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E-Learning Instructor Tools

Tools for subject and instruction librarians teaching one-shot instruction sessions, workshops, etc. Tools can be used to create, store, and share instruction materials as well as to further communicate with students and faculty.

Web Design

Free web design tool

Suggested Use: An easy-to-use tool for quickly creating a website associated with your Google account.

Tip: Free web posting, and connected to your Google account.

 

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Free web design tool that uses a drag and drop feature to help you create a variety of webpages

Suggested Use: An easy-to-use tool for quickly creating a website.

Tip: Free web posting, optional fee-based upgrades for a more personalized domain and additional content.

 

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Web design tool that uses a drag and drop feature to help you create personal webpages, blogs, and online stores

Suggested Use: An easy-to-use tool for creating personal webpages or for creating a classroom webpage. Great for quickly building a site.

Tip: HTML coding is supported, but does not have to be used to create a webpage. Weebly provides free web hosting, and webpages can be edited and viewed from desktops, phones, or tablets. Free version and optional fee-based upgrade available.

 

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(Adobe Dreamweaver)

Web tool that assists in the design, development, and publishing of projects.  Offers both "WYSIWYG" editing and code editing modes

Suggested Use: Can be used to create a personal webpage or to establish a web presence as an instructor.

Tip: Available free for students through DoIT's software anywhere via Adobe Creative Cloud.  DoIT offers Dreamweaver training too.

 

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(Adobe Muse)

Web design tool meant for creating simple and sleek graphics-based websites without any need for the user to code

Suggested Use: Can be used to create a personal webpage or to establish a web presence as an instructor.

Tip: Available free for students through DoIT's software anywhere via Adobe Creative Cloud.  Adobe offers free tutorials to learn how to use Muse.

Social Media

 Facebook

Popular social media platform for companies, individuals, and groups to connect

 

 Instagram

Mobile social media platform owned by Facebook, for sharing photos and videos. For iOS and Android

Tips: Encourage students to create a business/school account.

 

Pinterest
Add ideas from across the web on a variety of virtual boards to keep all your ideas in one place

Tips: This can be used as an alternative to concept maps.

 

Snapchat

Mobile social media platform that allows sending temporary pictures and videos. For iOS and Android

Tips: This can be used for advertising in-time events.

 

Twitter

Social media platform that allows sharing of a variety of materials including articles, videos, music, and more 

Tips: This platform can help keep teachers and students up to date in their chosen career path. Encourage students to make a school/business account.