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IT Academic Core Processes & Systems (ACPS)
Freeware for the AUB Community
There are several
applications and software available for anyone to use. Below is a listing of a few applications that can be useful for integrating technology in education.
Audacity – a Free Sound Recorder and Editor
Audio and video can be
integrated into the curriculum
in a variety of ways, depending on the discipline, as well as the teaching and learning goals.
Audacity is an excellent FREE sound editor, which offers all features in a simple user-oriented environment. It runs on PC, Mac, and Linux, and allows great sound options such as cut/paste and insert silence/mono-stereo. The software supports uncompressed audio standards such as WAV and AIFF in addition to OGG and MP3 files. It includes a very clear tutorial as well.
Sample recorded lecture - mp3 - 697 KB
Sample short greeting - mp3 - 95 KB
authorPOINT™ Lite – a Free PowerPoint to Flash Converter
is a free PowerPoint to Flash converter that quickly and easily converts PowerPoint presentations to Flash. It is easy-to-use, and provides fast, accurate and high quality conversions of PowerPoint (.ppt, .pps, .pptx and .ppsx) to Flash (.swf).
Microsoft Windows 2000, 2003, XP and Vista
Sample authorPOINT™ Presentation
Sample: Self-run Flash presentation - swf - 1 MB
CamStudio – a Free Screen Activity Recorder
you are no longer restricted to class time and location to be able to present and give a lecture to your students. You can simply record your presentation and place it on
or on your website. Your students can view it from any PC connected to the Internet anywhere in the world. The value of CamStudio is that, if your presentation includes opening more than one file or typing some text, it can record all these actions and replay them for the viewer.
is a tool for recording screen activity in standard AVI video files. If you move the cursor, launch a new program, type some text, click a few buttons, or select some menus, anything that you see on your screen will be recorded by
for later replay. You can use
Record a lecture
Record videos in which you demonstrate to your students the features of a new software or application. When shown to students, the recording of the movement of the cursor, the selection of menus, the entering of text, or the display of messages will illustrate features and usage of the program in a short period time with maximum clarity
Record a movie stream being played on your computer
Convert AVI files to Flash (SWF) files
User Manual - pdf - 576 KB
Quick Start - pdf - 309 KB
Sample Screen Captures
Primo PDF – a Free PDF Creator
is a free and easy to use PDF converter. You can convert Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other printable file types into a PDF format. It enables you to set security for your PDF document, so that you can control what type of actions users can perform on the file.
Download PrimoPDF - exe - 14.2 MB
User Manual - pdf - 192 KB
For Other Freeware
If you are on campus, check the
AUB FTP Site
If you are off campus, connect to
do not require downloading.
These online applications or web applications are available to anyone with an internet connection.
BibMe: Fast and Easy Bibliography Maker
is a free automatic bibliography generator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting. It’s your comprehensive source for all bibliography services. BibMe has come a long way in delivering an easy-to-use product to its users. With BibMe the user can cite works in the following formats: book, film, journal, magazine, newspaper, website, or others such as encyclopedia, interview, radio/TV, etc.
how to use BibMe
Flashcards - by Microsoft Education Labs
is a web application that allows you to create, share, and study online flashcards.
are grouped in decks. Decks can have up to 300 cards, and each card can have any combination of text, image, and sound on the front and the back.
With Flashcards you can:
Browse and use already existing flashcards
Create and manage your own decks and flashcards
Share your own flashcards with the community
Faculty members from different disciplines can use
as interactive studying tools with their students. They can create decks of cards and give them to the students to study with, optionally the students can submit back a report of their progress. The report is generated automatically by the
Go to Site
how to use and create your own Flashcards
Molecular Workbench – a Free Molecular Simulator
The Molecular Workbench (MW)
software offers interactive visual simulations that have been widely used to teach science and engineering.
It provides not only a powerful easy to use tool for creating interactive simulations (including molecular simulations, mechanical simulations and discrete-element simulations) but also a database of previously created simulations and activities that contains user interfaces, writing guided activities, report and assessment tools for collecting data and measuring learning."
The website contains demos and simulations for different subjects in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The MW software is user friendly, interactive and fun to use.
Learn Molecular Workbench (MW)
Introduction to MW - pdf - 836 KB
Samples - pdf - 596 KB
Peter's Online Typing Course
"Peter's Online Typing Course" can make you "a typing hero!" And for free! You simply need to go to the website and start learning. No need to download any software.
Peter's Online Typing Course
Some applications require Add-ins to increase their functionality. These Add-ins are usually available freely for anyone to download and use.
Chemistry Add-in for Word - an MS Word plug-in for easy use of chemical structures
provides a simple and flexible way to include chemical information in a Word document.
, you can:
Create inline "chemistry zones" to represent chemical data
Display chemical information in a variety of ways
Display print-quality 2-D chemical structures
Accept chemical data in a variety of formats
Handle most molecules
Store and expose chemical information in a semantically rich manner
Close all Word documents
to your hard drive
Extract the contents of the .zip file to a folder
Navigate to that folder and run Setup.exe, which runs the standard MSI installation wizard
Use the installation wizard to install the Chemistry Add-in
Learn How to Use the Chemistry Add-in
Chemistry Add-in Tutorial