Student Technology Toolkit

CCAD provides and supports a variety of tools for teaching and learning in in-person, online, and hybrid settings. These pages offer guidance and tutorials on how to use these tools, and what they are used for.



The Big 3

Most online and hybrid instruction and collaboration happen in these three tools.


CCAD's Learning Management System (LMS)
used for: course files, gradebook, forums, lessons, assignments, journals, wikis, and VoiceThread
All courses will use Moodle in the 2021-2022 Academic Year.

G Suite for Education

used for: Gmail, Drive (unlimited storage), Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Sites, Meet, YouTube

Microsoft Teams

used for: course/group/individual audio and video calls, chats, shared files and lecture recording
Learn more about upcoming changes and exciting new Teams features here.

Supporting Tools

Some online and hybrid instruction and collaboration will use these tools

Adobe Creative Cloud

used for: collaboration and shared file options
As of Fall 2020 students can access this for free using their CCAD email address.

Office 365

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
used for: document creation in Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Please choose analogous Google Workplace tools first.

Google Meet

used for: videoconferencing and recording. This can serve as a back-up choice for Teams. Useful for scheduling one-to-one meetings between faculty and students. Access Google Meet through your CCAD Google Calendar.

Microsoft Stream

used for: private video streaming


used for: short, 10-15 minute screen recordings


used for: collaborative whiteboard

Other available software

Some majors will use this software for their classes.

used for: Create, capture, and paint 3D materials + stage and render 3D scenes.

As of Fall 2021, Substance Suite is owned by Adobe. However, some aspects of the licensing are not fully integrated in the Creative Cloud for Education. See the instructions above to set up Substance Suite on your personal or CCAD-issued laptop.

used for: classes that require this software