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Instructional Tool Guidance

Connect to a growing directory of third party web-based instructional tools, apps, and resources used by UC San Diego instructors to supplement and enhance their courses

Current Challenge

  • Instructors use many web-based instructional tools​ to supplement their courses
  • Tools are often free/low cost, and thus cannot be licensed or purchased by the university
  • UCSD instructors and staff have a responsibility to protect our students in the process of learning
  • Many of these tools have unclear privacy assurance, security, and protection of student and faculty data​



The tool vetting process is detailed in the Instructional Tool Guidance summary slide deck below. Tools are assessed as:

  1. Use ResponsiblyTool is acceptable for course use.  All centrally licensed applications are designated as Use Responsibly.
  2. Not Recommended: Security and privacy of student and instructor data cannot be assured.