Software Resources: Free
HotPotatoes by Half-Baked Software - http://hotpot.uvic.ca. From their website: "The Hot Potatoes suite includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web. Hot Potatoes is not freeware, but it is free of charge for publicly funded, non-profit, educational users who make their pages available on the web. Other users must pay for a licence."
Open Source Image Editing Software - GIMP - http://www.gimp.org/downloads. This software will create or edit images or banners for online course materials and is much less expensive than Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro.
Open Source PDF Writer - CUTE PDF - http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp. This software will create .pdf files from your word processor, Internet browser or HTML editor.
Picasa - http://www.picasa.com. Need to modify an image (photo or graphic) and you don't know how to use (or own) Photoshop? There is a free and easy graphic tool available to you from the Google web site called Picasa. You can download it at: http://www.picasa.com, or you can go to http://www.google.com > click More > Picasa. Using Picasa, you can easily prepare images for upload to Blackboard.
Submitted by Dr. Rob Gibson, Friends University
EclipseCrossword - www.eclipsecrossword.com. Use EclipseCrossword to create any size crossword for print or web delivery. Just type in the question and answer and EclipseCrossword does the rest.
Software Resources: License Fee
StudyMate - http://www.respondus.com/products/studymate.shtml. This software creates a great learning objects like flash cards, jeopardy-like game, matching, and hangman.
Starfish Retention Solutions - www.starfishsolutions.com - Starfish Retention Solutions is a provider of student success solutions. The company offers a collection of software solutions that harness the power of the campus community to engage, motivate and graduate more students - securing valuable tuition revenue through student retention. Specifically, the solutions help institutions identify at-risk students, promote engagement with instructors, manage tutoring services, improve academic advising, and facilitate relationships with mentors.
eMarking Assistant - www.baker-evans.com/community/course/view.php?id=6 - From their website "saving you time when grading electronic papers, marking assignments & using marking rubrics"