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“Canva has become my favorite go-to tool for creating professional quality collaborative graphics from infographics to invitations, newsletters, and posters.”
- Shannon Mersand
Canva is a free web-based graphic design app that allows you to design presentations, social media graphics, infographics, menus, posters and more. Additional features can be purchased. Canva works on all platforms.
“This is useful when creating podcasts and embedding audio in our courses. Free accounts provide 180 minutes of audio storage.”
- Dennis T. O'Connor
SoundCloud is a free hosting platform for audio files. You are able to create a global audience or share your files with only specific individuals. You can also create a SoundCloud of your favorite podcast and musicians. Additional features and storage space can be purchased. Playlists work on all platforms.
“I can make a short video and then send the link to students. Students may ask questions, and it works well with complex project assignments to help reduce confusion.”
- Dr. Mary Beth Crum
Flipgrid is a free web-based platform that allows you to create a discussion where participants respond in video format from their laptop, iOS or Android device. Additional features can be purchased. Flipgrid works on all platforms.
“FastStone Capture is shareware worth buying. I use it primarily for screenshots. You can 'draw' on top of the FastStone to create quick how-to screens. The scrolling page screenshot lets you capture a long page when you need to. Faststone is good for brief screencasts too.”
- Dennis T. O'Connor
Faststone Capture is a fee-based downloadable app that allows you to capture and annotate images of anything on your screen. It also allows for editing and annotating videos. FastStone Capture is available for Windows OS only.