The table below is the beginning of a collection, in alphabetical order, of teaching and learning tools from across the University. We are defining “tool” broadly to include any site that provides a technological value-add to improve teaching and learning. Many of the tools listed below are here because they were facilitated by HILT grants or events. As this list grows, we will develop the appropriate filters to facilitate an efficient browsing experience. Currently, to find specific content, please use the search bar and filters.

If you know of a tool that should be listed here, please let us know.

ablConnect

ablConnect

ablConnect is an online database of active learning efforts in post-secondary classrooms.

AnnotationsX

AnnotationsX

AnnotationsX is an educational tool that allows faculty to set up text, image, and video objects within their Canvas (or Edx) course site, so that students can engage with the materials by submitting annotations.

AskUp

AskUp

An educational tool that uses evidence-based principles to improve learning and help users remember material learned in class, at home, or in the hospital.

Connected Scholar

Connected Scholar

The Connected Scholar is an online writing workspace for students and scholars to compose writing projects while tracking the progression of their ideas through exploratory, intellectual engagement with established works.

Curricle

Curricle

The catalog will help you explore Harvard's course history, plan for your semester schedule, and search by keywords.

DART

DART

DART allows search, preview, and reuse of Harvard digital learning assets on campus.

EduClip

EduClip

Enables students and faculty to search video collections for content on a wide variety of topics

Find a Space

Find a Space

Use the Find a Space app to browse library spaces across campus — from the perfect open space for studying to group work rooms and more.

The Flipping Kit

The Flipping Kit

A "do it yourself" guide for faculty on flipped classroom pedagogy.

GovTeaches

GovTeaches

A toolkit for teaching in the Government Department, with resources for developing lesson plans, assigning and grading writing, and giving effective feedback.

H2O (OpenCasebook)

H2O (OpenCasebook)

H2O helps law faculty create high quality, open-licensed digital textbooks for free.

Harvard Writes

Harvard Writes

A resource for writers and teachers of writing: Harvard faculty talk about the elements of academic argument.

Hedera

Hedera

A personalized vocabulary database and readbility gauge.

Inclass App Store

Inclass App Store

A collection of apps for grading, teaching team communication, course administration, and in-class organization.

Instructional Moves

Instructional Moves

The goal of the Instructional Moves (IM) project is to help you incorporate and refine high-leverage teaching practices tailored to the higher education context.

Itero

Itero

Itero is aimed at understanding how revision history and analytics of writing processes can affect behaviors and outcomes for writers.

Japan Disasters Digital Archive

Japan Disasters Digital Archive

Aggregating Japan's disaster data and reporting from around the world.

Learning Catalytics

Learning Catalytics

Originally developed by the Mazur Group at Harvard and now owned by Pearson, it supports the peer instruction method of teaching, and can also be used to get real-time feedback during class.

Omeka

Omeka

Omeka is an open-source platform that allows you to create and share rich visual collections online, and to craft complex narratives from them.

Perma.cc

Perma.cc

Perma.cc helps scholars, journals, courts, and others create permanent records of the web sources they cite.

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere is a third-party, web-based polling tool that allows participants to text their answers with their cell phones or to respond via any Web-enabled device.

Presentation Tools Guide by Harvard Library

Presentation Tools Guide by Harvard Library

This guide will give you options for moving beyond PowerPoint and for integrating mobile technology into your presentations.

qualtrics

qualtrics

Create surveys, collaborate with others, and distribute your survey. Qualtrics is available to the Harvard Community.

Real-Time Connections in Online Courses

Real-Time Connections in Online Courses

Best practices for using Canvas to enhance student engagement in your class.

Syllabus Explorer

Syllabus Explorer

Explore and download Harvard course syllabi and discover new classes.

Teachly

Teachly

Teachly is an application that brings the dynamics of a small classroom to larger lecture halls.

Timeline.js

Timeline.js

Easy-to-make, beautiful timelines.

Visualizations Guide by Harvard Library

Visualizations Guide by Harvard Library

Find tools to create infographics, timelines, word clouds, charts & graphs, maps, and other visualizations.

WorldMap

WorldMap

Online, open source mapping platform

WorldWide Telescope Kiosk

WorldWide Telescope Kiosk

Interactive touchscreen kiosk in the Harvard Science Center lobby built through the Harvard educational kiosks project.

Zotero

Zotero

Zotero is a research management software program that enables you to save and organize your references, then output them as in-text citations, footnotes, and bibliographies through a word-processing software plugin.