Creating engaging and useful resources, lectures, and content for your online course can make a big difference in the quality of the skills that students acquire. There are endless possibilities of types of content items that you can create to help your students learn. Use the links below to discover some tips on designing and creating content as well as some free tools to take a look at!
Designing Content for All Learners
Designing Online Courses for Different Learning Preferences – Marina Arshavskiy
Tips for Creating Multimedia Resources, Lectures & Content
12 Principles of Multimedia Learning – University of Hartford
How to Make the Most of PowerPoint in Lectures – Cornell University
Free Tools for Creating Resources, Lectures & Content
H5P is a plug-in for Moodle that allows you to create presentations and interactions quickly and simply. Take a look at examples of the types of activities you can create. To create an activity using H5P, click and select . Next, choose the type of activity you would like to create and have fun!
Prezi is a presentation creation software tool that allows you to use motion, zoom, and spatial relationships between words and images to create interesting presentations that focus in on certain pieces of content. To create a presentation using Prezi, visit the Prezi website, follow their instructions to create a presentation, then insert the URL of your presentation into your course.
View some examples of Prezis.
Moovly is an animation creation software tool that allows you to use a number of ready-made objects and text to create a short animation including movements and handwriting. To create an animation using Moovly, visit the Moovly website, follow their instructions to create an animation, then insert the URL of your animation into your course.
View some examples of Moovs.