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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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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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FreeCam (formerly iSpring Free Cam) [https://www.freescreenrecording.com/] is another free screen recorder that is simple to use. 
A little known feature on the iPhone is the integrated screen recorder. For instructors show casing mobile applications, this is a pretty remarkable feature! Instead of having to use a screen mirror application connected to you laptop or PC AND a screen recorder, now you can go right from the source!
The video is saved to your photos files on your phone and you treat it much like you would any video you recorded on your phone.
This feature may also be available on Android phones as well. 

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Thank You, it is very useful 

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Wow! This list seems extremely helpful. Thanks @MassimilianoAlf .

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Awesome..!! Thanks for posting these useful resources here. 

 

 

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Thats nice.

Thank you

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Thank you Massimiliano,

I'm new here. I appreciate your post.

 

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This is a useful summary of important tools but I think that it is in no way exhaustive. We indeed should keep adding whenever we come across some new tools. Thanks 

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I agree!

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Great list, thanks for sharing

 

You can find some great free music at https://www.bensound.com/

 

If you are wanting to structure anything or present flow charts there is a great online flowchart maker tool: https://app.diagrams.net/

 

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This is an excellent site for music! I really like the choices, the quality and the lengths - they will be perfect when I get back into the studio (okay, my home office) and start editing. 

 

Thanks for sharing this!
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Awesome, very appreciated!

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I Appreciate the share. Extremely helpful!

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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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Thanks very much. I do appreciate that. I will also share it with others.

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As a new course creator I am spending so much time researching the best places to find resources or software and even if something works it just doesn't work for me, if that makes sense.  This list contains some that I have used and some I have never heard of so many thanks for sharing it.

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If i use the music from the site that you mentioned above , will i have to give the credit to the website? or its free to use without giving credit. If need to give credit how can i mention it. I want to use it as my background music of my promo vide. Please help me out. How to do this. Thanks.

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With the possible exception of 100% Royalty free music, credit and recognition of authorship of the music or the website  providing it should always be properly recognized and attributed. To do so is considered plagiarism in academia and simply theft of intellectual property anywhere else.
 

Properly giving credit where it is due helps everyone and does not diminish your work product. If anything it enhances it by demonstrating your respect for the work of others...the same as you would want for yourself. 


To do less is to invite potential litigation that could result in a 'cease and desist order' and running the risk of compromising your professional integrity. Once that happens, good luck finding work with legitimate businesses, or people.
After all, how can you trust a thief?

-

EM

 

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Just put a write at the end of your video where you used the music, something that says: "Music by www.thewebsitewhereyoutookthemusic..."

 

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

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Awesome, great contribution @MassimilianoAlf !! Thank you very much

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@MassimilianoAlf generous sharing, thanks!


 

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