Digital Tools Repository


A collection of free online resources to aid the enhancement of blended learning within your course. These digital tools are available as teaching aid/summative assessment for lecturers and as a means for students to demonstrate knowledge gain via the use of interactive technology.

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PRESENTATION

Nimbus Screenshot and Screen Video Recorder

Nimbus Capture is a handy digital tool for advance screenshot techniques. 

It allows you to capture the visible part of a screen, specific areas, a selected scroll of content, an entire window; it allows for flexible capture and manipulation of images.  You can also edit and add notes, print and save. 

Not suitable for use on campus.


Pixtochart

Link: http://piktochart.com/

Description: Excellent tool for creating and sharing free infographics.Can be used for posters, charts, presentations and more.


Powtoon

Link: http://www.powtoon.com/

Description: Make quirky, fun and engaging animated videos and presentations. Simple to use and can be embedded easily in files, presentations and on webpages.

 


Prezi

Link: https://prezi.com/

Description: A prezi is a presentation of text and visuals that you zoom in and out of. It is very similar to a power point, except you do not make slides. Instead, you make one big prezi and zoom in to different views. You can show a prezi to others on a computer through your prezi account, or you can link to them.

Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/user/PreziVideoChannel


SlideShare

Link: https://www.slideshare.net/

Description: Community repository for sharing slides, infographic, presentations and documents to inform and educate. Fantastic for networking and showcasing knowledge. SlideShare presentations can be inported into your LinkedIn account.

 


Tableau

A free data visualisation tool which requires you to download the software before use. Creates an interactive visualisation that can be embedded in a website or shared.

Link: https://public.tableau.com/s/


Wordle

An online word cloud generator. It creates a word cloud image with words and terms you enter. A great way to quickly highlight key concepts and topics visually.

Link: http://www.wordle.net/


REFERENCE

Cite This For Me

Cite This For Me is a useful digital tool which will provide guidance with generating citations for various types of digital content. However, it may vary, so worthwhile checking over references with your lecturer or a member of Learning Centre staff.


RESEARCH

Duck Duck Go

Search engine which doesn't track your activity online, promising less ads and spam, and quicker, more efficient searching.

Link: https://duckduckgo.com/


Google Scholar

This is Google's own educationally minded, academically designed search engine, and is well worth checking out.

Link:http://scholar.google.ca/



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