Event Capsules, Teaching Tips, Tool Talk | December 28, 2021

The ACERT and Center for Online Learning Resources and Tool Kit (Updated)

On this page we share many of the resources created by ACERT and the Center for Online Learning during the past semesters, organized in a way to help you address specific interests and needs for your in-person, hybrid, or online courses.

We’ve collected recordings and slides of presentations held by faculty for faculty at the ACERT lunchtime seminars, blog posts from the ACERT website, and resources created by the Center for Online Learning. The full list of contributors is included at the end.

You can find out about upcoming technology workshops offered by the Center for Online Learning on this page. For individual help with a tool or an activity, you can attend the Center’s virtual ed tech office hours, listed on this page. Check the ACERT website and calendar for our upcoming events. We also announce all these events via the ACERT mailing list (subscribe here!).

Please note: all Hunter/CUNY tools are marked with an asterisk, and you can find more information and instructions (including on how to access the tools) on this resource page from the Center for Online Learning.


Getting ready

I would like to…

Course materials

I would like to…
  • add subtitles to my videos
  • store and share large files (such as video lectures)
  • create asynchronous modules
    • “Asynch Done Asynch” – an asynch module about asynch modules (featured tools: Blackboard Discussion Board*, Padlet*, hypothesis*, VoiceThread*, Zoom*, SnagIt*, Mentimeter, Playposit)
    • How to create modules: a step-by-step guide – link to guide
    • Some sample modules (Nutrition, Classics, Mathematics, Psychology, Economics, English) – link to modules

Assignments and activities

I would like to…
  • add interactive moments to my synchronous online sessions
    • Starting class with an icebreaker – video and presentation slides (featured tools: Zoom*, Padlet*, Mentimeter)
    • Creating polls – video and presentation slides (featured tools: Zoom*, Mentimeter, Poll Everywhere, Peardeck)
    • Adding “stop-and-react” moments in your classes – video and presentation slides (featured tools: Peardeck, Mentimeter, Kahoot!, Jamboard, Playposit, Edpuzzle)
    • Written discussions in live class sessions – video (featured tools: Google Docs, Slack, Discord)
  • create interactive (homework) assignments 
    • Asynchronous discussions with VoiceThread* and Blackboard Discussion Boards* – video and presentation slides (also mentioned: Blackboard Quizzes*) 
    • Flipgrid* – a short video on using Flipgrid* to facilitate video or audio discussions outside the classroom
    • “Playposit: A remedy for the passive viewing of videos” – blog post

Feedback and grading

I would like to…
  • streamline my grading
  • adopt different approaches to grading
    • “Ungrading”: decentering grades and encouraging self-reflection and self-assessment – video; blog post; Susan Blum, ed., Ungrading

In the classroom

I would like to…

The tech and the tools

I would like to…
  • find the right tool for my assignment
    • Matching tech tools with pedagogical purposes – video and presentation slides (1, 2)
    • Technology tools for the online classroom, based on Bloom’s taxonomy – Natasha Nurse-Clarke, Technology Teaching Toolkit
  • learn more about Hunter / CUNY tools
    • Find out what they are: Blackboard | Blackboard Collaborate | Camtasia | Dropbox | Gradescope | hypothesis | Labster | Office 365 | Padlet | SnagIt | VoiceThread | Zoom
    • Get more information and instructions – Technology Tools page by the Center of Online Learning
    • Take a workshop – Technology Workshops page of the Center for Online Learning
    • Get individualized help – attend the Online EdTech Consultations

Get inspired!

Get ideas and inspiration from your colleagues across Hunter who shared their teaching innovations during our first Teaching with Tech Faculty Showcase last Spring! You can find their presentations here.


In alphabetical order; authors/presenters are also listed on the individual contributions

Abigail Torres (Center for Online Learning)
Adina Mulliken (Silberman School of Social Work and Urban Public Health Library)
Allen Strouse (English)
Andie Silva (English, York College; Digital Humanities, Graduate Center)
Andrea Saenz (Nutrition)
Anna Shilova (Spanish)
April Kisamore (Special Education)
Arabella J Pollack (Economics)
Austin Bailey (English)
Barry Cherkas (Mathematics and Statistics)
Blondie Natacha L.N.E. Pawa (Romance Languages)
Carmen Brown (School of Education)
Chris Wells (Environmental Studies/History, Macalester College)
Christine Rosalia (Curriculum and Teaching)
Daniel Chan (Office of Accessibility)
Darlene DeFour (Psychology)
Dennis Robbins (Curriculum and Teaching)
Devra Golbe (Economics and Accounting)
Elizabeth Klein (Special Education)
Ellen McCabe (School of Nursing)
Gina Riley (Special Education)
Ioana Wicker (German)
Iris Finkel (Library)
Ivana Stanisavljevic (Mathematics and Statistics)
Jack Kenigsberg (English; Rockowitz Writing Center)
Jared Simard (Liberal Studies, NYU)
Jaya Rachwani (Physical Therapy)
Jeff Allred (English)
Jillian Báez (Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies)
John Bandman (International English Language Institute)
Julie Van Peteghem (Romance Languages)
Kahdeidra Monét Martin (Urban Education, Graduate Center)
Kate B. Pok-Carabalona (Sociology)
Katherine St. John (Computer Science)
Kathie Cheng (English)
Keith Okrosy (Career Development)
Kelle Cruz (Physics and Astronomy)
Kevin Currie Knight (Special Education, Foundations, and Research, ECU)
Laura Baecher (Curriculum and Teaching)
Lauren Schnell (Special Education)
Leila Gastil (Psychology)
Maria Hernandez-Ojeda (Romance Languages)
Melissa Schieble (Curriculum and Teaching)
Michael Fisher (Women and Gender Studies)
Michael Lewis (Social Work)
Mowmita Jabir (Technology Resource Center)
Natasha Nurse-Clarke (Nursing, Lehman College)
Nga Than (Sociology)
Nina Merolle (German)
Partha Deb (Economics and Accounting)
Paul McPherron (English)
Philip Johnson (Political Science, Graduate Center)
Randye Rutberg (Geography)
Renee Schaller (English)
Roberta Kilkenny (Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies)
Samantha Sheppard-Lahiji (Biology)
Sarah Byosiere (Psychology)
Shiao-Chuan Kung (Center for Online Learning)
Stefania Porcelli (Italian)
Vicki Lens (Social Work)
Vivian Louie (Urban Policy and Planning / Asian American Studies Center and Program)
Yang Hu (Curriculum and Teaching)

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