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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 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.
Learn more about Camtasia

Canvas (Instructure)/Online@UT

Canvas is the online learning management system at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Online@UT is the university-branded name.
Learn more about Canvas/Online@UT

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

Google for Education

Google for Education provides faculty, staff, and students access to many of the Google applications and services.
Learn about Google for Education

iMovie (Apple)

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

Microsoft 365 for Education

Microsoft 365 for Education provides staff, faculty, and students with email, online document editing and storage, access to the Office Web Apps, and Office 365 ProPlus which includes Microsoft Office for Windows and Mac at no additional cost.
Learn more about Microsoft 365


Panopto is a cloud-based service that allows users to record, share, review, and edit video captures from their desktop, laptop, and mobile phones.
Learn more about Panopto

Studio (Canvas)

Canvas Studio is an interactive video platform from the makers of Canvas. It allows students and instructors to upload their own videos to Canvas. Users can then engage with the video content by commenting directly on the video timeline.
Learn more about Studio


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 LiveOnline@UT (Zoom)