Tech Resources for Online Learning







Your instructors will let you know how your class goals will be accomplished with online learning. They have been working with their Departments, and campus instructional technology resources to continue to make learning available to you.  

Below are the technologies and resources commonly used at the University of Arizona. If you will have difficulties fulfilling class requirements, discuss your options with your instructor.

Learning Technologies

Because each class is unique, your instructor may choose to use different technologies. The following technologies are commonly used.

D2L (Desire to Learn)

A central online hub for a class. Instructors may be adding audio/video, reading, quizzes, and other class activities here.


Audio/video conferencing with screen-sharing, chat, and other resources. Embeds in D2L. All students are advised to download because of its multiple uses.


Live or recorded audio/video option for lectures. Embeds in D2L.


Online authentication and proctoring for high-stakes tests. You schedule exam times through Examity.


Video and audio discussion boards for interactive and media-rich lectures, collaborations and discussions. 


Interactive video player with active learning components that allow you to engage with videos and reflect on course content. 

Adobe Creative Cloud

Desktop and mobile apps for photography, design, video, web, UX and more. Free to all students.

Collaboration and Storage

Google G Suite for Education

Docs, Sheets, and Slides online, and file storage in Drive. Access and share from anywhere. Included with your CatMail Google account.

Microsoft Office 365

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint online, and storage in One Drive. Access and share from anywhere.


Online file storage with secure, managed access. From Box storage, open and work on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents collaboratively in online Office 365.