How to Create Course Content

You have your textbook readings, articles, and videos, but there is still something missing. How do you bridge the gap in content to make sure that you are addressing your learning objectives? For some instructors, the answer is to create videos or presentations. To help you create course content, here are some tutorials on how to use some of the more common content creation tools. 




Microsoft PowerPoint

With PowerPoint, you can create presentations from scratch or use templates provided in the software.

Free with the Microsoft Office Suite

Google Slides

Google Slides allows you to create, edit, collaborate, and present from wherever you are.



Camtasia allows you to record a portion of your screen or entire desktop, along with audio, and then edit your videos. To personalize your videos, you can also use your webcam to show your face. Camtasia is ideal for how-to videos. Please note that there are some differences between the PC and Mac versions of the software. 

30-day free trial

Microsoft Sway

Sway is a digital storytelling app that allows you to create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more. 

Free Windows app

Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark enables you to tell stories and share ideas. You can create three types of content: page (web page with text, images, and video), post (images for social media), or video. 



Audacity allows you to create an audio file that can be posted in any course as a podcast.  Download the software to your computer to begin sharing your voice with students.


Google Forms

With Google Forms, you can collect and organize information.



Quizlet allows you to engage your students with interactive study materials, activities, and games. 



Not to be confused with Canvas. In Canva, you can create a free account to use Canva's drag-and-drop feature and professional layouts to design consistently stunning graphics. This tool is ideal for creating course cards and banners.


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