February 8, 2016 at 11:02 am #304883
I just found out about Freepik from Jennifer Valley – what a rad site. What are some other resources you’ve used to build great courses? I’m just starting out, so I could use all of the advice I can get!February 9, 2016 at 7:48 am #304915
Sergey SnegirevMember335 pts@ssneg
I’ve launched BranchTrack.com some time ago to help build branching scenarios (and integrate those into Lectora), seea sample scenario here: https://www.branchtrack.com/projects/on029pq6/
Also, if you like animation, GoAnimate.com and Nawmal.com are popular and fun to use.This post has received 2 votes up.February 9, 2016 at 11:09 am #304929
I’ll have to bookmark those for when I have money to spend! Thanks!February 18, 2016 at 12:36 pm #305727
Jennifer ValleyMember114 pts@jvalley4735
Here’s some more of my favorites 🙂
Audio Tools and Clips
Collaboration/Project Management/File Share
Templates (Lectora, PowerPoint, Word)
http://www.onlinecharttool.com/ – Not near Excel….have no fear
http://dictionary.reference.com/ – Because who doesn’t need help spelling
http://thesaurus.com/ – To help you pick the right word
http://lite.launchlist.net/ – Check your website before it goes live
http://www.speedtest.net/ – Speed test for your computer
http://www.feedly.com – Keep all your bookmarks in one place
https://bitly.com/ – Chop your links for easier social sharing
https://www.goodreads.com/ – Need to create a “to read list”, set a yearly goal or read reviews?
https://openlibrary.org/ – Free online library
http://evernote.com/skitch/ – Free annotation creator
https://en.gravatar.com/ – Keep your avatar consistent across all sites
https://www.google.com/alerts – Set Google Alerts to stay up to date on important topics
http://www.zamzar.com/ – File converter
http://calibre-ebook.com/ – Ned help creating an eBook?
http://www.lynda.com/ – Professional development for $25 a month. Uh yes please!
http://www.edgestudio.com/production/words-to-time-calculator* – Trying to time your audio perfectly? Use this free words to time calculator to get a close estimate.
http://coschedule.com/headline-analyzer# – See if your newsletter headline is going to catch your employees eyes.
https://marvelapp.com/ – Free prototyping for mobile and apps.
http://www.plattecanyon.com/ – Software to help enhance training development.
http://www.marqueed.com/ – Working on an image that needs to be discussed and marked up? Check out this collaboration tool.
http://www.socrative.com/ – Teacher and Student platform for discussing projects and grades.
http://750words.com/ – Kick your writing into gear by taking the 365 writing challenge.
https://markticle.com/ – Save your article’s place with this cool bookmarking tool.
http://theelearningcoach.com/resources/elearning-goodies/ – Connie Malamed’s currated goodies!This post has received 6 votes up.February 24, 2016 at 9:12 am #306058
Awesome Jennifer! Thank you!This post has received 1 vote up.July 1, 2016 at 11:00 pm #320790
Ellen KeitonMember@ekeiton1414August 11, 2016 at 12:15 pm #324306
Kevin StaggMember1 pt@kstagg
I’m trying to type this as I slowly pick up the pieces of my brain off the floor. What an awesome list!
KevinAugust 11, 2016 at 2:47 pm #324327
Jennifer ValleyMember114 pts@jvalley4735
LOL My favorite internet rabbit hole is free eLearning resources, if you couldn’t tell already.November 20, 2016 at 5:05 pm #335287
Cam PhillipsMember15 pts@_
Great list Jennifer!!
For graphics I use http://vectorstock.com – great resource for characters and background scenery, and most vectors cost only $1!This post has received 1 vote up.June 28, 2017 at 3:12 pm #361864
Elizabeth DaltonMember2 pts@edalton8468
I return to the Noun Project for quick, simple images for lots of projects.
I also like design-seeds.com for color inspiration.
When I worked instructional design in higher ed, I used commons.wikimedia.org as a resource for public domain or creative commons media.June 29, 2017 at 2:48 pm #362104
Andy LockwoodMember11 pts@alockwood6897
I am pretty sure these are all new resources for everyone, enjoy!
(Mostly) Free Audio: There may be some licensing concerns, always check the FAQ.
http://www.pantone.com/color-finder?from=pb – Pantone color picker
https://color.adobe.com/explore/?filter=newest – Adobe’s color palette gallery
http://html-color-codes.info/ Translate HTML colors to RGB and vice versa
http://www.pixeden.com/ – A premium site with free collections of design templates, icons, vectors, etc.
http://dryicons.com/ – A premium site with a free icons gallery
https://www.toptal.com/designers/subtlepatterns/ – A pattern gallery, with instructions on adding it to websites, etc. I mostly use it to enhance the backgrounds of my content
https://spark.adobe.com/ – Has 3 offerings – Post, Page, and Video – all free and available the web and on tablet/phone for making animated videos, “social graphics” (memes), and web stories
https://www.canva.com/ – Great for making “social graphics” but the real gem is their how-to resources to give you some great ideas
https://www.w3schools.com/tags/tryit.asp?filename=tryhtml_font – HTML test environment. I use this to write my automated CourseMill emails, so I know the HTML code is going to look alright when the emails arrive to learners.
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