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Purdue University

TOOLKIT

FOR ONLINE STUDENTS

ORGANIZATION

COMMUNICATION

STUDY HABITS

WORKING WITH GROUPS

Working in groups can be sometimes challenging when everyone has a different perspective. We've all been in a situation where not everyone has pulled their weight, but it's something that we must master in the courses. The same thing applies to online courses.


Helpful Tools

TOOLS

There are a variety of tools that can take your basic assignments and turn them into dynamite shareables! There are also tools that will help you organize your information to formulate these projects.


Make Jazzy Presentations

CaptureSpace Lite (Kaltura)

Record screen, audio, and/or webcam then share in Blackboard

PiktoChart

Create infographics and posters

PowerPoint (Office 365)

Create animated videos

PowToon

Create and edit presentations through an installed program or web interface

Prezi

Create interactive presentations

Screencast-o-matic

Record your screen and audio to create tutorials

SlideShare

Create slideshows online and share them

Sway (Office 365)

Create a digital story or interactive report

WebEx Student

Share your screen for a presentation


Organizing Information

EndNote

Tool for recording and organizing references

Evernote

Keep track of documents, create notebooks for notes, and clip webpages

Mendeley

Keep track of citations and resources

Mindmeister

create mindmaps and share them with others

OneNote (Office 365)

Take notes that are sharable across devices


Other Tools

ITaP Shopping

Get discounts on hardware, educational software, and computer hardware

McAfee Anti-Virus Software

Free security software

Office 365

Free access to Microsoft office’s suite
(downloadable and online access)

Software Remote

Remotely run a variety of specialty software (such as stat software ) for free. Some departmental specific software is also available.



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