Teaching with Online Collaboration Tools: U-M Faculty Examples

This page features innovative uses of online collaboration tools (OCTs) for teaching and course management. You can browse the full list or use the search criteria to find the examples most relevant to you. Click on any title for a full description or use the Links to watch short videos of faculty describing their teaching strategies and see examples. For a summary of practical recommendations for effectively implementing OCTs in one's teaching, see CRLT's Occasional Paper No. 31: Teaching in the Cloud: Leveraging Online Collaboration Tools to Enhance Student Engagement.
Online Collaboration Tool Title Faculty Name & Discipline Course Type Links
Google Docs
Google Spreadsheets
Google+ Hangouts
Google Forms
Managing a Large Course Using Google Apps Jeff Ringenberg
Engineering
Lecture
Google Docs
Google Drawings
Google Forms
Enhancing Small Group Discussions in a Large Lecture with Google Docs and Google Forms Mika LaVaque-Manty
Political Science
Lecture
Google Docs Crowdsourcing Study Guide and Exam Question Development Using Google Docs Margherita Fontana
Carlos González-Cabezas
Dentistry
Lecture
Google Docs Facilitating Collaborative Peer Review of Student Writing Using Google Docs Brandon Respress
Nursing
Discussion
Google Docs Practicing Disciplinary Critical Thinking Skills Using Google Docs Orie Shafer
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Discussion