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Prezi is a free web-based presentation tool. Prezi is unique compared to traditional presentation software as it is a "blank canvas" instead of a linear slide format. Prezi allows nonlinear exploration of ideas and topics utilizing zoom and pan functions. Prezis can be presented online or offline depending on the content included and the type of account you have. Prezi allows easy integration of hyperlinks, videos, and audio. Users can even insert PowerPoint slides to create a more dynamic presentation. You can sign up for a prezi account at

With Prezi you can:

  • Explore nonlinear topics/ideas
  • Insert audio, video (YouTube), images, & pdf documents
  • Link to web pages to share resources
  • Embed Prezi presentations directly into Blackboard

Here is an example of a Prezi:



ThingLink is an online platform that can be used to create interactive images. You can link text, web links, videos, audio clips, and more. Educators are using ThingLink to create interactive lectures, student group projects, individual presentations, and course navigation demonstrations. You can embed your ThingLink into your Blackboard course. ThingLink works on all modern web browsers as well as iPad, iPhone and Android. You can create a free Education account for Teachers or Students:

With ThingLink you can:

  • Use images to make instruction more dynamic
  • Add text to describe imagery and add context to visuals
  • Link to videos that demonstrate concepts
  • Link to audio clips that explain major ideas
  • Link to web pages to share resources
  • Integrate with Google Docs, Forms, and Presentations

Here are several examples from EKU professors



TimelineJS is an open-source tool that enables anyone to build visually,rich, interactive timelines. Beginners can create a timeline using nothing more than a Google spreadsheet. Experts can use their JSON skills to create custom installations, while keeping TimelineJS's core look and functionality.

Here are several examples from EKU professors



Tiki-Toki is a Web-based application that allows you to create interactive timelines. You can only create one timeline with a free account, but eCampus faculty can get access to the paid account through IDC by contacting Julia Bellendir, administrative coordinator, at or (859) 622-1656.

Visit the Tiki-Toki Website

View tutorials about Tiki-Toki


You can create short animated videos by using PowToon's easy-to-use interface. No video editing experience is required!

Visit the PowToon Website

View tutorials about PowToon

AnchorSocial Media

Enhance your online courses by using social media Web sites and applications. Instructors have used Twitter and Pinterest to create interaction and communities within their online courses.

Visit the Pinterest and Twitter Web sites

View tutorials about using Pinterest or Twitter in your online courses

Read more about using Twitter in online education

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