Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Technology Pilots

The Poorvu Center works with the campus community to initiate change and explore new technologies that improve the teaching and learning landscape at Yale. Multiple groups on-campus work to identify, test, and implement these technology solutions. Below is information about current pilots and the results of archived pilots:

Blackboard Ally will automatically generate alternative accessible formats of your teaching content shared in Canvas @ Yale, including Semantic HTML, audio, ePub, and electronic braille.
Yale will conduct a pilot of Gradescope - a tool that streamlines the process of grading paper-based, digital, and code assignments particularly in a large classroom environment.
Yale plans to conduct a pilot of NoteBowl - an asynchronous discussion tool with advanced features.
Yale will conduct a pilot of PlayPosit - an interactive video-quizzing tool that integrates with Canvas and streaming video services including Media Library (Panopto).
Yale will conduct a pilot of Poll Everywhere - an audience response polling software that can be used to conduct in class (or out of class) polls and surveys.
Yale will conduct a pilot evaluation of the software system Turnitin for use in courses across the University this academic year. Turnitin is a tool to help faculty and students develop and evaluate written scholarship.
Yale will conduct a pilot of VoiceThread - a collaboration tool that allows instructors to create graded or ungraded "threads" of artifacts upon which students can post text, video, and/or audio comments.