Additional Free Resources

Many technology companies are making their software available for free during this time.  Here is a list of several resources you may be able to use in your online class.  We will continue to add to the list as we hear about more.

Online Course Packs

Wiley free online course packs for Spring 2020. This includes WileyPLUS, Knewton Alta, or zyBooks. These platforms provide free access to personalized, auto-graded assignments, activities, assessments, and lecture replacement resources, plus support from Customer Success. Click here for WileyPlus or Knewton Alta, and click here for zyBooks.

McGraw-Hill free access to its Connect online platform for Spring 2020. Connect includes: Videos, Adaptive Reading Experiences, Auto-Scored Assessments, Tegrity (online software that allows you to create your own video lectures), Application-Based Simulations, and Discipline-Specific Resources. Complete this online form to get started.

Hawkes Learning free ebooks and online course packs for Spring 2020.  Materials include:  eBook, interactive tutorials and videos, online testing with Respondus Lockdown Browser, complete course management system with messaging, discussion boards, and virtual chat rooms, pre-built content, 24/7 support. Subject areas include: English Composition, Introduction to Psychology, Micro & Macroeconomics, Developmental Mathematics & Corequisite Courses, College Algebra, Precalculus & Calculus, and Statistics. Contact Jackie Moncure at for information.

Web Conferencing and Screen Recording Software

Zoom Conferencing Software – free version allows up to 45 minutes of conference time.

SnagIt Screen Recording Software – Free until June 30.

NetTutor’s online platform, Pisces, is available for free until the end of Spring.  Pisces can be used for live sessions with students (either live classes or office hours), student group work, screen sharing, and more.  For more information, email

Educational Apps

Educational Apps (though mostly K-12) with “free or premium access” during this time.

Other Educational Apps that could be useful for online instruction.

Kahoot! Premium – Free access for Spring 2020.  Kahoot! Premium includes advanced question types, collaboration with colleagues, and in-depth reports for assessments.  Download the product description guide here.

Online Teaching Resources

ACUE Online Teaching Toolkit

Conferences and Higher Ed News

Cancelled/Rescheduled Academic Conferences organized by EdSurge.

UPCEA Covid-19 Higher Ed News Stream.

Recommended Resources from the Educational Advisory Board (

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