Teaching with Online Collaboration Tools: U-M Faculty Examples

This page features innovative uses of online collaboration tools (OCTs) for teaching and course management. You can browse the full list or use the search criteria to find the examples most relevant to you. Click on any title for a full description or use the Links to watch short videos of faculty describing their teaching strategies and see examples. For a summary of practical recommendations for effectively implementing OCTs in one's teaching, see CRLT's Occasional Paper No. 31: Teaching in the Cloud: Leveraging Online Collaboration Tools to Enhance Student Engagement.

Online Collaboration Tool Title Faculty Name & Discipline Course Type Links
Google Docs Practicing Disciplinary Critical Thinking Skills Using Google Docs Orie Shafer
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
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