Audacity is a free download from the Web and is fairly simple tool to use to create basic audio-only files. Below are the links for downloading Audacity. By default, Audacity creates .wav files. If you need an .mp3 file, you will need to also download and install the LAME encoder (also linked below).
- Audacity download: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
- Audacity support page: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/
- LAME mp3 encoder download: http://lame1.buanzo.com.ar/
Google slides is part of the Google suite so everyone associated with UNCG should have access; Slides is very similar to PowerPoint; one important note is that you cannot narrate the slides, however you can link to YouTube video; you can share via email link, Facebook, etc.. You access Slides under the Google Apps area (where you go to find your calendar) and click MORE; then click EVEN MORE FROM GOOGLE; Slides is under the HOME & OFFICE heading.
Various Mobile Apps
Allows annotation, audio, website capture, import of PowerPoint slides and PDF files; most allow some type of sharing, such as export as YouTube video. Some examples include ExpainEverything, Educreations, ShowMe, and Explain a Website.
Screencasting Tools for Recording Desktop
Screencasts are video recordings of your computer screen. Screencasts can also incorporate voice-over narrations and annotations. One example is Screencast-o-matic (free) – One-click screen recording on Windows or Mac computers. No software installation required – completely web based – upload recordings to YouTube. Max recording time is 15 minutes. http://www.screencast-o-matic.com
Prezi is an online presentation tool that works from a single canvas instead of traditional linear slides. With Prezi you can zoom in, out and across images to create unified, visually impressive presentations. Prezi is free and you can store your presentations online. https://prezi.com/
Zoho Presentation is a free online presentation creation tool (up to 1 GB free). Accessible online, users have the ability to share and collaborate, present remotely and embed it into blogs, websites, etc. https://www.zoho.com/docs/presentation/features.html