Digital Tools and Resources


Canvas is Emory's web-based learning management system, or LMS. It is used by learning institutions, educators, and students to access and manage online course learning materials and communicate about skill development and learning achievement. is an online social annotation tool. It allows users to annotate openly on websites, blogs, online journals, and news articles. allows users to create groups to share online text, resources, links, and annotations. It can be used as a private note-taking and critiquing tool or a collaborative annotation tool. Using the Chrome Extension or bookmarklet (bookmark with JavaScript), users can annotate directly on a webpage or online text.


Mentimeter is an interactive presentation tool that allows users to engage their audiences in real time.


Jamboard is a cloud-based app that enables visual collaboration between users in real-time.


Miro is an interactive, endless board that is preloaded with templates for mind mapping, venn diagrams, presentation slides.

Microsoft Office 365

Students and educators at Emory can sign up for Office 365 Education for free, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools.


Padlet operates as a "cork board" for posting information, multimedia files, etc. Students can collaborate together on projects, brainstorm, and submit documents.

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere has been licensed for all Emory University students, faculty and staff as of the fall 2020 semester. Instructors can use Poll Everywhere to survey students during class in real time to assess point-in-time learning, take attendance, gamify lessons or survey students.


ScholarBlogs, a platform managed by the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS), is a widely-used multisite installation of WordPress available to Emory University faculty, students, and staff.


VoiceThread is an application integrated with Canvas that allows users to create presentations, post comments, and share content. This content can then be added to assignments, modules, etc., using the Add>"External Tool" function! VoiceThread is excellent for creating engaging audio-visual content and sharing it with your class as a medium for creative dialogue.


Zoom is a full-featured web and video conferencing service that offers online meetings and webinars. Features include polling, breakout rooms, instant messaging, and a wide variety of audio options.

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