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    Inventory of ICT tools

Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources

Welcome to the inventory of freely available online tools and open educational resources for language teaching and learning developed by the ICT-REV project! The inventory contains a list of tools that have been evaluated with specific criteria in mind. Read more


A course management tool. Free for both, teachers from non-profit institutions and students after registration.Teachers can create a virtual classroom for their students. A web-based tool for course organisation and facilitation of text-based lessons activities both in a blended and online environment. Advanced IT skills are prerequisite for using ANVILL. Hosting is provided by the University of Oregon for free (no need to have a separate server or to download anything).

Evaluation: This is a very useful tool for text-based activities in a distance learning context as well as when you only see your students a few times and want to promote their learning outside of class. With its updated appearance it is also a very attractive tool. Suitable for college level courses.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://anvill.uoregon.edu/



Principal function(s)
  • Audio record/edit/share
  • Course management
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Group/pair work - outsiders
  • Individual work
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
  • You supply
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Pronunciation


User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Moodle-like
Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task Time efficiency: Medium
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Interface language(s): English
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy:
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: Yes
Possibility of the tool to be used for a  range of different activities (e.g. to what extent you can organize a project assignment with a central activity based on this tool) Tailorability (If so, how?) High


Engagement: Could be very engaging if all the functions are utilised
Collaboration: The forums and livechat can be used to allow students collaborate.
Communication: Voiceboards, LiveChat, and Forum all contribute to facilitating communcation.

Technical requirements

Installation required? No
Compatibility/Operating System: Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android
Other tech requirements: Microphone, speakers

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Only registered users can add reviews.
This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission