Technology for Teaching
Tufts provides faculty and instructors with a range of tools, platforms, and resources to support teaching, learning, and scholarly collaboration with technology at Tufts. Tufts also offers training and support in using these tools online, and in the facilities you are teaching in. Visit these sites to learn more about the technologies and services we provide:
- Educational Technology Services - for educational tools and platforms we provide and support
- AV Services - for classroom technology support and services
- SMFA Studio Resources - for art studio technology support and services
- Research Technology - for research-related tools, training, and support
Keep Teaching resources are designed to support continued teaching and learning when normal class schedules are disrupted due to absences or other external factors.
Accessibility resources and services are part of Tufts commitment to equity for students, faculty and staff.
A Tufts student takes notes on a tablet during a Numerical Analysis class in the Joyce Cummings Center (Alonso Nichols/Tufts University)
Canvas - University-wide learning management system (LMS) for designing, offering, and managing courses
Student Information System (SIS) - Provides students with course catalogs, schedules and registration, financial aid information, grades and transcripts, and more
Zoom - To host and record classes, webinars, and meetings online
Blue - Course evaluation system for all registered Tufts courses
Canvas Features & Tools
Tufts provides and supports a range of Canvas features and tools for facilitating synchronous and asynchronous activities with your students. Learn about Canvas' Discussions, Assignments, Reading Lists, Modules, Groups, SpeedGrader, and many others.
Video and Lecture Capture
Learn what tools to use to capture lectures, make short videos, and add notes and sketches over a presentation or video. Learn about the flipped classroom, how to make studio-quality recordings of lectures, and share videos with or from students.
Zoom - Schedule, record, and share video of online classes, webinars, and meetings.
Echo360 - Record, edit, and publish live lectures and screencasts.
Kaltura Tools (Media Gallery and My Media) - Create, upload, and share video, audio, and other media for use in Canvas course sites.
AV Services - Request support for classrooms, meetings, and events on all Tufts campuses.
Student Engagement Tools
Poll Everywhere - Create polls with a variety of question types which students can access during class to engage with real-time feedback and analysis.
VoiceThread - Post video, audio, and other media to spark discussion and collaboration among students.
Easy Generator - For interactive case-based learning around complex topics
Hypothes.is - Collaborative annotation
Educational Technology User Guides
Tufts Educational Technology Services (ETS) provides user-friendly, step-by-step guides with text and annotated images. Browse the manual for a specific tool, or use the search box to find a specific topic.
Provided by Tufts Technology Services