Online Course Tools… I use

Authoring/Creation Software

Course Platforms

  • Thinkific – (hosted) easy course development and marketing service
  • Ruzuku – (hosted) all-inclusive learning platform with discussion board
  • AccessAlly – (WordPress plugin) robust and learner-centred membership and course platformfor Infusionsoft, Ontraport, ActiveCampaign & Convertkit users
  • WP Courseware –(WordPress plugin) it manages courses and students
  • LearnDash – (WordPress plugin) stable environment to create courses and quizzes

Multimedia Products

  • Bensound – beautiful background music this is free
  • Canva – instant graphic design that is made by you
  • Unsplash – free gorgeous photographs
  • Death to the Stock Photo – free high quality photos sent via email
  • 123RF – affordable variety of stock images
  • Vimeo – attractive, ad free video channel to embed or showcase

Digital Editors

  • Storyboards – variety of free tools to sketch your next course
  • Camtasia – one of the best video editors on the market
  • Audacity – free intuitive audio editor
  • PDFCreator – convert your documents any device can read for free

Creating Assessments

  • Thrive Quiz Builder: affordable WordPress plugin that makes beautiful quizzes
  • ProProf: build complex quizzes and more to embed into your course

Communication Tools

  • Zoom – low cost robust video and audio conferencing service
  • Skype – communicate easily and freely via the Internet
  • UberConference – free, stable conference call service
  • Google Hangouts – free service to see and hear a small group
  • SurveyMonkey – survey your learners for free
  • QuestionPro – survey your learners for free

Online Forums

  • Slack – free service allowing separate discussion channels/threads
  • Google Groups – free forum for organizing and moderating discussions

Collaboration Tools

  • Google Docs – free content tool for a team
  • Trello – free online team work tool
  • Asana – free project and communication tool

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