Online Tools for Content Creation and Editing

Online Tools for Content Creation and Editing

Existing materials

Open courses (often free) on (

OpenStax College - Free college textbooks, peer reviewed content.

iTunes U - Catalog of free educational content. iPhone or iPad app or iTunes software Example of an Exemplary course created using the iTunes platform -- Introduction to Visual Studies by Anna Divinsky 

MERLOT - Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (peer reviewed collection of materials)

Kahn Academy - Free video resources developed with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone

TED Talks - Devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks on a variety of subjects



Content creation and editing tools

iBooks Author - Software for Macs only, used for creating and publishing custom, interactive books for iPad and Mac. Free iBooks for getting started with iBooks Author: (1) Self Publishing Using iBooks Author, and (2) Creating Accessible iBooks Textbooks with iBooks Author

TubeChop - Chop a section from any YouTube video and share/reuse

ViewPure - Remove comments, suggestions and other clutter from YouTube videos. Also available as a browser plugin.

DragOnTape - Create video mixtapes - combine, trim, rearrange - Use to caption, add subtitles, translate online video files

Ted-Ed - Build a lesson around any TED-Ed Original, TED Talk, or YouTube video

Video.ANT - Mobile and Desktop Video Annotation Tool (University of Minnesota) Use for feedback on student projects or peer review.

Vialogues - Create annotated conversations within a video with time-coded, hyperlinked comments, polls, and surveys.

Mozilla Popcorn Maker - Insert interactive pop-up content (media, images, audio, Google maps, Wikipedia articles, etc.) into video files.


Content release date: Tuesday, April 08, 2014