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Published February 13, 2017

The GIMP: A Powerful Free Image Editor for Teachers and Students

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

If you have projected a presentation in the classroom, created a website or blog, or produced a digital video with title screens as part of your educational practice, chances are you have had to use some form of image editing software. Depending on which operating system you are using, you may have even experienced frustration with the limitations of its pre-installed software. Fortunately, you have the option to download a powerful free and open source solution wherever and whenever you require.

Multidisciplinary

Digital Tools

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Published December 7, 2014

The Zotero Bibliographic Management Tool

Dany Thibault Teacher, Collège Montmorency

The Zotero bibliographic management tool is free and easy to use. It is also versatile since it can output various bibliographic styles adapting to different contexts. It addresses both teachers and students in both college and university communities. Zotero becomes even more effective when users create a free account on Zotero.org. By creating such an account, users can make a backup of bibliographical documents on the web, and can synchronize documents between multiple computers. Through these accounts, it also becomes possible to create groups to share sources. This is the perfect tool to optimize team work!

Human Sciences

Digital Tools

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Published October 9, 2018

Shotcut: A Free, Open-Source and Multi-platform Video Editor

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Shotcut is a free, libre and open-source video editing suite that is available for Linux, Mac and Windows. It is a powerful tool for you and your students to edit educational videos and has a number of presets that allow you to export your videos to a variety of popular video formats for the web or for high-definition broadcast.

Multidisciplinary

Digital Tools

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Published February 2, 2015

MediaWiki

Guillaume Vachon Web integrator, Profweb

This article will help you to get acquainted with MediaWiki. We have included some pedagogical uses for the tool as a potential source of inspiration for teachers. At the end of this article you will find a list of resources, some of which come from IT Partners in the college network (mostly in French).

Multidisciplinary

Digital Tools

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Published May 8, 2020

Discord: An Efficient Communication Tool for Pedagogical Purposes

Simon Côté-Massicotte Editor, Profweb

When the lockdown began, what now seems like years ago, I, like so many other teachers, had to figure out a way to continue giving my course as seamlessly as possible. Since my literature courses were heavily reliant on student interactions and regular exchanges, my first focus was to find a flexible, efficient, and reliable communication tool. After seeing the success of the Discord server created by my colleagues in the Video Game Design program at Limoilou, I decided to experiment with the program and it proved to be exactly what I was looking for.

Multidisciplinary

Digital Tools

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Published March 25, 2019

Canva — A Graphic Studio to Create Catchy Visuals

Bernard Gagnon Educational Advisor, Cégep de Saint-Félicien

The Canva graphic design tool allows you to create just about any type of graphics for publishing to the web, to make digital documents (Word, PDF, etc.) or printed presentations on paper and paper stock.

Multidisciplinary

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