Remote/Online Delivery Tools for Service Providers


Calgary Learns staff referred to this 2020 newsletter post many times as practitioners often sent an email saying ‘you posted a link to a bunch of tools, can you please resend them?’ So, here they are!

We believe that many of these tools and resources will remain relevant to foundational learning program delivery. There will be more information and resources coming soon with the release of the Digital Divide Project!

ABC Life Literacy recently posted New digital literacy resources for persons with diverse abilities

Also, the following link was posted on the portal with some advice to consider when delivering learning online:
https://teachremotely.harvard.edu/best-practices

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Synchronous Tools

Google Hangouts Meet and Google Classroom

https://gsuite.google.com/products/meet/?_ga=2.146699700.-1274359024.1584382161

https://edu.google.com/products/classroom/?modal_active=none

Video conferencing and video classrooms, free access to extra features during COVID-19 period:
https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/g-suite/helping-businesses-and-schools-stay-connected-in-response-to-coronavirus

Webex
https://www.webex.com/training-online.html
Share presentations, stream webinars, and encourage participation using tools like whiteboard and chat.

Zoom
https://zoom.us/meetings
Free account for video conferencing and webinars, participant restriction amounts with free account.


Asynchronous Tools

Audacity
https://www.audacityteam.org/
A free website to create podcasts. You can download the audio files in various formats to post/send to learners.

Camtasia
https://www.techsmith.com/video-editor.html
Camtasia 2019 makes it simple to record and create professional-looking videos on Windows and Mac. Free trial but charges apply for subscriptions.

ESL Library
https://www.esllibrary.com/
Paid subscription service. The basic plan is for printable lessons, but if you already have access to a paid Standard account, they are currently offering a free upgrade to Plus during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The extra features allow you to project a class activity live, which students can access on a cell phone, tablet, or computer.

Flipgrid
https://info.flipgrid.com/
A social learning platform that allows students to respond to a discussion topic or questions. Learners can then respond to each other in a discussion format.

Google Forms
https://www.google.ca/forms/about/
Create surveys or quizzes that are compatible on multiple devices. Easily integrates into Google accounts, and results can be downloaded and compiled.

Moodle
https://moodle.org/
Moodle is a free, online Learning Management system enabling educators to create their own private website filled with dynamic courses that extend learning, anytime, anywhere.

Padlet
https://padlet.com/dashboard
An online platform for compiling ideas and responses. Learners can post from all devices when given a link. Learners do not need an account to participate.

Socrative
https://socrative.com/
You can create quizzes for free and give the students a link to your “classroom.” Students can easily access the site from a cell phone or other device with internet. The instructor can choose when to launch and activity and the length of time it will be active. Following completion, the results can be downloaded as an Excel document.

TypeForm
https://www.typeform.com/
A free trial allows you to create 3 surveys/quizzes for up to 100 participants each. You can start with one of their free templates and send a link to learners (compatible with computer, tablet, and cell phones)

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/
Free video sharing platform, doesn’t offer live engagement or live streaming options.