Online Tools and Resources
Instructional Technology Resources
The following information and online tools help you to create and edit videos, share your documents or your desktop with others, and much more. These are just a few of so many apps that are available at no cost. For more information or tutorial, please contact Sima Tarokh.
Creating Videos and Audios
Create your videos with any of the following free and open-source video editing tools.
Using Videos in Canvas
- How to add media to an assignment submission
- How to upload a video using the Rich Content Editor
- How to embed a video directly on a Canvas page
- How to link to a YouTube video
- Uploading a large video to a course (Canvas community)
- Upload your video to YouTube and share it with anyone
Edit your videos with the easy-to-use and powerful video creating/editing software applications.
Converting Videos and Adding Closed Captioning
HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.
As an instructor, if you need to convert your VHS video tape to DVD and MP4, please contact Sima Tarokh.
Prezi is a web-based tool with unique features for creating presentations.
Microsoft Office and Adobe Apps
Access to Microsoft Office 2016, Adobe Applications and many other apps from Avila Remote App and Desktops.
Online Conferences and Webinars
BigBlueButton - Canvas Web Conferencing for On-Line Learning
With in Canvas LMS, BigBlueButton provides real-time sharing of audio, video, slides, chat, and screen.
Skype for Business
Skype for Business is an instant messaging and video conferencing tool, which is an enterprise software, available with Microsoft Outlook 2016.
Text to Speech Tool
At Avila University ReadSpeaker is available in Canvas for all students including those with disabilities and English Language Learners. However, in order for students to be able to use this service on Word documents, PDF files and web-pages, they need to use TextAid.
TextAid is a literacy support, reading and writing assistant tool, which also translates text to a number of different languages. Instructors need to add the TextAid link in their course module and make it accessible for the students. For more information about how to add this link to the course module, please watch the following short video link about ReadSpeaker TextAid Access via Canvas and let Sima Tarokh know if you have any questions.