Here in the TEL Unit, we are always on the lookout for new technologies that can assist and support learning and teaching at the University of Worcester. Below we have compiled a list of resources that although the TEL Unit don’t support directly, we still think you may find helpful to utilise within your own learning and teaching. The list is arranged in to two categories; University of Worcester provided applications and other third party/external applications.
University of Worcester Provided Tools
OneDrive for Business: Part of the Office 365 package, OneDrive comes with 1TB of cloud storage, enabling you to store, share and sync your work files. OneDrive is fully GDPR compliant and supported by ICT, you can access their support pages here.
The following tools are part of the office 365 suite but are not currently supported by ICT however, they are easy to use and there are lots of help and support information available online.
Microsoft Forms: Available to UW staff and students, an online tool which allows you to easily create surveys, quizzes and polls.
Microsoft Sway: A digital storytelling app by Microsoft. Access the app through Office 365 to create visually appealing presentations, newsletters, reports and more.
Yammer: A social networking site for private communication within organisations. The university has it’s own network which you access with your UW account.
External Third Party Tools
Dropbox: Store and access your documents easily across all of your devices with this cloud storage solution. The free, basic plan includes 2GB of storage space. *Confidential or sensitive information should not be stored on Dropbox as this is not GDPR complient – please use OneDrive for Business for confidential or sensitive documents.
Hootsuite: Manage multiple social networks, schedule content and engage with your audience with this social media management platform. Get started with a free plan which includes up to three social profiles.
Lino: An online bulletin board service in which sticky notes can be used to post memos, to-do lists, ideas, photos and videos. A free account includes an unlimited number of canvases – an alternative to Padlet.
Padlet: Create and collaborate on content easily with this online bulletin board service. Add photos, documents, weblinks etc. and share your padlet with colleagues. The free plan includes three padlets.
Trello: A web-based project management application, create lists, organise projects and collaborate with other users.
Calendly: A web-based scheduling application that allows you to plan meetings without the back-and-forth emails.
WordPress: A free content management system designed to help you create a free website or blogging platform.