There are many free educational technologies available to instructors including virtual online meeting software, screen-casting software, digital workspaces, and more.
Here are a few resources to help you choose the most appropriate tool for your teaching environment.
A Rubric for Evaluating E-Learning Tools in Higher Education (Educause) | The Rubric for E-Learning Tool Evaluation offers educators a framework, with criteria and levels of achievement, to assess the suitability of an e-learning tool for their learners' needs and for their own learning outcomes and classroom context.
Digital Facilitation 101: Building a Virtual Classroom (UBC Centre for Community Engaged Learning) | The document below shares the merits of various web conferencing platforms and dives into the facilitation tools and techniques available to educators using Zoom. These tools will support you to create an engaging space and build your own virtual classroom.
If you are interested in creating, adopting, or adapting open educational resources (e.g. open textbooks) for your course or using open educational practices and would like support, please contact Donna Langille, Community Engagement Librarian, or visit open.ubc.ca.