Useful Links

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Canvas Network

Open Yale


Academic Earth

Top 50 free eLearning Courses

Top 100 tools for Learning

Other Useful Resource Links for Teaching:

GoAnimate (Make Professional Animated Videos, Low learning curve. Low budget. Simple do-it-yourself tools.)

Edudemic (education and technology)

Udutu (Online Collaborative Course authoring tool)

Kidblog (Kidblog is designed for K-12 teachers who want to provide each student with an individual blog. Students publish posts and participate in academic discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs and user accounts.)

Tobsy (search and analyse the social web)

VoiceThread (VoiceThread is a totally web-based application that allows you to place collections of media like images, videos, documents, and presentations at the center of an asynchronous conversation. A VoiceThread allows people to have conversations and to make comments using any mix of text, a microphone, a web cam, a telephone, or uploaded audio file. VoiceThread runs inside your web browser, so there is no software to download, install, or update. To learn more, see Teaching and Learning with Technology’s white paper on VoiceThread.)

Training Zone (Award-winning online community for all training professionals with a mixture of resources, news and products.)

Defining Humanity – Steve Fuller

How to take a screenshot from different systems

Mediachalk (create animated video content)

Paper.Li (Create social media into daily newspaper)

Webslides (Turning bookmark feeds into interactive slideshows) (Create, publish, print, and sell your own books online free)

Voice Thread (Group conversations around images, documents, and videos)

CoursePark (In short, CoursePark allows companies to build courses within minutes from PowerPoint, buy courses from the CourseMarket; implement, track and manage their users’ completion of online, classroom and webinar courses.)

What2Learn (What2Learn makes it easy for e-Learning developers to create interactive games and quizzes and track learners’ attainment. W2L is an award winning interactive learning solution which provides effective educational resources and revision games. A great tool for learners with learning difficulties such as ADHD.) (With Xical you can produce web-based slide shows, tutorials, tests and whatever else you can think of that can make use of integrated rich media, such as audio (speech and music), video, animations or interactive visual diagrams and the likes.) (Create free educational games, quizzes, activities and diagrams in seconds! Host them on your own blog, website or intranet! No signup, no passwords, no charge!)

eXe (The eXe project developed a freely available Open Source authoring application to assist teachers and academics in the publishing of web content without the need to become proficient in HTML or XML markup. Resources authored in eXe can be exported in IMS Content Package, SCORM 1.2, or IMS Common Cartridge formats or as simple self-contained web pages.)

Wink (Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users.)

Multi Media Learning Object Authoring Tool (enables content experts to easily combine video, audio, images and texts into one synchronized learning object. All assets are configured to be played back in a pre-configured order. Users do not need to perform any programming tasks, but rather going through a graphical user interface to generate the learning object.)

Courselab (a powerful, yet easy-to-use, e-learning authoring tool that offers programming-free WYSIWYG environment for creating high-quality interactive e-learning content which can be published on the Internet, Learning Management Systems (LMS), CD-ROMS and other devices.)

Xerte (provides a full suite of open source tools for e-Learning developers and content authors producing interactive learning materials)

LAMS International (a tool for designing, managing and delivering online collaborative learning activities. It provides teachers with a highly intuitive visual authoring environment for creating sequences of learning activities. These activities can include a range of individual tasks, small group work and whole class activities based on both content and collaboration.)

JelSim (a FREE toolkit for producing educational simulations. The tools are written in Java and allow the user to create Java applets which can be delivered through a standard web browser. Creating simulations requires experience of the Java programming language to create a numerical model of the system/concept being simulated. Once the model has been written, simulation interfaces can be developed by teachers and content developers who have no knowledge of Java.)

Quandry (An application for creating Web-based Action Mazes. An Action Maze is a kind of interactive case-study; the user is presented with a situation, and a number of choices as to a course of action to deal with it. On choosing one of the options, the resulting situation is then presented, again with a set of options. Working through this branching tree is like negotiating a maze, hence the name “Action Maze”)

RELOAD (a project funded under the JISC Exchange for Learning Programme (X4L). The project focuses on the development of tools that are based on emerging learning technology interoperability specifications.)

CamStudio (is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs)

Hot Potatoes (suite includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web. Hot Potatoes is freeware, and you may use it for any purpose or project you like. It is not open-source.)

Google Sites (wiki sites)

OpenOffice (Word processing program you can download if no access to Word or similar program. In addition, the format transfers nicely to the web without having to change format.)

Wordle (Lets you copy and paste a “bunch of text” and it creates a word cloud with the most frequently used words in the text.)

Diigo (Cloud based bookmarking and web annotation)

Trailmeme (Tell stories with web content, make a trail through annotated web browsing to share)

Go 2 Web 2.0 (Web 2.0 tools for specific uses )

TinyURL (Make a long web address into a short one, for free!)

Tagul (web serivece that allows you to create word clouds)

Animoto (Video Slideshow Maker with Music)

Glogster (Mix graphics, photos, videos, music and text into slick Glogs)

Hypersnap (Take screen and text captures from windows computers.)

Camtasia (allows you to record whatever you are doing on your computer desktop while simultaneously recording audio. You can access a free trial from the link)

XtraNormal (Users can choose from many different animated characters and voices, and easily select animations to put a 21st century twist on a skit project. Free and educational options. )

Evernote (Free web and mobile app that lets you save anything (pictures, emails, webpages, notes) and syncs it online.)

Mind Mapping (Create free mindmapping/brainstorming images online. Can be saved, when embedded in a blog it automatically updates for you.)

Chartle (Simple and interactive charts online)

Scribblar (Multi-user online whiteboard, offers text chat, live audio, and can be used for revising artwork or various images. Can download and upload images. Use Scribblar for working on projects together in person, virtually, or asynchronously.)

WallWisher (No registration required, can build online notice boards for announcements or projects. A virtual post-it note, drags, drops, and re-arranges posts, also post images and videos.)

Stormboard (Add, discuss and organize ideas from multiple locations before, during and after (or instead of) your meetings.)

Poll Everywhere (Intant audience feedback with a poll you can text in answers to.)

StudyBlue (Make online flashcards and notes, study anywhere any time. Web and mobile app.)

Stykz (Stick figure animating program)

Big Huge Labs (Tools to create from your photos: badges, puzzles, posters, and much more )

Go Animate (Use Video Maker to create videos for free.)

Wideo (Create animated videos on the web, free! )

99 Top Tools for Online Teaching (Great list, picture, and description of online tools organized by category)

Qualtrics (Surveys have never been easier)

Survey Monkey (Free Online survey software) (Mindmap tools) (SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere.)

Codecademy (Learn to programme codes) (We give you a blank wall. You put anything you want on it, anywhere. Simple, yet powerful.)

Illuminate (Elluminate is a real-time (synchronous) web conferencing tool. With Elluminate, you can dynamically interact with your classmates and your course instructor using text chat messages and/or two-way voice. Elluminate also provides whiteboard tools to enable collaboration between you and your classmates, including sharing desktop applications, and uploading PowerPoint presentations.)

Open Badges (Mozilla Open Badges is not proprietary. It’s free software and an open technical standard any organization can use to create, issue and verify digital badges.)

Edmodo (Edmodo helps connect all learners with the people and resources needed to reach their full potential.)


(Canvas is a cloud-hosted learning management system from Instructure which is in use at several universities including University of Washington, University of Maryland and the Utah Educational Network (including University of Utah and Utah State University).

Storyfy (Make the web tell a story – collect, publish and share)

Learnist (share what you know)

Maths Game (A games-based maths teaching resource)

Moodle (Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a Free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites.)

Visual Thesaurus (The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus that allows you to discover the connections between words in a visually captivating display. With a subscription you will also get access to the Spelling Bee, VocabGrabber, and Online Magazine.)



7 Responses to Useful Links

  1. Joanne says:

    Tenzin a useful set of resources

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  3. Wonderful !!!All info in a nutshell.

  4. I am glad you all think so. Keep checking and will update with more links shortly.

  5. Ricky says:

    How do I include a link to my online music review website Thanks!

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