Web Tools for Teaching Online

Resources to enhance your online course

Learn how to create videos, a blog, online presentations, video conferences, and where to find tools to create engaging teaching materials.

Tech Tip Tuesday!

Tech Tip Tuesday (PCC Online Distance Education) - Lots of short videos of simple tips to help you with Canvas and other instructional technology

Create your own videos

Online Video

Live Conferencing/Meeting over the web

View the features comparison chart for Zoom, CCC Confer, and Canvas Conferences.
  • Robust feature options, clean interface, easy to use
  • Pro account is Free for CCC employees
  • Great for large or small meetings
  • Recordings can be saved locally and are not automatically hosted

If you plan to use Zoom from within Canvas, you must have a ConferZoom account.

ConferZoom account

Zoom has been integrated into Canvas through ConferZoom which is a service for the administrators, staff and faculty of the California Community colleges system and is funded by a grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.

If you already have a Zoom account you can transfer it to ConferZoom.

CCC Confer
Canvas Conferences (BigBlueButton)
  • Integrates with Canvas so the user experience is streamlined
  • Easy to use, but features are limited
  • Best to convert files to PDF before uploading
  • Great for student group work, since they can host their own sessions
  • Ideal for live lectures
  • Recordings are archived after 14 days
  • Canvas Conferences Website
  • Learn how to use Canvas Conferences

Share and discuss documents, images, and presentations, and more


Upload, share and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files and videos. Comment on Voice Thread slides and share it with everyone or just one person.

Web tools for content development

Open Educational Resources

  • Open Educational Resources - Lots of featured freebies:
    • Textbooks
    • Learning materials
    • Tutorials
    • Audio and video of lectures for faculty and students


  • Wordpress - Create a blog using WordPress
  • Blogger - Create a blog using Blogger (Google)
  • Edublogs - Create a blog using Education Blogging Service (uses WordPress)


Documents: File sharing and storage

Social Networks for teaching and collaboration

Study Aids

  • Lingro - Make any webpage into a clickable dictionary
  • StudyBlue - Online and smartphone flashcards

Online Survey Tools

Last Updated October 10, 2017
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