Innovative tools for online learning

Academic Innovation software is used by faculty across U-M and has reached over 85% of U-M’s current students. Our software is built collaboratively with instructional teams to solve big problems faced by students and faculty.

If you are ready to take the next step in your online teaching, consider some of our innovative tools that are made to make your classes more engaging and motivating. They are free for U-M faculty and students and most can be directly integrated into Canvas.

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Online tools designed to support online and hybrid learning

Gamut is a suite of tools that integrate into Canvas (or other LMS).  Tools include the Gallery Tool, and the Workbook Tool

Learn more about Gamut
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GradeCraft helps instructors build gameful courses & encourages students to focus on the craft of learning with a points-based, leveling system.

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A tool for developing professional writing skills

Learn more about Lettersmith

Delivers practice tests and sample problems for individual students or in groups. 

Learn more about Problem Roulette

ViewPoint is the all-in-one platform for creating, facilitating, and participating in role-playing simulations.

Learn more about ViewPoint