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eLearning Tool Review: Google Classroom

Posted on: August 16th, 2016 by Jasmine Karlowski

What is it?

Google Classroom is a web-based learning platform designed to integrate with Google Apps (Google Docs, Gmail, Google Calendar, etc.) to simplify communication, assignments, and grading in a secure and organized way. (more…)

eLearning Instructional Designer for Your Department

Posted on: August 15th, 2016 by Wan Latartara

Updated March 2017
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eLearning Tool Review: Animoto

Posted on: April 20th, 2016 by Patricia O'Sullivan

Animoto is a web-based video editor that allows you to mix still photos, video, and music to create professional-looking videos. (more…)

eLearning Tool Review: PresenterMedia

Posted on: April 6th, 2016 by Patricia O'Sullivan

PresenterMedia is a vast library of royalty-free images, gifs, PowerPoint templates and video backgrounds that are licensed for non-commercial use. They can be used for corporate, medical, educational and even general presentations. I use this tool almost every day because it is so versatile and user-friendly. (more…)

eLearning Tool Review: Yellowdig

Posted on: March 24th, 2016 by Patricia O'Sullivan

Yellowdig is a student engagement tool that operates with the look and functionality of social media, but without the data-mining-for-sale to third parties that generally finances¬†‘free’ social media sites. Yellowdig can operate as an external link, but the business platform is to charge universities so that the tool can be an add-on to the Learning Management System (here at UM we use the Blackboard LMS). (more…)

eLearning Tool Review: EasyGenerator

Posted on: March 11th, 2016 by Patricia O'Sullivan

I stumbled across EasyGenerator last August when I was doing research on adaptive learning software. It is an authoring tool that can be used to create an entire course or just one learning module within a course. As its name implies, EasyGenerator is easy to use, requiring very little training to get started and to create a professional-looking product. (more…)