Useful Tools:

Below is a list of technologies you can use to complete assignments


Office Suites​

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MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint lead the pack in productivity software and related services to students. Provided to students at Shasta College at no cost to them, Office 365 provides access to the Microsoft Office software as well as access to storage space on Microsoft's cloud storage service, OneDrive. Office 365 can be used in the cloud; or, students have the option of downloading the suite to their personal computers.

Google DocsGoogle Sheets and Google Slides are a word processor, a spreadsheet and a presentation program respectively, all part of a free, web-based software office suite offered by Google within its Google Drive service. The suite allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating with other users in real-time. 


LibreOffice is the most actively developed free and open source office suite, a project of The Document Foundation and is available for a variety of computing platforms, including Microsoft Windows, OS X (10.8 or newer), and Linux (including a LibreOffice Viewer for Android).. The suite comprises programs for word processing, the creation and editing of spreadsheets, slideshows, diagrams and drawings, working with databases, and composing mathematical formulae.

Audio-Visual Crea​tion/Editing

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Screencast-O-Matic allows you to create screen capture videos and download them to your computer, then upload video and then upload it to YouTube.​ You can download the Free version of Screencast-O-Matic; or, for a low annual subscription cost of $15, you can register the full version (right now, you can register for 3 yrs for $29)​.

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YouTube allows for the creation and hosting of videos.  There is the capability to caption and make videos accessible as well.

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Google Hangouts Hangouts lets you send messages, photos, email, and make video calls with your friends and family. Since Hangouts is available in Gmail, Google+, on your iOS or Android device, and as a Chrome extension, you can keep in touch whether you’re at home or on-the-go.

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3C Media Solutions provides programming on demand using a variety of media, from video to audio technology.  Do you need to stream a class lecture, presentation or other event?  3C can help you reach a wider audience.

Audacity Logo Audacity allows you to create and edit MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files.
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​The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America. ​

Document Hos​ting/Sharing

Dropbox Logo Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again.
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Google Drive allows sharing of documents over the web
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