E-Learning Tools

Current announcements (!)

This page is currently under construction, additional tools will follow asap!

This page contains a list of the tools used and evaluated by the Teaching Support Center staff and which would be ideal for implementing e-learning teaching scenarios. We invite you to browse through our selection of tools and use them in your teaching. These tools include our recommendations, but are not integrated in the general TSC service options.

Description:

Interactive learning modules can be created in different formats with Adobe Captivate. Any multimedia content (images, videos, animations, etc.), desktop content, or even various slide-based test questions can be recorded and processed. Many export formats are available, such as HTML5, SCORM packages, or video exports. In turn, these can easily be integrated into the TU Wien learning management system (TUWEL), for example.

Category:

  • Screen recording
  • Creating multimedia content
  • E-testing

Official web link:

http://www.adobe.com/de/products/captivate.html, opens an external URL in a new window

Internal web link:

None

Possibility of TUWEL integration:

Yes, as a "learning package", "IMS content" or as a "file"

Costs:

Educational licence, see official web link

Screenshot example:

Moodle Logo

© Adobe

Adobe Captivate

Description:

SimpleShow is a tool that teaching staff can use to create so-called "explainer videos”. Explainer videos are footage which explain simply, with a reduced amount of visual information, how to do something or how something works. Teaching staff need a written script, which is converted semi-automatically into an (MP4 format) explainer video. Not only can SimpleShow create simple tutorials, it can also create explainer videos that make extensive use of didactic and media elements in their design. You can watch various video examples here: https://www.mysimpleshow.com/de/beispielclips/, opens an external URL in a new window

Categories:

  • Presentation tool
  • Creating multimedia content

Official web link:

http://simpleshow.com/de-de/, opens an external URL in a new window

Internal web link:

None

Possibility of LectureTube integration:

Yes, Teaching Support can upload the video for you

Costs:

Licence fee, see official web link

Screenshot example:

Screenshot eines SimpleShow Erklärvideos

© SimpleShow

SimpleShow

Description:

SnagIt makes it possible to capture screen content. Photographs, video or audio recordings etc., can be created from desktop content and processed and annotated immediately afterwards in the SnagIt Editor.

Category:

  • Screen recording
  • Creating multimedia content
  • E-testing

Official web link:

https://www.techsmith.de/snagit.html, opens an external URL in a new window

Internal web link:

https://iu.zid.tuwien.ac.at/12988865.asHTML, opens an external URL in a new window

Possibility of TUWEL integration:

Yes, as a "file" or as a picture or video element in activity descriptions

Costs:

Internal costs, see internal web link

Screenshot example:

Beispiel eines mit SnagIt aufgenommenen Screenshots

© TechSmith SnagIt

Description:

A simple tool for generating a random name from a list containing various user-defined entries. Teaching staff can use this tool to select content at random in a visually appealing way. Simply enter the required concepts, topics, content, etc., and turn the wheel for a decision.

Category:

  • Visually picking and deciding topics
  • Collaboration tool

Official web link:

https://wheelofnames.com/, opens an external URL in a new window

Internal web link:

None

Possibility of TUWEL integration:

Yes, can be linked directly as a "URL"

Costs:

free

Screenshot example:

Simples Tool für eine zufällige Entscheidungsfindung

© Wheel of Names

 

Other recommendations:

Other tools offering good support for e-learning scenarios can also be found on these websites:

 

Note & Contact

The list of tools is augmented continuously. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via our ticket-line.