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Teach with Technology

fulbright1Inside and outside of the classroom, Carolina instructors use many different communication and instructional technologies; some tried-and-true, others on the cutting edge. CFE staff work with faculty searching for the right match between the goals they set for students and the strategies and tools that can best support those goals.



Audio/video creation and delivery: Recorded instructional video and audio serve a variety of course needs and formats. CFE staff can help instructors navigate the many options for designing, recording, and delivering course-related videos.  

Polling and low-stakes assessment toolsClassroom response systems make it easy for instructors to quickly assess students’ understanding of course subject matter, demonstrate important course concepts, and spur class discussion.

Classroom technologiesBoth departmental and centrally-supported classrooms are equipped to handle a wide array of instructional needs. Learn more about the different types of classrooms and classroom technologies available to you.

Learning Management Systems (LMS). Learning management systems provide flexible and feature-rich online environments for managing course interactions, content, and assessments. Project sites can be used to support academic and administrative projects as well. The University is currently supporting two systems, Sakai and Canvas, although support for Sakai will eventually be discontinued. 

Collaboration Tools: Along with the standard Office Suite, Office 365 provides real-time, online document collaboration, Teams, and several ways to organize shared work spaces.

Assessment Support: Software and services such as Gradescope can make assessment more efficient while providing more meaningful feedback to students.

Teaching with Generative AI: Explore support being offered by the CFE around teaching with Generative AI including upcoming events.  Our Resources for UNC Instructors page is meant to be a starting point for faculty to explore the implications and applications of generative AI platforms, such as ChatGPT, and their impacts on teaching at UNC. Note that both the tools themselves and best practices for using them are evolving rapidly.

Media resources and supportMedia offerings on campus include the Adobe Creative suite, use of Zoom for activities such as podcasting, and even how-to’s for website creation.

Website design and hosting: There are several campus options for supporting projects that need a long-term web presence.

Survey software: Online surveys are a great way to learn more about students, their learning needs and preferences, and their thoughts about the course experience.

IT Support and Training: Learn more about campus organizations that support instructional technologies and their effective use.

Extended Reality (XR): UNC Libraries are playing a lead campus role in support of extended reality environments such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Learn more about services, facilities, and opportunities to get involved.

Learning Analytics: My Course Analytics Dashboard makes it easy for instructors to learn more about the diversity of students enrolled in their courses and how different student groups are performing. Learn more about how to get started and resources available for helping you interpret and make the most of this data.


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