Tools & Resources – Creating

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audacityAudacity is a free open source program that enables the user to record & modify audio tracks. The program is avaliable for many operating systems including Windows, MAC OS X, & Linux. Audactiy enables you to edit a variety of different sound files, modify the audio you're working with using numerous effects, & much more.



CamtasiaDownload from the Appalachian State's Software Center on your PC. Screen recording, mobile video and video customization has a multi-track timeline, visual effects, animation and green screen effect. Camtasia has multiple sharing options to enable greater access diversity. It is strongly recommended that you review the tutorials to get started and gradually experiement with the multitude of features offered.

Easel.lyProvides a format for the creating and sharing infographs, flyers and posters. It offers a variety of templates from which to create & organize information to represent ideas & concepts in visual formats. Inforgraphs can be portrait, landscape, mobile or a size of your choice. Tools are displayed at the top on an options bar for easy access. Most media files can be uploaded and added to your creation.



MakeMake Beliefs Comix is a web-based comic strip creator. Make Beliefs Comix is free to use and requires no login or sign up. The actual creation process utilizes a vast library of templates filled with characters that have models to portray different expressions. You have seven different languages to select from to create your comic strip.





padletPadlet is an discussion/poster/note board that allows people to share their thoughts & ideas both in class & remotely. Submissions can be anonymous or require submission identification. Most forms of content can be submitted including : images, videos, documents, & text from any device. Personal note taking & to-do lists are other pertinent uses.


PanoptoPanopto Focus is a presentation capture platform that lets users capture, edit, stream, archive and share recordings. This media video capture software solution is available as licensed software for enterprises or individuals. Using Panopto you can record quality audio and HD video. Capture your screen output and slide presentations. You can broadcast lectures or recordings live from your laptop.


piktochart-icon.pngInfo graphic maker that builds vertically based on blocks that separate information. Allows user to illustrate their message graphically in an graphic or poster format. Simple to use, the challenge is organizing your information in meaningful ways. Subsequently have the information you want to share ready to assist in designing your graphic.

Storyboard That

storyboardthatStoryboardThat is a digital story creator. The free version only allows two stories per week & has some other limitations. It is still a more advanced version of MakeBeliefsComix although both offer their own unique qualities.






wideoWideo is an online video tool that allows you to make animated videos for demonstrations, presentations, teaching or sharing what has been learned. Wideo has various templates to select & step-by-step guides to help you learn the tools & options.







Wix.JPGWix allows you to create websites, blogs, E-portfolios, etc. with ease. Using Wix's drag and drop editor you can create a website to fill any need. The free version offers numerous templates for modification, or you can begin from a blank template. 


WordleWordle is a tool for generating word clouds from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can customize your clouds with different fonts, layouts, & color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share them with your friends, students, or colleagues.