Note regarding this list and COVID-19: The tools provided on this list of resources assume that you are working on digital products from home, and therefore, the linked resources are free to use. During a traditional semester, the Digital Studio can provide access to and tutoring for other software, including PhotoShop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, and many more! See note at the bottom of this page regarding access to Adobe products during school closure.


The resources below will help you get a stronger sense of what an infographic is and what it does:

Tools for Creating Infographics


A podcast is an audio program made available in digital format for automatic download over the Internet.   Podcasts contain audio content, recorded either in very structured settings or extemporaneously, and may contain video content as well.

Tools for Creating Podcasts

Research Posters

Research posters are often used to communicate and present the summarized results of one’s research to the academic community and broader audience.  Therefore, posters should be designed to communicate results concisely, visually, and attractively, especially to generate discussion and feedback from others. In addition, Infographics are often utilized with research posters for graphic visual representation of information, data, or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly. An effective poster can make a strong impact, so it’s worth developing poster planning skills.  Here are some tips in designing effective research posters.

Tools for Creating Research Posters


Screencasting involves videorecording your computer or device screen while you talk and interact with the screen.  Probably the most famous example of screencasts is Khan Academy.

Tools for creating Screencasts

Slideshow Presentations

Slideshow presentations are visual tools used to support a verbal presentation. According to Alley and Neeley (2005) a well-structured presentation is based on three assumptions: visual aids are needed for parts of a verbal presentation, the purpose of each slide is to enhance the audience’s understanding (slides are not the speaker’s notes), and slides are not handouts. You can also use live teleconferencing, like Zoom, to present (see this tutorial from the Digital  Studio for Zoom basics!).  

Tools for Creating Slideshow Presentations


Videos can provide a unique method of engaging an audience and presenting information. It’s important to note that there are several steps in recording videos: 1) storyboard/outline; 2) write a script; 3) shoot/collect footage, images, and music; 4) draft the video; 5) edit the video, add transitions; and 6) compile and export. 

Tools for Creating Videos


Note regarding Adobe Products

As a result of campus closure, student access to Adobe Creative Cloud in labs and classrooms is not available. Adobe has provided temporary at-home access for impacted students and faculty, so that they can continue their work remotely. Please follow the instructions below to enable access to Creative Cloud Desktop Apps on your personal device.


  1. Visit and use your school credentials to sign in.
  2. If prompted, select Company or School Account and then enter your password. Or provide your credentials in your school’s login screen.
  3. From the Creative Cloud website, browse for and download your desired app. Click Apps on the top of the page to view all apps.

For more information on how to download or install apps, see Download and Install Creative Cloud apps.

For Higher Education students to continue developing skills, Adobe offers free “Daily Creative Challenges”. These are guided projects where participants receive creative prompts and connect with pros, mentors, and other students for feedback and support. Click on the app name to learn more: PhotoshopXD and Illustrator. Also, for inspiration and over-the-shoulder learning, watch pros share their creative process on Adobe Live daily at

For faculty seeking to engage students during campus closures, Adobe has curated resources to help them discover inspiring projects, best practices, and new ideas so they can continue to drive valuable learning in virtual environments. For more information on Adobe’s distance learning resources please click here. If you have troubles after following these instructions, submit an IT ticket.