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Free Online Teaching Tools

Tool Application Authoring Platform Cost for ASU Faculty & Staff
Adobe Connect Desktop Conferencing Web Free
Adobe Presenter Narrated PowerPoint PC Free – Limited number of licenses available
Animoto Multimedia presentations Web Free for Lite plan
ASU Media Manager Media servers Web Free
ASU on Facebook Facebook for ASU Web Free
ASU on iTunesU Media server Mac/PC Free
ASU Web Hosting Service Hosted websites Web Free
Audacity Audio recording Mac/PC Free
Audioboo Audio recording and sharing Web Free
AudioPal Record and deliver web-based audio content Web Free
BigMarker Community building platform with conferencing tools Web Free
Blackboard Learning Management System Web Free
Blue Snowball Microphones USB Microphone Mac/PC $70
Box Share files online Web Free
Broadcastr Record location-based stories using audio and pictures on smart phones iPhone/Android Free Brainstorming/mindmap Web Free
Cmap Tools Concept Map builder Web Free
CrocDoc Markup and share online documents Web Free
Delicious Link sharing Web Free
Evernote Online note taking Web Free
ExamGuard Locked browser for online exams Mac/PC Free (integrated into LearningStudio)
flickr Shared images by theme/meta-tag Web Free
Glogster multimedia posters Web Free
Google Calendar Provide a course calendar with assignment due dates. Students can subscribe to each calendar to receive alerts and have access on their mobile phones. Web Free
Google Docs & Spreadsheets Create and share web-based documents with multiple authors Web Free
Google Forms Online forms Web Free
Google Groups Create mailing lists and discussion groups Web Free
Google Presentations Shared online slide presentations Web Free
Google Sites Create websites and secure course wikis. Web Free
Google+ Share text, links, photos, video and create live video chat sessions. Web Free
GradeMark Paper assessment management including grammar checker Web Free (integrated into LearningStudio)
iBooks Author Author Apple iBooks Mac Free
Instructor Volumes File server Web Free
Knovio Create web-based video-narrated slide presentations Web Free
Jux Create image-rich online photo and text presentations Web Free
LearningStudio Learning Management System Web Free
LearningStudio Mobile Apps Mobile access to LearningStudio Android, iPhone, Windows 7 Free
Library Thing Develop your own library – social bookmarking Web Free
ManyEyes Data Visualization Software Web Free
MentorMob Organize video, articles, or websites into embeddable playlists Web Free
Mindmeister Collaborative online Mind maps Web Free
Netvibes Public Homepage — can make class pages Web Free for Basic plan
Open Study Social learning network Web Free
PaperRater Facilitate online grammar and spelling check, proofreading and plagiarism detection Web Free Create and deliver online newspapers Web Free
PBWorks Collaboration Tool Web Free for basic service
PeerMark Facilitates student peer review of assignments Web Free (integrated into LearningStudio)
Piazza Facilitate help and general course discussions Web Free
Poll Everywhere Cell phone polls Web Free – up to 40 responses per poll
Prezi Non-PP Online Presentation tool Web Free for Public presentations
Projeqt Create, present and share real-time stories online Web Free
Quora Online knowledge market Web Free
RefWorks Online bibliographic management program Web Free
Respondus & StudyMate Bb quiz and activity creation PC Free
Respondus LockDown Browser Locked browser for online exams Mac/PC Free (integrated into Blackboard)
SafeAssign Plagiarism detection Web Free (integrated into Blackboard)
Scoop.It! Create online magazines with curated web content Web Free
Scvngr Create geolocation-based challenges for mobile devices iPhone/Android Free
Screencast-O-Matic Record web-delivered screencasts Web Free
Screenr Screencasting Web Free
Skitch Capture, edit and markup screen captures and images with shapes and comments Mac Free
Skype online/VOIP Web Free for Basic service
Slideshare Share PP slides, docs or PDFs in Web-accessible format Web Free
SlideRocket Online Presentation Software Web Free for Lite service
SoundCloud Record and share web-based audio content Web Free
Spark Facilitate ASU specific geo-location communities on mobile devices iPhone/Android/
TechSmith Camtasia Studio Screen capture Mac/PC Mac – $99 / PC – $299
TechSmith Camtasia Relay Presentation and screen capture Mac/PC Free – Limited licenses available
TechSmith Jing Screen capture Mac/PC Free
Telestream Screenflow Screen capture Mac $99
Tokbox Video chat and video mail Mac/PC Free
TweetChat Room for group Twitter conversation Web Free
Twitter Online community; group work Web Free
tumblecloud Web-based digital storytelling application Web Free
Turnitin Plagiarism detection Web Free (integrated into LearningStudio)
Ustream Live video distribution Web Free
Veri Create game-based lesson activities using a series of questions Web Free
Vimeo Video distribution Web Free for Basic account
VoiceThread Online presentations Web Free (also integrated into LearningStudio)
WeVideo Collaboratively create web delivered video Web Free for Basic level
Wikispaces Create shared web-based writing and communication spaces (integrated with ASURITE) Web Free
Wimba Voice Audio tools Web Free (integrated into Blackboard)
Wordle Word clouds Web Free
YouTube Video distribution Web Free