The Innovation Sandbox is the location for tools that we have discovered, tested, and/or created and found to be valuable resources for online courses. It is by no means a comprehensive list, but our hope is that it will inspire some thinking about how to make online courses more engaging and useful for students.

Mapping Tools

Use geomapping tools to engage students with each other and their instructors.


Learn how you could use Slack to foster an academic community among your students.

Timeline Tools

You and your students can create beautiful timelines with interactive media elements.


Create video discussion communities for your students. 

Self-Created Content

Capture your own video using a special, stabilized camera.


Hold online meetings with students, faculty, and staff.