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Explore this page for information, best practices, resources and some options to help you make technology choices for your courses.

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Dawson ITE is a newsletter/blog devoted to educational technology, curated by Rafael Scapin from the Information Systems and Technology (IST) Office.

Moodle and Lea


Moodle is an open source Learning Management System (LMS) designed to create an online environment where students can interact with their teachers and classmates, download resource materials and complete activities. Moodle is an acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment.

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Teaching with Moodle!

Take this asynchronous, self-paced, online course to help you learn about Moodle, or refine your Moodle skills. Follow the entire course, or select modules according to your interests. Access the course here, using your Dawson login!Dawson-D-Logo-Large


Léa is a simple Learning Management System (LMS) housed in MyDawson. It offers the following features:

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The primary video conferencing platform at Dawson College is Microsoft Teams. Tutorials and user guides can be found on the college’s Microsoft Teams webpage


Microsoft Teams is an online collaboration platform that includes chat, document sharing,  online meetings and direct access to many other Microsoft and third party applications.  Tutorials and user guides can be found on the college’s Microsoft Teams webpage.

Additional Tool Options

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 Forms (access through your Dawson MS365 account) Can be used to build a survey, poll or assessment (quiz) and collect responses in real time.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Turnitin
  • 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: August 15, 2023