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Blended Learning Tools for Teaching

Annotate Websites and PDFs


  • Annotate Webpages and online PDF's, Save and tag your online resources, Shareable
  • Free, online registration 




  • Annotate webpages - discuss, collaborate, organize your research, or take personal notes.
  • Free, online registration 

Open Textbooks and Tools

Educational Videos

YouTube has exciting and engaging videos that you can show in class or link to in your course shell. 
For copyright purposes, please check that the video has been posted by the legal copyright holder. 


Downloading or copying a YouTube video: You can only download or copy a YouTube video if you are the owner of the content. The best way to make YouTube material available to your students is through linking.

Other Educational Video Channels 
  • Short powerful talks under 18 minutes
Library Online Video Collections:
You can embed and link to the following educational videos through the library
  • Curio
    • Educational content from CBC and CBC radio programs 
  • Kanopy 
    • Films range from documentaries, indie and foreign films, must-see classics and blockbuster movies.
  • NFB
    • Canadian films, animation and documentaries from the National Film Board
  • Plus more
  • Lynda
    • Available to all FCAD students, and Ryerson staff and faculty, is a premier online learning company that produces high-quality video tutorials led by industry experts on a range of topics. Use these tutorials to update and expand your technology, creative and business skills.

Free Courses and Pre-Learning

Pre Learning / Quick Review Tutorials

You can provide the following tools to help your students refresh their prior knowledge or to quickly learn a new subject area.  

  • Kahn Academy
    • Math
    • Science & Engineering
    • Computing 
    • Some Arts and Humanities


  • Open University:
    • Based in the UK, this organization offers free short courses 
    • All Subject Areas


  • Open Learning Initiative:
    • Science
    • Engineering
    • Math
    • English as a Second Language
    • A grant-run group at Carnegie Mellon that offers free online courses to students as well as course materials to instructors at any institution.


  • MIT Open Courseware:
    • Web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content free to the public.  OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.  


  • Open Yale Courses:
    • Web-based publication of lectures and other materials from selected Yale College courses free to the public.
    • History
    • English
    • Philosophy
    • Arts and Humaities
    • Some Science 


  • Duolingo
    • Free language learning program, uses tiny micro-lessons to master language proficiency