Software Resources: Free

HotPotatoes by Half-Baked Software - 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 - 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 - This software will create .pdf files from your word processor, Internet browser or HTML editor.

Picasa - 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:, or you can go to > click More > Picasa. Using Picasa, you can easily prepare images for upload to Blackboard.

Submitted by Dr. Rob Gibson, Friends University

EclipseCrossword - 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 - This software creates a great learning objects like flash cards, jeopardy-like game, matching, and hangman.

Starfish Retention Solutions - - 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 - - From their website "saving you time when grading electronic papers, marking assignments & using marking rubrics"