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Teaching Tools: Course Content

Course Content tools are used in creating and distributing online course materials. Follow the Learn more… links to find more information including tool instructional uses, examples, how to get started, and additional resources. Interested in online lectures? Review and compare methods of Creating Online Lectures.

Audacity (SourceForge)

Audacity is a free application that can be used to record and edit audio.
Learn more about Audacity

Camtasia (TechSmith)

Camtasia is screen recording and editing software that you can use to create instructional video that includes digital recording of actions on a computer screen, presentation slides, graphics, audio, and video clips.
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Canvas – Essential

Canvas is the University of Tennessee’s new learning management system.
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Captivate (Adobe)

Captivate is software from Adobe that is used to create interactive online learning content for computers and mobile devices, ranging from PowerPoint slides with voiceover to application simulations.
Learn more about Captivate

Dreamweaver (Adobe)

Dreamweaver is web authoring software that can be used to design and develop pages and import images created and edited in graphics software.
Learn more about Dreamweaver

GarageBand (Apple)

GarageBand is a Mac application that allows you to record your voice; add sound effects, music, and images to accompany your recording; and save your work as a digital media file.
Learn more about GarageBand

iMovie (Apple)

iMovie is a Mac application that allows you to create videos.
Learn more about iMovie

iTunes U (Apple)

iTunes U is an application that allows you to host and manage podcasts, i.e. audio and video files that contain presentations, lectures, and other course materials.
Learn more about iTunes U

My Mediasite and Mediasite Desktop Recorder

My Mediasite and its companion application, the Mediasite Desktop Recorder, allow faculty to create video content directly from a laptop or desktop and then share the video with students.
Learn more about My Mediasite and Mediasite Desktop Recorder

Office 365 at UTK

Office 365 is Microsoft’s cloud-based Office suite, which includes online versions of popular Microsoft products like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel and new apps like Planner or Sway. Office 365 allows for anytime, anywhere access to these apps through your browser or mobile device.
Learn more about Office 365

OneDrive for Business (Office 365)

OneDrive for Business is a place where you can store, sync, and share your files in a collaborative environment.
Learn more about OneDrive for Business

PowerPoint (Microsoft) with Voiceover

PowerPoint with voiceover is recorded voice narration that accompanies an online presentation and supplements slides with additional information, such as definitions, facts, and examples.
Learn more about PowerPoint with Voiceover

Prezi

Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software program that allows one to present ideas that are hinged on frames within a big picture. Flexible navigation allows the presenter to dissect, zoom, reverse, or jump forward through the presentation in direct response to the audience.
Learn more about Prezi

YouTube (Google)

YouTube is a video-sharing website, where users can upload, view, and share video and audio content. YouTube is primarily used by individuals to share user-generated video content, although recently news outlets and universities have started utilizing YouTube to deliver content as well.
Learn more about YouTube

Zoom/LiveOnline@UT

Zoom is a web-based conferencing software that allows faculty, students, and staff to have interaction in real time from their computers and mobile devices. LiveOnline@UT is the university-branded name.
Learn more about Zoom/LiveOnline@UT

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