While the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to impact more schools and districts, many education technology companies have started offering free teaching resources to educators to help with the transition from in-person to online learning. Here are 14 free education resources for university/college students and teachers affected by the coronavirus outbreak.


Assistive technology company Accessibyte Online has offered free access to its cloud platform of apps for blind, low vision, deaf and reading-impaired students.

Adobe Connect

Web conferencing platform Adobe Connect — which supports collaboration via video, audio, screen-sharing, polls, chat, Q&A and document sharing — has offered a free 90-day trial through July 1st.


The AI-powered communication platform AdmitHub has made a free chatbot to help colleges answer questions about coronavirus with answers that are reviewed by the World Health Organization.

Cisco Webex

Cisco Webex is offering free video-meeting software to keep classrooms connected during the health crisis.


ClassMaster, which digitizes existing paper or computer-based teaching resources and can track student performance over time, has been made free for the rest of the academic year.


Online learning platform Coursera has made some 3,800 courses free to every university in the world impacted by coronavirus until July 31, 2020.


Software development platform GitHub is offering computer science instructors free access to developer tools for a domain name, code visualization and application monitoring through the GitHub Teacher Toolbox, along with free access to auto-grading with GitHub Classroom.


Education publishing company McGraw-Hill is offering free access, training and support for its digital learning platforms McGraw-Hill Connect and ALEKS.


OpenStax, the open educational resources initiative based out of Rice University is offering free teaching resources through the end of the spring semester.


Online textbook library Perlego is offering free access to its repository of more than 300,000 titles for the next six weeks.


Chat and video messaging platform Pronto have made its synchronous communication platform free for university professors dealing with coronavirus-related challenges during the 2020 spring and summer terms.

Top Hat

Student engagement platform Top Hat has made its lecture tools that track attendance, ask questions, feature interactive slides, and manage classroom discussions free of charge for professors and students who have current, active classes, to complete their current terms.


Video game software development company Unity is offering free access to Unity Learn Premium which includes interactive lessons, tutorials and projects for learning game development until June 20. Unity is also delivering free virtual classes through Create with Code Live, for students, teachers and anyone else interested in learning to code beginning March 23.


AI-driven transcription and captioning company, Verbit is offering free access to its new integration with Zoom until April 9 to provide embedded transcription and live captions within the Zoom application.