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.


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

Kaltura Personal Capture Kaltura Personal Capture (also referred to as Kaltura Capture) desktop recorder is a new application that enables easy video creation anywhere by anyone. Check out our Knowledge Base article on how to get started using Kaltura Personal Capture. Free

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. Check out our video tutorial on getting started with Adobe Spark Video.


Google Jamboard Jamboard is a collaborative digital whiteboard application that allows users to sketch out ideas and save them in the cloud so that they can be accessed on any device. The Jamboard tool works within any web browser. Check out our Knowledge Base article on how to get started using Google Jamboard. Free


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. Check out the step-by-step PDF guide to Audacity in the attached files.


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.


Zoom Zoom, a web-conferencing tool, can be used to create video tutorials by sharing your screen, record guest speakers, and pre-recorded lectures. To get started using Zoom, go to our Knowledge Base for more Zoom tutorials. Free


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