Free Tools

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AudioColourCommunication
Course AuthoringDocumentsFont
Image ManipulationImage/IconInspiration
LMSMobile AppsProofreading
Quizzes, Polls & SurveysSounds/MusicStoryboard
VideoOther
ToolDescription

Audio

Audacity
Audacity
Free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. We have used it here at IC-UC and it has done a great job!
Krut Computer Recorder
Krut
A screencast tool for making video tutorials (instructional videos) on most platforms. Records movie files, including sound. The files use the quicktime mov format. In addition to a movie file, the program also records separate files for audio (wav) and video (mov), allowing encoding to any movie format using an external program.
CamStudio
CamStudio
Free Streaming Video Software which can record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs).

Course Authoring

Easygenerator
Easygenerator
An all-in-one elearning authoring app that has everything any author or instructional designer needs to create engaging courses in the cloud. There is a free lite version so you can give it a good go and use it for real!
The Microsoft Learning Content Development System (LCDS)LCDSA free tool that enables the Microsoft training and certification community to create high-quality, interactive, online courses and Microsoft Silverlight Learning Snacks.
SmartBuilder - Community EditionSmartBuilderA free tool which combines power and flexibility with an easy-to-use interface for creating rich media, gaming elements, branching and assessments.
AuthorPOINT LiteAuthorPOINTA presentation creation tool that works as a toolbar inside
Microsoft PowerPoint and helps you create rich multimedia SCORM compliant
content for sharing across platforms
JetDraftFree educational and knowledge management software that takes your documents and organizes them into online content that can be distributed on the web or over a company intranet.
Izzuia content engagement platform that allows you to launch your own gamified Learning Channels.
UdutuA free online course authoring tool
ZemblA free (for a single author) visual tool for creating elearning materials.
MemorizeHelps you remember and understand information. People use it to train, communicate, study, learn and have fun. Everything you can do on Memorize.com is free except for a few advanced features including creating a large number of private pages (5 or more).

Colour

Adobe Kuler
Kuler
Create color schemes with the color wheel or browse thousands of color combinations from the Kuler community.
pictaculousEver wondered what colours to use with a picture? This tool lets you upload your image and gives you a colour palette.
design-seedsDesign Seeds are created to inspire, and you are welcome to use them for your designs, art, home remodel, crafts, or wedding palette.
palettonThe Color Scheme Designer application generates color schemes of several types. Every scheme is based on one (base) color, which is supplemented with additional colors making together the best visual impression — using one of the genuine algorithms.
colorhexaColorHexa.com is a free color tool providing information about any color. Just type any color values and ColorHexa will offer a detailed description and automatically convert it to its equivalent value in Hexadecimal, Binary, RGB, CMYK, HSL, HSV, CIE-Lab, Hunter-Lab, CIE-Luv, CIE-LCH, XYZ and xyY. ColorHexa will also generate matching color schemes such as complementary, split complementary, analogous, triadic, tetradic and monochromatic colors. So you will be able to know what colors best suit with the one you chose. It is also possible to blend colors together or create a gradient between them.
colorpickerQuick Online Color Picker Tool.
rgbtohexConverts RGB values of a colour to a hexadecimal string.

Communication

VocarooA service for sending voice messages across the internet.
ChirbitA tool that enables you to record, upload and share your voice or audio files easily on twitter, facebook, email, your blog, or smartphone.

Documents

No entries as yet

Font

dafont
google
losttype
urbanfonts
fontsquirrel
copypastecharacter
1001fonts
whatfontis

Proofreading

polishmywriting
paperrater

Image/Icon

freeimages
elearningart
designinstruct
publicdomainarchive
littlevisuals
deathtothestockphoto
twnsnd
gratisography
pixabay
roundicon
picons
mightydeals
morguefile
picjumbo
unsplash
usa.gov
freeimage
freepixels
public-domain-photos
creativecommons
subtlepatterns
thenounproject
toasto
stockphotos
stockvault
stockpholio
pixelperfectdigital
photogen
openphoto
kavewall
imagebase
freefoto
freepik
freedigitalphotos
cgtextures

Image Manipulation

gimp
tinygrab
pixlr

Inspiration

pinterest
dribbble
behance
canva
siteinspire
land-book
Articulate CommunityProbably no better place to look for ideas and tips. Learning, discussion, downloads and ebooks.

LMS

CourseSites by Blackboard
Dokeos
EduBrite
eFront
ILIAS
Latitude Learning
MoodleMoodle is a learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators and learners with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalised learning environments. You can download the software onto your own web server or ask one of our knowledgable Moodle Partners to assist you.

Moodle is built by the Moodle project which is led and coordinated by Moodle HQ, an Australian company of 30 developers which is financially supported by a network of 60 Moodle Partner service companies worldwide.
Sakai
SchoologySchoology is not your typical learning management system (LMS). We have redefined the LMS to make online education a collective effort and to increase the overall impact of everyone involved in a student's education.

With an easy-to-use collaborative interface, our CODiE-award-winning solution and robust mobile apps empower engaging instruction and systemwide collaboration on any device.
TalentLMS

Mobile Apps

Aviary Design Suite for EducationA design tool to create, modify, and share digital assets like presentation slides and images. Aimed at educators in an academic setting.
EduBriteA personal LMS for small businesses and educators with authoring, testing, and repoting. Free for 25 users.
EliademyA tool to create an online learning environment utilizing Google Apps. Free for five users.
EngradeA free, Google Apps gradebook and LMS. Aimed at the academic market.
ExamGeneralA free Google Apps tool to create and track exams and tests.
Class.ioAn individual course management app for teachers.

Quizzes, Polls & Surveys

addpollThe easiest way to create polls, surveys and html forms... on the web. Find out why we're the greatest online survey and poll software in the world with integrated form builder.
AnswerGardenAnswerGarden is a new minimalistic feedback tool. Use it as a tool for online brainstorming or embed it on your website or blog as a poll or guestbook.
Boo rooCreate online polls in minutes with our free polling tool. Use our comprehensive poll builder in order to create beautiful polling solutions in your browser, for free.
DoculiciousEasily create embeddable web forms that generate PDF documents.
FluidSurveysOnline Survey Software & Form Tools at their best! Create forms & questionnaires with the best online survey software. Get started in seconds!
Forms on the FlyAmazing online forms made simple. Quickly create quizzes, tests, surveys, diagnostics & assessments for your website.
formsiteOur Drag & Drop editor, combined with over 40 question types, enables you to easily create almost any type of form or survey. Once you begin collecting results, we provide the functionality to email, analyze, share, and download your data.
FormspringFormspring is the place where you can share your perspective on anything. Members express their point of view and personality through engaging conversations and interact with friends, followers, and people they just find cool.
FoSpaceThe ability to publish self-calculating order forms, online surveys, contact forms, employment applications, rental applications or any type of online form imaginable, without having to hire a programmer, has finally been realized.
Freeonlinesurveys.comCreate your own Free Online Survey. Over 1 million users!
GFXPOLL.comThe best website to create free graphical polls for your website, forum or even email.
Google FormsCollect RSVPs, run a survey, or quickly create a team roster with a simple online form. Then check out the results, neatly organized in a spreadsheet.
Kwik SurveysKwik Surveys makes your job easy. Design surveys,forms, polls and feedback forms. It's free!
MySurveyLabProfessional online surveys. Fastest online survey tool on the market. Beautiful yet simple color themes.
Orbeon FormsOrbeon Forms is your solution to build and deploy web forms. It handles complex forms typical of the enterprise or government, implements the W3C XForms standard, and is available in a free open source Community Edition, as well as a commercially supported Professional Edition.
PollDaddyThe most powerful and easy-to-use survey software around. Create stunning surveys, polls, and quizzes in minutes. Collect responses via your website, e-mail, iPad, Facebook, and Twitter. Generate and share easy-to-read reports.
PollhostIn a hurry? Create a free poll as a guest at Pollcode.com ... No need to sign up, quick free and easy!
ScattervoxScattervox is a new kind of poll! When you create a poll, you ask users to show how they feel about different people, places, or things by plotting them on a two-dimensional graph. It's like an interactive infographic!
SurveyMonkeySurveyMonkey is the world's most popular online survey tool. It's easier than ever to send free surveys, polls, questionnaires, customer feedback and market research. Plus get access to survey questions and professional templates.
Surveys EngineSurveys Engine is lightweight online surveys server software. This tool enables you create various surveys and questionaires, from small and simple to large and complex. Surveys are hosted in our site so you and survey respondents don't need any software or server, just Internet browser.
SurvsCreate online surveys with simplicity and elegance. Survs lets you create, distribute, and analyze online surveys and questionnaires with a friendly interface and powerful features. Survs gives you everything you need to gather feedback.
Vizzual FormsVizzualforms is a web based service that will let you create forms and surveys, publish them online and see the results!
Web Form FactoryWeb Form Factory is an open source web form generator which automatically generates the necessary backend code to tie your form to a database. By generating the backend code for you, WFF saves you time... time you could spend doing more interesting stuff.
Web Online SurveysCreate questionnaires with point and click ease. This is an all in one service designed for people who are not computer experts and have the need to conduct surveys by themselves.
WufooWufoo is a web application that helps anybody build amazing online forms. When you design a form with Wufoo, it automatically builds the database, backend and scripts needed to make collecting and understanding your data easy, fast and fun.

Sounds/Music

RoyalTrax
audionautix
cctrax

Storyboard

storyboard-creator

Mobile Apps

No entries as yet

Video

Jing®A computer service that lets you capture basic video, animation, and still images, and share them on the web. Free Download.
screenpresso
placeit
screenr
screencast-o-matic
camtasia

Other

onlinecharttoolNot near Excel….have no fear
dictionaryBecause who doesn't need help spelling
thesaurusTo help you pick the right word
launchlistCheck your website before it goes live
speedtestSpeed test for your computer
skitchFree annotation creator
evernoteKeep everything you need together all in one place