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Hi guys, I thought it could be interesting to have one post with a list of all the usefull sources for instructors, like music, graphics and software.... I started with what I usually use and with what is free. I hope you can add some more sources to the list so it can become very usefull for everyone in the comunity. If you want me to add something write it in an answer to this post and I'll gladly add it to the list.

 

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Free Pictures and Videos:
- PIXABAY: https://pixabay.com
- PEXELS: https://pexels.com

- FREEPIk: https://www.freepik.com

- FLATICON: https://www.flaticon.com

- UNSPLASH: https://unsplash.com

- NEWOLDSTOCK: https://nos.twnsnd.co

- VIDEEZY: https://www.videezy.com/

- VECTEEZY: https://www.vecteezy.com/ (Vectors)

- THENOUNPROJECT: https://thenounproject.com/ (Icons)

 

Free Music and Audio Fx:
- INCOMPETECH: https://incompetech.com
- YOUTUBE AUDIOLIBRARY: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music
- FREESOUND: https://freesound.org/

 

Free Video Capture and Video Editor Softwares:
- IMOVIE (Mac only): https://www.apple.com/imovie/
- QUICKTIME (Mac only): https://support.apple.com/it_IT/downloads/quicktime
- OBS STUDIO: https://obsproject.com/
- LIGHTWORKS: https://www.lwks.com/
- OPENSHOT: https://www.openshot.org/
- SHOTCUT: https://shotcut.org/
- HITFILM EXPRESS: https://fxhome.com/hitfilm-express
- VSDC (Windows only): http://www.videosoftdev.com/
- DAVINCI RESOLVE: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/

- SCREENCASTOMATIC: https://screencast-o-matic.com/

 

Free Photo Manipulation / Editing Softwares:

- GIMP: https://www.gimp.org/

- CANVA: https://www.canva.com/

- INKSCAPE: https://inkscape.org/

 

Free Power Point Templates:

-SLIDESCARNIVAL: https://www.slidescarnival.com

 

Udemy Specific Resources:

- Official Udemy courses on how to create Udemy courses: https://www.udemy.com/user/udemymanager

- Instructor revenue share: https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/229605008-Instructor-Revenue-Share

- Verification process: https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/229234067-Instructor-Identity-Verification-Process

- Educational Announcements guidelines_ https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/229605828-Educational-Announcements-Rules-and-Guidelines

- Promotional Emails guidelines: https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/229605908-Promotional-Emails-Rules-and-Guidelines

- Bonus Lecture guidelines: https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/229232847-Bonus-Lecture-Rules-and-Guidelines

 

 

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Awesome share, thanks

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GIMP & Canva are great, free photo manipulation / editing softwares.

 

I've also seen folks use Trello, Asana & Google Doc/Sheets for course management and outlining.

I also want to add these Udemy-specific resources, based on questions we see frequently in the community:

 

Official Udemy courses on how to create Udemy courses - https://www.udemy.com/user/udemymanager

Instructor revenue share - https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/229605008-Instructor-Revenue-Share

Verification process - https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/229234067-Instructor-Identity-Verification-Process

Educational Announcements guidelines - https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/229605828-Educational-Announcements-Rules-and-Guidelines

Promotional Emails guidelines - https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/229605908-Promotional-Emails-Rules-and-Guidelines

Bonus Lecture guidelines - https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/229232847-Bonus-Lecture-Rules-and-Guidelines

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I would add freepik.com for free photos, icons, vector designs, psd's and lots more. Also, flaticon.com for icons and icon packs.

 

For the photos, I would add unsplash.com and newoldstock https://nos.twnsnd.co/

 

And on https://www.slidescarnival.com/ you will findlots of great free power point templates.

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Hi @JoyceWSolomon, it always depends on the site, sometimes you'll have to give credit to the author and sometimes you just can use it without credits. For the music, for example, if you use the music from Incompetech.com you'll have to give credit to the author, you'll find what to write right in the info of the song. About the photos, if you'll use the pictures from Pixabay.com, most of the time you will be free to use the photos also for commercial purposes without any credit, you will find about the license of the photo on the right of your screen.

 

The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success (Paramhansa Yogananda)

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Csnva can also be used for making PowerPoint slides too. There is so much that you can do with Canva. It's more than  just a photo editor. 

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Thankyou so much!

Good resources.

I hope to use it in the best way.

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This is very helpful. Thank you for sharing it. I'm very new here, creating my first class. I see these links will be helpful.

Enjoy your day.

Anthony

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Thanks a lot , thats very useful and will save a lot of time

 


@MassimilianoAlf wrote:

Hi guys, I thought it could be interesting to have one post with a list of all the usefull sources for instructors, like music, graphics and software.... I started with what I usually use and with what is free. I hope you can add some more sources to the list so it can become very usefull for everyone in the comunity. If you want me to add something write it in an answer to this post and I'll gladly add it to the list.

 

THE LIST:


Free Pictures and Videos:
- PIXABAY: https://pixabay.com
- PEXELS: https://pexels.com

- FREEPIk: https://www.freepik.com

- FLATICON: https://www.flaticon.com

- UNSPLASH: https://unsplash.com

- NEWOLDSTOCK: https://nos.twnsnd.co

- VIDEEZY: https://www.videezy.com/

- VECTEEZY: https://www.vecteezy.com/ (Vectors)

- THENOUNPROJECT: https://thenounproject.com/ (Icons)

 

Free Music and Audio Fx:
- INCOMPETECH: https://incompetech.com
- YOUTUBE AUDIOLIBRARY: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music
- FREESOUND: https://freesound.org/

 

Free Video Capture and Video Editor Softwares:
- IMOVIE (Mac only): https://www.apple.com/imovie/
- QUICKTIME (Mac only): https://support.apple.com/it_IT/downloads/quicktime
- OBS STUDIO: https://obsproject.com/
- LIGHTWORKS: https://www.lwks.com/
- OPENSHOT: https://www.openshot.org/
- SHOTCUT: https://shotcut.org/
- HITFILM EXPRESS: https://fxhome.com/hitfilm-express
- VSDC (Windows only): http://www.videosoftdev.com/
- DAVINCI RESOLVE: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/

- SCREENCASTOMATIC: https://screencast-o-matic.com/

 

Free Photo Manipulation / Editing Softwares:

- GIMP: https://www.gimp.org/

- CANVA: https://www.canva.com/

- INKSCAPE: https://inkscape.org/

 

Free Power Point Templates:

-SLIDESCARNIVAL: https://www.slidescarnival.com

 

Udemy Specific Resources:

- Official Udemy courses on how to create Udemy courses: https://www.udemy.com/user/udemymanager

- Instructor revenue share: https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/229605008-Instructor-Revenue-Share

- Verification process: https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/229234067-Instructor-Identity-Verification-Process

- Educational Announcements guidelines_ https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/229605828-Educational-Announcements-Rules-and-Guidelines

- Promotional Emails guidelines: https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/229605908-Promotional-Emails-Rules-and-Guidelines

- Bonus Lecture guidelines: https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/229232847-Bonus-Lecture-Rules-and-Guidelines

 

 



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Awesome, thank you so much!

 

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Fantastic. Thank you

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Wow! Thank you taking the time to post this info! This is great! 8):thumbs_up: 

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Hello everyone,

 

There is a program called Apowersoft Free Screen Recorder. You have two free options: 

 

Online: https://www.apowersoft.com/free-online-screen-recorder     

 

Program installed in pc: https://download.cnet.com/Apowersoft-Free-Screen-Recorder/3000-13633_4-75959899.html

 

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This is gold.

Thank you very much! 

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Great info! Thanks for sharing.

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So useful and extensive, thank you so much!

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@MassimilianoAlf @thanks for this list! It’s good to have it. 

 

May i ask regarding the music and photos, are they royalty free music and photos for commercial use? 

 

Its because, on Udemy we are selling so I want to ensure that instructors don’t get into trouble. 

 

Thanks for your information on licences offered by the mentioned sites. 

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Hi @JoyceWSolomon, it always depends on the site, sometimes you'll have to give credit to the author and sometimes you just can use it without credits. For the music, for example, if you use the music from Incompetech.com you'll have to give credit to the author, you'll find what to write right in the info of the song. About the photos, if you'll use the pictures from Pixabay.com, most of the time you will be free to use the photos also for commercial purposes without any credit, you will find about the license of the photo on the right of your screen.

 

The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success (Paramhansa Yogananda)

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Hi @MassimilianoAlf thanks alot for clarification. 

 

It helps knowing some may want attribution even if its free for commercial use. 

 

Much appracitaed for your prompt response 

 

Joyce W. Solomon (Perssonal Branding Coach)

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Thanks! This is a great list!

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Awesome ... thank you for sharing


@MassimilianoAlf wrote:

Hi guys, I thought it could be interesting to have one post with a list of all the usefull sources for instructors, like music, graphics and software.... I started with what I usually use and with what is free. I hope you can add some more sources to the list so it can become very usefull for everyone in the comunity. If you want me to add something write it in an answer to this post and I'll gladly add it to the list.

 

THE LIST:


Free Pictures and Videos:
- PIXABAY: https://pixabay.com
- PEXELS: https://pexels.com

- FREEPIk: https://www.freepik.com

- FLATICON: https://www.flaticon.com

- UNSPLASH: https://unsplash.com

- NEWOLDSTOCK: https://nos.twnsnd.co

 

Free Music and Audio Fx:
- INCOMPETECH: https://incompetech.com
- YOUTUBE AUDIOLIBRARY: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music
- FREESOUND: https://freesound.org/

 

Free Video Capture and Video Editor Softwares:
- IMOVIE (Mac only): https://www.apple.com/imovie/
- QUICKTIME (Mac only): https://support.apple.com/it_IT/downloads/quicktime
- OBS STUDIO: https://obsproject.com/
- LIGHTWORKS: https://www.lwks.com/
- OPENSHOT: https://www.openshot.org/
- SHOTCUT: https://shotcut.org/
- HITFILM EXPRESS: https://fxhome.com/hitfilm-express
- VSDC (Windows only): http://www.videosoftdev.com/
- DAVINCI RESOLVE: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/

- SCREENCASTOMATIC: https://screencast-o-matic.com/

 

Free Photo Manipulation / Editing Softwares:

- GIMP: https://www.gimp.org/

- CANVA: https://www.canva.com/

- INKSCAPE: https://inkscape.org/

 

Free Power Point Templates:

-SLIDESCARNIVAL: https://www.slidescarnival.com

 

Udemy Specific Resources:

- Official Udemy courses on how to create Udemy courses: https://www.udemy.com/user/udemymanager

- Instructor revenue share: https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/229605008-Instructor-Revenue-Share

- Verification process: https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/229234067-Instructor-Identity-Verification-Process

- Educational Announcements guidelines_ https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/229605828-Educational-Announcements-Rules-and-Guidelines

- Promotional Emails guidelines: https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/229605908-Promotional-Emails-Rules-and-Guidelines

- Bonus Lecture guidelines: https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/229232847-Bonus-Lecture-Rules-and-Guidelines

 

 


 

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@FakhrulAnwar007 wrote:

Awesome ... thank you for sharing


@MassimilianoAlf wrote:

Hi guys, I thought it could be interesting to have one post with a list of all the usefull sources for instructors, like music, graphics and software.... I started with what I usually use and with what is free. I hope you can add some more sources to the list so it can become very usefull for everyone in the comunity. If you want me to add something write it in an answer to this post and I'll gladly add it to the list.

 

THE LIST:


Free Pictures and Videos:
- PIXABAY: https://pixabay.com
- PEXELS: https://pexels.com

- FREEPIk: https://www.freepik.com

- FLATICON: https://www.flaticon.com

- UNSPLASH: https://unsplash.com

- NEWOLDSTOCK: https://nos.twnsnd.co

 

Free Music and Audio Fx:
- INCOMPETECH: https://incompetech.com
- YOUTUBE AUDIOLIBRARY: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music
- FREESOUND: https://freesound.org/

 

Free Video Capture and Video Editor Softwares:
- IMOVIE (Mac only): https://www.apple.com/imovie/
- QUICKTIME (Mac only): https://support.apple.com/it_IT/downloads/quicktime
- OBS STUDIO: https://obsproject.com/
- LIGHTWORKS: https://www.lwks.com/
- OPENSHOT: https://www.openshot.org/
- SHOTCUT: https://shotcut.org/
- HITFILM EXPRESS: https://fxhome.com/hitfilm-express
- VSDC (Windows only): http://www.videosoftdev.com/
- DAVINCI RESOLVE: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/

- SCREENCASTOMATIC: https://screencast-o-matic.com/

 

Free Photo Manipulation / Editing Softwares:

- GIMP: https://www.gimp.org/

- CANVA: https://www.canva.com/

- INKSCAPE: https://inkscape.org/

 

Free Power Point Templates:

-SLIDESCARNIVAL: https://www.slidescarnival.com

 

Udemy Specific Resources:

- Official Udemy courses on how to create Udemy courses: https://www.udemy.com/user/udemymanager

- Instructor revenue share: https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/229605008-Instructor-Revenue-Share

- Verification process: https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/229234067-Instructor-Identity-Verification-Process

- Educational Announcements guidelines_ https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/229605828-Educational-Announcements-Rules-and-Guidelines

- Promotional Emails guidelines: https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/229605908-Promotional-Emails-Rules-and-Guidelines

- Bonus Lecture guidelines: https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/229232847-Bonus-Lecture-Rules-and-Guidelines

 

 


 


Another open resource that many might find helpful in editing photography is Darktable

darktable is an open source photography workflow application and raw developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.

It comes with a manual and you can download an app version to your phone or mobile device. 

 

As you might expect, there are a ton of very good YouTube videos on how to use nearly every feature! It’s been compared to Adobe Lightroom and a number of other $$ applications available in that it has a ton of features, but it still takes time and practice to become comfortable with them.

I actually printed the online manual and have found that helpful as well.

I recommend you check out the YouTube videos before you get started.

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Hi!

 

Does anybody know where to make "doodle videos"?

 

Regards,
Carl

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Thankyou so much!

Good resources.

I hope to use it in the best way.

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Thank you for such an amazing info ,,,

Worth watching the list you provided,,,

Overall,loved to see ur posts again,,,

Mr. Arshi

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thanks for such consoludation everything here.

one ask, for screen recording i tried many , i found resolution is not so great(looks somewhat blur) with freeware such as obs, quicktime... 
also the file size was much larger (even with mp4 format) 

do you suggest/any idea on above two points

 

thanks,

--baseer

very first tutorial maker...!

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Hi,

Great share, thanks.

 

InkScape and GIMP can also be considered. 

 

Warmest regards,

 

InkScape https://inkscape.org/

and

GIMP https://www.gimp.org/

 

 

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Thanks @MassimilianoAlf for creating this beneficial post. I want to add the ones I know that may help our fellow instructures. You may want to add them in your list at the top of this page!

 

For photos:

https://www.videezy.com/

 

I highly recommend canva.com, even the subsrcibed service. I was in daubt first to pay for monthly subscribtion of unlimited photos, but I got much benefit afterwards. They offer very powerful online design platform as well!

 

For icons:

https://thenounproject.com/

 

Andd what's really missing here is https://www.fiverr.com/ !! By paying just 10$ more and less you can get your desgined logo, intro video and more services that makes a difference!

 

Good luck eveyone!

 

MassimilianoAlf
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Thx Milad, I added the free resources.

 

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