Online Teaching & Learning Resources

Here are some software and platforms that you may want to consider if you wish to hold classes online or provide online learning materials.

Use Google Drive Files Offline

Hangouts Meet for Video/Audio Class Meetings

OBS Studio for studio-quality Recording or Streaming

YouTube Live for Video/Audio Streaming

OpenBoard for Interactive Digital Whiteboard

Low Connectivity? Use GMail and Google Drive Files while Offline

If you have no Wi-Fi access or have constant low connectivity issues, you may enable offline access with GMail and Google Drive files (Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides) so you can continue working on your computer.

Follow the links to some of the procedures below:

Hold Live Video Discussions using Google Hangouts Meet

Create and join video meetings, give remote presentations, and more...

Hangouts Meet is a free online service of Google that can be used with your UA&P ( account. The platform allows you to create, join, and participate in video meetings or calls.

  • available for laptops or desktop using any web browser via
  • also apps available on Android or Apple iOS devices
  • allows for a maximum of 250 participants per call
  • provides live streaming capability for up to 100,000 viewers within the domain
  • allows your participants to interact using audio or chat messaging
  • provides options to show a presentation, a video, or share your screen
  • provides an option to add on-screen captions (transcript) of audio captures on-the-fly
  • allows you to record your online discussions and save them to your Google Drive

Live Stream and Record Your Video using OBS Studio

Hold a live streaming session, showing yourself, your slides, your screen, and any media you wish in a professional studio mode.

Open Broadcasting Software or OBS Studio is a free and open source software for video recording and live streaming.

  • Available on Windows, MacOS, or Linux computers
  • Real time video/audio capturing and mixing
  • Create scenes made up of multiple sources including window captures, images, text, browser windows, webcams, capture cam, and more
  • Set up an unlimited number of scenes you can switch between seamlessly via custom transitions

Teach a Class in Real Time using YouTube Live

Hold a live streaming session for students to view and interact using chat (instant messaging)

YouTube Live is a free service from Google that allows you to stream to an audience in real time.

  • Available on Windows, MacOS, or Linux computers
  • Real time video/audio streaming
  • Interact with viewers and host a live Q&A

Use an Interactive Digital Whiteboard using Open Board

OpenBoard is a free and open-source interactive whiteboard software compatible with any projector and pointing device.

  • Available on Windows, MacOS, or Ubuntu Linux computers
  • It can be used both with interactive whiteboards or in a dual-screen setup with a pen-tablet display and a projector.
  • Use a pen tablet, an interactive whiteboard or even a mouse to write and annotate your course.
  • Add videos, images, audio onto the digital whiteboard to enhance your display
  • Create and maintain separate pages (boards) and shift from one to the other
  • Add interactive gadgets such as a stopwatch, compass, maps, calculators onto your whiteboard for your use