Completed educational technology pilots

Last updated: September 14, 2022

Online Discussion Tools: Autumn 2020-Autumn 2021

Ed Discussion

Ed Discussion is a broadly applicable tool for asynchronous, threaded discussion. In particular, this tool supports Q&A (peer to peer with instructor endorsement of answers) and offers features for moderation and templated posts and replies. Based on feedback we collected from instructors and students during spring, summer and autumn 2021, as well as consideration of additional evaluation criteria, UW-IT added Ed Discussion to its collection of centrally supported tools for teaching and learning in summer 2022.

Harmonize

Harmonize is a broadly applicable tool that offers discussion, Q&A and live 1:1 or group chat. Based on feedback we collected from instructors and students during spring, summer and autumn 2021, as well as consideration of  additional evaluation criteria, UW-IT will not be adding Harmonize to its collection of centrally supported tools. Departments are free to contract with the vendor individually.

Hypothesis

Hypothesis is an online collaborative annotation tool integrated with Canvas that supports shared annotations, discussion in response to annotations, and active reading of text. Based on feedback we collected from instructors and students from autumn 2020-spring 2021, as well as additional evaluation of the tool, UW-IT added Hypothesis to its collection of centrally-supported tools for teaching and learning in autumn 2021.