Organizing tools into what they can be used for may result in confusion around where to find a tool you remember being mentioned. So, for the sake of a more linear approach to sharing knowledge, here`s an alphabetic list!


web-based video service – produces slideshow videos, videos for mobile

Blackboard Collaborate

a web conferencing and whiteboard sharing service provided through BCCampus to FLO participants

Bitmoji –

a free app for iPhone, Android or through Google Chrome extension


Note: Bitstrips (free comic strip maker) taken offline 2016 –  Replaced with Bitmoji

was an app to create cartoons of you and your friends, create comic strips to share

Camtasia –

a desktop video-based, screen capturing program,


a free web / iPad app – create graphics, presentations, documents

Coggle –

web-based collaborative mind-mapping tool


a free web service to setup and conduct debates – public or private

Discovery Education “Puzzlemaker”

create a variety of word and math puzzles and share through html, text.

Doodle Poll –

Web-based scheduling tool – free account with limitations –

web-based open source drawing tool


Canadian arm of SurveyMonkey – free plan – 1 user | 10 questions | 100 responses

Gliffy –

web-based drawing tool

GoogleDocs –

collaborative document editing tool – need account

Google Drawing –

free, web-based diagramming software


free video calling with up to 10 people – records – screensharing – shares files – works on all devices

Jing –

a screencasting tool – made by Techsmith


online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing, and social networking service

Linoit –

a web-based sticky note service

Library Guides from Royal Roads University – Open Educational Resources – Images, Video, Audio

a series of guides to help you find and use OERs

Marginalia Annotation (used in the FLO/FDO Moodle platform)

Marginalia is an open source Javascript web annotation system that allows users of Moodle or other web applications to highlight text and write margin notes.


a free web-based, collaborative mindmapping service (limited to 3 maps)


Too bad – as of January 4, 2016, myBrainshark has officially been shut down. You can read up on the myBrainshark sunset from their blog.

My Simple Show

a free web-based, storytelling tool (create “explainer” videos)

ooVoo –

free, downloadable video chat and messaging service


a collaborative whiteboard / bulletin board service without limits on number of participants


“Magic Piktochart”—released in January 2013 includes an HTML publisher which allows users to create infographics which are readable by search engines, as well as allowing them to include multiple interactive elements—embedded video, and multiple clickable items


social media tool – collect ideas, images, video, websites and `pin`them to bulletin boards


free (CCO license) images, video and vector graphics


photo editors – web-based or apps

Poll Everywhere

a polling tool that provides different ways to collect student input – and allows responses online, Twitter or messaging


simple mind-mapping tool – can be used from website or download app – allows free drawing or embed image


a animated videos and presentations site

Prezi –

an online presentation tool


create free, online word search or crossword puzzles

a place to store and share screencasts – free account with limitations – made by Techsmith


a screen recording tool – record from web or download to desktop – for Mac or PC

Scrumbler by alisaria –

open bulletin board with post-it notes – no account required


free voice, video calls – works across devices – screensharing, file sharing – up to 25 people in group calls

Slidely –

a visual storytelling tool, creates videos, image slides


a screen capture and screencast tool that provides annotation tools – free trial account – paid download after trial period.

Storify –  (** closing down May 2018)

a storytelling tool – harvest social media to capture the story around your topic or theme – gleans from social media posts


Collaborative online brainstorming tool works synchronously and asynchronously


online storyboard creator that helps visually communicate ideas and concepts to quickly tell a story.

Stupeflix –

a free video maker; easy to create an account, there are 15+ video templates you can use (or you can use the ‘raw’ template to make it more personalized). Just add your pictures,music (you can even use Stupeflix’s), and text.


Create and publish online surveys in minutes, and view results graphically and in real time.

Sway (MS Office)

Microsoft Office digital storytelling app to create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories

Tagxedo –

a free word cloud service with styles


a Web2.0 service (since 2008) that allows you to create mindmaps.


a social voting – brainstorming site that allows private collaboration or public


a Web2.0 service that allows you to upload and share various kinds of media AND enables viewers to view and comment using text, audio and a drawing tool




a free web site building & hosting tool


a Java applet toy to create word clouds from text you paste in or feed in via RSS – allows various colour schemes and font options

Youtube Audio Library

free sound effects and short music tracks


a free web and video conferencing service – share screens, files – can record – one hour meeting time limit for free accounts