Discover Google Workspace and Microsoft OneDrive
Cloud resources can transform a course design with streamlined document display and reduce storage footprint. Two new integrations from Google Workspace and Microsoft OneDrive offer cloud-based file management for Ultra courses. These tools allow faculty to select existing files, such as a syllabus or course schedule, and embed them seamlessly into a course for students to view. Customized privileges ensure only the document owner can modify the file within the framework of the course or the cloud drive while keeping the learner's access restricted to read-only.
Additionally, these tools support student collaboration, allowing for dynamic exchange of ideas, peer learning, co-authorship, and presentation planning. Creating a collaborative document in Google or Microsoft provides an exciting opportunity for faculty to support student teamwork in a shared environment directly embedded in the Ultra course space. Leverage these tools with students for real-time writing and editing, brainstorming, project planning, and other collaborative experiences.
Learn more about using Google Workspace (Docs, Slides, Sheets)
Image 1: Example of an embedded Google collaborative document for students
Learn more about using Microsoft OneDrive (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Image 2: Example of an embedded Microsoft Word document for students to read only
Both Google Workspace and Microsoft OneDrive are available now. Faculty can learn more about these tools at an upcoming webinar on January 9, 2024.
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Posted: November 28, 2023, 12:10 PM