It’s not a secret that edtech product development often requires software engineering involvement. However, lack of programming experience or opportunities to buy these services should not become the stumbling block to your project.

Today there are lots of tools & services that make the implementation of the most ambitious educational solutions aссessible to everyone. Even having a limited budget and human resources pool you are still able to build an MVP.

Here is a collection of helpful tools you can use at different development stages without any specific skills.

Kajabi

All-in-one platform makes it easy to create educational content/websites as well as to advertise them. Good choice for making commercial cources.

Alternative services: Teachable, Skill share, Udemy, АнтиТренинги.

Tilda Publishing

No-code website builder.You can choose from hundreds of pre-designed templates and edit them thanks to an intuitive constructor. With free trial you can build one website getting access to basic functions and lots of templates.

Alternative services: Wix, Squarespace, WordPress.

Canvas

Free platform for creating full-featured open online courses. Such courses can be easily integrated into a mixed educational model or used as a stand-alone product. You can also enjoy a user-friendly interface, handy toolkit and free hosting.

Mentimeter

Online service that helps to create quizzes, get real-time feedback and share it on a big screen or smartboard. You can set up formative assessments, spark discussions and test knowledge with fun quiz competitions. Perfect tool to increase engagement, suitable for all types of education and group activities in general.

Stencyl

Code-free game development tool that allows to create 2D video games for computers, mobile devices, and the web. It is based on drag-and-drop logic paying homage to the successful MIT Scratch project. Cool option for everyone interested in gamification of learning process. Building games is free, but If you want to publish games on platforms other than Flash and HTML5, then you’ll need an annual subscription

TypeForm

Service for online form building and online surveys. It has lots of visually appealing customizable templates, provides access to different types of questions and is easily integrated into presentations created in Canva.

Connected Papers

Free tool that helps to find and visualize the interconnections between published academic papers. This can be very helpful for sorting out research information and presenting it in a clear and convenient way.

Canva

User-friendly online graphic design service. It helps to create all kinds of visual content: presentations, infographics, posters, documents etc. Numerous template options can be customized for any purpose. You can add QRs, build charts and schemes, insert video content, questionnaires and more. Education professionals can get Premium subscription for free.

Moodle

Multi-language open-source learning platform with a set of embedded necessary tools. It enables you to create online courses, add assignments, and keep an eye on your students’ progress.

iSpring Learn

Moodle’s Pro version with a wider toolkit. It is a cloud-based LMS for online corporate training, easy to use for both learners and training managers. You can build eLearning courses, training simulators, interactive articles, edit video lectures and more.

Swipe

Platform for mobile micro-learning. It is used in corporate training and is based on lessons in the format of stories made up of flashcards. Choose from ready-made courses or create your own ones. Made in Belarus!

Quizlet

Digital pop-quiz database. Quizlet takes information and converts it into flashcards, quizzes, and games, so that users can study the same information in a variety of forms. You can choose from user-generated content or create your own flashcard sets. Universal service that can be used in the teaching process regardless of topics or students’ age.

BotHelp

Visual constructor for building and launching chatbots without code. This is a powerful automation tool for your educational projects that can be integrated with all popular platforms: Telegram, Viber, WhatsApp etc.

Bubble

Platform allowing non-technical people to build web applications with more advanced functionality and branched logic in comparison to template-oriented builders. Users draw the interface by dragging and dropping elements onto a page and defining workflows to control the logic. Relatively easy way to implement your ambitious ideas without needing to type code.

Kahoot!

Similar to Quizlet, this is a game-based learning platform used to make learning process more engaging and effective. With its simple and fast interface, teachers and students can create and manage quizzes, surveys, games or educational marathons

ThingLink

Education technology platform that makes it easy to augment various types of visual content into online courses: virtual tours, 3D models and simulations, infographics, presentation, videos, images and more. Great way to create interactive experiences with 360-degree videos and VR/AR.

Flourish

Free tool to create a variety of different data visualizations, ranging from simple bar graphs and charts to interactive story maps. Wide range of templates, data import from different sources and opportunity to embed the final results into side services. Basic engineering skills would be a plus but are definitely not a must.

7 taps

Free, web-based tool to create, deliver, and track microlearning experiences. Agile and easy to use. Made in Belarus!

Google for Education

And finally… Don’t forget about Google Workspace for Education. Numerous (both free and paid) useful tools convenient for collaborative work and fully integrated with each other.

This article is based on the material published by EdTech Belarus. Original text in Belarusian can be found here (and much more great edtech-related content).

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