Teaching Tools You Should Know

Tool box

Duke provides a wealth of teaching tools and resources to support you and your classes. Below is a sampling – if you’re wondering if another tool exists, would like to talk about best practices for using the tools listed, or want to consult on how to accomplish an idea in your class, please contact us! We’d love to talk with you and help you find the best possible approaches for your course.

Your Duke “starter kit” for teaching:

Sakai:Duke’s Learning Management System
http://sakai.duke.edu
Share syllabi, readings, assignments and grades, and hold online discussions.

Warpwire: Video sharing platform
http://warpwire.duke.edu
Share video privately or publicly. Works through Sakai as well; if you need to post video in Sakai, it should be via Warpwire.

Sites@Duke: Duke WordPress
http://sites.duke.edu
Create and publish blogs or simple websites.

PebblePad: Duke ePortfolios
http://portfolio.duke.edu
For student-created portfolios and portfolio-based projects, and for teaching portfolios.

Other useful resources and tools:

Coursera for Duke
https://online.duke.edu/coursera-for-duke/
Free access to Duke’s 50+ online courses and Specializations on Coursera, for Duke students, staff, and faculty.

DukeCapture
https://oit.duke.edu/what-we-do/applications/dukecapture
Record, publish or live stream your lectures and events on campus or around the world.

PlayPosit
https://learninginnovation.duke.edu/faculty-opportunities/learning-technologies/
An online learning environment to create and share interactive video lessons.

Voicethread
https://duke.voicethread.com
Create and share dynamic conversations around videos, images, documents, diagrams and more.

MyTours
https://oit.duke.edu/what-we-do/applications/mytours-app
Create online walking or bicycle tours including images, videos, audio, and text.

Maker spaces and 3D printing
https://colab.duke.edu/studio
OIT runs several campus spaces where students and faculty can make and create class projects.

Amy Kenyon

Author: Amy Kenyon

Amy plans, implements and assesses faculty development programs for the improvement of teaching and learning, provides programs and resources designed to increase understanding of the teaching and learning process and manages personnel and other resources in the Teaching Innovation group of Learning Innovation. Her interests are in student-centered course and program design, curriculum mapping, assessment and engaging teaching strategies for student learning.