platform for educators that allows students and teachers to post videos in response to an initial topic or in response to another person’s FlipGrid.  Flipgrid allows educators to see if students understand the content based on their video, and both educators and students can comment on videos through a text or video response, share likes or stickers, give feedback via a rubric or video response, or share the video with others. For example, as opposed to posting an academic question in your Flipgrid, educators could also ask students for input about where they are struggling most or finding success. In addition to using Flipgrid for academic purposes, it can also be an effective tool for monitoring social and emotional input from students, and comments provided in Flipgrid can be shared across students and provide valuable information to not only the instructor, but other classmates as well. Flipgrid videos can indicate social emotional or body language cues that might suggest student distress and cue an instructor to reach out.” (from Faculty Focus)
  • H5P  Create and edit interactive videos with H5P.
  • myDALITEDawson-D-Logo-Large A peer-instruction platform developed at Dawson. Watch this introduction to myDALITE by Yann Brouillette (Chemistry)
  • Microsoft Stream (access through your Dawson MS365 account) A video application where people in an organization can upload, view,
    organize and share videos securely.
  • Microsoft Teams  (access through your Dawson MS365 account) An application for groups that collaborate, share files and work in groups. It combines chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration.
  • Padlet  A free online pinboard. Students can contribute to the padlet by uploading any file type you can you can imagine, from an Excel spreadsheet, to a Spotify playlist, to a YouTube Video, to any link from any site. Padlet can be fully integrated in a Moodle page.
  • Perusall  A free e-book reader that allows students read and annotate collectively.  See this overview video of Perusall by Carmen Leung (Chemistry)Dawson-D-Logo-Large
  • Poll Everywhere  Capture powerful feedback instantly during virtual meetings, classes, events, and more.
  • Screencastify  Record, edit and share videos
  • Screencast-O-Matic  Record, edit and share videos
  • Screencastify vs. Screencast-O-Matic  Compare these two resources
  • Videvo  Free stock videos, motion graphics, music tracks and sound effects
  • Visual Classrooms Platform presentationDawson-D-Logo-LargeMagdalena Mlek (Nursing) and Brendan Joyce (Concordia)




Last Modified: November 25, 2020