Free and Discounted Ed Tech Tools for Online Learning During the Coronavirus Pandemic – Campus Technology

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Updated: Free and Discounted Ed Tech Tools for Online Learning During the Coronavirus Pandemic

(Updated July 24, 2020; originally published March 16, 2020) As more colleges and universities shut their sites to contain the spread of COVID-19, educational technology companies have made strides to advance student learning virtual realm. Some companies offer their paid services free of charge for the remainder of the school year. others remove the limits of the services and / or add premium features to the free ones. The following list will be updated regularly as announcements are made. (If you know of a company to be included on this list, please send details to [email protected].)

The Academy of Arts hosts a free range of online events, including guest art and design experts talking about Zoom, movie afternoons and evenings, and virtual workshops on sketching and using various software programs.

Acer has compiled a handy comparison chart that provides an overview of remote learning tools. The table compares Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom specifically for remote learning. and Facebook and YouTube for video conferencing. The information examines whether screen sharing is allowed, the maximum number of participants, the maximum length of meetings, and other features.

Addigy, a cloud-based Apple device management platform, has announced free 60-day access for colleges and universities. The program helps companies provision, manage and track new and existing Apple devices from a single console. Automation of IT tasks and implementation of IT policies in relation to the provision of software, updating security settings, executing scripts, managing user groups, and distributing and updating software; and troubleshooting for users remotely and in real time.

AdGuard is offering its ad and tracking blocker program a free personal account for three months. The data protection software is available for Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android. To receive a license key for this offer, register using this link and confirm the registration. Existing users may get an additional key by logging in through a special landing page.

Adobe has developed an educational resource hub with free templates, links to free software (including Adobe Acrobat, Scan and Tools for Google Drive), and videos with instructions on how to use the programs. is offering a free online classroom application through August 31, 2020 to remotely support nonprofit teaching and learning institutions. The application enables one-to-one tuition, small assignments, lecture hall class streaming, whiteboard collaboration, chat and an administrative console. The company offers onboarding support.

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