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Describe the technology. What does it do? Who is it designed for? What learning problems does it solve? What are the highlights?  

Tips for learning about the technology: 

  • Read the “About” page on the technology website. 
  • Conduct a search for reviews about the technology to learn more about the technology’s uses and limitations. 
  • If possible, test the technology and if feasible sign up for a free trial. 
  • If possible, talk to faculty who have used the technology. 

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  • Describe the top 3-5 ways instructors would use the technology. Include evidence-based suggestions (i.e., promotes active learning). Include full sentences and bullet points as appropriate. Give examples (i.e., “Use polls to gain real-time student engagement.”)  

  • Describe the capabilities and usefulness of the technology. How/why is it effective? What is the practicality and efficacy of it? Include full sentences and bullet points as appropriate. 

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Meets or exceeds the Office of Teaching and Learning accessibility standards.

Include 1-2 resources that provide additional information about the technology and/or pedagogy considerations for further learning. This may also include links to examples of activities, or video explanations.  

Copy one of the following statements based on the review. 

“This technology is included with the University of Denver and there is no cost for DU students, faculty, and staff.” 

“This technology is not included with the University of Denver. Faculty, staff, and students may need to purchase a subscription. The technology may offer educational pricing with an “.edu” email address. Free trials or free accounts may also be available through the technology website.” 

Copy one or more of following statements as applicable based on the review. 

If DU does not support the technology, include the technology support website.  

Include 1-2 sources for further reading, research, or information that supports evidence-based learning. Cite with APA formatting and a link to the article. 


Harris, B., et al. (2020). “From panic to pedagogy: Using online active learning to promote inclusive instruction in ecology and evolutionary biology courses and beyond.” Academic practice in ecology and evolution. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.6915 

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OTL Technology Rating
BLUE technologies have cleared the rigorous DU technology review process, obtained a FERPA agreement, and DU has accepted the liability for the use of these tools.

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OTL Technology Rating
GREEN technologies are appropriate for teaching at DU. The tool does not pose a risk to student privacy or FERPA regulations..

OTL Technology Rating
YELLOW technologies are not widely supported. DU may or may not have a 3rd party vendor security agreement for the use of these tools. However, some uses of this tool may be appropriate for teaching if certain conditions are met.