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Student Survival Guide

Video tutorials to help you get started using the software and online applications you'll need.

Tech Tools

In this section, you will find online tools and apps to assist you with studying, collaborating online, presenting, website creation/coding, and social media. Even better, most of these tech tools are provided free of charge. Click the links below for a brief description of each tool.

Google Drive

Store, create, and edit documents in the virtual Google Drive.

Learn more about using Google Drive for notetaking

Get started with Google Drive

Evernote

Create notes, store media, and sync across devices.

Learn more about Evernote

Get started with Evernote

OneNote

Create your own digital notebooks for your classes. Take notes, organize media, and add audio from your lectures.

Get started with OneNote

A Web Whiteboard

Collaboratively draw or write on a virtual whiteboard, then save or share the image.

Get started with A Web Whiteboard

Scoop.it

Use this content curation software to create boards of articles, sites, and images related to your interests. Share your thoughts on this content to build your personal brand.

Learn more about Scoop.it

Get started with Scoop.it

Diigo

Annotate and archive pages, then share them on social media using this cloud-based software.

Get started with Diigo

My Study Life

Add your class times, assignment deadlines, and more to keep track of everything academic.

Learn more about My Study Life

Get started with My Study Life

Clockwork Tomato

Using the Pomodoro technique, set your own timers to help you stay on task. (Only available on Android.)

Learn more about Clockwork Tomato

Get started with Clockwork Tomato

Any.do

Create to-do lists and set reminders for today, tomorrow, or someday.

Learn more about Any.do

Get started with Any.do

Wunderlist

Keep track of important tasks and due dates.

Learn more about Wunderlist

Get started with Wunderlist

Trello

Use visuals and images to create to-do lists and collaborate with others on projects.

Learn more about Trello

Get started with Trello

Google Keep

Make short notes, create to-do lists, and set reminders.

Learn more about Google Keep

Get started with Google Keep

Habitica

Create your own character and level up by completing tasks. Play with friends to defeat monsters and earn rewards.

Learn more about Habitica

Get started with Habitica

Rewire

A "don't break the chain" type app. Make goals and do your best to keep a daily chain going. (Only available on Android.)

Learn more about Rewire

Get started with Rewire

Any.do

Create to-do lists and set reminders for today, tomorrow, or someday.

Learn more about Any.do

Get started with Any.do

Wunderlist

Keep track of important tasks and due dates.

Learn more about Wunderlist

Get started with Wunderlist

Trello

Use visuals and images to create to-do lists and collaborate with others on projects.

Learn more about Trello

Get started with Trello

Google Keep

Make short notes, create to-do lists, and set reminders.

Learn more about Google Keep

Get started with Google Keep

Text2MindMap

Create mind maps online to brainstorm and organize your thoughts.

Learn more about Text2MindMap

Get started with Text2MindMap

Google Drive

Store, create, and edit documents in the virtual Google Drive.

Learn more about creating, sharing, and collaborating on documents with Google Drive

Get started with Google Drive

Microsoft OneDrive

Use your Algonquin email account to store, create, and edit documents in Microsoft's virtual OneDrive.

Learn more about Microsoft OneDrive

Get started with Microsoft OneDrive

Google Hangouts

Make video or audio calls, chat online, send documents, and share your screen.

Learn more about Google Hangouts

Get started with Google Hangouts

Skype

Make video or audio calls, chat online, send documents, and share your screen.

Learn more about Skype

Get started with Skype

Join.me

Share your screen with others using this video conferencing software.

Learn more about Join.me

Get started with Join.me

Dropbox

Upload, store, and share your documents digitally.

Learn more about Dropbox

Get started with Dropbox

Google Drive

Store, create, and edit documents in the virtual Google Drive.

Learn more about uploading and sharing files with Google Drive

Get started with Google Drive

Microsoft OneDrive

Use your Algonquin email account to store, create, and edit documents in Microsoft's virtual OneDrive.

Learn more about Microsoft OneDrive

Learn more about uploading and sharing files to Microsoft OneDrive using Office 2013

Get started with Microsoft OneDrive

Prezi

Create presentations that navigate through one large canvas instead of traditional slides.

Learn more about Prezi

Get started with Prezi

Piktochart

Create professional-looking infographics with this user-friendly software. No graphic design experience needed!

Learn more about Piktochart

Get started with Piktochart

Canva

Design appealing, customisable graphics for web and print.

Learn more about Canva

Get started with Canva

Powtoon

Create animated slideshows and videos.

Learn more about Powtoon

Get started with Powtoon

A Web Whiteboard

Collaboratively draw or write on a virtual whiteboard, then save or share the image.

Get started with A Web Whiteboard

Wix

Create web and mobile sites with this drag-and-drop web development platform.

Learn more about Wix

Get started with Wix

Weebly

Create web and mobile sites with this drag-and-drop web development platform.

Learn more about Weebly

Get started with Weebly

Raspberry Pi

Explore programming and create just about anything with this tiny, low-cost computer.

Learn more about Raspberry Pi

Get started with Raspberry Pi

Codecademy

Learn to code in 11 different programming languages using Codecademy's interactive, online classes.

Learn more about Codecademy

Get started with Codecademy

Twitter

Share your thoughts in 140-character tweets. Your Twitter account is a reflection of your personal brand, so tweet wisely!

Learn more about Twitter

Get started with Twitter

LinkedIn

Build an online professional profile and network with others in your field.

Learn more about LinkedIn

Get started with LinkedIn

Scoop.it

Scoop.it

Use this content curation software to create boards of articles, sites, and images related to your interests. Share your thoughts on this content to build your personal brand.

Learn more about Scoop.it

Get started with Scoop.it

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Online Video Tutorials

Full time Algonquin students are provided full access to all of the courses available once they have created an account through Online Resources.