Digital Learning Tools

Digital Learning is an instructional practice that ultimately helps students. It makes use of a broad range of technology-enhanced educational strategies. It includes various learning modalities including face-to-face, virtual, blended, hybrid, flipped, personalized, and other instructional strategies that rely on digital learning tools.  Digital Learning Tools includes any program, app, or technology that can be accessed via an internet connection. Howard University’s Digital Learning Infrastructure consists of a variety of digital learning tools, including Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI). LTI is an education technology specification developed by the IMS Global Learning Consortium. It specifies a method for a learning system to invoke and to communicate with external systems.

Provided below is an evolving Digital Learning Tool inventory:

Adobe - is a set of applications and services that gives subscribers access to a collection of software used for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, along with a set of mobile applications and also some optional cloud services.

CENGAGE Learning - helps higher education instructors, learners and institutions thrive with course materials built around their needs. (For support please contact,

Echo 360 – is a learning engagement system, which allows the recording of classroom lectures, meetings, speeches, and other events. This system consists of video capture, student engagement tools, and analytic tools to maximize student participation and engagement for both campus-based and online courses. (For support please contact,

ExamSoft - helps academic institutions improve student learning with secure assessment tools and software that provide valuable data, insights and reports. (For support please contact,

Grammarly - is a "writing assistant" that students, writers, and other professionals can use to proofread and edit their documents. It checks for more than 250 types of spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors, and it enhances vocabulary usage.

Labster - Labster is a simulation library that provides over 150 virtual science labs. Instructors can choose specific simulations to download and install within their Canvas course(s).

LinkedIn Learning - Howard University in partnership with LinkedIn Learning and their parent company, Microsoft announces that free resources are being offered to help students, faculty and staff remain engaged and productive while working or studying remotely.

MacMillan Learning - develops relevant and impactful course content that serves the needs of educators and supports the success of today's students. (For support please contact,

MATLAB - is a programming and numeric computing platform used to analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models.

Mathematica - is a software system with built-in libraries for several areas of technical computing that allow machine learning, statistics, symbolic computation, manipulating matrices, plotting functions and various types of data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other programming languages.

McGraw-Hill Education - delivers personalized learning experiences that help students, parents, educators and professionals improve results. (For support please contact,

Oxford University Press - is the largest university press in the world, publishing for three primary markets: research, education, and English language teaching. OUP’s mission is to create world-class academic and educational resources and make them available as widely as possible.

Pearson MyLab & Mastering - are the teaching and learning platforms that empower you to reach every student. When combined with educational content written by respected scholars across the curriculum, MyLab and Mastering help deliver the learning outcomes that students and instructors aspire to. (For support please contact,

Pearson Revel - is an immersive learning experience that enlivens familiar and respected course content with media interactives and assessments. (For support please contact,

PollEverywhere – is an online service that allows teachers to ask their students a question. The students answer the question using their mobile phones, Twitter, or web browsers. Both the question and the students' responses are displayed live in Keynote, PowerPoint, and/or on the web.

Proctorio - testing institutions can add automated invigilation and identity verification with the click of a button in order to receive instantaneous integrity reports as soon as exams are submitted.

SPSS - is a statistical software suite developed for data management, advanced analytics, multivariate analysis, business intelligence, criminal investigation.

SAS - is a statistical software suite developed for data management, advanced analytics, multivariate analysis, business intelligence, criminal investigation, and predictive analytics.

Top Hat - is a student engagement platform that instructors can use inside and outside of the classroom. This complete end-to-end tool is compatible with the devices your students already use, such as cell phones and laptops—no need for extra hardware.

Vital Source - is a resource for students wishing to eliminate paper copies of textbooks. (For support please contact,

Voicethread - is an interactive collaboration and sharing tool that enables students to build online presentations by adding images, documents, and videos, and other media to which other users can add comments for discussion.

WileyPLUS - is an online teaching and learning environment that integrates the entire digital textbook with instructor and student resources to enhance both the teaching and learning experiences. (For support please contact,

Wolfram Alpha Pro - Upload your own data and images for analysis, get customized and interactive visuals for presentations, download data, get more computation time, access optimized web apps… and support the long-term development of Wolfram|Alpha as a resource for the world.

Wolfram Programming - gives access to the power of computation at a significantly higher level than ever before, by leveraging built-in computational intelligence that relies on a vast depth of algorithms and real-world knowledge carefully integrated over three decades.