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Additional BC resources

Information about the collections, services and tools available from the Boston College Libraries to support faculty teaching online courses.

Online Writing Lab

Online Writing Lab (OWL) tutoring service from the Connors Family Learning Center helps students improve their writing at the global level, with attention to argument, organization, and effectiveness, rather than extensive grammatical and syntactical revisions.


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Read&Write (R&W) software is available to the Boston College community. Read&Write is a customizable toolbar that integrates reading, writing, studying, and research support tools with common applications. Some features include Text-to-Speech, Highlighting, Dictionary, Vocabulary Tool, and Study Skills tools to capture highlights. Whether it be text-to-speech, or another feature, Read&Write has a myriad of tools to support students in building independent learning skills to enhance overall success in college.

ITS Software


The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and the Center for Digital Innovation in Learning (CDIL) provide instructional support for all BC faculty including:

  • Canvas Support
  • Pedagogy & Course design
  • Recording Studio
  • Workshops & Consultations

They support technology platforms for use in online instruction, such as Canvas, Zoom, Panopto, Poll Everywhere and more.