Instructional & Technology Resources

BC Instructional Design

Create IT


Adding Questions to Videos

Animated Presentations

  • PowToon
  • Tellagami (creates quick animated video-IOS only)
  • Voki (create personalized speaking avatars)

Attendance Tracker

Audio Editing

Augmented Reality

Blog Creation

Case Studies

  • Pubmed (case studies and articles)

Concept Map Creator/Mind Map Creator/Flow Chart Creation

Collaboration/Task Management

  • Bitrix24 (collaboration/task management)
  • Padlet (creation and collaboration)
  • Prism (collaborative interpretation of text)
  • Realtime Board (collaborative and online whiteboard)
  • Slack (messaging/collaboration app for teams)
  • Teams (collaboration/task management)
  • VoiceTread (communication and collaboration)

Course Organization/Content Management


Image Creation

  • Adobe Spark (graphics, storytelling, videos)
  • Canva (image creation)
  • GIMP (open source image editor)

Interactive Presentations

Messaging Systems

  • Remind
  • Slack (messaging/collaboration app for teams)
  • VoiceTread (communication and collaboration)
  • Yammer (communication and collaboration-Facebook for BC Community only)


Polling Tools/Interactive Student Responses

Presentation Sharing App

Repository of Tools

  • TAPoR 3 (repository of research tools for studying texts)

Screen Capture

Story Map Creation

Text Analysis

Text Annotation

Timeline Creation

Video Annotation

Visualization of Data

Web Publishing


Word Cloud Creator

*Thank you to Brandon Bucy at Washington and Lee University for sharing his list of resources so I could add to this list.


Ambrose, Susan A. , et al. How Learning Works; 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010.

Angelo, Thomas A.; Cross, K. Patricia. Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Inc., 1993.

Bain, Ken. What the Best College Teachers Do. Cambridge: Harvard Unicersity Press, 2004.

Barkley, Elizabeth F. Student Engagement Techniquies: A Handbook for College Faculty. San Faransico: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. , 2010.

Barkley, Elizabeth F.; Cross, Patricia K.; Major, Claire Howell. Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005.

Berger, Warren. A More Beautiful Question. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014.

Bowen, Jose Antonio. Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. , 2012.

Brookfield , Stephen D. and Stephen Preskill. The Discussion Book; 50 Great Ways to Get People Talking. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2016.

Fink, L. Dee. Creating Significant Learning Experiences; An Intergrated Approach to Designing College Courses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2013.

Kahneman, Daniel. Thinking, Fast and Slow. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.

Nilson, Linda B. Teaching at Its Best; A Research-Based Resourse for College Instructors. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010.

Suskie, Linda. Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. , 2009.

Turkle, Sherry. Alone Together; Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other. New York: Basic Books, 2011.


Digital Humanities at Washington and Lee University

Vanderbilt University: Blended & Online Learning Design Fellows

UNSW Australia: Teaching Practice

University of Tennessee Knoxville: Teaching and Learning Center

Duke: Center for Instructional Technology

University of Central Florida: Teaching and Learning Resources