Center for Learning and Teaching

Tools We Love


Name

Description

Sample

Cost

Audio & Video Production Tools

Camtasia

“Bring in your footage or record a video of your screen, then use the simple video editor in Camtasia to create a high-quality video.”

Talking Head Camtasia Video

Free 30 day Trial and Education Pricing

Incompetech

Royalty-free music and graph paper. Music for backgrounds to videos.

 

Free

Snagit

Snagit is a premium tool for screen capture and screen recording on Windows and Mac.

 

Free to try, $49.95

Audacity

Easy multi-track audio editor and recorder.

Audio - with Orson Welles

Free

Play Posit

 An online learning environment to create and share interactive video lessons. Begin with any online video (screencasts, Khan Academy, TED, etc.) and transform what is traditionally passive content into an active experience for students, with time-embedded activities, such as various question types, pauses, and links to other sources of information. Formative and Summative Assessment  Free (basic account), more features for paid account 

Productivity Tools

Crocodocs

Crocodocs is a free online document sharing and collaboration tool. Share documents and annotate them from across the desk or across the world without e-mailing them or saving them to an in-house server. Work synchronously or asynchronously.

 

Free

LastPass

LastPass is a password manager that works via browser plugins and dedicated mobile applications to securely store and generate unique passwords.

 

Free to use on desktop, mobile app costs $12/year after 30 day trial.

Google Apps for Education

Google productivity tools such as Gmail, Forms, Calendar, Slide, Sheets and others. Create, share, and edit files in real-time. Everyone is on the same page, and that page is automatically stored in the cloud.

 

Free through university email account

Boomerang for Gmail

Boomerang allows you to schedule an email to be sent automatically at a later date and time. It also reminds you to follow up on emails after no response.

 

Free (basic account), more features for paid accounts

Accessibility Tools

#a11y

A hashtag used by the accessibility community on Twitter and similar sites to identify relevant content.

 

Free

Dos and don'ts on designing for accessibility

A set of posters on designing accessible content for different audiences.

 

Free

No More Craptions

An online tool to facilitate editing of YouTube captions. You can also download caption files in .txt, .json, .vtt, .sbv, and .srt formats.

 

Free

Amara

An online tool to post captions over existing videos on YouTube, Vimeo, and other video hosting sites.

Steven Johnson: The playful wonderland behind great inventions

Free

Grackle Docs

A chrome plugin for Google Docs to check accessibility of Google Docs documents and export accessible PDFs.

 

Free to check document accessibility, sliding scale per PDF created starting at $10 for one document with quantity discounts.

Others

CATME Smarter Teamwork

CATME SMARTER Teamwork is a system of secure, web-based tools that enable instructors to implement best practices in managing student teams. The tools and training are supported by the literature on teamwork and training, along with independent empirical research. 

Overview of CATME Team-Maker System  The 2017-2018 CATME license fee will be $2.00 per year per unique student. 

Timeline JS

Make interactive timelines using a Google sheet. You can add videos, pictures, or text. TimelineJS can pull in media from a variety of sources, such as Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo, Vine, Dailymotion, Google Maps, Wikipedia, SoundCloud, Document Cloud and more! The timeline can be displayed on any site.

Mandela: A Life of Purpose

Free

Tour Builder

Lets you pick the locations right on the map, add in photos, text, and video, and then share your creation.

Goodall, Gombe and Google

Free

Zee Maps

Create and publish interactive maps. You can add video, photo, or audio with your markers, along with many other features.

Map Software for Journalists

Free (basic account), more features for paid accounts

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Last Updated: 3/15/17