Sandbox Technologies (Limited Support)

The following new online tools are available for experimentation and implementation, with limited support. Please contact us at for more information on these tools. If you feel strongly about the usage of any of these tools, please encourage others to also experiment so that if the demand is high enough, we will strive to have these technologies integrated into our fully supported Service Catalogue.


Badgr is a badging toolkit.


Crowdmark is an online collaborative grading platform that enables educators to evaluate student work more effectively. See Learning Technology Hub resources for more information.

 Google Suite:

Google Calendar is a free online calendar to inform students of important course dates. Google Calendar can be embedded within Connect.

Google Drive allows you and your students to work collaboratively online.


Gradescope enables instructors to grade paper-based assignments online.


NVivo is one of the leading computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS) packages, and is now available for both PC and Mac operating systems. UBC IT covers the cost of NVivo software for faculty and staff at UBC (see UBC IT website for details).


PeerWise is an online repository of multiple-choice questions that are created, answered, rated and discussed by students. UBC is a partner and is registered as a school.

Please go to PeerWise to log in for UBC


Proctorio is an online application and service that offers automated remote proctoring so students can take exams from anywhere.

 Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within a learning management system. is an audience interaction tool for meetings, events and conferences. It offers interactive Q&A, live polls and insights about your audience.


Snagit allows you to easily capture screenshots or screen captures (screen recordings) in a user friendly, easily shareable way. Snagit is available UBC-wide at no cost.