Snagit is screen capture and basic image editing software that you can use to capture on-screen images and record short videos. It has tools you can use to easily enhance your screen-captured images with visual effects, or highlight important information
with Snagit’s mark-up tools. You can also use Snagit to resize and annotate images from other sources. Download on University computers via the IDS Support Portal. Home-use licences are available (request via Assyst).
Snagit is available for both Mac and Windows.
Simple diagrams and graphics where you want to overlay text and image over content that you have screen captured
Resizing images (from any source)
Designed for capturing and annotating screenshots
Extensive editing ability, which can be used on images from any source
Tools, libraries and styles inbuilt to easily add lines/arrows, shapes, stamps, text etc
Tools that allow editing of an image: select areas, erase, smart move
Tools to annotate, including step tool
Crop and resize images, add image effects, capture information
Easy capture of software menus
Limited drawing tools for creating diagrams from scratch
Can apply colour filters but doesn’t have tools to enhance/adjust colour balance
Can open any image file and annotate/edit
Panoramic or scrolling capture types allows you to capture items that don’t fit on one screen
Creation of wide range of infographic/diagram content ranging from simple to complex visuals, including timelines, lifecycles, system or process graphics, instructional graphics, and more
Extensive drawing tools, shapes, lines, icons, Smart Art libraries
Grids, guides, grouping, alignment and item layering and ordering
Insert and adjust images (crop, colour adjust)
Preset designs, object effects and colour themes
Extensive control over properties of elements
Use page setup to select most appropriate size and orientation of 'slides' for your diagram (eg portrait, A4) to make the graphic useable in printed and electronic formats
Use export function to save all slides or specific slides as image files or PDFs
Select an item or group and use right click > save as image (instead of saving whole slide)
Group components of a diagram
Microsoft Office has a large amount of training and help resources and there are many third party help resources,
how-to guides, videos, tutorials that can be found by searching the web
(Note the linked Microsoft page is for windows users. The Mac PowerPoint software is so similar that these resources are still useful to Mac users. Mac help resources are also available)
Google 'powerpoint infographics how to' for videos, instructions etc
FLO tools: Lesson Quiz Active Quiz Choice Feedback Book Page Glossary
FLO tools cannot be used create diagrams/images but can be used to deliver/publish images to students.
Images can be inserted anywhere within FLO tools wherever the HTML editor is available
Ensure images have appropriate copyright and are properly attributed
When including images in quiz questions, ensure the image filename and ALT tags don’t give away the question answer
Resize image to appropriate pixel dimensions before inserting (use Snagit, or Preview on Mac OS)
The Digital Content Producer is a highly talented member of the Online Learning Team in the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, who has an extensive skillset with multimedia and digital content, and can work with you on the development of
complex digital learning resources.
If your needs are not met by the existing tools or the resource you are looking to create is complex in some way, please speak with the Learning Designer in your college about your needs
as there is some capacity for digital content production for learning and teaching.