This is a collection of links that could be useful in and out of our class, and possibly even for other courses!

Office 365

CRSD students now have access to the Microsoft service known as Office 365. Office 365 offers a variety of tools for students, including email access (email only within the CRSD organization), file storage, and only versions of the Office productivity suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel). Just use your CRSD email address (your student id number followed by “; i.e. to gain access! You can even download the software and install it at home!

Read the Office 365 directions »Take me to the Office 365 login »

File Converter

Sometimes we use files that are incompatible with another computer. That’s what this website is for: use it to convert files into more usable formats (i.e. Keynote into PowerPoint). All that you need is the file, an email address, and a few minutes.

Take me to ZamZar »

YouTube Downloader

YouTube can be such an awesome resource. Use the following links to download videos or convert videos into audio files for use in PowerPoints, webpages, movies, and so much more.

Use the AUDIO downloader » | Use the VIDEO downloader »


Royalty-Free Soundtracks

The right soundtrack can really change the feel of a project. Composer Kevin MacLeod has organized an entire library of free audio files that can be used in your projects. They are all soundtracks: instrumentals to help set the perfect mood. Just be sure to give some credit!

Take me to the Incompetech »


Pixlr is a free-t0-use image manipulation program; basically, its a free, Web 2.0 version of Adobe Photoshop. No software is needed! All you need to do is access the website from within an updated web browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.). Time to get creative and play around.

Take me to Pixlr »