Adding Non-Moodle Tools to your Course
Sure, Moodle tools are great, but you may be wondering if you can add other web-based tools into your online course. Our answer is...yes you can!
While this resource is specifically about using Moodle tools and getting comfortable in Moodle itself, we do in general encourage faculty to think about using other web-based tools in concert with Moodle if and when your course design warrants it.
This is a BIG topic - what tool to use when - as it relates not just to technical skill but overall course design, but generally a guideline is to use your intended learning outcomes to help guide you to choosing the right tool to use. Don't choose the tool first. While we all love to play around with fun online tools, overall we really want to make sure that we're choosing the best tools - within or outside of Moodle - to help your students achieve the learning outcomes for the course. Make sense?
That being said, this is our list of some external web-based tools that you might wish to know about as you build out your course. Have a conversation with your CTET instructional designer about which tools are right for your purposes - we love having these types of conversations and in fact, it's part of the reason why we exist!