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Digital Tools

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Below we have compiled a list of a variety of tools that may help you in your online journey and to help you in creating material/projects for your course work.

Blackboard Support

Blackboard.com Student Help

Main Functionality: Blackboard is Humber’s Learning Management System. It is an online classroom where your instructor will provide learning materials, assignments, assessments, group collaboration and online communication etc. For assistance or tutorials, visit the website below.

Website: Blackboard Videos

Creating Simple Websites

Main Functionality: Create a website, no programming or design skills needed. Uses your Google Drive account to store images and files you share on your site.

Free: Available for Everyone.

Website:  Google Sites

Main Functionality: This website is designed to help you start creating simple websites, guiding you through each step of the process, from initial planning, creation using free tools, to publishing the finished product.

Free:  Available for Everyone.

Website:  Idea Lab

Main Functionality: Free website builder makes it easy to create a website, blog, or online store.

Free version features: Free SSL security,  advanced site stats and sites search etc.

Website:  Weebly

Main Functionality: This website gives you a platform to create your own website. Easy drag n’ drop.

Free version features: 500 free designer-made templates.

Website:  Wix

Graphic Creation

Main Functionality:  Blender is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software toolset used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, motion graphics, interactive 3D applications, and computer games.

Free version features:  Full open source program.

What students needs to  do:  Download free software from website (donation option also available).

Website:  Blender

Main Functionality:  Canva is a graphic design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters and other visual content. It is available on web and mobile, and integrates millions of images, fonts, templates and illustrations.

Free version features: Access to free graphics, images and templates.

What students need to do:  Create a personal account on the platform.

Website:  Canva

Main Functionality:  Easel.ly is a simple web tool that empowers anyone to create and share powerful visuals (infographics, posters)… no design experience needed.

What students need to do:  Create an personal account on the platform.

Website:  Easel.ly

Main Functionality:  Access to Microsoft Office software cloud for Humber Students.

What students need to do:   Login on page and use Humber credentials to log in.

Website: Humber Office 365

Main Functionality:  Piktochart is a web-based infographic application which allows users without intensive experience as graphic designers to easily create infographics and visuals using themed templates.

Free version features:  Unlimited creation, intuitive editor, access to all images and icon; and downloads with sharing capabilities.

What students need to do: Create an personal account on the platform.

Website:  Piktochart

Image Curation

Main Functionality:  Free stock photos and videos that can be used for projects and assignments.

Free version features:  The free option is limited to 1000 photos or videos stored, with videos limited to 3 minutes.

What students need to do:  Create an personal account on the platform.

Website:  Flickr

Humber Libraries’ Idea Lab – Infographics 

Main Functionality: This website has resources and tutorials to help you start creating infographics. Explore each step of the process, from initial planning to working on the finished product.

Free:  Available for Everyone.

Website:  Idea Lab: Infographics

Main Functionality: Free stock photos you can use everywhere.

Free version features: Access to free graphics, images and templates.

What students need to do: Create a personal account on the platform.

Website:  Pexels

Main Functionality:  Diverse collection of free icons. The website that aggregates and catalogs symbols that are created and uploaded by graphic designers around the world.

Website:  The Noun Project

Main Functionality:  Freely usable images. Unsplash is a website dedicated to sharing stock photography under the Unsplash license.  

Website:  Unsplash

Learning Tools

Main Functionality: LinkedIn Learning is a website dedicated to online learning by providing access to thousands of online video tutorials created by industry experts. The library of videos cover a range of topics including business, design, photography, and education to help you achieve your learning goals.

Free:  Available for all Humber Students.

What students need to do:  Log in with Humber credentials.

Website:  Humber’s LinkedIn Learning

Main Functionality: The Learning Portal includes tips on research, writing and study skills.

Free:  Available for Everyone.

Website:  The Learning Portal

Main Functionality: A library of video lessons where students can freely review and search topics related to course information. Many of the educational videos are collaborations between educators and students.

Free:  Available for Everyone.

Website:  TED-Ed

Main Functionality:  Free video upload service.

Website:  YouTube

Multimedia

Presentations

Humber Libraries’ Idea Lab – Presentation Primer

Main Functionality:  This website is designed to help you create engaging presentations. Explore three components common to great presentations: storytelling, slides, and presence.

Free: Available for Everyone.

Website:  Idea Lab: Presentation Primer

Main Functionality: Presentation software. Access to Microsoft Office software cloud for Humber Students.

What students need to do:   Login on page and use Humber credentials to log in.

Website: Humber Office 365

Humber Libraries’ Idea Lab – Podcasting & Audio Recording

Main Functionality:  Cloud based animation software to create videos or presentations.

Free version features: Powtoon – Free signup and access to free content only. Vyond – All features for a 14 day trial.

What students need to do: Create an personal account on the platform.

Website:  Powtoon  Vyond

Main Functionality:  Presentation software that uses motion, zoom, and spatial relationships to bring a different look to your presentation.

Free version features: Unlimited presentations.

Website:  Prezi

Main Functionality:  Create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more. Sway is an easy-to-use digital storytelling app for creating interactive reports.

What students need to do:   Login on page and use Humber credentials to log in.

Website: Humber Office 365

Quiz Tools & Research Help

Main Functionality: Quizlet is a mobile and web-based study application that allows students to study information via learning tools and games.

Website: Quizlet

Main Functionality:Assistance with research for assignments is available by chat, online appointment, and email.

Free: Available to Everyone.

Website:  Humber Libraries Research Support and the Library Website

Video Editing

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