Tools We Love





Audio & Video Production Tools


“Bring in your footage or record a video of your screen, then use the simple video editor in Camtasia to create a high-quality video.”

Talking Head Camtasia Video

Free 30 day Trial and Education Pricing


Royalty-free music and graph paper. Music for backgrounds to videos.




Snagit is a premium tool for screen capture and screen recording on Windows and Mac.


Free to try, $49.95


Easy multi-track audio editor and recorder.

Audio - with Orson Welles


Play Posit

 An online learning environment to create and share interactive video lessons. Begin with any online video (screencasts, Khan Academy, TED, etc.) and transform what is traditionally passive content into an active experience for students, with time-embedded activities, such as various question types, pauses, and links to other sources of information. Formative and Summative Assessment  Free (basic account), more features for paid account 

Productivity Tools


Crocodocs is a free online document sharing and collaboration tool. Share documents and annotate them from across the desk or across the world without e-mailing them or saving them to an in-house server. Work synchronously or asynchronously.




Annotate the web, PDFs, or EPUBs, with anyone, anywhere. Use Hypothesis to hold discussions, read socially, organize your research, and take personal notes. Integrated into myCourses. 



LastPass is a password manager that works via browser plugins and dedicated mobile applications to securely store and generate unique passwords.


Free to use on desktop, mobile app costs $12/year after 30 day trial.

Google Apps for Education

Google productivity tools such as Gmail, Forms, Calendar, Slide, Sheets and others. Create, share, and edit files in real-time. Everyone is on the same page, and that page is automatically stored in the cloud.


Free through university email account

Boomerang for Gmail

Boomerang allows you to schedule an email to be sent automatically at a later date and time. It also reminds you to follow up on emails after no response.


Free (basic account), more features for paid accounts


Doctopus makes it easier for teachers to share, organize, and assess student work in Google Drive.

Its tentacles copy and "hand out" Drive files to a roster of students, giving teachers full control over starter template, sharing configuration, folder organization and file naming, as well as full visibility over all work in progress -- including the ability to bulk revoke and revert student editing rights.


Accessibility Tools


A hashtag used by the accessibility community on Twitter and similar sites to identify relevant content.



Dos and don'ts on designing for accessibility

A set of posters on designing accessible content for different audiences.



No More Craptions

An online tool to facilitate editing of YouTube captions. You can also download caption files in .txt, .json, .vtt, .sbv, and .srt formats.




An online tool to post captions over existing videos on YouTube, Vimeo, and other video hosting sites.

Steven Johnson: The playful wonderland behind great inventions


Grackle Docs

A chrome plugin for Google Docs to check accessibility of Google Docs documents and export accessible PDFs.


Free to check document accessibility, sliding scale per PDF created starting at $10 for one document with quantity discounts.


CATME Smarter Teamwork

CATME SMARTER Teamwork is a system of secure, web-based tools that enable instructors to implement best practices in managing student teams. The tools and training are supported by the literature on teamwork and training, along with independent empirical research. 

Overview of CATME Team-Maker System  The 2017-2018 CATME license fee will be $2.00 per year per unique student. 

Timeline JS

Make interactive timelines using a Google sheet. You can add videos, pictures, or text. TimelineJS can pull in media from a variety of sources, such as Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo, Vine, Dailymotion, Google Maps, Wikipedia, SoundCloud, Document Cloud and more! The timeline can be displayed on any site.

Mandela: A Life of Purpose


Tour Builder

Lets you pick the locations right on the map, add in photos, text, and video, and then share your creation.

Goodall, Gombe and Google


Zee Maps

Create and publish interactive maps. You can add video, photo, or audio with your markers, along with many other features.

Map Software for Journalists

Free (basic account), more features for paid accounts

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