Student Toolbox: Your guide through the jungle of tools

The Student Toolbox is developed for students and teaching staff of the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands but it can be useful also for students and staff elsewhere. This interactive tool consists of an interactive tools map and a small decision tree. In the interactive map, you can select an ICT tool and then read what the main purpose and functionality of the tool is: the descriptions appear when hovering over any interactive element.

The decision tree gives a short summary of a tool or an explanation of a user question like “I want to… Collaborate / Communicate / Create content / Create Learning Activities / Do Research.”
The questions are for example I want to … collaborate with my peers online, or work in the same document with peers. I want to create content audio (e.g. podcast, audio-essay) or create a video or create a blog… or I want to facilitate an online brainstorm or I  want to collect answers live during a webinar, etc.

The toolbox is inspiring as it will give you some advise on which ICT tool you can use for a particular job you have in mind. It is designed for the ICT environment of the University of Maastricht but many if not most of the tools mentioned are well known and used in many other universities and HEIs as well. The tools list counts more than 40 different tools and applications, from Auacity to Zoom.

Learning activityInquiry
TypeGuidelines and recommendations
FormatWebsite or web page
LicenceCC BY-ND
InstitutionMaastricht University

This resource has been collected as part of the TransACTION! project.